Prepare for Kitchenware from Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn ManilaMay 26, 2014
- Mia MarciWords
It isn’t just the local restaurant scene that’s getting reshaped with the arrival of familiar brands from abroad. The retail and home scene are not far behind with Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn set to open very soon in Metro Manila.
Stores Specialists Inc is bringing in Pottery Barn, which will open their first branch in Bonifacio Global City, while SM has acquired Crate and Barrel, opening soon at SM Megamall’s Mega Fashion Mall.
Pottery Barn was first founded in 1951 by brothers Paul and Morris Secon. The name came from Morris’ first purchase for resale, a set of stoneware designed by Glidden Parker. Parker sold “three barns” worth of discontinued or slightly damaged products to Morris, who resold them in a rented space on 10th Avenue, New York City, the first branch of the houseware giant. Pottery Barn in Manila will be the first in the Asian region, and will also be offering the Pottery Barn Kids line.
Crate & Barrel’s Manila branch is the second branch in Asia. The store specialized in direct imports, especially from Europe, and was founded by newlywed couple Carol and Gordon Segal in 1962. The Segals were inspired by the housewares they found during a honeymoon trip to Europe, and wanted to resell them to young couples in their home in Chicago, Illinois.
While best known for their home furnishings and décor, Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn also have an impressive line-up for kitchen and dining. Here’s a look at some of the items we hope to find on their shelves here.