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The History and Rise of Pottery Barn

  Pottery Barn is an American high-end home furnishing retailer that operates in a range of countries outside the U.S. including Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia, and the Philippines. Aside from the traditional brick-and-mortar stores, the company also has two retail catalogs and an e-commerce site. It has its headquarters in San Francisco, California. Pottery …

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The History and Success of Joss and Main

Joss & Main is a subsidiary of Wayfair.com that was founded by Wayfair LLC in 2011 as a new sub-organization/division of their popular home furnishings company. Joss & Main is a membership-based website offering all kinds of inspirational decor items via spotlight collections that highlight a variety of styles and design trends, as well as …

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26 of the Best Online Vintage Furniture Stores

Vintage furniture — secondhand, upcycled, almost-new — these home furnishings have green credentials that new or high-street furniture don’t. The latter has notoriously 16 times higher carbon footprint per year with an estimated 10 furniture pieces going to waste every year in the UK alone. They also depreciate in value while the antiques are one-of-a-kind. Vintage furniture …

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20 of the Best Online Blinds and Shutter Stores

Between blinds and shutters, blinds account for almost half of the market for window treatments. Shutters follow next, including other types of window shades. Consumers between the ages of 35 and 64, meanwhile, are the most avid buyers of blinds and shutters for home furnishing. Home improvements, renovations, remodeling as well as moving to new …

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The History and Rise of Crate & Barrel

According to Crate and Barrel CEO Gordon Segal, it takes inspired development for a retailer to build a specialty store that has what it takes to stay in business for the long term. If the shopping experience is not unusual from the time that the customer walks through the door until departure, there is little …

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The History and Evolution of Etsy

Etsy is an online shop for handmade and vintage items and supplies as well as unique factory-manufactured products. It defines vintage items as more than 20 years old. The online marketplace also serves as a place to connect people from across the globe both online and offline through buying and selling of products. As of …

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25 Things You Didn’t Know About Restoration Hardware

Perhaps you’ve heard of the company Restoration Hardware (RH). It’s a longstanding and very popular home-furnishings company in the U.S. that has its headquarters in Corte Madera, California. Corte Madera is a town in Marin County just south of San Rafael. RH sells all kinds and styles of home furnishing products via their company website, …

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20 Things You Did Not Know About Lowe’s

Lowe’s is a Fortune 500 American company that sells home improvement, hardware and appliance items. Founded in 1946 in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, it’s the second largest hardware chain both in the U.S. and around the world. It also happens to be the shopping haven for the do-it-yourself market. Its stores are distinct for its retail …

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7 Alternatives to Etsy for Custom Products for Your Home

Etsy is the undisputed leader in the handmade products industry. Merchants and crafts people create and sell all kinds of products via the Etsy platform such as jewelry, furniture, clothing, accessories, shoes, toys… you name it, you can probably find unique, custom-made products to order. What you probably don’t know is that Etsy isn’t the …

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