Williams-Sonoma Inc. announced yesterday that second-quarter net revenues increased 18.8 percent. The San Francisco-based company, a multichannel marketer of products for the home under the Pottery Barn, Hold Everything, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma brands, reported that net revenues for the second quarter ended Aug. 1 were $689.6 billion as compared to $580.4 million in the same period last year.
In the second quarter, direct-to-customer sales, including catalog and Internet, increased 27 percent to $262.0 million as compared to last year. Chambers, which mailed its final catalog during the quarter, was the only brand to not deliver positive growth during the period. Internet sales increased 60.2 percent in the second quarter to $111 million as compared to the same period last year.