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Marc Nolan and Three Dots and a Dash Celebrate Chicago's Creative Synergy, Complete With A Signature Cocktail Recipe


Chicago thrives on innovation and entrepreneurship, which is why this story fascinates me. Marc Nolan, a brand born to celebrate self-expression, has quickly made a name for itself by creating shoes—sneakers, boots, and loafers—that blend classic and contemporary styles, seamlessly transitioning between dress and casual.

Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago’s premier tropical bar and craft cocktail destination, has been named one of The World’s 50 Best Bars by Drinks International. Although these two brands seem to come from different worlds, they discovered a shared synergy and a desire to collaborate like never before.

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Kevin and the team at Three Dots. We are all huge fans of their work and the tropical energy they bring daily to the Windy City. It’s been so special getting to bring their noted cocktail program to life through the lens of our signature aesthetic,” said Marc Nolan Founder/CEO Sebastian Malczewski.

“We’re incredibly excited about our upcoming collaboration with Marc Nolan,” said Kevin Beary, Beverage Director at Three Dots and a Dash. “This partnership offers a unique chance to merge the creativity that defines our cocktail program with Marc Nolan’s renowned stylish footwear. We knew it would be the perfect partnership to offer a one-of-a-kind collectible item for loyal Three Dots fans, and we can’t wait for everyone to see what we came up with.”

The pair will soon toast to the debut of their exclusive new shoe, co-designed by Marc Nolan’s Founder/CEO Sebastian Malczewski and Three Dots’ Beverage Director Kevin Beary, launching online and at Marc Nolan’s West Loop store. Their first collaboration represents a vibrant, playful new take on Marc Nolan’s now beloved loafers. The result (available in sizing for both men and women) is the must-have footwear for any destination, a shoe that feels equal parts ready for a beachside vacation or a special night out.

From bold vibrant pops of color to richly detailed embellishments, the new loafer extends a sense of playfulness throughout. Refusing to sacrifice style for comfort, the shoe comes equipped with thick yet lightweight soles and cushioned foam that are perfectly suited for longer usage.

Each shoe purchase also includes a limited edition shoebox and the recipe for the two brands’ signature Not Too Sweet cocktail (crafted with London Dry Gin, Blanche Armagnac, Blue Curacao, Pineapple Juice, Almond Orgeat, and Lemon Juice).

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