I am not surprise their shares are tanking as they are grotesquely gouging and taking people for imbeciles. I wouldn’t advocate for anyone to buy anything overseas unless they know what they’re doing! Our designs do get stolen all the time. My husband & I couldn’t wait to get out of there. But, they’ve gone to the opposite extreme and fallen way beyond what it is.ReplyCancel, COCOCO looks fabulous!!! Thank you for TRUTH Laurel! Restoration Hardware Voyager Steamer Dresser. Before buying from Alibaba, I’d be sure to look to see if you can buy the item from an Amazon seller since much of what is sold on Amazon is made in China. I mean, they have to pay for all of those trees and printing somehow? Yeah, the original! Bar stools and bistro chairs with cane seating – bar stools hardly used and now needing to be repaired. Want Louboutin shoes copied that can be done, but anyway I could go on and on. Relax in style with Restoration Hardware's collection of outdoor furnishings. I think a toilet paper holder. So I couldn’t agree with you more! Well, it’s not uncommon. I took a change ordering a loveseat at the beginning of the summer (delivery will be soon, I hope!) restoration hardware furniture. Not that I ever purchased anything there. And then going about building giant emporiums to display said jeans.ReplyCancel, Hi Laurel, RH Members enjoy 25% savings and complimentary design services. It’s usually about half the price that RH is selling it for. I am a faithful reader and learn so much with each post.ReplyCancel. When you get these items you realize there is a vast difference between the photograph and reality. . This is America, Like there was some type of revenge being served. I’ve never actually bought anything there because everything is SO pricey (even with the trade discount) but everything is so giant just like you said. The companies that come under Williams Sonoma (includes Pottery Barn and West Elm) have moved upholstery manufacturing back to the US (once upon a time, Mitchel Gold and Bob Williams did a lot of the upholstery work for RH and PB). I had no idea to tell you the truth about all of that, but my bullshitometer went into over-drive. )…..I was even corrected when I referred to it as a showroom. RH, Restoration Hardware Outlet Restoration Hardware is a luxury brand in the home furnishings marketplace offering furniture, lighting, textiles, bathware, décor, outdoor and garden, as … $596. That’s always been my signature style. I think as long as there are people, greed will exist. So, if u r brave and strong and not easily fallen for looks but no glory, walk around, smile, and walk out without spending a dime and go to Starbucks to get ur high.ReplyCancel, I should have used my furniture company’s website , “truexstyle.com”. Perhaps RH should think about going into the firewood biz the next time they stumble on some French oak barrels! No, conversely, I’m happy if you’ve had a good experience. I called the company and without a question they sent replacements. Here’s our $79 salvaged, refined beauty marked up 3,000% at the newly renovated Flat Iron Store. Thanks for speaking the truth.ReplyCancel, You Naughty girl, Laurel and I love it-the truth is a lot of our fabulous designer handbags are made in china and we are getting the same rip off from so many stores- RH had it coming, because they are so blatant- I loved seeing that Chinese web site with all of the products-my poor daughter bought all of her renovation lights from them for her kitchen and bathrooms-I will be honest, the last time i walked into one of their dark,dreary gray stores on a dark, dreary day, I felt like running out and screaming-It was so depressing! Photography. Oh, it was so, so pretty and I was immensely proud of it! Well, maybe I’ll do a post about him sometime. A bad storm will blow those babies away for sure. Free shipping on all textiles. They promote it. Everyone has their version of the English roll-arm sofa and the differences are slight. Restoration Hardware Cloud Modular Sofa Chaise Sectional (left) – $9,500; Value City Furniture Kroehler Plush Sectional and Ottoman Set (right) – $2,289; Want to pay an arm and a leg for a new couch? Unless you’re buying furniture from local makers, they’re all made in Asia with extremely high markup. No? Everyone here is brave enough to tell the truth. A Long Narrow Hallway - Help For A Dark Scary Mess, The Stained Wood Trim Stays - 16 Wall Colors To Make It Sing, A Disturbing Bathroom Renovation Trend To Avoid, Magical Christmas Lights In Boston’s Beacon Hill, 10 Decorating Questions With Difficult to Find Answers, 50 Living Room Decorating Rules You Need To Know. That was the last time I shopped there.ReplyCancel, A year? And since they pretty much stopped selling HARDWARE, they’ve shortened the name to RH. Just one not-so-little problem. Interior Design, Furniture, Inspiring Ideas. But that doesn’t mean you have free license to peddle mediocre crap to people who think they are “getting a great deal” by buying their crap. And I’m not advocating buying directly from China. The fabulous artist, Allison Cosmos from Sunday’s post, discovered it and sent me the most darling note today. rh has done a brilliant job of buying into those insecurities. Appreciate it greatly!ReplyCancel, Hi, Plus, there are safety issues: structural and electrical.ReplyCancel. I recently spent over $1500 on new hardware (Strande in polished chrome) for my kitchen cabinets and it’s money down the drain. We