Mon-Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun, noon-7pm
N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.; 4, 5, 6 at 59th St.
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Mega-brand Crate & Barrel—known for affordable, contemporary housewares—takes it up a notch in this spacious offshoot geared for loft and apartment dwellings. Vivid colors and edgier, sleeker designs with an industrial nod cater to bold, young homes. Like Crate & Barrel, CB2 offers basic decorating staples like sofas, beds, dressers, and hand-woven rugs; but what sets it apart are the quirky details: table linens made of bakaw twigs, comma-shaped porcelain party plates, and frosted egg-like table lamps. In comparison, the parent store’s designs start to look a tad traditional. CB2 takes a special pride in catering to its city-dwelling customers and offers a gift and bridal registry, home design planning, and affordable delivery.