Renowned Home Furnishings Retailer Moves into West Edmonton Mall in October
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Oct. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Pottery Barn, a premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home, will open its first store in Edmonton at West Edmonton Mall on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Grand opening weekend activities include a gift with purchase* and a complimentary Entertaining with Style class on Sunday at 10:00 am.
"Our Edmonton store marks our sixth Pottery Barn location in Canada," said Patrick J. Connolly, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. "The success of our stores from Toronto to Vancouver and our Calgary store has shown us that there is a demand for the inspirational style of decorating and entertaining that Pottery Barn provides."
Established in 1949 and acquired by Williams-Sonoma, Inc. in 1986, Pottery Barn was built on the idea that furniture should be exceptional in comfort, quality, style and value. Since that time, Pottery Barn has become one of the best known multi-channel retailers of home furnishings in North America.
The 15,000 square foot Edmonton 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. At the centre of the store will be the Design Studio, a destination for customers to sit and discuss their furniture needs and plan their space with specially trained associates, a complimentary service that is also offered in the customer's home. The Design Studio houses fabric, wood, and leather swatches so customers can see all the choices available to them.
A comprehensive wedding and gift registry will also be available for customers who wish to register for special events including birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. Customers seeking decorating advice and endless entertaining ideas can find them at the Design Studio on potterybarn.com.
Online shopping is available to Canadians at www.potterybarn.com. In Canada, all costs are inclusive of duty and shipping rates are comparable to those in the United States.
*Gift with purchase is available from Saturday, October 6 to Sunday, October 7, while supplies last.
ABOUT WILLIAMS-SONOMA, INC.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. These products, representing seven distinct merchandise strategies - Williams-Sonoma (cookware), Pottery Barn (furniture), Pottery Barn Kids (kids' furniture, PBteen girls' bedding and boys' bedding, West Elm modern furniture and room decor, Williams-Sonoma Home luxury furniture and decorative accessories) and Rejuvenation (lighting and hardware) - are marketed through 579 stores, seven direct mail catalogs and six e-commerce websites. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. currently operates in the United States and Canada, offers international shipping to customers worldwide, and franchises its brands throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.
SOURCE: Pottery Barn
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