What You'll Get
Today's side deal gets you $125 toward affordable furnishings plus 30% off upholstered items at Pearl Furniture in the West Loop for $45. Pearl Furniture shows its selection of house-fillings by appointment only, so call ahead to schedule a visit. You can use your Groupon toward anything at the furnishing emporium, including showroom, special order, and sale items. If you put it toward an upholstered item such as a couch, you get an additional 30% off (a percentage that's limited to items less than $3,500). For example, a $1,000 couch would be discounted 30% to $700, then further lowered by the $125 value of your Groupon, resulting in a final price of $575.
Upon arrival, you'll be greeted with a bevy of showroom items to peruse. There are plenty of options that fall within the cost of your Groupon, such as a chrome Galaxy table lamp ($125), Tikal mirrors in cherry or black ($75–$125), a white Lima vase ($45), or Lawrence leather bookshelves ($125). There are also cozy couches, chairs, and more waiting to be adopted. The merchandise is always changing, but you can check out a few sample items here. If there's nothing on the floor that floats your boat, thumb through a large collection of manufacturer books to find that perfect piece. Someone will be there to guide you along the way while giving professional input, such as the storeowner, Kim Tepper.
Combining her interior-design background with spending savvy, Kim started Pearl as a means to bring pieces similar to those in stylish retail showrooms to human-sized dollhouses at a fraction of the cost. By running a frill-free, wholesale operation, furniture can be had for 20% to 50% less than at other outlets.
- Open by appointment only, Pearl Furniture is run by an interior designer who says she was fed up with high furniture prices. Kim Tepper works with small manufacturers who make look-alikes of popular furniture styles you see at national chains. With no inventory, low overhead, and an out-of-the-way, bare-bones warehouse, Tepper keeps prices 20 to 50 percent lower than what you’d pay elsewhere. – Chicago Home and Garden
- What I wanted was very specific, and Kim (who owns Pearl) helped me find styles that were close to what I wanted and then worked with the manufacturer to customize the sizes and styles for me. – Jerri M., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 2, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Tax not included. Extra 30% off only applies to upholstery items. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.