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LAST UPDATED: June 26th, 2024

Cost Plus World Market launched in San Francisco over 50 years ago. They began selling handmade furniture sold at cost plus 10%. They now continue their mission to sell unique, high quality merchandise and have included unique pieces from all over the world in their inventory. Cost Plus World Market offers a unique selection of home décor and furniture to match the style of any home.

 

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The Good

Cost Plus World Market offers customers unique, high quality products with excellent shipping and delivery options making furniture shopping a pleasant experience. -Wide category selection -Offers sales and promotions -Quick delivery -Several years of business experience Cost Plus World Market offers customers a wide range of unique inventory from every corner of the globe. Consumers can search through 7 main categories which include furniture, outdoor, rugs and curtains, lighting, décor and pillows, dining and kitchen, and food and drink.  World Market also offers seasonal items which include holiday and seasonal decorations as well as a gifts tab where consumers will find a selection of games, apparel, and other unique items. Some items are only available online or only available in their retail store. Item availability is specified in the product information. World Market features a sales tab where customers will find great discounts on items from each of their product categories. World Market also features special discounts and promotions on their home page providing customers with easy access to information on specific discounts and sales. Consumers can expect to receive items fairly quickly when they order through Cost Plus World Market. Standard ground shipping only takes 3 to 8 business days after the order has been placed. Threshold delivery takes 7 to 14 business days after leaving the warehouse. The cost of delivery is dependent on the shipping method selected as well as the item's size and/or weight. The delivery cost for standard ground shipping begins at $4.95 for items with a shipment value of $15.00 or less and increases up to 10% for items with a shipping value more than $600. Customers are eligible for free shipping when their order equals $150 or more. World Market has been in business for an impressively long stretch of time compared to several of their competitors. With over 50 years of experience in the home/furniture industry, they have adapted their model and expanded to meet the needs of a wide pool of customers. They specialize in locating unique, well made items from different quarters of the world. Their inventory includes items to fit nearly any style including customers searching for Spanish artwork or African collectibles.
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The Bad

There is a lack of some information on the World Market Website which may be inconvenient for some consumers. -No warranty information on website -No International Shipping We were unable to find specific warranty information on the Cost Plus World Market website. Consumers may have to contact customer service to inquire about warranty information for specific products. Consumers may contact customer service through the Cost Plus World Market website or by phone at 1-877-967-5362. A potential downside to using Cost Plus World Market is their lack of international shipping availability. Currently consumers are able to ship anywhere in the US. Many of their competitors offer shipping to several countries including the US, which may make them a less appealing option for some individuals.
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The Bottom Line

Cost Plus World Market offers customers a large selection of unique home and furniture products. Their quick delivery time frame as well as shipping options make purchases simple. Cost Plus World Market is an excellent resource for finding unique, well made home and furniture products at competitive prices.
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Presley Grimes

The salesman was very helpful and cooperative during my trip to your store. He suggested few options to match that go with the furniture I liked. He has good knowledge of sales and house decoration. He's very friendly and gave good hospitality kind of behavior. I felt very comfortable buying stuff here. Seems like it's a reliable store. I will definitely come back and ask my friends to buy home decoration & furniture from here. Thank you for providing such a nice sales person.

1 month ago

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JanfromSanford

I absolutely love shopping at World Market! They carry many unique items at a very reasonable price. Everything I've purchased has been excellent quality...I've never had to make a return.

2 weeks ago

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Brown Levi

I like World Market Company mostly for their quality best goods. I parches many products from here like Bath shop, shampoo, a towel, a coffee mug, a tooth brush and some kitchen goods. All was so best and very nice. I mostly like their return policy. So great.

1 month ago

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Unhappy Customer

I love love love this store. They have the cutest decorative items and some furniture as well. Their prices are much less than what you'd pay for the same thing (or similar) in stores like Home Goods, Kirklands, Michaels, Pier 1, etc. I bought a couple of things from this store through their website and I've been quite pleased. My only issue with this store is that they do not have locations near me so if I want to return something, I either have to drive to their nearest location which is an hour away from me, or I have to pay to have it shipped back to them. Other than that, they're a good store.

