West Elm

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West Elm, Inc.
Subsidiary
Industry Consumer Retail
Founded 2002; 15 years ago (2002)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Key people
Chuck Williams, Founder
Dale W. Hilpert, Founder
Laura Alber, CEO
Products Kitchenwares, Housewares, Office Furniture, Home Furnishings, Linens, Upholstery
Parent Williams-Sonoma
Website www.westelm.com

West Elm (stylized as west elm) is a retail store that features contemporary furniture designs and other housewares. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, Inc.[1] There are currently stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, England and the Middle East. Customers are able to shop in-store, online, or through a catalog by telephone. The larger products such as sofas and beds are only displayed in stores for customers to see and feel in-person, likening West Elm to a pure catalog/online retail company.

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West Elm was founded in 2002. The catalog was released in 2003, followed by the first store in the Dumbo district of Brooklyn, New York later that year. The first West Elm stores outside the United States were opened in Toronto and Montreal.

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