Made from the finest European beech
wood, the Imperial armchair by
Italian Concepts boasts sleek
geometric lines and curves along
with a round back design,
contoured arms, turned feet,
hand-carved details and a
comfortable seat. The perfect
additon to any room.
THERE’S AN ART to buying furniture at
Costco. It involves timing and preparation.
Costco offers a limited number of furniture pieces throughout the year in the warehouses, but a wider selection is available in July
and January. “These are ‘in-between’ periods
for Costco, in terms of offering seasonal goods,
and there’s extra room in the warehouses to
bring in furniture,” explains Brett Jackson, case-goods buyer for Costco warehouses.
Even during these months, however, there’s a
limited supply. Judging from the number of
phone calls Costco’s furniture-buying team
receives each time an item or collection sells
out, it’s a good idea to come prepared to buy on
the spot and transport your new furniture home.
“The pieces we carry are usually exclusive
deals that you’ll only find at Costco, so if you
find something you like, you won’t find the
same furniture elsewhere and you will not find
a better value,” Brett says.
Brett offers these tips for successful shopping:
Review the furniture ads in The Connection. Mark
the pieces you’re interested in and bring the magazine with you to the warehouse. If you don’t see an
item on display, ask at the membership desk. An
employee can key in the item number from the
ad and tell you where the piece is located or if
the shipment may have been delayed.
Also, before going shopping, measure the area
you are furnishing and think about what will work
with your home’s décor in terms of color, tone and
style. Bring your notes, measurements and a tape
measure, if necessary, with you to the warehouse.
What if you don’t have access to a truck or
van, or you need furniture pieces that the warehouse doesn’t offer? No problem: Just make
an online visit to costco.com.
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