3 months ago

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Price Family

I absolutely love World Market! It has the most interesting furniture of great quality. I purchased a coffee and side table there in 2004 and it still looks as good as new. There is always something that you can find at World Market that you just have to get. That is why I cannot walk in there very often

2 months ago

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Stephanie Bloniarz

I love everything about World Market! It's such a FUN store! I find myself getting lost and wanting to buy everything. I've purchased bath/home goods, towels, soaps, lotions, furniture, housewares, and LOTS of Torani syrups for my tea and coffee! Everyone is so friendly. The closest store is in Phoenix, at Happy Valley and I17 - which is a 90 minute drive for me, but well worth it!

3 months ago

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Isiah Bullock

World Market's selection of international goods is impressive. It's a great place to find unique items that you won't see elsewhere. The store ambiance is inviting, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Prices are reasonable considering the quality and craftsmanship of the products. Overall, World Market is a must-visit for anyone looking to add a touch of global flair to their home.

4 months ago

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veronica angelo Weston, MA

I recently discovered World Market and it quickly became my favorite store for unique and affordable home decor and furniture. The eclectic selection adds a touch of character to my space. The friendly and helpful staff make the shopping experience enjoyable and I always find something special at World Market.

5 months ago

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Arooj Naeem Washington, DC

World Market has become one of my favorite stores for unique and globally inspired home decor. The diverse range of furniture, textiles, and kitchenware offers a refreshing departure from mainstream options. The store's frequent sales and membership discounts enhance the value. Navigating through the curated selections feels like a delightful journey, making World Market a distinctive and enjoyable shopping experience for me.

7 months ago

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Devin Regensburger

World Market is dangerous! You go in for one thing and come out with 15 other things! Seriously though, they have great products. I love their selection of international goods you can't get elsewhere. They have a great selection of picture frames and art prints. They also are my go-to for holiday decorations, be it Christmas or Halloween. I absolutely love their kitchen products, too. They sell some top-notch cookware, glassware, and plate sets. It's basically your one-stop shop for home goods.

7 months ago

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Kelsey Conner Wilmington, NC

Whenever I go to a new city and I see a World Market, I know that I'll like the city ;). I love their versatility and the items I can find there. My husband is from South America and we are able to find a lot of his childhood favorites on the shelves. I also love their unique furniture and decor--it's a great store for specialty food items as well as gifting and decorating.

8 months ago

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Nicky

The World Market has beautiful and unique stuff; however, the prices are too high (even before inflation). They should consider changes in the various price spectrums to attract more customers with different budgets.

2 months ago

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Rebecca Tunnell Bolivar, MO

I always love coming to the store. I never know what I’m gonna find. Usually I end up with way more than I wanted to buy but I feel that it has some things that you won’t be able to find again

4 months ago

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Ijeoma hilary

I really like world market it’s more than a shopping platform and I can easily point what I need on their site and it will be delivered to me in time their customer service is very good

5 months ago Edited January 19, 2024

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Viti Phann Channelview, TX

There is so much variety at World Market- I always love looking around to see the new inventory they have. I've found some really cool Asian snacks and unique home decor for my new place!

5 months ago

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jagarrou Tucson, AZ

I love the variety of snacks and drinks from around the country. I live that they have Cheerwine! Living in Arizona is a loooong way from North Carolina. And sometimes I just want a Cheerwine! The home goods are nice and colorful and they’re always having a sale.

6 months ago

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Kelsey T.L. Lansing, MI

World Market is a true gem for those seeking unique global treasures. Their diverse selection, fair prices, and exceptional customer service make it a five-star shopping destination. From home decor to gourmet foods, World Market never disappoints. I've absolutely loved everything I've bought from this place.

8 months ago

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Joseph West

The Walmart of home goods. The stores are usually a mess and often the goods are not in good shape. But if you are observant you can find good deals.

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Debra Haislet Anaheim, CA

World Market is an interesting store when one is looking for food and alcohol items from other areas of the world. They have a very good selection of housewares and furniture items.

