West Elm going global

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- Home furnishings retailer West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma, has announced its first international locations. The company has signed leases for stores the London and Australia, with both stores scheduled to open in late 2013.

“We're excited to announce our first West Elm store in Europe, and to continue our global expansion in Australia,” said Laura Alber, president and CEO of Williams-Sonoma

The 12,000-sq.-ft. London location, on Tottenham Court Road, represents first Williams-Sonoma store in Europe.

The second store, an 8,000-sq.-ft. location in Melbourne, follows the recent openings of four Williams-Sonoma stores – West Elm, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids – in Sydney.  


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