HERE ARE further details about Costco’s lineup
of outdoor furniture in the warehouses for 2007.
All items are available only while supplies last.
Additional pieces are available on costco.com.
early May. The price is less than $80,
whereas the same-quality rug costs about
$280 retail. (This rug is one of my “
must-have” picks.) Item #270571
Kirkland Signature Collection
Seven-piece aluminum deep-cushion dining
set. Available in warehouses through June.
Six-piece aluminum deep-seating group.
Available now. Item #103124
Five-piece aluminum fireplace seating group.
Available April through June. The tank is
stored under the fireplace on a pull-out holder.
(Empty propane tanks are sold separately in
the warehouses.) Item #270649
Coordinating aluminum chaise lounge.
Available now through April. Item #270619
Old World by Agio
Seven-piece aluminum dining set. Available
now. It has the only round table offered in the
warehouses this season. Item #270522
Five-piece café set. Available now.
Five-piece fireplace seating group. Available
now. Item #270648
La Jolla by Agio Resin Wicker Group
Six-piece woven seating group. Available now.
Each set takes about a month to make; pieces
are great for indoor use, too. Item #270566
Assorted outdoor umbrellas. Stands are not
included but are available.
Wrought-iron stacking chair. The chair is a
great value at less than $20. Matching bistro
table is also available. Chair: Item #663002;
Kirkland Signature premium commercial-grade
304 stainless steel grill. It comes with a built-in 2-cubic-foot oven. Available in March at
warehouses (Item #138972) and at costco.com.
Check out the many “knock your socks off”
outdoor furnishings on costco.com. Click on
“Outdoor” and visit such categories as
“Awning & Shades,” “BBQ,” “Fire Pit &
Patio Heaters,” “Garden Center,” “Patio”
and “Outdoor Structures.”
Outdoor area rug ( 6 by 9 feet)
Coordinates with the Kirkland Signature
Collection, in diamond or leaf motif.
Available March through
Note: Some assembly is required with most
Costco outdoor furniture. Be prepared for large
boxes, and plan transportation accordingly.
Covers are included with many sets.
La Jolla by Agio Six-
Piece Woven Group
Agio is one of the leading
brands of upscale outdoor fur-
niture. It offers exclusively to
Costco a charming, natural-look-
ing, all-weather resin wicker set of
one three-seat sofa, two wingback
chairs with ottomans and one cof-
fee table. All cushions are covered
with Sunbrella fabric in handsome
linen-curry-gold tones with coordi-
nating paisley-print lumbar bolsters.
When asked how to differentiate
between sophisticated high-end resin
wicker, which resists stains, mildew,
stretching and fading, and cheaper
materials, Kari says it’s all in the look
Inspecting a La Jolla chair, I have a
hard time believing it’s made of resin—it looks and
feels like cane. The weave is extremely tight, with no
fake shine or plastic feel.
“This type of deep-seating chair sells in
most patio shops from $500 to $800 each,
whereas our members can purchase the six-piece set for less than $1,500,” says Kim.
Costco vs. the competition
Shop around to compare Costco’s prices to other
stores and you’ll find huge differences. Here’s
proof, featuring Costco’s Kirkland Signature
seven-piece aluminum deep-cushion dining
set with a comparable product.
Deep-Cushion Dining Set
* Price based on a survey taken in Seattle in January 2007.
Old World by Agio
If you are looking for a gorgeous 64-inch-
diameter round outdoor dining table with six
matching chairs, then Old World by Agio is for you.
The tabletop, made of handcrafted slate mosaic
with beautiful copper tile inlays and a black natural-stone border, marries perfectly with the rustic,
wrought-iron-style aluminum table and chair
frames. (A five-piece matching café set and five-piece
deep-seating fireplace group are also available.)
Again, Costco has a great price. “Our Old World
five-piece chat group sells for less than $1,000,” Kim
reports. “I’ve seen similar fireplaces selling for
$1,300, with chairs $600 each. Need I say more?”
To which I reply, “Truthfully, Kim, I was sold
when I walked through the door.” C