Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Series: You Better Shop Around

A few weeks ago I posted a round-up some of my favorite "steal vs. splurge" finds that promised to save you tons o' cash on products that varied only in terms of price. As it turns out, I received such overwhelmingly positive responses to this post that I thought I'd make this into a semi-regular feature, which I'm calling "You Better Shop Around". 

The truth is, I love hunting for deals and sharing them with anyone who will listen. 
So, let's dive right into the first entry into this series!

On the look out for a linear metal-framed coffee table?

The steal: Dakota coffee table, $120
The splurge: Box frame coffee table, $280
(a difference of $160!)

Need a touch of brassy, twiggy goodness to pair with your favorite chair?
(thanks for the heads up, Dina!)
The stealTwig accent table, $50
The splurgeTwig table, $470
(a difference of $420!)

Longing for a handsome upholstered bench to add a bit of masculinity to your space?

The steal: Hampton pillowtop bench, $360
The splurge: Marit ottoman, $600
(a difference of $240!)

Want to introduce some woodsy lighting to your walls?
The steal: Branch sconce, $315
The splurge: Bare branch wall sconce, $550
(a difference of $235!)

What is your take on these steal and splurge options?
Does more expensive always mean better?

And, if there's anything you're longing to find in a less-expensive option, send me an email or a tweet and I'd love to track it down for you!


  1. I love this kind of post, Ashley! Great finds! :)

  2. I am going to take you on your offer! How about finding me a less expensive Serena Drum Chandelier by Oly.

  3. Love this idea for a series! Thanks for including my little twig table find. I had no idea it was a knock off!

  4. Sara, I'm on the case for the Oly chandelier for less! Wish me luck!

  5. These are great steals! I love it when someone does all the legwork for me! :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. I would love to find a Serena drum chandelier for less too! Did you ever find out anything?


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