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West Elm makes its Oklahoma City debut

Store features modern home accessories
by Brianna Bailey Published: August 14, 2014


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Lexy Riddell arranges a table at the new West Elm store at the Triangle at Classen Curve in Oklahoma City. The store is scheduled to open Thursday. 
Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman
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Lexy Riddell arranges a table at the new West Elm store at the Triangle at Classen Curve in Oklahoma City. The store is scheduled to open Thursday. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman Steve Gooch - The Oklahoman

The new 11,000-square-foot West Elm store will open Thursday at the Triangle at Classen Curve, featuring everything from luxurious leather sofas to glassware starting at $3 each.

With an emphasis on midcentury design, West Elm tries to feature trendy, yet affordable items in its stores, as well as higher end merchandise to appeal to a wide audience, said Kendall Coleman, a spokeswoman for West Elm.

“It’s a lot of look for not a lot of money,” Coleman said.

There’s also a design center at the store where customers can consult with a West Elm interior designer for free on everything from choosing new wall art to finding the best local florist.

The Oklahoma City store, at 6150 NW Grand Blvd. Suite A, will be the first to open in Oklahoma for West Elm parent company Williams-Sonoma Inc. A West Elm also is scheduled to open later this year at Tulsa’s Utica Square shopping center.

“I don’t think there is anything like this in Oklahoma right now,” said Bill Veitenheimer, general manager of the Oklahoma City store.

Workers were busy Wednesday putting the finishing touches on store displays, which feature everything from reclaimed stained glass windows from a church in Philadelphia to a colorful loom-woven window piece created by an Oklahoma City store employee. The displays at West Elm change seasonally, so there’s always something new for shoppers to see, Coleman said.

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by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Univerisity of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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