CrateAndBarrel.com offers upscale contemporary furniture and housewares for sale.
Crate and Barrel - Contemporary Furniture, Housewares, and Gift Registry
We first opened our doors in 1962 as a family business. A husband and wife team named Gordon and Carole Segal, and one (yes, count them... one) eager sales associate who was enthusiastic about their vision. One can only imagine the office parties they had. Table for three, please. Fast forward forty years. And did it ever go fast. Today's Crate and Barrel family has grown to over 145 stores and over 7000 associates nationwide. And, we might add, still growing. While we are proud of our growth and achievements over the years, we feel it is what we fondly call the "3 P's" that has kept our vision and product as fresh and invigorated as the day we opened.
Always first and foremost. An involved associate taking the time to educate a customer about the nuances of a hand blown goblet. A dedicated buyer working with a master weaver to rebuild not only a village's looms, but ultimately an entire community. The personal pleasure of lifelong friendships with many of our vendors and their families. And talk about seeing a friendly face in the morning, there is our amazing family of associates. Many who have been with us fifteen, twenty five, thirty five years. It's these day-to-day relationships that energize our mission.
Passion is the word that best captures our fascination and obsession with innovative, high-quality design. While many of our customers are more than familiar with the Crate and Barrel look, what most of them don't know is that the majority of our designs are created exclusively for us. If you could only see our buyers' passports. They travel the world developing new product ideas with skilled craftsmen and artists. And talk about picky. You should see how many prototypes we reject until every curve of a chair, every stem on a goblet, every weave is just how we want it. Our passion for product is what started Crate and Barrel. And it will always be what moves us forward.
- 725 Landwehr Rd
- Northbrook IL 60062 US
- Euromarket Design, Inc. DBA Crate and Barrel
- +1 847 272 2888, Fax: +1 847 562 9626
a Crate and Barrel executive says the company will definitely not have its employees say “Merry Christmas” to customers. According to the company, it has atheist, Jewish, and Muslim customers. Crate and Barrel spokeswoman Betty Kahn: "We would definitely not say Merry Christmas," she said. "It's all about holiday shopping, getting together with friends and family."
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