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A great way to kick off a perfect fall weekend was shopping the always colorful and quirky Jonathan Adler warehouse sale. At first, the remote location of the warehouse (way out in Bushwick) was a bit of a deterrent, but it was well worth the trip.
Upon entering the warehouse, most shoppers went straight past the rows of discounted—but still pricey—sofas to get to the pottery and accessories that filled the back shelves. A sales person told us the main reason for the sale was to clear out furniture inventory, and that pottery and small gift items wouldn't be restocked. Sales associates were handing out reusable bags to carry your items in, which made it much easier to enjoy the sale.
We were happy to find graphic rugs, ceramic lamps and a selection of signature pottery at deeply discounted prices. Shelves labeled small pottery for $30 included Gourd, Agave and Georgia vases, while the shelf with large pottery for $60 contained mostly Pinch bowls and Leaf bowls in teal and black. Ceramic Ram Heads and Animal Trays went for $75, while table lamps were $150- $200. Assorted chandeliers and a small selection of floor lamps were also available.
Small gift items for $10 or less included ceramic ornaments, salt and pepper shakers, bottle stoppers, iPhone cases, books and signature soap, but the selection was quickly dwindling when we left the sale around noon. Lacquer bath accessories were around $10 as well, including lotion pumps, trays, tissue boxes and tumblers.
Another hot spot at the sale was a long table full of kitschy needlepoint and colorful Bargello pillow cases, $40 for small and $60 for large. We spotted some small reversible letter pillows in baby blue, but sadly none in classic black and white.
While some of the furniture was swoon-worthy and cheaper than retail, it was still an investment. Dining chairs were $395 and up, Whitaker chairs were $1,350 and the matching ottoman was $750. Small x-benches in green linen went for $250, while sofas started at $1,300 and went way up from there. If you are willing to make a hefty purchase on furniture, be sure to stand next to the item until a sales person writes you a ticket to take to the cash register.
When we left the sale around 12pm today there was a long line out of the warehouse to check out, with a wait time of 30-45 minutes. Check out images in the gallery above of the sale, which runs through Saturday.—Christina DeSmet
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