27 November 2010

cb2 goes international

m21 recently had the pleasure of having 3 aussies here as house guests, and due to america's sh*tty recovering economy, and the strong australian dollar, all three treated their stay here as if all of los angeles was one big 99¢ store.  the atelier hasn't seen that many shopping bags come inside the door in, well... never.  seriously, it was a consumer orgy that did this committed shopaholic's heart proud! they even bought extra suitcases to take things home like pots & pans, and sheets & towels (as well as 25,000 pairs of tennis shoes), because everything here was so bloody cheap...

so when m21 received a press release from cb2 announcing that they were offering international purchasing and shipping, it certainly caught m21's eye.  smart business that- since the domestic home furnishings market has yet to recover from our economic malaise, best to go where the money is, ie, anywhere but here...


so if any of my international friends get a hankerin' for a rather lovely lucite easel for a mere $179.00 (or about 18 australian dollars), cb2 will ship it to you tout suite.

ps- hong kong is on the list, suzy!  (on a side note, how ironic that all the cheap crap stuff american companies have made in china and shipped here, is now being shipped back!)


7 comments:

Concrete Jungle said...

what happens at the custom's door of the arrival country though? Love the concept if these guys do not ruin it....

columnist said...

I'd rather pay AUD18 than USD179...I think you missed a zero off the AUD figure!!

The Glam Lamb said...

love that

jones said...

Hi Christian, I couldn't agree more, but I do see a bit of improvement here--at least some of us in the creative field are beginning to feed ourselves. Mary

Stefan said...

I work for c&b and we are now owned by a german conglomerate by the name of otto versand. we also have a very hip new german coo who is making all sorts of good changes. we're hoping to get a cb2 in seattle soon!

Suzy said...

ha ha! finally! I wondered how long it would take US companies to realise there is a whole wide world out there to ship to...and you're right most of it would be made in China...

Bromeliad said...

Hilarious and humbling to be the bargain capital of the West.