When it comes to furniture shopping, there’s nothing I love more than scoring a deal on a vintage treasure or rare find, but it’s the thrill of the hunt I covet most. That feeling you get when you find something special at a bargain price (especially after you’ve trawled through the clutter to get it) is surprisingly addictive. Call me a discount devotee, but I can’t get enough, and since you’re reading this, I’ll assume you feel the same way.
There’s an art to finding the gold among the garbage, not to mention how time-consuming the process can be, and quite frankly, who has the time? Thankfully for you, this is one of my favorite pastimes. So today I’m sharing a few of my favorite haunts, both virtual and physical, where I frequently find discounted and affordable furniture and décor. You’re welcome.
This isn’t the first time I’ve professed my love for Craiglist as a place to source affordable furniture—it’s also great for finding a rental—it’s just so good that it’s worth mentioning twice. I can honestly say a decent chunk (at least 80%) of my apartment’s furniture came from Craigslist. My husband and I are always on the Craiglist app searching for secondhand midcentury pieces and designer furniture near our area. We found a gently used LC4 Corbusier chaise for $300, a Restoration Hardware industrial wooden dining table for $200 (they even threw in some chairs for $50), and four navy Emeco-style chairs for $50 each. We set up our entire first apartment with the bare bones for under $1000, thanks to Craigslist. You can find some rare and gorgeous finds if you have time and patience, like this pristine peacock wicker chair, this Mies van der Rohe MR20 Thronet chair, or this amazing Leon Rosen acrylic coffee table from the 1970s. And be on the lookout for the awesome moving sales too.
Where do you shop for furniture? Do you have a secret haunt or online store where you always score a bargain?
This post was originally published on September 16, 2016, and has been updated by Sacha Strebe.