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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-23-2003, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Leather?

I'm talking couches here....sectionals actually.

I'm in the market for a leather L-shaped sectional. Found a real nice set at Dania for $4000 but that place is way pricey. Checked out Jenniffer convertibles...they suck.

What are some other stores in the area for good quality leather furniture?

Oh...one more thing....I need to get rid of my current couch and loveseat....anyone interested? They are 3 years old made by Lane which is a top manufacturer. The loveseat has a real nice hideabed. The set also has a storage ottoman.

Nice set...normal wear....just want leather now...I'll post some pics in the For Sale section if anyone is interested.
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I know a really good store, but the problem is that is all the way in Elgin/or Dundee... spring hill Mall. I might still have the card somewhere at home, I'll try to dig it up tonight. They had a great selection and very good prices when I checked.

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seriously, Carsons has good furniture. You may want to check it out.
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Carson's does have nice stuff...I'll check them out. I'm looking for a leather couch specialty store.

Logtar...see if you can find that #.

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I bought my leather sectional from Bay. I had to special order some of the stuff I wanted so it took a while to get but very good quality and very comfortable. I'll check on the manufacturer when I get home.
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Definitely check out Carson's. They are kind of hidden behind Yorktown mall in their own little strip mall. Nice stuff, reasonable prices.
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Not Home Makers, very nice stuff. There all over chicagoland, I think closest one to you would be on Rosevelt in Glen Ellyn across from the Micky D's, that is if they didn't close that one, I don't think so.

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I'll check out Carson's and WES...both right by me.
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did you try Ethan Allen, Plunketts, Marshall Fields or The Great Indoors?
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i have had a couple leather couches and personaly i wouldnt get one again. they look great, smell great, feel good but in the end its not worth it. if you are hot or damp at all you will stick. if you sweat when your sitting in one spot you will stick. the room has to be rather cool IMHO.

also leather stretches out after prolonged use and you will find it looks horrable after a few years. the seats will be very loose and ripply looking vs. being nice and tight.

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nothing cheaper than getting it straight from one of the warehouses in the Carolinas. Road trip with a truck? I could use some furniture too.

try furniture.com for some online shopping. I actually placed an order with them before they went chapter 11. Now they only act as a pointer to local resellers.
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Been to Great Indoors....nothing I liked. I'm trying to avoid the big names like Marshal Fields, Sears, Carson's, JM SMith, Wickes, etc.

Looking for a leather couch specialty store.
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I've got the trailer to bring a couple sets back....group purchase/road trip to the Carolinas? who's in
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Hey Kruz,

Before you drive all the way down to the Carolinas I would definitely check out Bay Furniture. I've bought two sofas and a leather chair from them. The sofas were from Rowe and the leather chair from Natuzzi (Italian Leather Grade 5 out of a possible 7, but usually the highest grade for furniture. The run of the mill stuff is usually grade 2-3.) Before I purchased I also checked the warehouse prices from the Carolinas and found that if you are prepared to pay cash for the furniture you are looking for, and ask the sales associate for their out the door "cash" price, they've beaten the warehouse outlets every time. When you're in there don't forget to check their clearance areas as well. Have found some great deals in there as well. Good Luck and happy hunting!
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Try www.Ambientefurniture.com

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Went to Carson's today and found an even nicer set from Natuzzi than what we saw at Dania and for a few hundred less. I think I need to just look around some more.
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I'm liking this one from that Ambiente place...


Anyone ever been to K's Leather Gallery in Schaumburg on Golf just west of Meacham?
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Have you looked at room and board? The style furniture they sell is similar to what you posted up there.

www.roomandboard.com

I think you should get one of those corbin car couches

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