West Elm Market opens in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood (50 Washington Street) on Thursday, and shoppers are definitely in for a treat. I had the chance to attend the preview party this evening and found it to be just a bit more trendy than the typical West Elm stores. The focus, of course, is still on great design, but the idea is to cater to customers' needs when it comes to gardening, laundry, cooking, and just some of the other ordinary tasks required to keep a home in order.
Many of the vendors are Brooklyn-based, too. I spotted pots from Brooklyn Coppersmiths, cleaning products from Common Good, the prettiest soaps from Meow Meow Tweet and candles from Apotheke (which I also just discovered at Brooklyn Flea recently). And if that's not enough, West Elm Market will host classes. I noticed that the schedule already includes Clothing Quick Fixes and Knife Skills. There's also a coffee bar if you need a little treat while shopping.
If you live in the area, be sure to check it out. The hours are Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. And if you live outside of the NYC-area, not to worry because westelm.com will also carry products from West Elm Market. Enjoy my pics.
I'm going to need one of those laundry bags.
Yes, whisks and rolling pins can be pretty.
Now how adorable are these aprons?
More kitchen accessories to love.