You know you can count on stores like IKEA and Target for affordable furniture really no matter where you live, and those are great options, but there’s so much more out there (and at every price point), especially in New York. You might not think the big city is the best place to try out furniture IRL, but there’s a wealth of furniture and home decor stores—from big showrooms to small boutiques—that stock unique pieces in just about every style, not to mention, plenty of options for beautiful vintage and antique furnishings.
These stores, from chains you might recognize to charming shops you’ve maybe never even heard of, are all worth checking out if you’re shopping for furniture in NYC.
You know One Kings Lane as an online destination for tons of both new and vintage furniture and decor, but you can head to SoHo to visit the brand’s flagship store (or visit their Southampton location if you’re in Long Island.)
Design Within Reach is all about making amazing design accessible, and while they have locations in many states outside of New York, you’ll find several locations in the Big Apple—including their Brooklyn outlet, where you can score discounts on overstocked, returned, and scratch-and-dent furniture sold as-is.
ABC Carpet & Home has two locations in New York—their Manhattan flagship store, and their Brooklyn outlet. At both, you’ll find more than just furniture—rugs, lighting, bed and bath items, and more abound there, and you’ll also find vintage items, too.
If you love West Elm’s selection of modern furniture and home accessories, know that you’re not limited to online shopping in the city. West Elm has three locations in NYC and eight total locations throughout the state, where you can shop your favorites IRL.
So, you’re looking for vintage furniture in New York, and you’ve got a passion for mid-century style? Look no further than Furnish Green, where you’ll find a huge selection that’s updated every week with new warehouse finds that have been cleaned and repaired on-site.
KRB is a home goods store with tons of personality, because everything sold there is hand-curated by owner (and designer) Kate Rheinstein Brodsky. Featuring antique and vintage furniture as well as some contemporary picks, this is the store for anyone who likes classical design—but isn’t afraid of a little color and fun.
You know CB2 as Crate & Barrel’s sort of sleek, chic little sister brand, and while you can shop their full selection online, you can also visit their store in SoHo as well as in the D&D Building uptown. Perfect for testing out sofas (and the rest of the furniture you’ve got your eye on) before you buy.
For high-end, totally hip furniture and decor, head to Coming Soon. The store is known for its super colorful, funky and fun items and overall aesthetic, so it’s great if you’re trying to infuse your home with tons of personality. Fun fact: Online, you can even shop for items by your astrological sign. Yes, really.
At John Derian, you’ll find plenty of furniture, art, tabletop goods, decor, textiles, and even vintage and antique items in-store and online. There are four locations in New York (three lined up next to each other where you’ll find furniture, and John Derian West, where you’ll find primarily decoupage and ceramics.)
Matter is a destination for contemporary furniture and home goods from around the country and the world—as well as the place to go to see the latest trends in design before they even become trends. If you want furniture that feels truly unique, it’s a smart place to shop.
From The Source is the furniture store for you if you’re also concerned about environmental preservation. The brand is all about home goods that are socially responsible, and they take care to source raw materials and “connect people to their environment through design,” according to their mission.
Blu Dot has stores in several cities, including international locations, but New York was the site of the brand’s very first retail location. Originally in SoHo, Blu Dot moved to NoMad to expand and offer a wider IRL selection. There, you’ll find modern furniture at just about every price point.
For vintage lovers who wish their home looked like a 1970s California dream, Adaptations NY in Brooklyn is a must-visit. This women-owned shop is home to some truly stunning vintage furniture and accessories, not to mention, the store has its own in-house line of furniture and decor.
Joybird is all about made-to-order mid-century style furniture, so if you want something that feels more customized and tailored to you, hit up their Brooklyn store—their first and only retail location so far.
Roman and Williams Guild is a great resource for unique furniture and decor items, but it’s also just a cool destination to check out in its own right. The store has a cafe and restaurant inside, as well as a library downstairs, turning shopping for your home into an unforgettable experience.
Another vintage option to check out, especially if you love color, is Home Union. Located in Brooklyn, the store stocks vintage 20th century design pieces alongside one-of-a-kind finds, and items like textiles, lighting, and candles. The founders have backgrounds in fashion and woodworking, both of which shape the store’s aesthetic.
If you want a home with global flair, check out Collyer’s Mansion, since they stock curated, eclectic and colorful items from around the world. Along with furniture and accessories, the store is also a great resource for finding vintage rugs, if you’re in the market.
Located inside an old ship chandlery, this small store is home to a rotating selection of furniture, lighting, collectibles, art, and more. Calliope’s online shop features a small sample of their items, but visit the store in the West Village to see their furniture options.
BDDW describes itself as a small American design and fabrication company, and all of the pieces sold there are designed and made by the company’s founder, Tyler Hays, and a team of craftspeople in his Philadelphia studio. The brand’s flagship store is in SoHo, but there’s also an outpost in Milan.
If you want to furnish your home with the most unique, most high-end pieces out there, stop by The Future Perfect at their flagship gallery in NYC. There, you’ll find furniture and other home goods that feature hefty price tags—and some of the most distinctive designs you’ll ever see.