From Our Editors
Vibrant, intricately patterned rugs cling to nearly every inch of the two-story walls inside Ahmady's Persian Rugs, towering above a glossy show room dappled with stacks of their folded and flattened brethren. Founded in Iran in the 19th century, the store harks back to its historic roots with a bevy of antique rugs crafted from such materials as hand-spun wool or silk and natural dyes. The third-generation family staff specializes in rare Persian and Oriental rugs, which they import directly alongside European varieties, antique reproductions, and contemporary designs. Ahmady's also offers a 100% trade-in policy, which guarantees that if customers change their minds, update their decor, or cease their feuds with the color taupe, they can swap their rug for another in the store's inventory.