Ethan Allen Opens a Second Store in the U.K.
Business Editors/Retail Writers
DANBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 23, 2002
Ethan Allen Inc., (NYSE NYSE
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The Bromley store, along with the store in Kingston upon Thames Kingston upon Thames, outer borough (1991 pop. 130,300) of Greater London, SE England. Mainly residential, it has light engineering works and manufactures electronic equipment. It also contains one of the largest shopping centers in outer London. In the 10th cent. , which was opened in spring 2002, provides U.K. customers with a unique, one-stop home furnishings shopping experience.
Customers in Greater London Greater London: see London. will benefit from Ethan Allen's wide range of products including quality crafted wooden furniture, upholstery, custom drapes drape
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1. To cover, dress, or hang with or as if with cloth in loose folds: draped the coffin with a flag; a robe that draped her figure. , bedcoverings, wall decor, floorcoverings, accessories, and lighting. Ethan Allen will be set apart from its European competition by its superior quality and stylish mix of products, and its 70-year commitment to servicing customers. As in the states, Ethan Allen will offer free design service with a qualified Ethan Allen design consultant either at the store or, if the customer prefers, in the customer's home.
"Ethan Allen continues to expand and strengthen its business both domestically and overseas," stated Farooq Kathwari Farooq Kathwari is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive officer of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. He has been president of the Company since 1985 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1988. In 1989 he formed a group to purchase Ethan Allen and took the Company public in 1993. , Chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , Ethan Allen Inc. "The Bromley store opening is very exciting for us. With this store, we are strengthening our presence in the U.K. Consumers in the Greater London area will be able to shop for all their home furnishings with us and work with a qualified design consultant for free to help them create the home of their dreams. I believe the quality of our products and our high standards of customer service will continue to have a big impact on the premium furniture market in the U.K.."
The store's design is similar to that of Ethan Allen's U.S. showrooms, and reflects the casual and classic styles offered. The Bromley store showcases casual collections on the main floor and the classic, more formal styles on the lower level. As in the U.S., there are room vignettes to illustrate to customers how these collections might look in their homes..
The new Ethan Allen store is located at 44 High St., Hanover Place, Bromley, Kent.
Ethan Allen Inc., a leading manufacturer and retailer of quality home furnishings, sells a full range of products through an exclusive network of more than 300 stores. Stores are located in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , Canada, and Mexico, and there are 19 overseas. The company has 17 manufacturing facilities and three sawmills throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.ethanallen.com.