If you take big box stores out of the equation like Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Raymour and Flannigan, Ethan Allen and Macy's, there are not many furniture stores for individuals to look at, sit in and feel the furniture they are considering buying. There are always small boutique shops that have one to six larger pieces of certain furniture lines but more often than not, if you like something online from Oly or Century, it is really hard to find them in person. So during one of my many excursions, I found two great options for furniture buyers in the tri-state area! Design Spree is an amazing warehouse in Maywood and Lawrenceville NJ that is huge and prices that you can't beat. The tags have the manufacturer's price, Design Spree's price and you automatically get another 20% off. You buy right off the floor and the inventory is always changing. I hope you get a chance to check this place out and I hope I am living up to my goal of providing you with great local resources!
"We work closely with premium furniture manufacturers, both domestic and abroad, to bring exceptional pieces to our showrooms. Because of our buying power with manufacturers and our low overhead structure, we are able to offer these exquisite selections at prices 40%-60% less than retail. Come experience the splendor of collections by Henredon, Century, John Richards, Maitland-Smith, Theodore Alexander, American Drew and many, many more."