Drive, circle, park, wander aimlessly, sit on dozens of nearly identical chairs, agonize, haggle, agonize some more. Was furniture shopping ever fun?
With Waveland & Clark, a Chicago-based, online-only furniture shop, two entrepreneurs are taking the pain out of buying furniture. (You can sit on your old couch while you pick out a new one.)
Chris Min and Ryan Scarpelli have worked for Groupon Goods and Bed Bath & Beyond, among others. Their new biz sells modern tables, sofas, chairs, storage cabinets and beds direct from carefully vetted factories in China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Italy.
Their inventory looks a lot like what you?d find in big-name furniture stores, but there?s no middleman, so the prices are slashed in a major way. And while this is one purchase you can?t try before you buy, Waveland & Clark offers a free return policy and a five-year warranty. (Use the code PUREWOW50 for $50 off your purchase of $200 or more.)
We love the lines of this supersized McClurg sectional. With its solid kiln-dried hardwood frame, high-density foam and down-feather layer cushions, it?s large and durable enough to seat a family for movie night--or sleep two pesky houseguests.
And yes, it costs nearly $3,000--but a similar-sized sectional from a big-name hometown brand would run you double that.
Savings in hand, we?re off to hunt down a dream chandelier.