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Steal a Sofa

Los Angeles

By Suzanne O'Connor

I don’t believe in throw away home furnishing. It’s bad for our environment and landfills. But the fact remains with rents and mortgages eating 30%-50% of our incomes now, how can most people afford new, better-crafted, higher-end home furnishings?

If you’re strapped for cash, I would solidly recommend buying hard case goods like chests, buffets, tables, chairs and bookcases, used. Estate Sales, Thrifts and Consignment stores are great resources.

But in the case of upholstered goods, “used” generally means you have to re-upholster, which these days can add up to the costs of a new upholstered piece. Often vintage “Used” sofas don’t work design wise for a lot of people.

With that in mind I ‘ve come across a place that offer savings of 15%-30% on lower end, brand name, imported contemporary sofas and chairs. Generally, these are not pieces that will last longer than 5-6 years, but if you’re new in town, just got your first apartment, do not have the funds or do not plan on staying in one place for long, Steal a Sofa is a good bet for a good deal.

A bit better than Ikea for sofas and sectionals, you’ll find pieces by Poundex, Coaster, Ashley, and Furniture of America.

Good buys here included a grey fabric Sectional for $979 that would retail at $1100.  A brown / beige, apartment sized sofa was $459 instead of $600. A nice upholstered bed was $349 instead of $450. A blue fabric sofa was $289 instead of $450. An upholstered accent chair was $299 instead of $379. Most sofas had back pillows that were sewn attached to the back instead of free standing.

My favorite sofa, that was better upholstered than most, was a modern Mid Century styled sofa with piping, tufted back and dark wood legs. Priced at $499 it would easily sell for $700.

Some of their beds that were a laminated / wood were extremely well priced, even for lower end beds. A brown wood queen sized bed was $359 instead of $559 and another queen bed was $169 instead of $300.

The design selection here leans towards industrial modern. The help was refreshingly honest and actually helpful. I spoke with Manny, the “Sofa Whisperer”, who affable and honestly talked about the company and products.

You can buy off the floor, but they usually deliver out of the warehouse. Delivery is affordable. $49 gets you curbside delivery. And additional $30 gets it set up and assembled.
This isn’t the “cream of the crop” or “top of the line” goods by any means. Just a good discounted source when every penny counts.

Steal a Sofa
1151 S, Main St., Los Angeles 90015
(213) 223-6126

Stealasofa.com

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