If you’ve just moved or are getting settled into the Chicago area, you might be interested to learn about some hidden places to find discount furniture. It always helps if you can save a little money on furniture shopping, especially if you don’t have to compromise on quality.
If you live in the city, you might have to plan on road tripping out to these hot suburban spots – it will be worth the drive when you see how much you could save.
Located in the western suburb of Naperville, the Crate and Barrel outlet offers visitors deep discounts on overstocked, returned or damaged items. Before you plan your trip, you should call the store to ask when they receive their shipments. It will be best to coordinate going on a day when they just received shipments, as things tend to go quickly. Also, another tip – is to come prepared to buy and haul. When we visited a few years back, they did not offer delivery services and good things go quickly, so come prepared to haul anything you want to buy that day. Also, take careful inventory of the item before purchase, as some of it may be damaged. You will need to shop quickly. If there’s something of interest take the purchase tag on the item (to place it on hold) until you decide if you would like to buy it. You will then take that ticket/tag to the counter to pay. If you do not take the tag, someone else can take it and buy it out from under you!
Located in Lombard, IL – The Dump touts 40-60% discounts on name brand furniture and home décor. They purchase closeouts, overstock, one-of-a-kinds, design samples and cancelled orders. They are a “no frills” marketing operation, so expect a basic shop, with minimal to no marketing efforts. They are only open 3-days a week, so be sure to call before you go. You might also want to check their inventory levels on the items that you’re looking for before you make the trip out.
Modern and rustic home décor store located in Chicago offers a variety of pricey furniture options – that go on sale throughout the year. This is a watch and wait type of place. Either find discounts downstairs or wait until their annual flea market and warehouse sales. You can also check out their website for sale items as well.
Do you have any other stores that you think should make this list? Add them below and we may feature them in our next blog post.