AT Survey: Are Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn the World's Crossroads?

AT Survey: Are Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn the World's Crossroads?

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Maxwell Ryan
Dec 10, 2007

Even though we have mixed feelings about Pottery Barn and don't consider ourselves big Crate & Barrel shoppers, the truth is we frequent both. Not just for work but for our own home. On Saturday as we found ourselves camped out on the sofas at Pottery Barn (Houston Street) waiting to return an item AFTER already returning another at Crate & Barrel, we saw SO MANY people in these stores that it seemed as if the whole world was passing through. Whether you buy something or not, these two shops are such easy browsing destinations and so attractive (and warm on a cold day) inside that they are hard to avoid. They're sort of like the Starbucks of the furnishings world. You can go in just to waste time. Which gave us this ideas for a survey:

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