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As a child, Gary Friedman relished lunches at the department store—an apt memory given the current retail strategy of RH, where he is chairman and CEO. Recently, RH—which popularized to near-ubiquity monochrome, luxe-meets-industrial-modern—has pivoted to larger Galleries, where furniture is displayed on multiple floors and customers can enjoy wine in the restaurant. The double down on brick-and-mortar stands in stark contrast to the e-commerce era, but if the lines for Sunday brunch are any indication, it’s a hit.
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