where to buy furniture?

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  1. backtophilly

    backtophilly Active Member

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    Does anyone have any favorite places in the Philly area to buy furniture other than Craig's list and moving sales, which I certainly have my eye on?

    Found a couple things at Macy's Furniture in Cherry Hill, but am wondering if anyone has a suggestion of where to look for for some things that might vary a bit from the traditional, but that wouldn't break the bank (I know that's different for everyone, let's just say that total furniture budget is approx a few thousand for everything)

    If it helps, am looking primarily for deck furniture, dining room set, living room sofa, and a couple comfy armchairs.
     
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    Is this a joke? Ikea?
     
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    Moonraker Rocket Scientist

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    Thrift stores

    Bryn Mawr & Abington Hospital's "Thrift Stores" or the equivalent of a charity organization supported by middle to upper class patrons.
     
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    backtophilly Active Member

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    That's a great idea, thanks.
     
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    For new furniture, check out the Raymour & Flannigan Outlet store in Ridley or American Signature in Plymouth Meeting. Neither place really has anything unique or off the wall, but you they have their finds
     
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    i've gotten some great things at mealy's furniture outlet, which is only open the last friday and saturday of each month.

    Mealey's Furniture - Morrisville, PA

    like the one write-up says, if you want the pick of the best stuff get there early friday.
     
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    Never even heard of Mealy's, nor would I have thought of the other ideas mentioned. Thanks again.
     
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    The Dump. Material Culture (4700 Wissahickon). Home Goods in NJ - the one on Route 73 has a better selection of furniture than the one on Route 38.
     
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    Geesh: I shine on this subject. Don't forget online stores. Patio sets are discounted heavily online right now. Check out kohls.com (got a cheap bistro set that is AWESOME from there at the beginning of the Summer), overstock.com, grandinroad.com, cb2.com.

    Locally, I'd check out Crate & Barrel (they sell a great traditional/modern sofa for $899 I think that I own--great fit for a rowhouse), Hello Home on Spruce Street for more vintage stuff, the furniture dealer right before Girard on 3rd in Northern Liberties for used furniture of all styles...certainly Ikea for some things (their Stockholm collection is more expensive but great design and quality), West Elm on Chestnut (great sales).
     
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    lowe's has some decent patio sets, surprisingly.
     
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    One of my favorite online sources is southlandfurniture.com . Not cheap cheap, but significantly reduced prices on beautiful items, particularly clearance items.
     
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    You should visit Material Culture. Even if you don't find a piece you love, it's worth just walking around since it's sort of like a funky furniture museum. The pieces are rather affordable.

    Hello World has some nice furniture albeit a small collection.

    Moderne Gallery is great. Mid-Century Furniture Warehouse is awesome.

    Personally, I purchase most of my stuff at Sheffield Furniture out in Malvern. This is "heirloom" quality furniture and tends to be a bit expensive. Nonetheless, it might be worth a visit if for nothing more than to inspire ideas.

    Good luck!
     
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    Thanks for information Shosh
     
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    Your wish has finally been granted
    Walnut gets another high-end furniture maker: CB2 opens Feb. 2 near Thos. Moser
     
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    And for that one of a kind item, head over to Material Culture in East Falls area.
     
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