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Cost Plus World Market Introduces The New Spring “Voyage Les Indiennes” Collection

The Collection Celebrates Unique Products Inspired by India

OAKLAND, Calif. February 29, 2012 — With a rich history of working with Indian artisans and their traditional techniques to create unique and authentic products, Cost Plus World Market ( is excited to announce the launch of its spring collection, Voyage Les Indiennes, a celebration of India’s craftsmanship. When World Market first began importing goods from around the world in the 1950s, the specialty retailer’s buyers traveled to India to introduce U.S. customers to beautiful handcrafted products including rugs, carved decorative pieces and ceramics.

The new Voyage Les Indiennes Collection combines World Market’s love of discovery and travel to faraway places into everyday products for the home. The traditional art of block printing is reflected in textiles including reversible 100% cotton rugs in multicolor patchwork or Kalamkari patterns. And, due to the handcrafted nature of these rugs, each one is slightly different, adding genuine uniqueness to one’s home.

The furniture and décor items in the new collection are inspired by Indian architecture but updated for an urban lifestyle. The curvy, upholstered Ninda queen headboard and frame paired with the new Ravi or Khara quilt set and the Basanti Hexagon Table create a dramatic focal point in any bedroom. The Cala Hammered Coffee Table brings texture to a living room while the removable top adds functional storage space for a spare throw or two. Several of the pieces from the Collection reflect the Colonial England and Moorish influences in India’s architecture that can still be seen throughout the country today.

Accent pieces like a stamped metal mirror, drum and nesting tables, embroidered toss pillows and metal door picture frames allow the customer to display authentic decorative items at an affordable price. Setting a global tablescape is beautiful and easy with the Voyage Plates Collection: Four different designs rimmed with traditional Indian patterns mix and match well with solid or patterned textiles, and everyday glassware.

And for unique gifts, World Market has a great variety of affordable items from the Collection, including handmade paper, gift bags and note cards, hand-painted boxes, and punched metal lanterns for use indoors and outdoors The new Voyage Les Indiennes Collection is available for discovery in stores and online at

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About Cost Plus World Market
Cost Plus World Market operates 258 stores in 30 states under the names “World Market” and “Cost Plus World Market.” The store features an ever-changing selection of casual home décor and furnishings, housewares, gifts, jewelry, decorative accessories, over 500 international wines, gourmet foods and beverages offered at affordable prices and imported from more than 50 countries. Many items are unique and exclusive to World Market and are regularly supplied by an international network of individual and regional artisans developed over the Company’s more than 50 years in the import business.

Media Contact:
Jill Osaka
Cost Plus World Market