Williams-Sonoma, Inc has officially announced that its iconic brands Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and West Elm will open to the public on Thursday 2 May 2013 at the newly constructed Exchange Building in Bondi Junction.
“I’m thrilled to continue our global expansion by opening our first Australian locations in Sydney,” said Laura Alber, President and Chief Executive Officer, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. “We have spent a great deal of time looking for the right location and believe that the Exchange Building possesses the key elements for success. It offers us a central shopping location with easy access for pedestrians and commuters, as well as the perfect amount of space to introduce our brands to Australia.”
I have spent hours upon hours in these stores on recent trips to America and I'm very excited to have them opening in Sydney next month. A girls trip to Bondi Junction has already been planned!
In anticipation of this shopping adventure I have been checking out the websites as I am on the hunt for a coffee table and some cushions. so I thought I would share some of my finds with the readers of Peaches & Candy.
West Elm has been helping people express their personal style at home with authentic, affordable, and approachable products. Each season, West Elm’s talented in-house team of designers creates a collection that can’t be found anywhere else, and works with artists and independent designers globally and locally to develop collaborations that are exclusive to the brand. The brand also offers handmade and one-of-a-kind discoveries from around the world, working closely with organizations that support the development of global craft communities and artisan skills.
An increasing number of West Elm products are marked “West Elm Green” – a label that proudly indicates responsibly produced, organic, recycled, 4 rapidly renewable, or non-toxic products. A complete assortment of furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, lighting, decorative accessories, dining, kitchen products and gifts will be offered in the Sydney store.
In addition, West Elm will offer complimentary design consultations and space planning sessions, working closely with customers to help define their design needs and personal style.
1. Elton Chair
Pottery Barn Kids serves as an inspirational destination for creating childhood memories by decorating nurseries, bedrooms and play spaces. Pottery Barn Kids offers exclusive, innovative, and high-quality products designed specifically with children in mind for creating magical spaces where children can play, laugh, learn and grow.
Product categories available in the Sydney store will include furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, window treatments, rugs, lighting, decorative accessories, classic toys, nursery essentials, and gear such as luggage, backpacks, and reusable lunch bags.
A leading specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home, the brand seeks to provide world-class service and an engaging customer experience. Products include cookware, cooks’ tools, cutlery, electrics, bake ware, table top and bar, outdoor, cookbooks and decorative accessories. A specialty food hall offers a range of distinctive food items, from pre-prepared foods and mixes, to spices and sauces that enhance the culinary experience.
The Sydney store will feature a cooking school and professional demonstration kitchen with a full calendar of cooking classes, tastings and demonstrations conducted by expert culinary staff and guest chefs. In addition, a comprehensive gift registry program for weddings and other special events will be available in the store.
Pottery Barn is a premier multi-channel home furnishings retailer. Pottery Barn was founded on the idea that home furnishings should be exceptional in comfort, quality, style, and value.
The Sydney store will reflect this ethos and will be organized according to lifestyle displays, designed to inspire customers and make shopping easy and enjoyable. There will be destinations within the store dedicated to living rooms, outdoor spaces, dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as feature walls that will display lighting, rugs, and window treatments. Focused displays on bedding, dinnerware, frames, and candles will also be featured throughout the retail floor. At the centre of the store will be the Design Studio, a destination for customers to sit and discuss their furniture and decorating needs and plan their space with specially trained associates.