Editor’s Note: This story was originally Penny Horder.
Why not spend $1,000 on an 18-inch vintage marine pendant light and $4,000 on a textured linen chaise longue?
Amazing prices like this might make you think there’s no business stepping into a restoration hardware gallery.
But if you know a few hacks and tips, you can experience the thrill of taking home a perfect piece from a cult favorite and still pay less.
10 tips to cut costs when buying in repair hardware
Here’s how you can find rustic designer pieces at a fraction of the cost at Restoration Hardware (RH for those in the know).
1. Shop sales and specific collections
Seasonal sales are a thing of the past repair hardwareso it costs money to monitor website sales.
Certain collections are available for comparison, such as the Belvedere Teak Collection, which is currently priced at $1,895, or $1,421 for members, or the Nico Handwoven Wool Rugs, which are normally priced at $969, or $383 for members. It’s cheap.
Also, check for coupon codes on sites like RetailMeNot.com.
You can also call your local store and ask about upcoming promotions.
2. Place a single flat rate shipping order
Restoration Hardware charges a flat $279 shipping rate for most furniture items within a 50 mile radius of the store (this chart is outlined below). Shipping charges over that distance).
It doesn’t matter the weight of each item or the size of your order (although some oversized items may incur an additional charge). It makes sense to place a large order once and pay for shipping once.
Have a friend picking up several items? Combine orders, ship to one address, and split shipping.
If desired, small items such as bedding can be returned directly to the gallery without shipping.
3. Leverage your recovery hardware credit card
If used wisely, RHcredit card Helps stretch your budget for bulk purchases.
You can choose to pay no interest for 12 months or reduced interest for 12 or 60 months, so you can splurge on decorating your bedroom and then gradually reduce your total over the course of the year.
caveat: Be careful here. If you don’t pay off your balance within the promotional interest period, the interest on your balance will jump to a whopping 24.99%.
4. Join the RH Member Program
If you already spend (or plan to) spend a lot in stores, Participating in Membership Programs.
Save 25% on all regular priced items and an additional 20% off sale items for a $175 annual fee.
Members also receive VIP treatment, including early access to clearance events, priority financing with the RH credit card, and free interior design help.
5. Scroll Final Sale
Final sale on RH site There’s an exclusive sale up to 70% off, and members get an extra 20% off.
Hover over any of the 9 categories such as living room, dining room, bed, bath and lighting and click the ‘Final Sale’ option to view available sale items.
By the way, if you’re hesitant about membership, the final sale price of the membership may just be your decision.
6. Buy Restoration Hardware Outlets
Restoration Hardware will ship all damaged or clearance merchandise to one of our outlet stores in the US and Canada.this state list Helps find the nearest outlet.
Qualification for “corruption” is free. There may be missing tags, minor cushion tears, or minor scratches.
RH outlet stores do not ship or hold items, so you must visit the store in person to research and purchase items on the spot.
7. Buy a floor model
Most stores sell floor models at low prices and RH is no exception. Floor models can be found in outlets and are not sold in galleries.
Buying a floor model in good condition will save you money.
May not have exactly the same shine as new, wood repair markers do a little furniture rehabbut the cost savings are worth it.
8. Sign up for email
Sign up for Restoration Hardware’s. mail list Notice of the next sale.Also, there is another registration Outlet-specific email.
register for both Be the first to know about special promotions.
9. Connect with RH Enthusiasts
RH strategically avoids social media, so find people and build a community through local stores and enthusiast-run groups like this Facebook group for RH enthusiasts.
How can these communities help you save money? Other enthusiasts may post about their great finds and help out with questions.
As well, but directly — make friends with local store salespeople. They may be kind enough to put you on a waiting list and let you know when their products are in stock and when they are on sale.
10. Buy second-hand or knockoffs or DIY your look-alike
Even on sale, most RH merchandise doesn’t come cheap.
However, you can get the restore hardware style without spending the RH price. Method is as follows.
- Search Craigslist, facebook group Buy pieces from people who move or upgrade to new furniture. Get the best deals towards the end of the month when movers are eager to tidy up their homes.You can find carefully used RH furniture chairish and Apt deco.
- Find knockoffs at various big box stores like Target, HomeGoods and World Market.there is even interior look-alike A Facebook group containing RH fans.
- request RH Sourcebook or view online for inspiration and then use google images Find cheaper imitations.
- If you’re particularly crafty and dexterous, use some elbow grease and some creativity to get that distressed RH look.check this out Restoration Hardware DIY Pinterest Board for ideas.