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Gary Friedman is credited with singlehandedly transforming Corte Madera-based Restoration Hardware from kitsch to chic, but he stepped down as the company's chairman and co-CEO after a bit of a scandal last October. Now, he's returning to his former roles, and he's bringing a clothing line with him. That's right, get ready for apparel from your favorite fancy hardware store. It's called RH Atelier, and it will include clothing, accessories, jewelry and footwear.
When Friedman left RH, he launched a luxury apparel and jewelry line called Hierarchy. RH was a minority stakes holder, and now it has acquired the brand. The clothing line will be based in NYC along with two other new branches for company: kitchenware and antiques. RH Atelier will have its own catalog, and will be sold online and in stores. At long last, you can coordinate your window treatments with your outfit.—Esther Hahn
·Restoration Hardware's Gary Friedman returns as co-CEO [San Francisco Business Times]
·Restoration Hardware Moving into the Kitchen [Racked SF]
·Restoration Hardware [Official Site]