It was just about a year ago when Restoration Hardware was in a bit of financial trouble and was being sold at fire-sale prices. Sears was among the bidders, but eventually Catterton Partners won out and took the company private.
Since then, they've been having warehouse sales every other month and have closed Brocade Home. There's a note on BH's webpage saying that due to the volume of orders during their sale, they're not accepting new orders. Hmmmmm...
But they've also opened Restoration Hardware Baby & Child, which is currently only available on-line and through the catalogue, which I received today. The furniture looks like scaled-down versions of the regular items, except with lots of pale greens, pinks, blues and browns, with lots and lots of dots.
The very funniest thing about this is that on September 6th, we're having the Pigtown Festival. My neighbour and I are having a booth, so I've been working on things to sell for weeks now. Several of my creations are exactly like things I've seen in the catalogue! I hope that people don't think I've ripped their designs off, since they've just debuted this week! And my things are much less expensive and not made by some 13-year old in China.