Williams-Sonoma to Open First Stores in Australia

Design News 08.22.12

Williams-Sonoma announced that their first retail stores outside of North America will be in Sydney, Australia. The company has leased 2,040 square meters in the Exchange Building at Bondi Junction, where a Williams-Sonoma, West Elm, Pottery Barn, and Pottery Barn Kids are set to open in early fiscal 2013.

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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Announces Sydney, Australia, for First Company-Owned Global Retail Stores Outside North America | Business Wire
Redesigning Highway Signs, To Talk To Your Smartphone | Co.Design
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