Crate & Barrel to Launch CB2 Catalog

Northbrook, IL-based home furnishings cataloger/retailer Crate & Barrel is creating a catalog for CB2, its trendy retail brand aimed at younger customers. The $1 billion company declined to comment, but cofounder/CEO Gordon Segal has said that the CB2 catalog would launch this fall or in early 2006.

Crate & Barrel opened its first CB2 store of furnishings and decor aimed at college-age and 20-something consumers in Chicago in January 2000. The company now operates two CB2 stores in Chicago and the CB2 Website, which launched in February 2004.Founded more than 40 years ago, Crate & Barrel also includes its eponymous catalog and 140-store retail chain. The company has had a stake in children’s furniture marketer Land of Nod since 2000. Land of Nod includes a catalog, Website, and four stores.

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