Williams-Sonoma opens in Kuwait, first store outside North America
Home Accents Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, February 16, 2013
Kuwait - Williams-Sonoma opened a store in Kuwait, the retail brand's first store outside North America.
The new 11,000-sq.-ft. location opened in November in Grand Avenue, The Avenues in Kuwait, in partnership with international retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya.
"We're thrilled about the opening of Williams- Sonoma in Kuwait, our first store in the Middle East, and the first outside of North America," said Richard Harvey, brand president, Williams-Sonoma. "We believe that the relationship with Alshaya will prove successful because the Middle East consumer takes great pride in entertaining guests, and the merchandise and services we offer will provide customers with new products and ways to entertain in style."
A new modern kitchen will be a focal point of the store, where chefs and culinary experts will conduct product demonstrations, technique lessons and cooking classes. The second floor features living, dining and bedroom furniture, bedding and bath textiles, and an extensive range of home décor and accessories.