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Top 10 Furniture Retailers

By Abe Abbas. Furniture Expert

Not all furniture retail stores are alike, and that is a good thing, because different types of stores cater to different demographics. However, unsurprisingly, many of the most successful retailers in the U.S. are those that sell furniture at a relatively low prices between $500 to $1,500.

Here is a list of furniture retailers that make it to the top 10 list year after year, maybe not always in the same order, but consistently.

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Some of them are single source, carrying furnishings from just one manufacturer, while others carry a broad range of furniture and bedding categories from different sources, and across a variety of price points.

Most of these retailers also sell through the web (check their websites) and have a social media presence through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube to stay in touch with their customers.

  1. Ashley Furniture Home Stores: Ashley is also a leading furniture manufacturer, and the giant Ashley Home Stores make up a network of Ashley s dedicated stores across the United States, as well as in other parts of the world. Some are company owned while many are franchised. These stores carry mostly affordable furniture at promotional to mid-level price points, and this is their biggest draw.
  1. IKEA: IKEA is a lifestyle specialty store, selling not just furniture and bedding but a complete lifestyle.

It has it s share of loyal fans and detractors. But when you need furniture in a hurry, and have the minimal skills required to assemble it from a flat pack, IKEA comes to mind. The furniture is smaller scaled, and made to fit in smaller spaces. Like Ashley their biggest selling point is also affordability. The looks are very different though, because their furniture is more streamlined and modern.

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  1. Williams-Sonoma Stores: You may be shopping at a Williams-Sonoma store and just not know it. Pottery Barn. PB Teen, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma, Rejuvenation and Mark and Graham are all part of Williams-Sonama stores. Together, they form a leading network of multi-brand lifestyle stores across the United States.

Marks and Graham is the most recent newcomer and goes beyond home furnishings to offer personalized products and gifts. West Elm offers more streamlined and smaller scaled and affordable furniture, and its appeal is more to younger buyers. Pottery Barn is more upscale, with Pottery Barn Kids offering furnishings for children, while PB Teen, the first store of its kind caters to teenagers.

  • The Berkshire Hathaway Furniture Division: Among the many holdings of Berkshire Hathaway are these stores which comprise its furniture division: Nebraska Furniture Mart. R.C. Willey, Star Furniture, and Jordan’s Furniture. Nebraska Furniture Mart operates out 3 huge stores in Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa. R.C. Willey operates operates in Utah, Idaho, Nevada and California for a total of 13 stores. Star Furniture can be found in Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Bryan/College Station, in Texas, while Jordan’s operates in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. All these stores carry furniture from multiple brands and sources.
  • Raymour Flanigan: Raymour Flanigan is a mid-priced, multiple brand store, a furniture store in the traditional sense. Headquartered in Liverpool, New York, it has close to a 100 stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Delaware, and Rhode Island.
  • La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries: Headquartered in Monroe, Michigan, this network of manufacturer dedicated stores is made up of independently-owned and company-owned units. Because La-Z-Boy s primary offering is upholstered, reclining furniture, this is what the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries offer with a smattering of accents such as tables, lamps and rugs. The furniture is in the mid-priced range.
  • American Signature: Based in Columbus Ohio, American Signature is the parent company of American Signature and Value City Furniture stores.

    There are over 125 stores in 18 states including Delaware, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. These stores are a channel for the American Signature brand of furniture across many categories including living room, dining room, bedroom, home office furniture.

  • Restoration Hardware: A luxury brand, Corte Madera, California based Restoration Hardware offers indoor and outdoor furniture for the home, as well as lighting, textiles, and decor. The company also makes baby and child products. Offering reproductions and updated classics, Restoration Hardware has over 70 retail stores and 17 outlets, in 30 states as well as Canada.
  • Crate Barrel: Owned by Otto Group, a privately-held German retailer, Crate and Barrel is a lifestyle retail operation based in Northbrook Illinois. CB2, and Land of Nod are part of the network of around 109 stores in North America.

    CB2 caters more to a younger, urban demographic with its smaller scaled modern furniture at a lower price point. Land of Nod retails products for children, much like Pottery Barn Kids. Crate and Barrel offers a bit more upscale furniture and other items for the home including barware and tableware.

  • Ethan Allen: Ethan Allen is based in Danbury, Connecticut, and is the oldest manufacturer’s dedicated store network, with company and dealer-owned design centers. Ethan Allen has grouped its offering into five distinct lifestyles: Elegance, Modern, Romance, Explorer and Vintage.
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