Five of Dallas' Best Used Furniture Stores

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The chair pyramid at Ross at Peak Thrift
All photos from Katie Heim.
Before embarking on this furniture journey, please note that while these five consignment/refurbished/antique furniture stores are awesome, there are infinitely more in DFW, many of them great. Honorable mentions include Curiosities, Lost and Found Antiques and Big Mango Trading Company.

But these are five of our favorites, covering the gamut of price points. Name-check your own in the comments.

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Ross at Peak Thrift Store
Ross at Peak Thrift Store
is one of the cheapest thrift stores in town and chock full of furniture. Don't be fooled by the word "thrift"; it doesn't mean dirt cheap. Thrift, as the owner Margarita vehemently explains, means used furniture. The old sign said "furniture" and the city made her take it down. Not to worry, though: You can still buy $20 chairs and dressers for around $100 to $150. There are treasures galore inside this Jenga-packed jamboree, like VHS tapes, records, picture frames, paintings and more than 100 different street signs.

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Art is Art
Mother and daughter Renata and Carrie, both artists, decided to channel their business savvy into a job they love. Insert Art is Art, a consignment shop featuring original art, all done by local artists. The store sells a mix of mid-century and contemporary furniture, with a few idiosyncratic pieces, like a wire-spool converted table or a surf-board styled cocktail table.

Most tables cost between $100 and $300. Be sure to head up the spiraled staircase to the second floor, where more furniture and art fill a converted apartment. The store has almost as much furniture as art, and some of the pieces include artists' bios.

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Lots of Furniture
The largest of these shops, Lots of Furniture is an apt title for this store. Ninety-five percent of the store's stock comes from Europe, and the rest comes from local pickers. To the novice antiquer, the pieces seem a bit pricey -- $215 for a broken chair? But owners and identical twins Ted and Chris assure me they sell their pieces based on what they pay, not market price. Chandeliers and glass windows hang from the ceiling, and huge ornate wood pieces, costing in the $1,000 range, fill the store. You can find pieces, mostly English and French, ranging from the 18th century to 1940s. Check out their website for new arrivals. Highlights include outdoor furniture and adorable cats and dogs that wander about as you shop.

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13 comments
kellvenmsmith
kellvenmsmith

I have heard about Art is Art; that boasts of a quality collection. I am fond of used furniture, and getting it transformed according to my wish. I acquire such products from The Apple Barn; which is amongst the best stores I have been to.

http://www.theapplebarn.biz

LaSherra Green
LaSherra Green

Although it seems like you would get better price and quality stuff from the Roomstore Outlet in Arlington, my favorite used stores are The Consignment Solution off of Skillman and On Consignment at Fairmont.

reganator
reganator

I am happy for Ross @ Peak! They deserve the coverage. The owner lady always hooks me up on their used jewelry. It's a great place to get pieces to use to remake into something new. And the furniture is always really cute. 

Rudy Cruz
Rudy Cruz

As seen on Chair Hoarders....

Dallasphotog
Dallasphotog

You forgot Antiques Moderne on Industrial.  They're awesome.


Ana Santellana
Ana Santellana

Vero Portillo thought you might like this seeing as how you're in the market for some furniture for the new house!!!

Darrell Crawford
Darrell Crawford

I can tell you one thing, as far as new furniture stores go, The Dump is way over priced.

lisareneemerito
lisareneemerito

BE CAREFUL what you buy at Ross @ Peak Thrift.  They have a German Cockroach problem that is easily shared with furniture.  I was unaware and spent a fortune on exterminators getting rid of the new roommates. 

tkalonzo
tkalonzo

@Dallasphotog 

...and they are very expensive. Great stuff, but definitely no bargains there. It is a pity that there are several places like Ross @ Peak scattered throughout Dallas, but the list covered mainly those locations in the central business district and surrounding areas. I guess that leaves more goodies for the rest of us who actually explore the city looking for deals. 

tkalonzo
tkalonzo

@lisareneemerito 

Caveat emptor! I dunno if the problem is just with Ross @ Peak. I've had issues with  of a couple thrift stores and consignment shops . Always spray and leave the stuff out in a garage or storage before you bring in in the house.

miss-ashly
miss-ashly

@lisareneemerito This is good advice for ANYONE bringing in used furniture from ANYWHERE. Also clean and inspect your used furniture BEFORE bringing it into your home.

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