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Our Story

Born in Brooklyn. At home in the world.™

Who We Are

West Elm was born in Brooklyn, New York in 2002. A branch of Williams-Sonoma, Inc, we're focused on the intersection of modern design, affordability and community. Everything we sell—from sofas and tables to bedding and vases—is made with one goal in mind: to help our customers express their personal style at home and in the world.

We care about impact too. By designing over 90% of our products in-house, our design team has steadily increased our selection of organic, handcrafted, sustainably sourced and Fair Trade Certified™ products. There's a story behind everything we sell—one that starts in Brooklyn and lives on with you.

Where We're Located

Community matters. We're invested in the areas we serve and committed to making a difference, both locally and globally. This means everything from empowering store managers to tailor their own inventory to improving the lives of the handcrafted artisans we work with.

You'll find West Elm stores in 90+ US cities and internationally in Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Australia, the UK and the Middle East. Our online shop spreads our footprint even wider, shipping West Elm products to over 90 countries worldwide.

What We're Proud Of



of our products are exclusive and designed in–house

There are


employees supporting the West Elm brand worldwide



West Elm became the first US home retailer to carry Fair Trade products