Tag Archives: West Elm

Houzz’s Study Full of Surprises

Duke_Ratliff

By Duke Ratliff “Trendy” just might be a dirty word when it comes to home furnishings. As retailers head to the New York Tabletop Show and the High Point Market this month for two of the year’s most important product-procuring events, it’s more than a little interesting to note that consumers are not big onMore »

Last updated: October 13, 2014

Williams-Sonoma to Reopen at Original Store Site

Chuck Williams

SAN FRANCISCO-On Oct. 4, Williams-Sonoma will reopen a retail location and cooking school in Sonoma, Calif., at the same location where its first store opened almost 60 years ago. The store reopening coincides with the birthday of Williams-Sonoma founder Chuck Williams, who just celebrated his 99th birthday. Williams purchased a hardware store in Sonoma in 1956More »

Last updated: October 3, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Net Climbs 3.7 Percent in Q2

Williams-Sonoma

SAN FRANCISCO-With top-line growth fueled by accelerating direct-to-customer revenues, Williams-Sonoma recorded a 3.7 percent gain in second-quarter net income, which totaled $50.7 million. Total revenues in the quarter, which ended on Aug. 3, were up 5.8 percent to $1 billion, with direct-to-customer net revenues increasing by 9.4 percent. Retail net revenue rose 2.4 percent. AmongMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

West Elm to Debut Grant Program for U.S. Artisans

West Elm

BROOKLYN, N.Y.-The West Elm segment of Williams-Sonoma will launch the We Love Local Small Business Grant contest, an effort to provide support to U.S.-based artists, makers and designers. Beginning tomorrow, local artisans can go online at westelm.com/localgrant and submit stories about who they are, what they make and how the prize ($25,000 to the winner)More »

Last updated: August 11, 2014

West Elm Decorates Gracie Mansion

Gracie Mansion West Elm

NEW YORK–As New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family settle in to Gracie Mansion this week, they will be making themselves at home amongst home furnishings supplied by West Elm. West Elm Home Stylist, Johanna Mele, was the lead designer on the project, which includes three bedrooms, a formal sitting room, aMore »

Last updated: August 1, 2014

West Elm launches its Wedding and Gift Registry

West Elm

NEW YORK–Williams Sonoma’s West Elm brand launched its wedding and gift registry. A tab on the brand’s site leads consumers to the registry page, where they can find, create or manage a registry. West Elm sited 10 reasons why one should register with it, including free design services from its home stylists, the ability toMore »

Last updated: June 2, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Net Flat in Q4, Up 8.6 Percent for FY

Williams-Sonoma Flagship

SAN FRANCISCO-Reduced margins and increased expenses offset a modest sales gain to bring Williams-Sonoma’s fourth-quarter net income to $133.8 million, essentially unchanged from last year’s fourth quarter. For the fiscal year ending on Feb. 2, the multichannel retailer logged in net income of $278.9 million, up 8.6 percent from the prior fiscal year. Gross marginMore »

Last updated: March 13, 2014