Looking for a good place to buy a new, reasonably-priced couch in NYC.
July 1, 2008 11:23 AM   Subscribe

Looking for a good place to buy a new, reasonably-priced couch in NYC.

Generally, I'm looking to spend between $1500 and $2000 on a sectional couch or couch + loveseat combo. I prefer leather, but I'm not stuck on it. I don't mind buying online, but they must have a showroom that's reachable by public transportation

No idea what styling I'm looking for. My definition of good design is similar to the Supreme Court's definition of pornography - I'll know it when I see it.
posted by Afroblanco to Shopping (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
An Ikea just opened in Red Hook, maybe you'll find what you're looking for there.
posted by pwnzj00 at 11:29 AM on July 1, 2008 [1 favorite]

A second vote for IKEA. My parents had an orange leather Ektorp couch that still looks good-as-new, even with my two younger brothers constantly spilling crap on it (and jumping on it, and sleeping on it, etc.) It was only $500, too.

I have a similar couch (but a more normal color) that is holding up just as well. My cat loves it and her hair doesn't come off all over it. Leather++
posted by jrockway at 11:33 AM on July 1, 2008

CB2 in SoHo
posted by dendrite at 11:36 AM on July 1, 2008

Response by poster: Yeah, I should have mentioned that I've already been to Ikea and that I don't like their couches.

Maybe it's just me, but their couches are a bit too "deep" for comfort - like the bottom cushions are too long or something. I don't know what it is, but all their couches seem to have it.
posted by Afroblanco at 11:55 AM on July 1, 2008

Bob's Discount Furniture has a location in Freeport (Long Island) which delivers to NYC. They have very reasonable prices on everything and don't do silly price inflating things like free interest or free delivery.

Looks like it wouldn't be too tough to get there using the LIRR, HopStop says it would take about an hour including walking from Penn Station.
posted by notpeter at 1:10 PM on July 1, 2008

Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn and West Elm all have locations in the City. You might also want to try Design Within Reach. Don't forget that Bloomingdale's and Macy's also have furniture departments.

On the higher end, there is also ABC Carpet and Home and Carlyle Sofa.
posted by DannyUKNYC at 1:38 PM on July 1, 2008

I've seen ads for Jennifer Convertibles for years, but I have no idea what their quality is.
posted by brujita at 2:24 PM on July 1, 2008

I've owned two fold-out couches from Jennifer Convertibles. Both cost a very reasonable (though not bargain-basement) amount. Both were very, very comfortable as couches. Both were... acceptable... as beds. The one I have now is leather, and it looks great and is great to sit on. I hear that they are not great at fixing thing that go wrong, but I can't comment since I've never had anything go wrong with either couch.
posted by prefpara at 2:45 PM on July 1, 2008

It really depends on what your style is. I recently went through every couch in NYC (I prefer a contemporary look) and settled on a couch from Ikea even though i was prepared to pay a lot more. I got the Kramfors; I got it with a fabric cover but the leather one is really nice. It's pretty firm, the lines are clean and I don't find that it's too deep.

If you want the pleasure of shopping around I 2nd CB2, also check out Apt-NYC.com (they have a store in Soho. There are a lot of good furniture places in Soho, but also check out the neighborhood around Curry Hill, Park and high 20s/low 30s, and also the D&D area of the high 50s around Lexington. West Elm has some nice stuff but I question their quality to price ratio.
posted by kenzi23 at 2:52 PM on July 1, 2008 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Also, I've heard that there's a big warehouse-y furniture store in DUMBO that isn't West Elm. One of the guys I work with was telling me about it, but he couldn't remember what it was called. Anybody here know what he was talking about?
posted by Afroblanco at 7:54 PM on July 1, 2008

Room and Board
posted by mkultra at 6:58 AM on July 2, 2008

I realize I'm late to the party, but this is my Happy Place. I visit it often.
posted by jeffamaphone at 11:07 AM on July 8, 2008

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