8 months ago

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Michelle Rios Ogden, UT

We literally searched high and low in World Market until we found the metal art piece we needed to make the space above our mantle complete. We were also able to find smaller complimentary pieces for above our windows to tie it all together. Though the store can be somewhat chaotic, we enjoy searching through all of the treasures to find just what we need to perfect our look.

4 years ago

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Beverly Schacher Gulfport, MS

Cost Plus World Market is a fun store to shop at. They have unique items at good prices. They have a great selection of products for your home. Their kitchen section has many interesting items. They also have a great food section with items from all over the world.

4 years ago

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Nichole Davidson Sandy, UT

I love World Market! It's such a fun store to find unique products that highlight different styles found throughout the world. They have a wide variety of products all priced decently and are higher quality than you'd expect for that price. Fun jewelry and scarves, beautiful textiles and wall decor and a food section where you can find things from different countries - some of the best curry powder I've found was from World Market. I've always found something I love. The employees are helpful and kind - I've always walked out happy after visiting.

6 years ago

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David Los Angeles, CA

What a fun store! Love to walk around and see what they have. Really enjoy shopping in the section where they have kitchen stuff, plates and glasses and cookware. The food section is fun and has a lot of diverse and fun items to try.

10 months ago

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DerinFasanmi

Bought a rug from world market and I was surprised at the variety of styles from around the world they offer wouldn't find those at any other store.

3 months ago

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Annie Hickey Ormond Beach, FL

Love, Love, Love this store. I love to cook and I get great ingredients at this store. They have great kitchen items too.

4 months ago

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Sophia Baker New York, NY

I like the pattern of world market furniture and it's so comfortable and I also like that I got 15% off of my first purchase

5 months ago

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Hope Pensacola, FL

They carry things that are different. I bought flatware, bowls, rugs, and pillows. I have even bought some hard to find items in the food department.

5 months ago

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Halle Carl Carson City, NV

World Market has some very unique products and makes a great place to get a gift of all sorts. I love seeing all of the different selections you don't see elsewhere.

8 months ago

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Katlyn Hockman Houston, TX

I was so sad that the World Market near me closed because they have great products as well as customer service. Their prices are a little bit high but the quality of their products makes up for it.

4 years ago

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Jamie Neider Kaysville, UT

Such awesome stuff. I recently need some season items for entertaining for a party and they were a one stop shop for almost everything I needed. Very happy with hostess gifts I was able to grab as well.

4 years ago

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Brittany Wilkinson Herriman, UT

World Market always has such fun stuff. I love going to get unique gifts, flavorings for drinks, different treats and food and awesome stocking stuffers. They have beautiful furniture and lighting. Great store.

4 years ago

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Sav Flo

My parents bought a table from World Market 13 years ago because they knew my younger brothers were going to destroy any other table. This table continues to stand in their dining room in great condition. This store in great and fun to explore because they have many unique pieces of furniture and other home decor.

7 years ago

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Crystal Batavia, IL

Love this store! I've been shopping here for years! I love when they send out 30% off coupons or free item coupons! That always gets me in the door! I'm also very happy with all the items I've purchased over the years! Great style and a great price! Especially with coupons!

1 year ago

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MattB Salt Lake City, UT

I purchased a light and end table at World Market for my daughter for Christmas. They have a wide selection of household furniture, décor and accessories. The products look great in her room and were easy for me to install.

4 years ago

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Shannon B Salt Lake City, UT

I am obsessed with World Market! I always go here for unique home goods and gifts. Everything I've bought here has been high quality and very affordable. They have a lot of products here that are comparable to much more expensive brands too.

4 years ago

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Julie Kincaid Soldotna, AK

I love World Market! A couple months ago I was on vacation in Florida and I stopped into a World Market. First, it smelled delicious, and second, I wished I had a bigger suitcase to bring stuff home. It is a feast for the eyes and nose in there. You will always find interesting home decor and food items. I can't wait to return again.

5 years ago

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Reese Pleasant Grove, UT

I love going into this store as it has so many items from all over. I love the worldwide aspect of the store and the ability to find a unique item that could be from anywhere. Also, the prices are great and not too expensive for someone trying to find something unique for them at a great price.

5 years ago

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Ilene McKechnie Sparta, NJ

Very unique items and just a fun store.. I love that they are items from all over the world and they separate the sections.

