I have always lived a modern lifestyle, in my parents’ home and now in my own. I love home, architecture, design and travel.
Combine that with the fact that I work with creative, passionate and fun people and you have the formula for the perfect job.
director of business strategy
Shopping is my #1 favorite past-time, and I love mixing modern with antiques, so I am definitely a CB2 customer. I also love to travel but since it isn’t part of my job, I do as much as I can with my vacation time—like a European honeymoon in June!—and live vicariously through the buyers.
I’ve been with CB2 since we opened our second store and launched the e-commerce site about 5 years ago, and I love the entrepreneurial spirit of it! The team dynamic is such a fun, passionate group of people, we are all very humbled and proud to be part of CB2’s evolution—and we definitely have fun in the process!
general merchandise manager
I have been with CB2 for 7 years. I love my job because I love design and the home.
I get paid to travel around the world, see trends, meet new people, and develop product that I think people can afford and enjoy in a modern lifestyle. There is no reason not to love that job.
buyer for textiles including bedding, bath, pillows, throws, rugs—also decor including wall art, vases, bath and outdoor accessories
Travelling—especially to places like Vietnam, Hong Kong, New York and India—gets my creative juices flowing and gives me lots of energy. So does design and working with designers on new ideas. I doubt I could do one without the other.
I’ve been with CB2 from the beginning—as manager of the first store which opened January 14, 2000—and I love working with the amazingly creative team that’s growing CB2 into a recognized brand.
buyer for furniture including bed, bath, occasional tables, media storage, home office, and outdoor
I love discovering a great band, a cool watch or a funky pair of shoes. At work I’m able to use my love of design and apply it to beautiful things we put in our homes. And traveling to exotic or faraway places for my job is an opportunity I wouldn’t have otherwise.
I love that we are managing a business and we get to be creative and collaborate with designers. So I have the job I’ve always wanted—working for a company that is fun, hip, and aesthetically and socially conscious.
buyer for tabletop dinnerware, linens, glassware, flatware, candlelight, storage, office and holiday accessories
Every morning I look forward to going to a very cool office space—close to downtown with views of Chicago’s skyline—and the work is so enjoyable, it’s hard to call it work.
This is a ‘wow’ job—great, fun people all around, lots of ‘eye candy’ to sample and share with our customers, and the places we travel to are amazing.
associate buyer for lighting and upholstery and dining furniture
After graduating from college for retail merchandising, and after a few “finding myself” jobs, I got this dream job at CB2—the impossible dream job was what I’d been told in school.
I love that I get to be creative at work, in a beautiful building, in a beautiful city, with a team of people that make work a fun and exciting challenge.
assistant buyer for furniture including bed, bath, occasional tables, media storage, home office, and outdoor
Basically I’m a small down girl in a big city. I have always loved design and pretty things—how a space can evoke emotions, change moods…
Ever since I can remember I’ve felt the need to rearrange and update the look of my living spaces so it’s a dream come true to work for this company and to work in such a creative environment everyday.
assistant buyer for textiles including bedding, bath, pillows, throws, rugs—also decor including wall art, vases, bath and outdoor accessories
After working as a planner in a very corporate environment,
I went on my own to buy and sell stuff I loved.
Working a small business was a challenge but now I think I’ve found the perfect fit and love working in this creative, team environment making creative things happen.
assistant buyer for lighting and upholstery and dining furniture
As a kid I lived for playing hostess when my parents’ had friends over—‘passing’ hors d’oeuvres was the highlight of the night.
Now I love to throw a good party and only use white porcelain plates and cloth napkins so the food gets all the attention—and I enjoy sharing my hostess tricks with customers so they can feel confident about the set-up and focus on having fun!
assistant buyer for tabletop including dinnerware, drinkware, flatware, table linens, and candlelight—also storage and holiday accessories
I’m very fortunate to work for a company that understands the importance of family so I have two. CB2 keeps me active and stimulated with new ideas just like I try to do for my son as he’s growing.
I love when Sara and I develop a new color combination for a duvet or when a vendor understands our needs and sends the perfect sample—it’s the little things that make my job exciting but more importantly it’s our team that makes it fun.
Finding a storage solution for 300 pairs of shoes at home is worth the effort to support my habit. At work I support the visions of the buyers by collaborating to solve design and manufacturing challenges, reporting trends and meeting new designers.
As blog editor, I’m excited for the opportunity to share other passions such as writing, travel, photography and graphic design.
I love sound—it’s what inspires me to create. It helps me think but it can also help clear my head.
Working for CB2’s been a great learning experience. I’m thankful for the knowledge that’s been passed on to me and for the chances I’m given to share ideas—I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
director of visual merchandising CB2 stores and catalog
Being a very visual person—an art student—this creative business is the perfect blend, the perfect fit for me.
