West Elm will open its first coastal Georgia location in Savannah, with 10 local makers and artisans from the state represented in the launch’s product assortment.
The new store will occupy 10,517 square feet of a mid-century modern building at the center of the city’s national historic landmark district. The Savannah store will present the artisan and maker wares under West Elm’s chain-wide Local program. As a service to customers, the store will provide a complementary design lab to help interested shoppers explore ways to express their personal styles at home, according to West Elm.
To celebrate the opening, the store has partnered with Savannah-based artist and illustrator Zachary Smith to design an exclusive tote bag that the first 300 shoppers making a $50 minimum purchase can claim. Additional store opening promotions will include a sweepstakes offering local customers a chance to win a $2,000 gift card, as well as a private pre-opening celebration on Wednesday, September 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to benefit the Historic Savannah Foundation, a preservation organization.
“We have long admired Savannah’s rich historic legacy and successful preservation efforts,” said Jim Brett, West Elm president. “We look forward to becoming part of its diverse community by connecting with neighbors and local businesses, and supporting the city’s unique architectural, arts and design culture.”