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Marimekko shops to open within Crate & Barrel; online store to carry exclusive designs

April 26, 2011 |  6:00 am

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When Crate & Barrel opened its first Marimekko store-within-a store last October in New York, fans of the bold Finnish designs flocked to see the offerings, above.

The SoHo store proved so popular, in fact, that Crate & Barrel has announced plans to open 22 new Marimekko concept shops by the end of 2013. Four are scheduled to open within a month: Madison Avenue in New York on April 28, North and Clyborn in Chicago on May 5, the Grove in Los Angeles on May 19, and Union Square in San Francisco on May 26.

But that's not all: On Tuesday, Crate & Barrel is set to launch a new Marimekko online shop that will sell exclusive items: bedding, glassware and other tabletop items, gifts, accessories, fabric by the yard and clothing. The Web shop also will have Crate & Barrel furniture upholstered in Marimekko fabric.

-- Lisa Boone

Photo credit: Wellington Lee

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