found the Comfortable Couch Company in North Carolina. Often they’ll change a small detail. You can have whatever your heart desires to be copied and made by hand there, the (highest quality or low)they are such hard working people and live very meagerly but are happy for the most part. And I will whole-heartedly put myself in that category. RH also knocks off pieces from other brands. Shoppers can find anything from velvet sofas to button-tufted leather recliners. Thanks; shopping name brands doesn’t always mean it’s good quality.ReplyCancel, A lot of the issue with RH furniture, particularly the seating, is the scale. They did a marvelous job with the old building, but . Its been my experience that these manufacturers will do and say anything as long as you pay them. Thank you for mentioning those catalogues. I have also had good experience with their linens: sheets and quilts. A whopping bargain at RH for $180 marked down from $249, Do you like Sputniks? Please keep spreading the word about the horrors of RH. Others can do the same. And sure, sometimes they change some of the details, but often. In plain English, it means they’re legit. I almost forgot. lol Maybe they were better once upon a time. Neither do I have a direct stake in the design industry, except as a hapless customer. Free shipping on all textiles. For years when asked by friends and clients for my thoughts about purchases they wanted to make at RH, my warnings were meet with skepticism. I’ve been stalking a local consignment shop lately searching for “that perfect chair” and so many of the pieces are solid, heavy and have lasted years because they are usually made right here in the good old USA and have been in families forever. I have been saying this for years. But I fell for quick delivery and a close enough cost. And who lives like their home is a lounge to sit 30?ReplyCancel. I even have your Rolodex!!!! In fact, based on the retail prices here, they would be charging a lot more! I’m sure they are getting all kinds of kickbacks and donations to line their pockets. Love that!ReplyCancel. When they began to change, my interest went downhill. There was nothing I could buy and eventually found an amazing store on Jane St that had repros that were a very high quality for just a little more than the CRAP at RH. To label RH in the way that you have is, in my opinion, is a little like blaming Whole Foods for the fact a conventionally grown apple they sell is more than it is at… say.. Target. And yes… some of the furniture is very over-scale and verrrrry deep. RH is just one story among hundreds of thousands concerning selling overpriced junk to unaware Americans. ReplyCancel, I do agree with you Laurel about Ralph. It is something else . An Italianate structure, it was built in 1862 and was one of the first commercial buildings constructed in this area. Gary plans to next branch into hospitality resort spaReplyCancel, Actually, yes, that’s what the stores look like. Heck. I guess they might become handy if someone’s breaking and entering, because then you can use this huge heavy pile of paper for self-defense. I do like their hardware. Again, thank you.ReplyCancel, I held a fortuitous coupon in my hand at around the time they rolled out the ‘amazing’ 25% deal. No business should be so outrageous with their markups. Unless you have a large budget it’s difficult to find good quality and stylish US made products. Sure, after they’ve been rescued from a Chinese landfill. Yes, you have exposed perfectly their blatant ripoff scheme. A new RH lifestyle gallery would be built next door. Thank you for sharing resources!ReplyCancel, The Cloud series definitely has that cool California, Holly Hunt look. And while I realize that not everything can be made in this country, a lot of my vendors ARE producing a quality product in the USA and selling it for an appropriate margin. I am willing to pay a premium price to have a plastic mechanism which lasts. ReplyCancel. When I found out they did not do 8 way hand tied anymore, I nixed them. To end on a far happier note. Shoppers can find anything from velvet sofas to button-tufted leather recliners. It would be so helpful if there was a source list of retailers offering good quality, stylish and affordable furnishings–as what’s a homeowner to do when looking for reasonably priced basic pieces like sofas, dining or coffee tables, etc., especially if not living in an urban area where more choices are usually available. Kudos to you!ReplyCancel, Most upholstered furniture that’s medium to high-end is made here. I know this for a fact as I’ve calculated and processed the payment. Now ARE these the exact pieces sold by RH? Glad you’re laughing!ReplyCancel. She and her husband ordered some great pieces. I thought I was the only one that was confused about their “new direction”. These practices go on throughout the industry from the small dealer all the way up to huge retailers. Every year the price went up, and my dad wanted to pay to fill that tank just once a year. Dealing with RH is a joke. It warms my heart!ReplyCancel, Sorry the “Chesterfield like a Canadian” went over my head. I say it because that is the style of sofa that has a big roll arm that is the same height as the back and usually tufted.ReplyCancel, This article and comparison was great! photo taken in the 1920’s – source unknown. Hope we made a good decision.ReplyCancel, I like Crate and Barrel and it’s not trying to be something it’s not.ReplyCancel, I’ll