Stores like Pier 1 and World Market

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  1. Leros

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    I'm looking for stores that are similar to Pier 1 and World Market. Any suggestions?

    I'm in the Austin area, so local suggestions are awesome too.
     
  2. EvilYoda

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    They cover so many products, what exactly are you looking for?
     
  3. Leros

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    Nothing in particular. Just looking for places to buy crap to make my apartment look less sterile. I have a week off next week and wouldn't mind wandering around a few stores.

     
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    Target has a lot small furniture and home decor stuff at really cheap prices. Has the same asthetic feel as Pier 1 (vs. the more modern look of IKEA)
     
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    Can also check out Marshall's, Ross, JCPenny's for stuff like that at discount too. Another good one is Hobby Lobby, they have coupons that typically are 50% off of decorations or frames, etc.
     
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    Ikea in Round Rock
     
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    ship me some pluckers
     
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    Macrame covered, hand-carved wooden dildos with an Island theme . . . the GIANT ones that double as hat stands.
     
  9. Amused

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    I've always wondered what it is about humans that they feel the need to fill their living spaces with attractive yet useless crap that collects dust.
     
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    Hey that's his girlfriend you're talking about.
     
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    "like Pier 1"? My wife bought a vase & a bunch of other things at Pier 1. A month later, 300 miles away, we were in Dollar General & saw the exact same vase for $4

    So, you might want to start at the dollar store types of places. Not that those cheap stores offer the same amount of variety.
     
  12. CrackRabbit

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    Hwy not just go to Pier 1 and World Market, IIRC there is a Pier 1 on Airport Blvd just past Koenig and the World Market is out 183 Past MoPac.
    There are probably other locations as well.
     
  13. torpid

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    If you want something like Pier 1 go to the nearest dumpster and then pay $400 for a rickety chair. If you want something like cost plus then go to a home depot and pay $300 for a $50 chair.
     
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    something like crate and barrel or pottery barn?
     
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    No joke. Whenever I rent a furnished apartment, I always put away all of that useless stuff as my first order of business, before unpacking my useful stuff.
     
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    ikea or target
     
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    Got me. I can handle pictures on the wall, but beyond that I strongly encourage my wife to buy crap.
     
  19. idiotekniQues

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    pier 1 has some great deals and some very aesthetically pleasing items. they put stuff on sale like mad. when i moved to a new apartment last january i would go to pier1 see some wall art or decorative piece we liked for like 80 bucks, went back a month later and it was marked down twice to like 20-30 bucks.

    plus some of the more expensive stuff is still a good deal, you just have to look.

    also you can find some good stuff at HomeGoods if you have the patience to wade through a lot of crap.


    it all depends on degree. some people clutter their living space with things, but done well it simply helps create an ambience that beats a sterile empty place.
     
  20. torpid

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    I don't have the patience to keep returning to pier 1 to see if the $100 wicker basket is down to a reasonable $10. I just buy them at Target where they are usually about the right price.

     
  21. Leros

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    My apartment does feel kinda sterile. Having some stuff it gives a warmer homely feeling.
     
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    we weren't stalking items specifically, just stopping by once a month to fill random things we needed and then noticing some serious deals. for us a pier 1 was a couple miles away.

    we got a few things at target too. but even the big Targets have a much smaller selection of decorative stylish pieces vs pier 1.

    http://athos.smugmug.com/galle..._QTazh#336790140_2X4CY

    pretty much everything here was bought from pier 1, target, home goods, ikea, bed bath & beyond, jennifer convertibles


    wall art: pier 1 mostly, some home goods, our own photography

    ikea: both our desks & the bed, the shelves to the left & right of tv

    pier 1: the accent chair, the hanging light,most of the smaller decorative knick knacks, throw pillows

    jennifer convertibles: ottoman/coffee table and the sofa/chaise

    target: tv stand and nightstands, a knick knack or two

    ashley furniture: dresser


     
  23. Howard

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    try a gardening store (plants are great)
    ebay
    ikea
     
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    There are at least a few Pier 1's here in town. I know of one at Lakeline for sure.

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