PBTEEN RINGS IN THE HOLIDAYS WITH 'GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK' COLLABORATOR CHARITY SHOP

PBteen, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) portfolio of brands, ushers in the holiday season with the debut of its " Gifts That Give Back" charity shop featuring exclusive giftables created with the brand's long-standing partners including: ASPCA, Emily + Meritt, Junk Gypsy, Kelly Slater, Lennon & Maisy, Meg "MayBaby" DeAngelis, NBA, NHL and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ® . PBteen's collaborators each identified a charitable organization to which 25% of their item's purchase price will be donated. To aid in the quest for the perfect holiday gift, the assortment features something for everyone on your gifting list. The "Gifts That Give Back" charity shop features more than 20 items ranging from pet pillows and tech accessories to jewelry boxes, beauty storage, fringe bags and a gaming chair for the sport fan.

"The holidays are a special time to gather with loved ones, and for PBteen this means celebrating our amazing partners and the charitable organizations that hold a special place in each of their hearts," says Jennifer Kellor, Executive Vice President of Merchandising for PBteen and Pottery Barn Kids. "We're grateful to work closely with our collaborators to create magical gifts for our customers that also give back."

Featured Partners and Associated Charities:
  • ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), helping to keep pets in their homes and out of shelters, while increasing protections for animals in the law and society: Decorative Party Dogs Pillow collection ($39.50). As part of a separate give back program, 5% of the purchase price of a new pet accessories collection including beds, teepees, carriers and bowls ($45-$249) will also be donated to the ASPCA.
  • Emily + Meritt benefitting Phase One Foundation, dedicated to supporting innovative Phase 1 cancer clinical research and treatment programs: Tech accessories including phone, tablet and cord cases ($39.50-$89)
  • Junk Gypsy benefitting Wild Horses in America Foundation, working to reduce the number of wild horses and burros who are removed from public lands: Bags including a duffle, fringe backpack and fringe pouch ($49-$229)
  • Kelly Slater benefitting Oceana, protecting and restoring the world's oceans and wildlife on a global scale: Throw Blanket ($69)
  • Lennon & Maisy benefitting Femme International, addressing the unique health and safety needs of women and girls in developing countries: Embroidered Jewelry Boxes ($39-$79)
  • Meg "MayBaby" DeAngelis benefitting Teen Cancer America, an organization designed to help hospitals and health care professionals bridge the gap between pediatric and adult oncology care: Beauty Storage Shelf and Beauty Storage Mirror ($99-$139)
  • NBA benefitting NBA Cares Community Partners, addressing important social issues focused on education, youth and family development and health and wellness while inspiring play: Mini Rocker Speaker Chair ($169)
  • NFL benefitting the NFL Foundation, supporting the health, safety and wellness of athletes, youth football and the communities that love the game: Superstorage Lapdesk ($99)
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ®, helping support research and treatment for children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases: St Jude Bear Faux-Fur Critter Beanbag ($134-$279)

The items in the "Gifts That Give" charity shop are now available at PBteen stores nationwide and online at www.pbteen.com. Join the conversation on @pbteen Instagram with #PBteenGiftsthatGive.

ABOUT PBTEEN

PBteen, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands, launched in 2003 and is the first home retailer to focus exclusively on the teenage market. Designed to fully furnish bedrooms, study and lounge spaces for tweens and teens, PBteen provides fresh, fashionable options to appeal to varying teenage tastes. Categories include: bedding, window treatments, rugs, lighting, gear, decorative accessories, storage and organization solutions, and furniture including beanbag chairs. PBdorm, launched in 2010, is an exclusive collection that offers dorm furniture and essentials. This collection includes XL twin sheets, lighting, seating, storage bins and organization solutions, and other accessories designed to help teens turn their dorm room into their ultimate home away from home. PBteen products are available through direct mail catalogs, e-commerce site PBteen.com and U.S. retail stores. PBteen currently offers international shipping to customers worldwide. PBteen has an active following on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, PBteen ¿ and its PBteen blog. PBteen is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

ABOUT WILLIAMS-SONOMA, INC.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. These products, representing eight distinct merchandise strategies - Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, PBteen, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham - are marketed through e-commerce websites, direct mail catalogs and 624 stores. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. currently operates in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, offers international shipping to customers worldwide, and has unaffiliated franchisees that operate stores in the Middle East and the Philippines and stores and e-commerce websites in Mexico.

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