When I was a kid I wanted to be Rhoda—from the Mary Tyler Moore show—in my imagination she had the most interesting job ever creating window displays.
senior merchandising manager, catalog
Planning the catalog spreads, scouting locations, being on photo shoots—every facet of my personality gets to express itself and it’s like re-decorating every room, every season. I’d love to do that at home but this is much more affordable!
I’m very grateful to have worked with the CB2 team from the very first issue. It’s been an incredible journey evolving the look over time.
art director, catalog
I moved to Chicago 5 years ago and took the smallest apartment I could find because I didn’t trust myself with a larger space. I love modern furniture both vintage and new and am tempted every day I walk into our office.
The passion everyone on the CB2 team has for the brand is infectious and inspires me every day.
senior manager, east
After spending years moving from city to city in the midwest, I
landed in the bright lights/big city to head up CB2 soho.
Working in furniture was an unexpected and challenging career move for me that I’ll always be grateful for since I love our inspirational and attainable designs—not to mention working along-side fun and creative people everyday.
senior manager, west
Having managed in Chicago and opened three stores on the West Coast, I love being surrounded by the many creative individuals CB2 attracts—which is true wherever you go.
I’m so proud to offer attainable merchandise, but also to connect with the community of each location.
store manager, west hollywood
I started in the corporate offices where I kept hearing that everything really happens in the stores—so I transferred to San Francisco then LA.
I value being involved with a concept that is both socially relevant and economically obtainable. I’m inspired by the fun, creative and talented people I get to work with everyday.
store manager, georgetown
As store manager, I find it rewarding to wear many hats of the business, from the people to the product. Working for the company for many years I’ve hopped around the Midwest, Hotlanta—and now I’ve ended up in Georgetown!.
What I love about my job is being able to contribute to an amazing company that sells well-made, interesting products. I always joke that I save the world one sofa at a time.
store manager, eastside new york
It’s a fast-paced creative environment in the stores—I meet and problem solve with customers, help our team grow, share feedback with the merchandising team, partner in creating the look and feel of the store… the list keeps growing and there’s so much that we do everyday, I never get bored!
It’s great to be here, and now—to be an integral part of our growth and to share CB2 with new customers everyday.
store manager, toronto
I enjoy helping people find their creative side when they don’t think they have one—often enough a little encouragement is all someone needs.
And if I can teach someone I work with—or to see them learn something on their own and use it—it’s work but it’s fun!
store manager, vancouver
I love our culture! I’m inspired daily because I get to work with fun and creative people and interact with a diverse customer base who are interesting and excited to get there hands on affordable modern merchandise—and share their ideas.
Building the Robson store team has been so much fun and continues to be one of the many highlights since joining the CB2 family in my favorite city—Vancouver!
senior visual merchant, east
Having worked as a salesperson for 14 years, I was impressed with the fast paced world of store merchandising… the workout, being creative, and keeping busy. Since CB2 opened in SoHo in 2007, I’ve enjoyed problem solving when it comes to display design, and finding ways to push a setup or design idea further.
senior visual merchant, central
Whether it’s my taste or not, I love the products—to pretend
I own them and rearrange 10 living rooms however I’d like—and to have so much creative freedom and flexibility, what I do is a dream come true.
And I truly enjoy spending time with people—we’re all smart and entertaining—especially those who are distracted by ‘squirrels’…shiny things…
senior visual merchant, west
As a store designer, I love the inspiration Los Angeles has to offer—the people, the everyday beauty—not to mention its history of mid-century design.
From the flower and garment districts to the Neutra colony in Silverlake, I find my inspiration in the color, texture and style unique to southern California.
I’ve always had a passion for design. When I was very young I would rearrange all the furniture, art and accessories in my parents’ home whenever they’d leave for an evening out. I couldn’t wait to see their reaction when they came home. Thankfully they had a sense of humor about it and they allowed me my fun. Now I’m having the same kind of fun at CB2 anticipating customers’ reactions!
visual merchant, south beach
While all the other kids were watching the Smurfs on Saturday mornings, I was watching CNN Style with Elsa Klensch—fashion and home furnishings have always been my passion.
I consider myself lucky to have a career that I love and everyday I get to play with fun product created by visionaries.
visual merchant, eastside new york
I love the creativity that flows through CB2 and the rhythm and energy that flows through New York.
I’m inspired by the diversity of the city and surprises you’ll find from neighborhood to neighborhood—from the graffiti and grit Downtown, to the steel and glass Uptown—I feel very lucky to be living and working in such a great city.