Furniture Row Shopping Centers host four home-apparel stores in a single convenient location. The quartet of specialty stores—Sofa Mart, Oak Express, Bedroom Expressions, and Denver Mattress Co.—is designed to accommodate every room in the house. Espresso leaning shelves ($88) are fully caffeinated yet provide remarkably steady support for books, picture frames, and knickknacks. Soothe summer nights with a Perfect Harmony Isocool mattress pad ($69–$109) atop a new mattress set ($219+); top it off with an attractive brocade duvet set ($44–$68). A new lamp set ($148+) atop an end table ($118+) is a great way to encourage sofas to use more light when they read.
The dozens of plush mattresses that fill InnoMax’s vast show room call to customers like song-less sirens, enticing patrons onto their comfortable coils and springs with the promise of restful slumber. These dream-inducers support the lumbar with a range of fillings, including beds plumped by air, liquid, memory cells, and natural latex, which conforms to bodies and proves more hygienic and durable than a bed made of collapsed pizza boxes. Knowledgeable sales associates take stock of customers’ sleep styles to offer mattress suggestions or guide customers through InnoMax’s host of accessories including bed frames, sheets and comforters, and hardwood furniture.
The World Wide Antique Show, now more than half a century old itself, brings together more than 150 vendors and antique hunters for a three-day convention bursting with paintings, furniture, glass, and collectibles from the past. Art aficionados ponder whether postmodern pedestals should hold porcelain, pottery, steam-powered cellphones, or bronze, and collections of antique furniture gracefully continue to stand up to gravity. Time-tested necklaces drape around necks, books house knowledge from generations past, and art glass glimmers under contemporary lights. Visitors park in a free lot before wandering among the collectibles, period clothing, and dolls created back when children still played with each other instead of robots.
From its modest origins in a garage, Appliance Factory Outlet & Mattresses has blossomed into a full-fledged appliance-vending behemoth with 13 locations throughout Colorado. The outlet compiles an enormous collection of handy household appliances from top-quality brands such as GE, Whirlpool, LG, and KitchenAid.
At each location, knowledgeable staffers shepherd patrons through sprawling showrooms, which collectively tout more than 150,000 pieces of equipment, including laundry machinery, kitchen appliances, microwaves, and macrowaves. They can special order items not in stock or tap into a stash of spare parts to repair busted apparatus. In addition to appliances, the staff can point patrons toward a fleet of mattresses and overstock items.
Victoriana Antique & Fine Jewelry stocks shelves with handpicked relics and vintage accessories ranging from authentic Victorian pieces to modernist baubles from the 1950s. Proprietors scour jewelry shows and contact international buyers to scare up authentic, top-quality pieces instead of candy necklaces covered in dust to appear and taste older. Century-old cases shelter a variety of outfit enhancers, including simple sterling-silver earrings ($20) and engraved oval lockets ($145) from the 1890s. Add antediluvian-flair to straight-laced garments with a piece of costume jewelry, such as a buckle-styled art-nouveau brooch ($85) or an aqua brooch ($145) with dangling turquoise teardrops wiped from the eyes of proud papa unicorns at their colt's graduation. Customers can also apply their Groupon toward more expensive in-store merchandise ranging from onyx brooch and ring pairs to 1930s white-gold rings.