It became official last summer: One Kings Lane, once a premier online destination for flash sales of upscale furniture and home décor at heavily discounted prices, was scooped up by Bed Bath & Beyond. Industry onlookers wondered if the brand would be able to regain its panache.
Things are looking up. One Kings Lane will open its first store this summer in Southampton, N.Y. The store will occupy the iconic former Rogers Memorial Library built in 1895 and designed by R.H. Robertson, one of the foremost architects of the late 19th century. One Kings Lane will occupy the 3,500-square-foot ground-floor space, providing shoppers with an immersive lifestyle experience that showcases product in a realistic and livable setting, while simultaneously providing the chance to explore the revitalization of the building.
A key feature of the new location will be the complimentary in-house design service, The Studio at One Kings Lane. The service provides visitors access to one-on-one appointments with the brand’s interior designers for projects of all sizes. In addition, the retailer plans to use the space for collaborative partnerships, interactive events and designer pop-ups throughout the summer.
“Opening our first street-level physical retail location is a major step for One Kings Lane in our mission to help our customers live their personal style,” says Debbie Propst, president of One Kings Lane.
“As we are always looking to push the boundaries of traditional retail … [this]space felt like the perfect fit and will undoubtedly be a terrific way to engage the local community and be an organic, local resource for home and design.”
The Southampton store opened on Memorial Day weekend. Could this be a new beginning for One Kings Lane? Sometimes new digs and a new mindset can go a long way toward jumpstarting new opportunities.