Fans of Crate and Barrel will likely find a number of products at CB2 that are equally desirable.  

Why?

CB2 is Crate and Barrel’s sister brand.

Simply put, CB2 is a little more modern, a little more daring and due to the scarcity of their retail stores, feels a little more exclusive too.   With only 21 locations, most of which are in major cities, its target customers are young professionals looking for contemporary pieces at a mid-range price.  The CB2 aesthetic fits seamlessly with any loft, apartment or house going for a modern look.  There is a lot of overlap in product categories – just like Crate and Barrel, they offer a complete range of furniture, kitchenware and home decor, including accent chairs, bedding, bath, lighting, and home and kitchen accessories.  

However, their selection is not as extensive.  If you are looking for brand name cookware, bakeware or kitchen appliances like toasters and air fryers, you can only find that at Crate and Barrel.

Price wise, there is not too much of a difference between the two brands.  Both stores boast the same level of quality and their prices reflect that.  So if you were hoping to find slightly lower prices at CB2, you likely won’t. The best place to find a deal is in the clearance section of the website, or if you are in-store, some may also have an “as-is” section with discounted items.

Here is a simple breakdown of the products you will find at CB2: 

Furniture

  • Living room furniture (accent chairs, sofas, ottomans, coffee tables)
  • Dining & kitchen furniture (dining tables and chairs, bars, kitchen islands)
  • Bedroom furniture (beds, nightstands, dressers, mattresses)
  • Storage & media furniture (media consoles, storage cabinets, bookcases)
  • Office furniture (desks, office chairs, file cabinets)

Outdoor

  • Sofas, sectionals, lounge chairs and accent chairs
  • Dining tables and chairs
  • Planters, pillows, lamps, dinnerware, stemware, rugs, umbrellas

Home Décor

  • Mirrors, vases, candle holders, trays, planters
  • Wall art, clocks, picture frames, wallpaper

Organization & Hardware

  • Shelves, wall hooks, knobs, bookends, entryway storage, curtains & curtain hardware

Home electronics & Games

  • Headphones, speakers, fancy classic board game sets

Lighting

  • Table lamps, floor lamps, pendant lights, wall sconces, lightbulbs & switch plates
  • Pillows, throws and poufs
  • Area rugs, kitchen rugs, doormats & runners

Kitchen & Dining

  • Dinnerware & flatware, drinking glasses, bar accessories, coasters, serveware, kitchen storage

Bedding & Bath

  • Duvets, blankets, sheet sets
  • Bath linens, bath accessories, shower curtai

One Comment

  1. I find CB2 can be a bit more daring than Crate & Barrel. I found the most charming snake lamp which acts as a perfect foil to my neutral Crate and Barrel chair. I would shop both places!

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