We've seen the re-branding of Restoration Hardware over the past few years from a kind of upscale Pottery Barn—all shiny pewter knobs and right-angled dressers—to an aesthetic that can best be described as rustically and fancifully urbane. But Resto's new Baby & Child Gallery in Corte Madera, which opened last week, takes it to another level.
These past few years have seen many big-name home and design retailers bite the dust, and many more come thisclose to suffering the same fate. After a big drop in numbers, Restoration Hardware first closed some stores, then went through a buyout and subsequent restructuring.There have been rumblings for a while about the retail chain's new brand strategy, but with the recently released fall catalog we finally get a glimpse at what's changed with the Corte Madera-based furnishings company.
Warehouse sales make us smile with our heart. Really, what's better than the ultimate find on something you know usually sells for two or three times the amount you paid? If you're of the same mind, then you'll love this: Restoration Hardware is having a big warehouse sale this Friday and Saturday from 9AM to 7PM. The bad news is it's in Tracy (eep!) and our guess is if you want the good stuff you've got to get there early. However, if you're of the true bargain-hunter spirit we're sure you've got it in you to make the trek. Address is 1830 N. MacArthur Drive (zip is 95376), off of the 205. For more information call (209) 830.0015.