Most of the stores that I enjoy are already listed on this blog in the Favorites section but let me focus on a few here for fun.
My all time favorite – partly because it is one of the oldest on the corridor and partly because they have been INCREDIBLY supportive for yours truly is Reincarnations Furniture. Frank and Jonathon have been a great support to ra redoes rooms, referring us to TV production company looking for designers as well as to great clients. In addition, most every picture of me IN a decorated room is actually in the Reincarnations showroom.
They provide fabulous customer service and have wonderful sidewalk sale at least twice a year too. If you are fortunate to be around when they do the sale, it is an event NOT to be missed. and if you are 30 minutes late to it, you will miss it.
Tied for second favorites are the RCKNDY and Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams stores. RCKNDY is an independent local furniture store, like Reincarnations, and is run by a great manager/owner David. He specializes in modern furniture and accessories for one-bedroom apartments and condos in the city. He has also referred fantastic clients my way and hosted a design seminar, featuring yours truly, in the store too!
Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams has successfully coupled comfortable and tailored furniture with an easy going vibe. The staff there is comfortable too! I was fortunate to meet Bev and Page after opening my business years ago. They along with manager Ryan, and staff members, always make sure I am taken care of at MG+BW. Plus it is cool to meet Mitchell or Bob themselves when they visit the store during events. (and they follow me on twitter – cool-o!)
I have most recently met staff at Vastu and Millennium Decorative Arts – and both seem like great places to shop as well. Hope to get back there and work with folks more closely in the near future!
Needless to say, I am ecstatic that more retailers are finding their way to the new and EMERGING MidCity Design District, bringing customers and complementary businesses along the way. Welcome Well Built and Room and Board to the MidCity Design District – and looking forward to meeting and working with you there as well!!