7 months ago

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Tiffany Teen Austin, TX

Ordered a full length mirror. Received the half-sized one. Contacted WM, was told they were out of stock and sent me a return label unprompted and initiated a refund. Asked how much the mirror I received cost, because depending on the price I might keep it instead. They resent the same email. Emailed again, asking the same question. Received the same email. This happened multiple times. Called. Customer service rep. was very rude, uninterested in the story, and unapologetic. Finally agreed I could just be refunded the difference and keep the mirror. Couldn't use the 30% off I'd originally used on the mirror I didn't get since I 'already used the coupon'. So I ended up paying full price for the mirror I didn't order because they couldn't fulfill the order I used the coupon on. Makes sense! At this point, just said ok, hung up, etc. Then I was waiting for a nearly $500 daybed. Delivery scheduled, delivery company called to tell me the box was damaged but the bed was fine. Called back to tell me actually, the bed is not fine. They'd get a new one and reschedule delivery. 3 weeks later after checking the status regularly, decided to check in since it still said 'waiting for carrier'. They emailed back saying - surprise! - the bed is out of stock. Here's a refund! Obviously at this point I flipped out. Told them I don't want a refund, I want the bed. They emailed me back...about...the mirror. I emailed back asking them to read the email I sent them this time before continuing to waste my time. Now they email me a repeat of the same email from the first time. I tell them they need to find the bed at a store, then, and ship it to me from the store. They finally tell me the bed is out of stock in all the stores - which is hilarious, because I was at my local store about three weeks ago and they had it, so I'm sooo glad they waited until *I* suggested a solution on their behalf, and now it's too late! It's almost as if they could have resolved this on their own weeks ago, if only I had been working for them and instructing them on how to resolve problems! They then tell me they 'called me multiple times today but the phone rang busy' which is factually untrue based on: I had my phone in my hand all day as I spent most of my day EMAILING THEM. My phone did not ring. I have no missed calls, as proven by the call log I sent them a screenshot of. I have no voicemails. And do cell phones even ring busy??? I wasn't even on the phone today! How would it ring busy?? So basically, I ordered furniture over a month ago, and two of the main items I ordered are out of stock and WM does not have a single soul in their office who can read, comprehend, and respond to emails, nor do they know how to actually find a solution to anything besides 'sending a refund'. Do note, on my order status log it STILL shows that the bed is 'awaiting carrier pickup'. For context, I had an issue with WALMART getting me a mattress once, and they fixed it in literally ONE DAY. For emphasis, *WAL MART*. I also had an issue with Target twice. Both times the issue was resolved with ONE EMAIL. The SAME DAY. I have 15 emails from WM customer care dating back from 3/31 through today, and nothing has been resolved beyond just like...refunding me for what they decided not to send me after I paid for it...which is just legally what they have to do.

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Elle San Francisco, CA

An experience of disappointment all around. Our order was delayed to arrive by over a month when it was promised in 5-7 business days. Secondly, the delivery company SEKO that World Market uses are rude and not pleasant to deal with in scheduling and delivery. The amount you pay for delivery--they only deliver to your front door or garage, not inside the house. No were on their website does it state that the delivery is only to the front door or garage only. When I called World Market about the issues, they were sorry and they couldn't do anything about it. We will certainly not buy anything again from World Market. Instead, we will shop at other companies (Pottery Barn, West Elm, CB2, Anthropologie, Restoration) that deliver and set-up your furniture. World Market offered nothing but poor customer experience and lack of care for customers. We have a choice where we shop and spend our money and it will not be at World Market, because they don't value customer care.

