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Where Fashion People Buy Furniture

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Fashion and home décor might be closer than ever before. While top style bloggers are now expanding their expertise to include interiors, Amy Astley has been bringing her Teen Vogue talents to Architectural Digest since she switched Condé Nast publications in May. But the two fields have long been in each other's orbits — just ask Karl Lagerfeld, who has held a number of interior design side-gigs, from hotels to condos, over the years.

Now, all this widespread "#homeinspo" has made us want our respective homes to look like a sanctuary you might find on The Coveteur or Domino. Can you make that happen on a shoestring budget? Sure, you can! But part of being an adult is — blergh — "investing" in beautiful pieces that'll last decades. This means that, yes, you might consider splurging on a more expensive piece of furniture that doesn't come from Ikea.

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We compiled 10 interior retailers where fashion people go for their home goods. We primarily considered vendors that offered e-commerce (though there are a few exceptions), and included best-selling products in our guide, too. Read on for a rundown of each one, below. (And to learn where fashion people get their engagement rings, head here.)


Instagram: @2modern

Bestseller: Gus Atwood Chair ($1,150)

Founded in 2003, 2Modern has spent more than a decade curating upscale modern furniture and lighting for a loyal consumer base. Its indoor offerings have now expanded to include furniture and lighting for every room in the house, along with an outdoor category, kids pieces, bedding and even wallpaper.

ABC Carpet & Home

Instagram: @abccarpetandhome

Bestseller: Softline Pink Copper Swivel Square Chair ($1,019, from $1,695)

With two locations in New York City (and others in Florida and New Jersey), ABC Carpet and Home has grown to be a hugely popular retail location among East Coasters. This place is a one-stop shop for shoppers comfortable with paying four-digit prices for artisanal goods. Their products are so expansive that they even include makeup and skin care.

Blu Dot

Instagram: @bludot

Bestseller: Dang Media Stand ($999)

Blu Dot was started by three friends — two architects and one sculptor — in 1997 in Minneapolis and have worked out of their Minnesota studio ever since. Their bottom line since day one? To bring good design to as many people as possible, which the trio continues to do with minimal furniture, lighting, rugs and accessories.

Bungalow 5

Instagram: @bungalow5

Bestseller: Albin Sofa ($3,132)

Each Bungalow 5 collection is designed and produced by a group of New York City-based architects and designers, including in-house cabinetmakers and finishers, who typically source unusual materials from all over the world. With an international influence, its pieces embody "Eastern meets Western classical archetypes" with an otherwise modern aesthetic.


Instagram: @cb2

Bestseller: Vapor Acrylic Chair ($179)

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The modernized sister brand to Crate and Barrel, CB2 has been serving up contemporary home goods since its first store opened in Chicago in 2000. While the CB2 price point is similar to Crate and Barrel, its goods are decidedly more artistic, which makes it a popular choice for a fun-loving fashion crowd.

Jayson Home

Instagram: @jaysonhome

Bestseller: Hayes Cocktail Table ($1,995)

What first started in a Chicago storefront nearly 20 years ago has now expanded into a full-scale digital emporium. (You might even recognize its popular petrified wood pieces, courtesy of Instagram.) With a mix of modern and vintage furnishings, its pieces are designed to look sophisticated and elegant, but with some edge, too.

Made Goods

Instagram: @madegoods

Bestseller: Kane 2-Door Double Nightstand (Price upon request)

This wholesale brand specializes in creating special statement pieces for designers and boutiques, with each item being designed in-house. Made Goods prides itself on its use of unusual materials, which translates to polished metal nightstands, mirrors made with mangrove wood roots and organic (yes, organic) chandeliers.

Modway Furniture

Instagram: @modway_furniture

Bestseller: Engage Upholstered Armchair (Price upon request)

Traditionalists will find plenty to love in Modway, which combines a classic mid-century style with a more eclectic, contemporary flair. It's not uncommon for Hollywood production studios to come straight to Modway for set props, be it a love seat, lamp or headboard.


Instagram: @safavieh_official

Bestseller: Palmer Ottomon ($245)

While many of the pieces Safavieh sells are one-of-a-kind and crafted at artisan workshops and small furniture factories, it also carries big-name brands with sourcing done in Italy, France, England and Spain, among others.

Serena & Lily

Instagram: @serenaandlily

Bestseller: Moroccan Leather Pouf ($495)

Ah, the "pouf" heard 'round the world. If we had a dollar for every time we saw Serena & Lily’s Moroccan Pouf on Instagram, we'd stop writing this post and just retire right now. The retailer — which was founded in 2003 in Sausalito, Calif. — is all about personal style, which manifests itself in color, pattern and original textiles.

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