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CB2: Crate and Barrel With a Contemporary Twist in Georgetown

Fun. Stylish. Modern. Affordable. All describe the new CB2 Georgetown, located conveniently on the 32nd block M Street (just down the street from Georgetown Cupcake). DC designers looking for inexpensive answers to Crate and Barrel quality furniture will enjoy this store.

Photo by Jane Briggs, courtesy of CB2.

While its sister-chain sells classic designs and more, CB2 has “just one point of view—and that’s modern,” say Sarah Khodja, buyer. Many of the pieces are tailored for urban dwellers seeking functional pieces with attractive designs. “We really keep in mind those that live in smaller spaces,” she adds. She points out the “Lubie,” a day-bed which unfolds to become a double bed without compromising design.

CB2 designs also lend themselves well to easy shipment, cutting down cost of each product shipped and keeping consumer prices low. The “Bengal” and “Slab” tables come apart for transport; chairs are also packaged in pieces.

Conscious consumers will also enjoy CB2’s recycled materials. Re-claimed railroad tracks make up the surface of the “Bengal” and “Darjeeling” tables from India. The “Phoenix” chair is made up of “bonded”, or recycled leather, mixed with other products. One-hundred percent glass-recycled products are available, too.

The international flavor of CB2 is noteable, from Milan-designed rugs to the inspiring Bengal table. “You really see the hand-work of each of the countries,” said Khodja, touching the surface of the Bengal. Nearby sits an organizational shelving unit also from India, hand-wrought with brass connections.

Even with factories, she added, CB2 maintains quality relationships. “We view our vendors as our partners,” Khodja said. In the case of Chinese products that come from factories, she said, “we work with factories that are loyal to us, and we’re loyal to them.”

CB2 Georgetown donated part of the proceeds of their opening weekend to the Capitol Area Food Bank. “We look forward to welcoming you to our home, and doing what we can to be a good neighbor,” stated CB2’s press release. May Washington partake of this attitude!


3307 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Ph. 202-333-6204

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