The brand did not announce the reasons for its departure, though it did mention that more details will be provided “in the coming days”.
In addition to that, Crate & Barrel’s sister brand CB2, which specialises in decor items, also announced its closure in Singapore. In an email to subscribers, CB2 wrote: “We have enjoyed serving this beautiful city over the years and would like to express our gratitude to our Singapore customers for your loyalty and unwavering support.”
Like Crate & Barrel, CB2’s last day of operations will be on May 31.
Fans were clearly blindsided by the news, with many leaving comments lamenting Crate & Barrel’s exit. Some users even admitted that most of the things in their homes were from the brand.
Taking up two floors in ION Orchard, Crate & Barrel’s Singapore store was opened in 2013 and was also the brand’s first store in Asia.