March 20, 2017,
Coco & Dash adding H Street Shops showroom
Home decor boutique Coco & Dash is opening a new and expanded showroom this month in Dallas' Henderson Avenue shopping district.
Dallas — Home décor retailer Coco & Dash is opening a new and expanded showroom this month next door to its current location in the Henderson Avenue shopping district.
“We are so happy to expand Coco & Dash in the same wonderful building where we started,” Courtney Garrigan said. “The new space will allow us to introduce more lines, host design events and provide a comfortable area complete with coffee bar where designers and their clients can work on projects.”
Coco & Dash will continue to feature a mix of furniture, accessories, art and lighting, including brands such as Bunny Williams Home, Handley Drive and Dash & Albert rugs.
Moe’s expands retail ops to Midwest
Sioux Falls, S.D. — Moe’s Home Collection is growing its retail division with a new franchise location in Sioux Falls, S.D. Owners Tamara and David Dettler will open the store this summer.
Sara Samieian, general manager of Vancouver-based Moe’s retail division, spoke with Home Accents Today last July about the company’s move into franchising with the opening of a location in Victoria, B.C.
Samieian said she, her father and brother (Moe Samieian Sr. and Moe Samieian Jr., CEO and president, respectively) were looking to expand the retail division across the U.S. and Canada by partnering with experienced individuals who like the brand, know the industry and are willing to take on the operational aspects.
“For new stores, the good thing about it is, we have the majority of categories covered, from the rugs to the wall décor, to the lighting, toss pillows, throws, tabletop, dining, bedroom,” Samieian told Home Accents Today. “The store customer walks in, they can furnish their entire home with our product.”
TJX to launch new home store concept
By Clint Engel, Furniture Today
Framingham, Mass. — Seeing “enormous opportunity” in the home category, off-price retail giant TJX Cos. will launch a second home furnishings store concept this year to complement its growing HomeGoods business.
The retailer, parent to T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, Sierra Trading Post and other brands, said it will open four of the new concept stores this year as part of an 85-store expansion of its HomeGoods division.
President and CEO Ernie Herrman announced the plans on the company’s fiscal fourth quarter earnings conference call in February.
He said the “approach will be to differentiate these two home concepts to encourage customers to shop both stores,” similar to the way the company has grown its T.J. Maxx and Marshalls businesses in the United States.
“We plan to leverage our existing distribution centers, supply chain and buying organization,” as it did with the launch of Marshalls in Canada, he said.
Herrman did not disclose exact timing, name or the specific categories the new home concept will feature, and the company declined to answer additional questions.
On the call, where the more than 3,800-store retailer posted a 7% jump in net sales to $33.2 billion for the year ended Jan. 28, Herrman said the home area “just screams at us.”
“While we are proud to have grown our HomeGoods customer base for many years, we believe we remain significantly underpenetrated in the total U.S. home market and enormous opportunity remains for us to gain share in this space,” he said.
He later noted the new concept is “going to be going after categories that aren’t so penetrated in the HomeGoods stores, noting that it has been testing the categories for the past year and a half or so, although he didn’t identify them.
Denver — Furniture Row, a group of specialty stores including Denver Mattress, Sofa Mart, Oak Express and Bedroom Expressions, is opening a new luxury home furnishings store this summer at 5445 N. Bannock St. The Showroom @ Furniture Row will feature collections from leading brands such as Baker, Bernhardt, Century, Christopher Guy, Hancock & Moore, Jessica Charles, Lexington, Marge Carson, Massoud and Theodore Alexander showcased in dedicated galleries.
Edwards, Colo. — Home furnishings boutique and interior design studio Slifer Designs held a grand reopening celebration in February. Located at 216 Main St., the newly-redesigned 1,300-sq.-ft. space features custom vignettes of bedrooms and dining rooms as well as a wide range of art, furnishings, lamps, pillows, candles, books and jewelry.
Santa Barbara, Calif. — Home Santa Barbara opened in January at 14 Parker Way. The store strictly features furniture and home accessories from HGTV star Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Home collections. The new store is the second Home location, following Home Santa Margarita.
Austin, Texas — Luxury bed and bath linen specialist Peacock Alley is holding a soft opening this month for its newest store, which will officially debut in April. The 3,000-sq.-ft. store is Peacock Alley’s fourth, following locations in Atlanta, Nashville and Dallas.
Garden City, N.Y. — Top 100 retailer Bassett Furniture opened a new store in February at 950 Old Country Road. The 19,000-sq.-ft. store gives Bassett more than 90 locations across the United States, including 10 stores in the New York market.
Fort Worth, Texas — Interior designer Leslie Harding Distler opened a new retail store, Feathers, in January in the Foundry District. Located at 2621 Whitmore St., the store carries home décor, furnishings, apparel and gifts.
New York — Blu Dot will open its second New York location at 79 Madison Ave. this spring. The 12,000-sq.-ft. store will be the retailer’s largest to date and will house Blu Dot’s full collection of furniture and accents. Blu Dot currently has nine U.S. stores, three international stores and an e-commerce site.
Wailea, Hawaii — Interior designer Karl Gottling opened Gottling Home Store in February at The Shops at Wailea. The 3,500-sq.-ft. luxury furnishings retailer carries furniture, antiques, home fragrance and more.
Bedford, N.H. — Boston Interiors will open its eighth store in August, according to Home Accents Today sister publication Furniture Today. The 21,000-sq.-ft. store is the Top 100 retailer’s first in New Hampshire.
Send news of store openings, relocations and expansions to Assistant Managing Editor Alexa Boschini at email@example.com.
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