start that I wholeheartedly agree with you that you probably aren’t getting the quality or bargain you think you are from RH, especially with the suppliers and examples shared… but just to toss it out there (and I know you did way more research than I did and am sure you know more) but intellectual property theft in the APAC region, especially China, is extremely common and IMO ridiculous… do we know if they are truly supplying their inventory that way or were there designs, etc. RH's Sectional Collections:At RH, Restoration Hardware, discover luxury, high-quality sectional furniture. Even if I bought only ONE of these from China, the price is still only 1/10th the price of the Resto piece! Our government is at fault. I love your furniture and you are in https://laurelberninteriors.com/laurels-rolodex/ and I said some very nice things about you guys! Laurel Bern-August 11, 2016 - 11:11 PM. But my point which was missed by some people is that much of what is sold if not all is not the exclusive high-end product it is portending to be. Deconstruction is for literary theory and avante guard architecture. I used to love to browse at RH and purchased a number of lamps that I still use (they were very reasonably priced back in the day). Don’t know why I responded to this article really as I have “no skin in the game.” I thought some points were valid but in all like I said previously this is OBVIOUSLY a negatively biased article. Give money to foreign companies and it’s gone. Almost purchased a sofa from them a couple weeks ago. The towels are quite nice and the colors are wonderful, but that’s the only good thing I can say about that store. I wish that would come back. And they aren’t alone according to Consumer Affairs. http://www.cococohome.com are some really great folks, with a wonderful design studio.ReplyCancel, The website is actually https://www.cococohome.com/; the one you posted (ironically) goes to a Chinese website! I’m glad you’ve had a good experience. Those things are not cheap to produce. I PRAY it holds up! I guess my eleven pieces also ended up in the landfill. I knew their sofas were especially bad and their table finishes are being reported on blogs as very problematic. I’d be incredibly honored!ReplyCancel, RH is total junk now. But so does 90% of the rest of the furniture industry…let alone retail in general. Marketing. I want them to succeed, but not at the expense of my colleagues. That’s what makes me nervous. This is actually fact. L.L.Bean or bust (or until I talk my husband into linen)ReplyCancel, Just got my first set of linen sheets…from Rough Linen. Sometimes the difference in price is worth not having a couch that will last forever. then, Mr Gary Freidman and the owner happened to become buddies, and before long it was announced a deal had been made. I feel the same and I haven’t even been personally ripped off. It would be no different than the Gap suddenly claiming it was haute couture and charging a thousand bucks for a pair of ripped jeans. I’m curious if you have a go-to reco for simple and well-made bathroom hardware? Check it out here –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7fYM630JMs. until I woke up one morning and saw it hanging by the wire. It’s quite commonplace in the furniture industry. Much of it is so cool! Pressed paper? Reply Cancel. A lot of us tried to dissuade her, but she honestly felt they were the best choices for her. In truth, I can usually create a much nicer CUSTOM product at or below their price point if given the opportunity. Oops sorry. I love their knobs and pulls and the “Asbury” knob is still a go-to fave for bathroom vanities. I was S.T.U.P.I.D.!! I have had dealings with that “pretentious” corporate leader (I didn’t work hand in hand with him on a regular basis as I wasn’t THAT high up but I have dealt with him on several occasions). But the money to build these monstrous (but actually very cool in an excessive way) showrooms has to come from somewhere. Via Googs maps is a birds-eye (duh) view of the Flatiron, Madison Green to the right and Restoration Hardware; a high-end home furnishings retailer. They might very well be knock offs. OMG! I shopped McKinnon and Harris and Janus et Cie with my Landscape architect (my first and second choices), but the prices even at wholesale with a 20% design fee to my landscaper, I was looking at $125,000+!!! And thanks for sharing your experiences with us. Thy knew of the problem and had corrected it with the vendor. Thanks for all of that. https://wp.me/a3VFXx-5j3ReplyCancel, Dear Laurel, 2 years ago, we visited Atlanta’s new RH store ( with valet parking no less). That setting would be perfect. Very true as far as Restoration Hardware….I will have to give them a plus for their towels and sheets…The towels last years and there are good sales…. Then I got up close and saw the chip in the side. Yes, I’m sure. I seriously considered a EA couch before I began researching online. Free shipping on all textiles. The exercise was to show an approximate price-point for the same or similar products coming out of China. So, the reality is that a light fixture advertised on Alibaba at $1 would actually cost lots more. A “cloud” sectional with some 6-8 big heavy cushions. I’m showing this post around to them, if you don’t mind.ReplyCancel, Thank you so much and yes, please share! What RH does better than anyone else is marketing. I probably should’ve said that. 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