Where to Shop for Your Home Slideshow
March 4, 2013
Anthropologie embodies a relaxed, romantic, and whimsical lifestyle that many women want to have — and it’s the way they merchandise that keeps the customers coming back for more, looking for inspiration and to stock their cabinets, furnish their homes, and fill their closets.
Bed Bath & Beyond
Bed Bath & Beyond, the home superstore, is the source for everyday living supplies, which has made it practically a mandatory destination for college kids prepping for dorm life and for soon-to-be newlyweds who are registering for their soon-to-be homes.
Crate & Barrel
With a warehouse style and goods sold out of a barrel, Crate & Barrel's products were imported directly from Europe and well-made. Well, at the beginning at least.
Since then, the brand has soared, with more than 100 locations in North America. Celebrating its 50th year in December 2012, Crate & Barrel has come to be an outlet for the modern shopper who needs a selection of basic, simple pieces paired with items that have an eclectic, bold flair — the perfect mix..
The cheeky charm that is the Jonathan Adler brand was simply born from a ceramics collection. Kind of random, isn't it? Well, not so random if it that collection was debuted at Madison Avenue’s Barneys New York, —a serious destination for the sophisticated shopper.
After launching his collection in 1994 at the store, just five years later his curious genius spilled out into home furnishings, and now there are more than twenty 20 Jonathan Adler stores nationwide with and a booming online business to match.
With a serious knack for design and craftsmanship, the Pottery Barn not only spills out into Pottery Barn Kids and PB Teen, but it exercises the importance of well-crafted furniture by offering design and crafting classes thorough the year to customers .
Certainly a highbrow brand, its pieces and products ooze a certain aesthetic that makes them totally worthy of every penny. The shop is ideal for accent pieces and organizing as well .
Pier 1 Imports
With a strong emphasis on seasonal schemes, Pier 1 Imports' home furnishings mainly consist of accessories and décor that pertain to main living areas like kitchens, living rooms, family rooms, and outdoor entertaining spaces.
Sur La Table
Inspired by French cookware, Sur La Table emphasized expert techniques and cutting-edge equipment that had professional and home cooks flocking to the Seattle location, and now has them heading to its surplus of shops across the country.
It is the second largest cooking equipment specialty store, second to Williams-Sonoma, and has one of America’s largest vocational cooking programs that is fit for cooks of all ranges from novice to expert.
West Elm embodies the practical, affordable, and contemporary style of home décor. With its recent addition West Elm Market, the brand exercises the importance of care and repair in your life — from grooming to gardening to cooking and cleaning. They consider it their "general store."
With a heavy emphasis on design, West Elm’s consistent roster of collaborations from season to season keeps its customers on their toes and up with the trends.
The Williams-Sonoma is ideal for capturing the Sonoma lifestyle, which was in fact its original mission. Perfect for the adept home and professional cook, artisan foods products and exclusive cookware paired with a lofty panel of design and lifestyle experts is what gives this company the upper hand in the industry.
Marimekko's iconic prints — the Unikko , a big, bold poppy print, and a simple red and white stripe — became staples in the wardrobes of many and influenced countless people during the Mod era. The latter part of the '60s brought on a partnership with Crate & Barrel, which still stands, as well as housewares, dinnerware, toys, and interior design.