How To Get The Best Home Furnishings Prices

Hey Guys,

Very special Hot sales post today.


Much to share including getting the best home furnishings prices on sites like Chairish where you can make an offer.


While I know that some of you are far savvier than I regarding negotiating prices, here are my recommendations for getting the best prices on home furnishings on places like Chairish and Ebay.


And I always recommend that you make an offer below asking price.


But how much below asking price?

Well, I can tell you from years of working in retail that 10% is almost never a problem.

If it’s not on sale and especially if you know that it’s been online for a while, you can even try for 50% off. If it’s been around for a very long time, you might be able to start lower.

They will almost definitely give you a counter-offer. It’s a lot like buying a house. And from their counter-offer you can see how far they’ve budged. So, if the piece is 1,000 bucks and you go in with 500 and they counter with 900, I wouldn’t go below 700, because it is clear that they think that the piece is worth a lot more.

If it’s already on sale, I think that you can start at 30% below the price. Don’t expect to get it at that price, however.

Well, guess what?

Some of you may remember that I was salivating over a couple of ginger jars on Chairish last week.

And most of the things I posted had sold, but not them!

So, I got them. You’ll be able to see which ones on the widget, because I left them up with a big SOLD in the caption. I did put on some others which are also glorious! In fact, I want those too! I’ve decided that it’s high time I started my collection of blue and white Chinoiserie since I love it so much. And then I can style my long bookcase that’s seven feet long and 54″ high.


So, let’s get into the hot sales this week.


Please click here to see some of my favorites that are on sale this week.


First of all, some of you may have seen the heads up on Wednesday regarding Horchow.

It’s a fabulous site-wide sale. And not only are all of their home furnishings on sale, all of their holiday items are on sale too. And they have some beauties! There’s also a widget on the Hot Sales Page with some of my favorites at Horchow.


Wisteria is having a HUGE site-wide sale


best home furnishings prices at Serena and Lily

Serena and Lily has all of their beautiful lighting on sale


best home furnishings prices at Williams Sonoma Home

Williams Sonoma Home has once again put their entire line of upholstery on sale.



As for clothes.  Lots of sales. The one that stands out in my mind is the giant coat sale at Lord and Taylor. 60% off! I’ve included a few of my favorites. No real fur. They have some gorgeous coats with real fur, but I won’t wear dead animals except for leather, maybe.

And for the rest of the clothes, please click here.


Last Night

Here’s my beautiful friend super talented interior designer Leah Ansel and moi at an event at a gorgeous new bathroom showroom in New York City– Drummonds. She was so kind to erase all of my wrinkles. But look! My Banana Republic top and necklace that I got for the trip to England. And I had on the leopard belt too. Us designing girls love our leopard!


But check out this exquisiteness at Drummonds on East 58th St.


And this is funny. They are an English company and waiting for me was a plateful of proper English scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream. I had to come back home to New York to get my scones! haha!


Please click here to see some of my favorites that are on sale this week.

And from there, you can find the links to the clothes and everything else.

Or, you can always go directly to the top menu bar.


6 Responses

  1. I started collecting blue and white from Wisteria about nine years ago when the large happiness pot was only $99. I bought two back then along with the two smaller happiness pots and two of the larger flat lid round ginger jars. I love the quality and even though they are not antiques, they are beautiful. I think I will see what is on sale today.

    Thanks so much!

  2. As a Furniture refinisher I’m always set back when a potential buyer offers 50% below asking price. Insulted even. It makes me realize the person asking has no idea of the amount of work or the high cost of supplies that go into bringing a quality piece of furniture back to life. If you know for sure that a piece is overpriced and you can prove it with comps from other retailers that’s one thing but please don’t just randomly start your offer at 50% below asking

    1. Hi Vicki,

      Absolutely. It depends what it is. I was thinking more along the lines of something that hadn’t required any work for the seller. But that’s a very good point.

  3. Hello Laurel, A good technique I have found when making offers on the internet is to decide the amount you want to offer, then add a tiny bit. For example, if something costs $1000 and you want to offer $500, offer $515 or $525. This makes the offer “more than half” and the seller is less likely to feel insulted. This works for all amounts; if someone wants “more than $80”, and you offer $83, your offer will be accepted.

    The extra cost is negligible–the important thing is to get what you want.

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