Managed by the folks behind Proof Living, a multi-label luxury furniture and home accessories boutique also at ION Orchard, the 16,000 sq. ft. store is the American retail chain’s first in Asia, offering an extensive collection of housewares, furniture and accessories. Find everything from pizza pans and champagne flutes to leather chairs and carpets.
Prices may not be as low as those from Ikea, but Crate & Barrel’s well-made, quality products are valued reasonably (a machine-produced cocktail glass costs $3.50 while a hand-blown piece starts from $13). The warm-colored and welcoming store also features open displays with seasonal themes like cupcakes and cheeses (a signature of the brand), which allowing shoppers to pick out the best products related to the specific “topic”.
Want more? CB2, Crate & Barrel’s sister outlet that carries an entirely different collection of industrial-chic homewares and furnishings, is now open.