Retailer Showcases Selection of Washington-based Makers and

announced today a new store in Bellevue, Washington, bringing
approximately 30 jobs to the city. Located in Venn at Main, a mixed-use
development on Bellevue Way at Main Street, the 14,215 square-foot
location opens at 10 A.M. on Thursday, October 20. As part of West Elm’s LOCAL
program, seven Washington-based makers and designers will sell their
products within the store’s holiday assortment of modern furnishings and
décor, and a complimentary design lab offering West Elm’s Style +
Services will support customers in their journey to express their
personal style at home.

“Bellevue’s appreciation for heritage, community and innovation makes
this a perfect home for us,” said West Elm president Jim Brett. “We
can’t wait to connect to our new community with the great service and
distinct products that can create such rewarding experiences whether
you’re a new or regular West Elm customer.”

West Elm Bellevue’s store design includes a cash wrap created from
reclaimed pine and fir that evokes the region’s history as an
agricultural center. Sourced from an old grain elevator in Clarkston,
WA, the salvaged wood is carefully stitched in an arrangement that
echoes the mountainous terrain of Washington state.

To celebrate the opening, West Elm partnered with Bellevue-based artist MCreativeJ
to design a limited edition tote bag that will be presented to the first
300 shoppers with a $50 minimum purchase on opening day. Additional
store opening activities will include a sweepstakes* offering local
customers a chance to win a $2,000 gift card and an invitation to a
private pre-opening celebration on Wednesday, October 19 from 6 p.m. – 8
p.m. A portion of the pre-opening celebration proceeds will benefit the Detlef
Schrempf Foundation
, a local nonprofit that supports organizations
to provide hope, care and assistance to children and families of the

A selection of locally made products by seven Washington-based makers
and artisans will be a part of the West Elm Bellevue LOCAL
assortment including:

  • Bunny
    Bear Press LLC
    : Hand lettered and crisscrossed coasters from
    Redmond, WA.
  • Constellation
    & Co.
    : Postcards and notecards designed and engraved by
    husband and wife team in Seattle, WA.
  • Downing
    : Handmade mugs that celebrate the home by a clay artist in
    Tacoma, WA.
  • Farewell
    : Witty letterpress cards designed by two best friends in
    Seattle, WA.
  • Hands
    : Seattle-based artist who creates black and white
    halftone prints with state salutations.
  • MCreativeJ:
    Quirky greeting cards handmade and printed in Bellevue, WA.
  • Three
    Bad Seeds
    : Sculptural and animal wool pillows cut and assembled by
    hand in Fort Lewis, WA.

For up-to-date information on in-store promotions and events, customers
are encouraged to “like” the West Elm Bellevue store on Facebook: www.facebook.com/westelmbellevue/
and follow the store on Instagram: @westelmbellevue.
West Elm Bellevue is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sunday
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The store’s address is 1 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA
98004 and the phone number is 425.462.0154.

*Open only to residents that live within the Bellevue, WA area. Official
rules of the sweepstakes can be found on the Bellevue

About West Elm

Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY since 2002, West Elm opened its first
store in DUMBO, the neighborhood it still proudly calls home. With the
mission of helping customers express their personal style at home, work
and away, everything West Elm does is designed to make an impact in
everyday life, from creating unique, affordable designs for modern
living to its commitment to Fair Trade Certified, from LOCAL and
handcrafted products to community-driven in-store events and
collaborations. The brand operates 95 retail stores in the United
States, Australia, Canada and the UK, ships internationally to customers
around the world and operates stores in Mexico, the Middle East and
Philippines through unaffiliated franchisees. In addition to home
furnishings retail, West Elm operates West
Elm Workspace
in the commercial furnishings industry. West
publishes the blog Front+Main
and is part of an active community on Facebook,
and YouTube.
West Elm is a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands.


Contacts for West Elm:
Nicole Sutliff
(Dru) Ortega