• Alexa Boschini

Store Openings

Umbra, Yves Delorme, Baccarat, West Elm and more

UmbraLocated at the Jinqiao Mall in Shanghai, Umbra’s new concept store carries gift and homeware products including wall décor, photo displays, clocks and accessories for the kitchen and bath.
Umbra selects Shanghai for retail location

Shanghai - Seven years after opening its first flagship store in Toronto, Umbra is set to open a new concept store in Shanghai in this month.

"Umbra began producing its original home décor designs in Canada over 33 years ago. I am proud to say that we have stayed true to the original idea of functional, original, beautiful products that often have a sense of fun and excitement," said Les Mandelbaum, president and co-founder of Umbra Ltd. "Today, Umbra creates thousands of products for every room in the home and these are found in stores all over the world. Although Umbra is well known, few customers have any idea of the number of products we make; so an Umbra free-standing store is the best way to demonstrate this."

The 1,700-sq.-ft. store will be located in Shanghai's Jinqiao Mall at 3166 Zhangyang Road. It will feature gift and homeware products including wall décor, photo displays, clocks and accessories for the kitchen and bath.

"We are thrilled to be opening our new store in China," said Paul Rowan, co-founder and vice president of inspiration. "Our designers hail from around the world, which has helped us create a truly international style. We hope that we'll be as popular here in China as we are in over 100 other countries."

New York - Yves Delorme opened a 730-sq.-ft. retail space within the Bloomingdale's store on 59th Street here. The shop carries top of bed, pillows and bath accessories. According to The Editor at Large, the French bed and bath company will open four more shops in Bloomingdale's stores later this year.

New York - Baccarat opened a new flagship store in June at 635 Madison Ave. and 60th Street in advance of the brand's 250th anniversary. Rafael de Cárdenas designed the 2,800-sq.-ft. store, which carries lighting and other home décor items as well as jewelry.

London - Williams-Sonoma Inc. announced the company will open its first European store, a West Elm unit in London. The 12,000-sq.-ft. store will be located at 209 Tottenham Court Road and is expected to open toward the end of this year.

In addition, West Elm will open an 8,000-sq.-ft. store later this year in Melbourne, Australia. In May, the company opened its first West Elm, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids units in Sydney, Australia.

Mocksville, N.C. - Boyles Furniture & Rugs hosted a ribbon cutting and celebration May 23 to mark the grand opening of the retailer's newly remodeled flagship showroom, located at 182 Farmington Road.

"We're thrilled and honored to relaunch the Boyles brand that for over 60 years has been renowned for its quality furniture at great values and unparalleled customer service," said Mark Bannon, president of Boyles.

Northport, N.Y. - Barton at Home held a grand opening celebration in April at 489 Main St. The store carries a variety of new and vintage pieces including furniture, lighting, soft goods, tabletop and decorative accessories, and also offers interior design services.

New York - Quinn Inc. opened its first New York concept store in May at 181 Orchard St. in the Lower East Side. The 1,000-sq.-ft. lifestyle store carries apparel, accessories, travel products and some home décor.

Fremont, Calif. - WSC Marketplace LLC, an online home furnishings retailer, launched a new online store in April at easydecorshop.com. The site carries a variety of home décor items including accent furniture, lighting, mirrors and bedding, among other products.

Raleigh, N.C. - Nadeau opened a new store here in May at Cameron Village. According to the News & Observer, the Raleigh store is the Santa Monica, Calif.-based retailer's 21st location and second in North Carolina. Nadeau carries imported furniture and accessories.

Decatur, Ga. - Home décor retailer Wabi Sabi opened May 17 at 2752 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. The store carries reclaimed/repurposed furniture, wall art and hand blown glass decorative accessories.

Conroe, Texas - Donna's Home Furnishings opened in May at 5629 W. Davis St. here. The store's grand opening celebration featured an appearance from Grammy Award-winning country musician Bryan White, according to The Courier of Montgomery County. The 15,000-sq.-ft. store carries furniture, lighting, rugs, soft goods, decorative accessories and botanicals.

Send news of store openings, relocations and expansions to Assistant Editor Alexa Boschini at aboschini@homeaccentstoday.com.

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