Simply put, One Kings Lane is passionate about all things home. We bring our members exceptional value on furniture, accessories, gifts, vintage items and more — every day.
Multiple new sales daily
Exceptional value on top-brand, vintage and designer items for the home.
Tastemaker Tag Sales
Curated collections from leading design visionaries; and authentic movie-set props, at well below estimated value.
A peek behind the scenes, beyond the sales, with fresh, engaging features and Tastemaker profiles that inspire, entertain and inform.
When One Kings Lane launched in 2009, it was the result of the dedication, drive and vision of two female entrepreneurs. And, ironically, the worst economic downturn in US history since the Great Depression.
At the same time, in San Francisco, Alison Pincus was also ready for an entrepreneurial venture. Professionally involved in the web from a business-development and content-production perspective since her college graduation, she was an avid design enthusiast who frequently blogged about new lifestyle trends she was spotting. After working for larger media companies for more than a decade, she was ready to launch a company of her own.
Susan and Alison recognized a void that they wanted to fill: There was no exciting, curated destination where consumers could shop, get inspired, find their favorite home and lifestyle brands, and discover new ones.
The pair worked feverishly. At a time when lenders weren't lending, they used their savings to start their business, and made a commitment to each other to give it their all. In March of 2009, a mere five months after that fortuitous introduction, One Kings Lane was launched.
Today, One Kings Lane is the leading new commerce company for the home, offering the best of top-brand, vintage and designer items at exceptional values.
Since its launch in 2009, the company has grown to more than 6 million members, reached $200 million in revenue in 2012, and has a staff of more than 350 employees across three offices in San Francisco, New York, and Beverly Hills.
With Susan leading the charge on merchandising and Alison leading strategy, their mutual dream has been realized. But the journey has just begun.
Recent Media Coverage
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Creative & Marketing
Gorgeous graphics, inspiring ad campaigns, media mentions. If you've ever "Liked" us, received an email from us, or coveted one (or many) of our products, this is the team that makes a rich experience come to life and gets the word out about it.
Engineering & Product
Equal parts anthropologists and technologists, our product and engineering team studies behavior and dynamics to keep us on the cutting edge. They push the limits of technology to make our site better, faster, and smarter.
Finance & Administration
The accounting wizards, budget scientists, and people people, this team wears many hats. From forecasting and reporting to recruiting and developing our company culture, they make sure we have a great business—and a great place to work.
They’re passionate about product. Know what our shoppers love, where to get it, and how to negotiate for it. Mastering the art and science of buying, our merchandising team has the skills to bring great new vendors on board—and the smarts to keep them.
This department is a well-oiled machine. From customer care to shipping to vendor management, the operations team touches every aspect of our company's business. And they make sure our members have the best shopping experience possible along the way.
Planning & Business Analytics
Using data and applied math to drive growth and profitability, this team knows what makes our business tick—and puts that information to use. From data-mining to predictive modeling, they discover and scale new insights that power our growth.
Our company headquarters is located in the rapidly developing Mid-Market neighborhood, in a historic building that’s also home to Twitter and Yammer. SF is also home to our co-founder Alison Pincus. Fittingly, our Deco building was once the San Francisco Furniture Mart. What better setting for creating the next-generation ecommerce experience?
Our New York office is energetic and full of light, with the lofty ceilings that define TriBeCa style. It’s got art on the walls, fresh fruit, and the occasional dog. Conference rooms are named after decorating greats like Dorothy Draper, and the comfy sofas always have casual meetings going on. We’re two blocks from Hudson River Park.
Fabulously situated in Beverly Hills, right next door to the Beverly Wilshire, our LA office is home to the Vintage + Designer Sales team—and co-founder Susan Feldman. Bright and open, with all-glass offices and a glam conference room, it has breathtaking views of the Hollywood Hills and, naturally, amazing vintage accents sprinkled throughout.
Perks & Benefits
A NEW TAKE ON TIME OFFWe’re pioneers in the home industry—and in our vacation policy. We’re one of a handful of companies that offer unlimited time off. Take time off when you need it.
STOCK UPEmployees are central to our success, and we want to make sure you have a share of it. With your equity package, you’re not just an employee—you’re an owner of One Kings Lane.
PLAN TO GROWWe offer a range of medical, dental, and vision plans, and we cover 95% for team members. Our benefits package also includes a 401(k) plan, life insurance, disability benefits, and commuter benefits.
BECAUSE DESIGN IS NEVER DONEWe love all things home and are thrilled to share that love with our customers—and our team members. With our generous discount, you can redesign your home (or your desk) whenever you feel inspired.
IT’S WHO YOU KNOWYour network is our best network. If you know a great candidate, we’d love to meet them. When they join the company, you’ll get a bonus, and we’ll get a new team member.
WORK IT OUTWhether you like classes, weights, or the elliptical, you’ll get a special rate on membership plans at Equinox gym.
THE SOCIAL NETWORKFrom company happy hours to weekly lunches to guest speakers, we love getting together and networking. We host events in all three of our offices on a regular basis. And dogs are welcome!
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at One Kings Lane full-time for less than a yearPros
- Creative environment where the opportunities to learn are endless for those who seek them. - Management's recognition and appreciation for individual's innate skillets and talents. - Talented, sassy (and I mean that in the most complimentary way) coworkers, with incredible smarts, passions, and talents. Watch and learn from them! - Beautiful, well-designed office. - Company pays for parking, which is a novelty in Los Angeles.Cons
- Cattiness from coworkers and management (in an office comprised of 85% women, what else can you expect?). - Measurement of work success not solely based on professional factors, such as quality of work, passion for the brand, and integrity, but rather based on politics, and ability to "play the game." - Unlimited Time Off really means the following: "We're watching and counting the amount of time you take off from work and will hold it against you."Advice to ManagementAdvice
- Communication with subordinates is key; lack of this causes mistrust between management and amongst coworkers. Add 2 cups of transperency to this, and it will go a long way. - Organize time (outside of work) for team bonding.RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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The process took 4 months - interviewed at One Kings Lane.Interview Details
The interview process was fairly involved with three rounds of interviews and a few case studies. I was offered the position in New York City and quit an amazing job on the west coast, moved to NYC, signed a lease, and as soon as I was settled, they RENEGED on their offer. This was just before they laid off 20% of their employees. I'm fairly displeased as OKL wouldn't assist with any type of moving costs and I was not eligible for unemployment in NY state.
It was pretty much a disaster I was put through thanks to OKL. I'd stay far away from this company if that's how they treat their (almost) employees. It wasn't so much as the fact they rescinded the offer, but the way I was treated through the whole ordeal that was a serious problem.Interview Questions
Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
- "We don't have the budget to support an additional Planning Analyst" Answer Question