10/02/2004 Add a comment

Crate and Barrel, the home store whose wedding registries have consumed half my disposable income in the last three years, has gone low-budget. With their new CB2 website, they offer cheap furniture, "funky" dishes, party supplies, stationery, and lots of other things that defy categorization. I had them nailed as Ikea redux until I saw their ME section, which is like Urban Outfitters without the hipster-for-the-masses clothing. I'm not sure what niche they're going for, but if you need a plastic chicken or an uglydoll ice bat (?), you now have a place to turn.