Tiffany to open smaller format store in Seattle
New York City Tiffany & Co. will open a store in Seattle’s University Village on Sept. 4. The 2,100-sq.-ft. store will feature the jeweler’s new format, which is smaller and less formal than traditional Tiffany stores.
This will be the third Tiffany’s in the Seattle area. The jeweler also has a 5,500-sq.-ft. store at Bellevue Square, and a 7,900-sq.-ft. store in Pacific Place in downtown Seattle.
Amazon.com introduces kitchenware collection by Tom Douglas
SEATTLE Amazon.com debuted Tom Douglas by Pinzon, a collection of kitchen utensils and tools, cutlery, cookware, grilling tools and wine accessories designed by Tom Douglas, a renowned Seattle chef, restaurateur and author.
Tom Douglas by Pinzon is available exclusively at Amazon.com at amazon.com/tomdouglas. Tom Douglas by Pinzon also offers signature pieces from top brands, including Nachtmann by Riedel, Microplane, Lodge, Epicurean, Kai, Wenger and Dexter-Russell.
“By working with Amazon to design great cooking tools, and introducing at-home chefs to some of the techniques I use personally, I hope to inspire confidence in the kitchen,” Douglas said. “I spent two years hand-selecting and testing everything in my own kitchen, and I’m excited to share these new products with Amazon customers.”
Office Depot unveils new chair line
BOCA RATON, Fla. Office Depot has introduced a new assortment of chairs, branded “RealSpace,” designed for business professionals.
The furniture line is available in three categories — entry-level, mid-level and professional — and is available at more than 1,100 Office Depot retail store locations in the U.S. and online at www.officedepot.com/furniture.
Chairs in the RealSpace entry-level category range in price from $49 to about $99 and are geared toward customers looking for a low-cost option and are not planning on sitting for long periods of time. Items in the mid-level category range from $129 to $249 and have extra features to improve comfort. The professional category is the top of the line and includes features ideal for professionals sitting eight or more hours a day. The chairs in professional category are priced from $179 to $350.
“Our research shows that today’s business professionals are increasingly investing in desk chairs for their homes and offices,” said Lee Pell, VP merchandising for Office Depot. “Our customers are realizing the importance of choosing a workspace that is functional, fashion-forward and most importantly ergonomic. For that reason, Office Depot has developed a wide range of seating options — all of which are focused on today’s aware and smarter buyer.”