The newest location of “affordable modern” furniture and homegoods chain CB2 opens in Georgetown on Saturday, April 30th. This is the ninth location for the Crate & Barrel offshoot and the first in the Washington area.
Catering primarily to a younger demographic with a bright, modern style, CB2 keeps prices considerably lower than its sister chain and makes a point to scale furniture for more compact, apartment-sized living spaces.
At a media preview of the sizable M Street store, one of CB2’s employees mentioned feeling that DC was a prime market for their line and they had wanted to enter this market for some time.
“There are so many young people here,” she said. “We want to bring them something fun and modern, while still being affordable. This neighborhood already has a Design Within Reach and a BoConcept – and we love those brands – but not everybody is ready to do their whole home from those stores.”
Even if one did decorate straight from the very expensive, very… Georgetown Thos. Moser shop a block away from CB2, the store also sells a variety of simple, modern glassware, dishes, and serving items that would fit a variety of styles at a great value. There are seasonal pieces – right now geared toward entertaining on balconies and rooftops for the summer – but also more classic pieces with great shapes that belie their price tags.
To mark their arrival in DC, CB2 will be donating a portion of all opening weekend sales to The Capital Area Food Bank. Also, prior to the opening, shop employees hid and handed-out bright orange ping pong balls in Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, and Georgetown. If you received or found one, it can be brought in on Saturday or Sunday to see if it has one of the winning codes, worth up to $1000 in prizes being handed out.
3307 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
I checked it out myself. It’s inexpensive and perfect if you have a small space to decorate.