Every time we go to the States, I must take a peek at Crate & Barrel. I typically need a ruse because my husband knows it will take me a while to walk around the store.
I brought back only a catalogue from all my visits. What about the cute home accessories or the nice tableware that I spotted? This is now a thing of the past.
I am thrilled. I just learned that the first Crate & Barrel store in Canada is scheduled to open in September 2008. This leaves me some time for making space on my cupboards.
My dear husband should write this down on his agenda: extend our stay in Toronto the next time we go to a FacebookCamp.
By this time, it may be late for the fun green and white 50s retro print of the Farmers Market line. The multi-purpose lidded Garden Market Storage Bowls would add a nice touch to your buffet or summer table. The flat bottoms with a ring of gripping rubber of the Market Bowl Set come handing during the cooking preparation stage.
The stainless steel Compost Pail designed for the kitchen comes with a filter that absorbs odors for approximately 3 months.
Bring a fresh take on mixing, preparing and serving. The hand-painted stripes of purple and green ring enliven these white earthenware bowls. I enjoyed the modern country charms of the Cali Striped Bowls, made in Portugal. They are on my wishlist.
Ordering from The United States
Right now, Canadians can order online from Crate & Barrel but there is a brokerage fee of $5. In reality, we are shopping on the US store with a Canadian checkout.
The system is not completely seamless since we see the US prices until the end of the Canadian checkout process. Then, the prices are adjusted for the exchange rate and the duty fees, if any.
I suspect that process will change after the opening of the first store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto in September 2008.
What’s is Next?
The Toronto store is just the beginning. Another Crate & Barrel store, located in Calgary, is scheduled to open in 2009.
Do you like Crate & Barrel?
Learn more: Canadian Web site of Crate and Barrel
Buy online: Garden Market Storage Bowls with Lids at Crate and Barrel – price: small $7.95, medium $9.95, large $12.95 USD
Buy online: Market Bowl Set at Crate and Barrel – price: $18.95 USD for 3
Buy online: Cali Striped Bowls at Crate and Barrel – price: small $9.95, large $14.95 USD
Via: What We’re Waiting For. [Sweetspot.ca]