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Pottery Barn And Pottery Barn Kids Open First Stores In The Philippines With Franchise Partner Store Specialists, Inc.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM), the North America-based retailer that specializes in high-quality products for the home, today announced that its iconic brands, Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids, opened today at Central Square, Bonifacio High Street, the premier retail destination in Manila. As part of William-Sonoma, Inc.’s strategic global expansion, these stores are the first Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids locations in Southeast Asia.

“It’s exciting to see our first Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids stores opening in Southeast Asia,” said Laura Alber, President and Chief Executive Officer, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. “We’re pleased to partner with Store Specialists, Inc. to bring our exceptional home furnishings, unique in-store offerings and world class service to customers in Manila. Our location at Bonifacio High Street gives us the opportunity to showcase Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids in a unique way and deliver on our company promise to enhance customers’ lives at home.”

“We are very much privileged to bring the first Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids retail stores to the Philippines,” said Anthony Huang, Executive Vice President of Stores Specialists, Inc. “The country’s retail market continues to grow and expand to cater to consumers’ home needs. A home is a very special place and we at SSI are thrilled to offer unique, stylish and high-quality home products from the Pottery Barn brands and provide customers the top-notch service they expect and deserve.”

Debuting with the summer 2014 collection, the stores feature iconic home furnishing collections alongside textiles, accessories and entertaining essentials. Designed exclusively for Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids by in-house designers and expert craftsmen who draw inspiration from around the world, the product collections provide everything customers need to decorate and entertain in their home.

Pottery Barn was founded on the idea that home furnishings should be exceptional in comfort, quality, style, and value and the Manila store reflects this ethos. Organized according to lifestyle displays, the store is designed to inspire customers and make shopping easy and enjoyable. There are destinations within the store dedicated to living rooms, outdoor spaces, dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as feature walls that display lighting, rugs, and window treatments. Focused displays on bedding, dinnerware, frames, and candles are also featured throughout the retail floor.

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