) opened its first Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids stores in
Southeast Asia in partnership with Store Specialists, Inc. These
stores are located at Central Square, Bonifacio High Street,
Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids are two of the company's iconic
brands. Pottery Barn offers premium products in the form of
furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, curtains, lighting,
tabletop, outdoor and decorative accessories. Pottery Barn Kids
offers products for decorating nurseries, bedrooms and play spaces.
The stores will debut with the summer 2014 collection. The
collection includes exclusive designs for home furnishing products,
textiles, accessories and entertaining essentials. These products
have been designed by in-house designers and craftsmen at
The stores also incorporate a Design Studio, where customers can
receive assistance from trained professionals. This professional
assistance is a complimentary service, which enhances the shopping
experience for buyers. This personalized service has been one of
the driving forces behind the better-than-expected results in the
last reported first quarter 2014.
Williams-Sonoma's expansion in Southeast Asia is in line with the
company's strategy of international expansion. Besides the United
States, the company already has retail stores in Canada, Puerto
Rico, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The company also offers
franchise opportunities to third parties in some countries in the
Later this year, Williams-Sonoma intends to open eight new stores
in Australia and new West Elm stores in UK. The company also
intends to launch Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids
fully-integrated websites in UK.
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Williams-Sonoma is
multi-channel specialty retailer of premium quality products for
Williams-Sonoma carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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