Prepare for Kitchenware from Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn Manila

May 26, 2014

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.

Crate and Barrel’s Atlanta Store

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.

Pottery Barn’s Arizona Store

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.

Pepper’s Crate & Barrel Picks: 1. Chemex 3 Cup Coffee Maker (PHP 1643) 2. Elsa Espresso Cup w/ Saucer (PHP 233) 3. Wreck Canning Jars (PHP 139-PHP 186) 4. Dansk Kobenstyle Yellow Sauce Pan (PHP 3758) 5. End Grain Chopping Board (PHP 2348) 6. French Kitchen Pastry Slab (PHP 2348) 7. Whim Baskets (PHP 421-PHP 609) 8. Galvanized Caddy w/ Tray (PHP 1882) 9. Small Clamp Canister w/ Chalkboard (PHP 891) 10. Shindig Tray (PHP 1878) 11. Suit Napkins Set of 4 (PHP 1878) 12. Pig Half Apron (PHP 1643) 13. Wilder 16-Piece Place Setting (PHP 8047)

Pepper’s Pottery Barn Picks (L-R, T-B): Chalkboard Pennant Set of 4 (PHP 638), Blonde Wood Pedestal (PHP 1270-PHP 4612), Industry Tray (PHP 3058), Glass Milk Carafe (PHP 1011), Galvanized Metal 6-Pack Bottle Caddy (PHP 1529), Galvanized Metal Small Cooks Caddy (PHP 1529), Vintage Blacksmith Flatware Caddy (PHP 2436), Rope Outdoor Drinkware Set of 4 (PHP 1140), Vintage Wood Cheese Board (PHP 1503)

How do you feel about the sudden influx of not only foreign restaurants, but also foreign kitchenware brands in Metro Manila? What are your favorite products from Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn? Tell us in the comments section below!

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Mia Marci Mia Marci

Mia Marci likes sampling street food, even if she doesn't know what's in it. She's gotten sick to her stomach on occasion because of this hazardous curiosity, but even the strictest of doctors couldn't stop her. Mia also writes about video games, travel, and girly issues for other publications. She also teaches English and Creative Writing. In the little spare time she has left, she catches up on film and TV shows, while cuddling up to her dog and cat.

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7 responses to “Prepare for Kitchenware from Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn Manila”

  1. amy says:

    Pretty much the same way I feel about Gourdo’s — indifferent. Hehe.
    In all seriousness though, I’d rather they bring IKEA. It’s about time!

    • Pamela Cortez says:

      IKEA zjskdxfnjdskzhf. I actually heard a rumor a while back that someone was bringing it in, but it seems to have just been a rumor. Which sucks, because I love everything Ikea, and would also like some Daim cake, and swedish meatballs.

      • jules says:

        ikea will be opening soon. they’ve been looking for apartments to rent for their executives here at one serendra

  2. secretwalangclue says:

    Phoebe hates Pottery Barn.

  3. haniiine says:

    Pottery Barn, finally!!! 🙂

  4. ryu says:

    there’s a Mandaue Foam showroom inManila

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