The quirky and stylish Z Gallerie home décor store has made its official return to Redmond after nearly a decade-long absence. The store held its grand opening Friday morning with little fanfare, allowing the boldly colored displays to speak for themselves.
The loyal followers who gathered outside said they had missed shopping in the store since its departure from .
Glenna Watson, a Realtor with , said Z Gallerie’s stylish pieces work well for staging homes she has listed to sell.
“And, they have great prices,” she said.
Z Gallerie was founded in 1979 in Sherman Oaks, Calif., by Joe Zeiden, Carole Malfatti and Mike Zeiden. The company currently operates 55 stores in 19 states. The new Redmond Town Center location is its only Washington store, but loyal Redmond shoppers said they have visited the stores in California and Arizona in recent years.
Store manager Lindsey Beard said she relocated from Houston to be part of the 10-person team operating the store. She said the company hopes to strike a chord right away with customers looking for a late-winter home décor boost.
Z Gallerie’s merchandise is eclectic and striking, featuring décor such as bejeweled domino sets, a wall filled with large art prints and mirrors, and quirky books and games, such as Dysfunctional Family Bingo. The displays are aesthetically arranged in color themes, all blended with contrasting white or black pieces.
Along with its unique mix of merchandise, Beard said Z Gallerie prides itself on customer service and is a fun place to work.
“It’s one of those places you love coming to work (at),” she said.