Skip to content

About Us

About Crate

We curate inspiration for the home, connecting the creative work of artisans and designers to people and places around the world.

Crate and Barrel Holdings is a member of the Otto Group and employs 7,500 associates across Crate and Barrel and CB2. With over 100 stores and franchise partners in 9 countries, we are an international destination for contemporary and modern furniture, housewares and decor that help people Welcome Life In.

Our lifestyle brands offer inspired living through high-quality products, exclusive designs, and timeless style - all powered by digital design and visualization tools that provide seamless shopping solutions in-store and online.

With a distinct architectural aesthetic, experiential store environment, and online community, we engage with our customers through social media, mobile shopping, design services, gift registry, and more.

Globally Inspired

Artisans

Crate and Barrel merchants collaborate with more than 100 artists and designers from around the world. From the U.S. to Thailand and countries in between, we curate inspired design to provide exclusive products in every category.

Made in the U.S.A.

Ninety-nine percent of Crate and Barrel brand’s upholstery is made in the USA from domestic and imported materials.

Global Reach

Crate and Barrel products are produced in 42 countries across the globe, including the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.

Crate and Barrel

A Crate Story

We've been around the world for over 55 years.

Founded by Gordon and Carole Segal in 1962, Crate and Barrel was born after a European honeymoon sparked the idea to bring simple, beautiful and practical housewares to the US market. Their passion resulted in our first storefront, which used crates and barrels as display fixtures in an old elevator factory on Chicago’s Wells Street. Today, we greet over 22 million customers in our stores each year and welcome more than 100 million visitors online.

Our Stores

Crate and Barrel has 89 stores and 8 outlets across the U.S. and Canada with 15 international franchise locations that showcase our celebrated housewares and extensive furniture collections. As a pioneer in experiential retail with vignettes for every room in the home, our in-store events span wedding registry and charity events to design and entertainment trends. We are a gifting destination and passionate about customer service, a combination that has brought more than 2 million couples to Crate and Barrel for wedding registry alone.

In 2001, Crate and Barrel acquired The Land of Nod, a brand offering kids furniture and toys. In 2018, they became Crate&kids, the newest (and tiniest) member of Crate and Barrel, providing customers the opportunity to shop with us for even more of the moments that matter in their lives.

CB2

Established in 2002, CB2 is committed to high-quality, sophisticated design at an approachable price. Today, CB2 has 15 locations across the U.S. and in Canada. Its rapid expansion and reach is transforming the perception of home design for today’s modern customer. A forward thinker in experiential design, CB2 engages customers through curated brand experiences, such as their music-focused event called After Hours and bold design collaborations that have brought design and retail elites into the fold.

Crate in the Philippines

In the Philippines, Crate and Barrel is a subsidiary of SM Retail through HMS Development Corporation. As the leading retail group in the country, with over 50 years of experience in the industry, its retail operations include a chain of department stores, supermarkets, among many others, strategically located in cities in the Philippines.

Crate and Barrel Philippines was established on November of 2014 with its first store at the SM Megamall. Presently, Crate and Barrel has three stores located in SM Aura Premier, SM Makati and SM Megamall.
 

Our Commitment

Sustainable Forestry

Timber is one of our key raw materials and serves as a foundation to build sustainable practices that help conserve, protect and restore forests. Brands work closely with the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and follow new legal requirements under the Lacey Act for all import suppliers of wood and plant based product.

Crate and Barrel

100% LED

The energy efficient bulbs light our stores, displays and are packaged with eligible lighting purchases—increasing our store’s energy efficiency by at least 66 percent.

LEED Gold Certification

We have distribution center facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Our facility in Tracy, California was the largest distribution center to become LEED GOLD certified in the United States.