Great Design At Any Price

Brooklyn chic? Yes, Brooklyn chic.

West Elm's simple white ceramic vases, chunky wood coffee tables, and low-slung wood-and-cushion chairs have inspired comparisons to Jonathan Adler, Christian Liaigre, and Armani Casa. But its prices—all of the above are yours for less than $500—have made this Williams-Sonoma offshoot the cult catalogue of the moment. This month, the first West Elm store opens in a 5,000-square-foot space in DUMBO, Brooklyn, promising to be a "living catalogue" for addicted fans. At 75 Front Street; 718-875-7757;