Less than a month to go people. The second great American behemoth to land on our shores (yes, yes J Crew we love you but we prefer the US prices frankly) is Westelm and it opens on 5 December. That’s about three-and-a-half weeks *screams a like a One Direction fan*.
So, I thought it was time to have a proper poke about the store and see what they’ve got. The new store, which will be in Tottenham Court Road, will be around 16,000 sq ft, so there’s plenty of space for all sorts of stuff.
One thing that won’t be coming straight away is the lighting. This is simply because the Americans have different wiring to us and they need to reconfigure the US lights to the UK market, which will take a little time. Don’t fret though, the lighting should be here in the spring.
But there’s still plenty to see (and to want) even without the lighting. I’ve just pulled out a few things that fit with the November theme of nesting. I want them all and this is only a fraction of what the store will have in stock.
I don’t know about you, but having had a closer look at what’s on its way, I can feel my credit card flexing its muscles. Race you to the checkout.
One point worth making: there has been a bit of hoo ha around the prices at the new J Crew store, which many feel have turned it from high street to high end as many of the clothes appear to cost twice as much in the UK.
Well, fear not people, the Westelm prices will be broadly in line with those in the US although they will differ slightly from the GB£ prices quoted on the current website as those don’t include shipping taxes and VAT. I have it on good authority that there will be no shockers when it comes to prices.