furniture shopping-- what furniture stores do you frequent when on the market for a few new pieces?

  • Import

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    Jul 25, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    I have like $10k I wanna spend on some new furniture for my place....
    i wanna get a new couch/sofa....some end tables, a new dresser, etc...

    where should I go? I'm thinking Restoration Hardware, Ethan Allen, Pottery Barn....but what else is there?

    and NO IKEA- I hate their cheap faux-european shit.

    Thanks Guys!
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    Jul 25, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    Big Lots
  • Muscmasmat

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    Jul 25, 2012 4:10 AM GMT
    Check out Crate and Barrel and Macy's.
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    Jul 25, 2012 4:23 AM GMT
    If you are looking to keep your pieces longer and not disposable furniture that will last then I recommend:

    * Room & Board (Modern Furniture)...I like Modern

    http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/

    * Ethan Allen (some pieces are good)

    http://www.ethanallen.com/

    It just depends on your taste, and if you are looking to keep your pieces for a long time and that they can take some wear and tear.




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    Jul 25, 2012 4:27 AM GMT
    Woah.. $10k on furniture? That's baller! I'd spend half of.that on furniture and spend the rest on a trip or something else. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 25, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    Muscmasmat saidCheck out Crate and Barrel and Macy's.


    ohhhh yes! Crate and Barrel.

    Thank you
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    Jul 25, 2012 4:30 AM GMT
    uombroca saidIf you are looking to keep your pieces longer and not disposable furniture that will last then I recommend:

    * Room & Board (Modern Furniture)...I like Modern

    http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/

    * Ethan Allen (some pieces are good)

    http://www.ethanallen.com/

    It just depends on your taste, and if you are looking to keep your pieces for a long time and that they can take some wear and tear.







    same dude....modern all the way.
    I dunno what I'm going for. I must figure it out soon though. I've been getting so many people's opinions and there's so much information out there.....I'm becoming overwhelmed #firstworldproblems
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    Jul 25, 2012 4:32 AM GMT
    xrichx saidWoah.. $10k on furniture? That's baller! I'd spend half of.that on furniture and spend the rest on a trip or something else. icon_biggrin.gif


    I dont think $10k is that much.. but feel free to recoomend like a modern-chic furniture store. Thanks. I'm getting all these annoying inde stores not near my city.
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    Jul 25, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    Import said
    uombroca saidIf you are looking to keep your pieces longer and not disposable furniture that will last then I recommend:

    * Room & Board (Modern Furniture)...I like Modern

    http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/

    * Ethan Allen (some pieces are good)

    http://www.ethanallen.com/

    It just depends on your taste, and if you are looking to keep your pieces for a long time and that they can take some wear and tear.







    same dude....modern all the way.
    I dunno what I'm going for. I must figure it out soon though. I've been getting so many people's opinions and there's so much information out there.....I'm becoming overwhelmed #firstworldproblems


    Yes, it can be a hard decision, but there should be no rush, circle the showroom, sit on some pieces, visualize or better yet take photos of the furniture see if they would fit your place...also the bed is the most important...I would go for a KING SIZE bed...hahaha, plenty of space for those activities...once you go KING you never go backicon_evil.gificon_biggrin.gif
  • LJay

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    Jul 25, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    Stickley

    And you had better have more than 10K if you want much

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    Jul 25, 2012 4:44 AM GMT
    Have you tried CB2? It's from the same team at Crate & Barrel but their stuff is much for fashionable and affordable. But it's much better quality than Ikea. Try it out...

    http://www.cb2.com/
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    Jul 25, 2012 4:47 AM GMT
    All furniture is made from what's called a "box" its the foundation. for sofas loveseats etc ask if its made from pine or hardwood...hardwood is better. quality and last much longer! If your buying leather, bonded leather is like chicken Mcnuggets. fused bits and pieces.. ask if the seating is leather and sides are matched, if they say yes, your buying leather where you sit and vinyl on the sides... . they look almost identical .. top grain leather will be the most expensive..
  • wellwell

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    Jul 25, 2012 4:50 AM GMT
    Good Will, or Habitat 4 Humanity Re-store.

    ...Yup, that'z what penurious is all about (you should see my house, tho- way beautiful !) !
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 25, 2012 4:50 AM GMT
    Just remember that the first time you sit on it ... it is used ... and your ROI is 0
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    Jul 25, 2012 4:55 AM GMT
    Crate and Barrel or CB2. I'm partial because I have a contact there icon_smile.gif but like their products too.
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    Jul 25, 2012 5:10 AM GMT
    MuchoMasQueMusculo saidimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ-BagN93zLj1caxGthpIE


    LMAO, too funny.

    Ethan Allen, Crate & Barrell, CB2, ...maybe Z-Gallerie? Are you looking for an online retailer, or a store you can go into?
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    Jul 25, 2012 5:15 AM GMT
    DESIGN WITHIN REACH

    Not usually "within reach", but that's besides the point!
    Modern furniture! Mad Men! It's in!
    You'll get major white people cred.

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    Jul 25, 2012 5:20 AM GMT
    Get a home theatre and sleep on the floor
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    Jul 25, 2012 5:29 AM GMT
    I second Room & Board. They've got fantastic stuff and it's all really high quality, too.
  • waccamatt

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    Jul 25, 2012 5:45 AM GMT
    I'm a fan of Ligne Roset.
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    Jul 25, 2012 5:48 AM GMT
    Find retro/vintage shops. Who knows? You might score a Florence Knoll piece for $200
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    Jul 25, 2012 5:53 AM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 saidFind retro/vintage shops. Who knows? You might score a Florence Knoll piece for $200



    Couldn't agree more. Everything I own is vintage and is worth more now than when I bought it. Doesn't make sense to spend a lot of money on new furniture that falls apart in a couple of years when you can buy an important piece that's vintage and actually watch your money appreciate.
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    Jul 25, 2012 5:53 AM GMT
    Yard sales.
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
    Thanks for all the suggestions guys. Very helpful indeed!
    Unfortunately, I don't really have the time to go to yardsales, garage sales, etc..... as they are so sporadic and I never know how long it will be until the next one. I wanna buy this shit within the next 2 to 3 weeks.

    I can't bing myself to buy furniture online. I need to see it in person, feel it, sit on it, etc.... Picture it's actual size and scale within my place. I cannot buy a piece online. It sucks. So I need a store to go see it, buy it, and hopefully have it delivered.
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    Jul 25, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
    Just go to Ikea and demand that they accept 4x the amount of money on the price tag.