5 years ago

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Karrie Taylor Avondale, AZ

I have had the worst experience with World Market ever and I would never order ANYTHING from this incompetent company again... I placed an order on Sunday 11/11 and updated my address to AZ from MI when I received an email confirmation they mixed part of my MI address and AZ address together. I called within an hour and thought it could be changed. The customer service rep told me she could not change it and I would have to contact my postal service or who ever was shipping it and change it with them or let it ship to the wrong address and come back to the store., Hung up! Called back the next rep took my address told me he would put it on a supervisors deck and it would be taken care of. So I called Monday morning 11/12 and spoke to a Supervisor who stated it was not to late and it would be taken care of, matter of fact she called me back to ask me for my address again. Then Tuesday night I get a new email that it shipped, low and behold it’s still the old address. I called spoke to ANOTHER supervisor and she stated there was not no guarantee that the address would have been changed and now I would have to let it ship to an address that doesn’t even exist and wait for that to happen. I was unable to talk to someone who could actually give me answers or tell me that my over $500 purchase was gonna be taken care and be able to reach me by Thanksgiving. I’m so disappointed and disgusted with the incompetence of how this was handled as will never give them my business. Buyer beware Cost Plus don’t care about you and what you spend with them! Update- I’ve been going back and forth with this company who has continued to give me misinformation about my shipment, that when I ordered it was intended for Thanksgiving. It’s so disheartening when you not only don’t receive your product, your money back or a solution for all you inconvenience’s. I have still not received my order of the refund I was told a week ago from Mike in the Customer Service management team. It is the 28th and I called and left a message for Mike in Monday the 26th to find out about the refund of my money.

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Karrie Taylor Avondale, AZ

I have had the worst experience with World Market ever and I would never order ANYTHING from this incompetent company again... I placed an order on Sunday 11/11 and updated my address to AZ from MI when I received an email confirmation they mixed part of my MI address and AZ address together. I called within an hour and thought it could be changed. The customer service rep told me she could not change it and I would have to contact my postal service or who ever was shipping it and change it with them or let it ship to the wrong address and come back to the store., Hung up! Called back the next rep took my address told me he would put it on a supervisors deck and it would be taken care of. So I called Monday morning 11/12 and spoke to a Supervisor who stated it was not to late and it would be taken care of, matter of fact she called me back to ask me for my address again. Then Tuesday night I get a new email that it shipped, low and behold it’s still the old address. I called spoke to ANOTHER supervisor and she stated there was not no guarantee that the address would have been changed and now I would have to let it ship to an address that doesn’t even exist and wait for that to happen. I was unable to talk to someone who could actually give me answers or tell me that my over $500 purchase was gonna be taken care and be able to reach me by Thanksgiving. I’m so disappointed and disgusted with the incompetence of how this was handled as will never give them my business. Buyer beware Cost Plus don’t care about you and what you spend with them!

5 years ago

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Ashley Pleasant Grove, UT

The customer service was not as helpful As I would’ve hoped I could’ve caught someone on a bad day since I’ve only purchased one item from the store

6 years ago

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Katelyn Empey Logan, UT

There is a wide variety of items at World Market Stores. I wasn't planning on buying anything and I walked out with a lot. It is easy to do there between food, clothing, games, and housewares.

6 years ago

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Lisa Cape Coral, FL

I just love all the international items this store sells! It feels good to buy food from my heritage as well as others in one store. Quality of items is to notch and prices are very reasonable.

1 year ago

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take7 Sandy, UT

Bought an outdoor dining set here and it was smaller than we anticipated but we made it work in another area we needed it for. Price was customizable to the pieces we wanted without getting the whole set we didn't need. Buy online and pick up in store was affordable and preferred for me.

4 years ago

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mccandless24 Kaysville, UT

I have loved finding unique and different items from World Market. They have a great selection in rugs and dining tables, and had a lot of options that I had not seen anywhere else. The prices are reasonable and at times they have had items that were on sale at really good deals.

4 years ago

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fernandopessoa South Jordan, UT

We bought a kitchen table from here a few months ago during their big furniture sale. We got a great deal and the table has been great. It’s in style and has held up well with our 4 kids

4 years ago

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Aimee Mortensen Pleasant Grove, UT

The products and furniture available are unique and frequently offer Bohemian styles. If you find something you like you should probably purchase, because it can be challenging to find more of the item...the challenge of the unique nature of the items sold.

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Adrianne murray Brigham City, UT

Hands down my favorite place to find fun furniture and things for the house. There is everything from frames to baskets to chairs. Everything enough go back to California (where I’m from) I go there to see if there is anything to bring back. More than once I have something on my roof of my car making the trek two states away.

4 years ago