clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile
The interior of a store. There are high ceilings, couches, chairs, and other home-goods.
Herman Miller flagship in New York City
Max Touhey

Best home goods and furniture stores in NYC

Looking to spruce up your NYC apartment in 2020? Plan a trip to one of these decor stores

View as Map
Herman Miller flagship in New York City
| Max Touhey

Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.

When it comes to finding good quality furniture in New York City, the options are basically endless—there are plenty of stores, both on the inexpensive and wildly expensive ends of the spectrum, at your disposal. But which ones are the best?

That's where we come in: Behold, more than two dozen of NYC's best shops for home goods and furniture, including purveyors of fine vintage goods, budget-minded big-ticket items, and quirky decor pieces you never knew you needed. If one of your New Year’s resolutions in 2020 is to spruce up your place, these are the shops you need to know.

And if you’re looking for more decor inspiration, check out the best stores for affordable essentials and great online sources for home decor.

Read More

Coming Soon New York

Copy Link

Opened in 2013 as the go-to destination for of-the-moment objects and curated vintage furniture, this store is a reliable source for design-y decor (think ’70s brass and millennial pink). In addition to the original store on Orchard Street, there’s also a dedicated showroom for larger pieces—revamped furniture and the like—around the corner at 17 Allen Street.

Roman & Williams Guild

Copy Link

Design duo Roman & Williams, beloved by celebrities and developers (who’ve tapped them for myriad projects, including the Fitzroy in Chelsea), opened their first brick-and-mortar store on the border of Soho and Chinatown in 2018. (The storefront is also home to a cafe, La Mercerie, and a flower shop.) Expect the sort of chic, traditional-with-a-twist pieces that might be found in the homes of, say, Gwyneth Paltrow or Ben Stiller.

Matter, a year-round boutique and gallery with its finger firmly on the pulse of independent furniture design, is always a must-visit during New York’s Design Week in May. For its in-house collection, Matter Made, founder Jamie Gray collaborates with up-and-coming creators to produce riffs on known motifs, from Vitra armchairs to Sergio Rodrigues planters.

MoMA Design Store

Copy Link

Unsurprisingly, the Museum of Modern Art’s two Design Store outposts—one in Midtown across the street from MoMA itself, and one in Soho—are excellent places to seek out modern housewares and furniture. You can’t go wrong at either one, but the Soho store got a boost when it started offering kitchenware and other home goods from Danish design store Hay, whose wares are stylish, colorful, and—best of all—affordable.

Various assorted plates, mugs, and other kitchenware are arranged on a table. MoMA Design Store

John Derian West

Copy Link

Designer John Derian has added to his NYC mini-empire—which includes three storefronts on East Second Street, selling decoupage, furniture, and other items that catch his eye—with this new store on Christopher Street. The new store combines all of those interests: It sells decoupage, imported items, textiles, and other objects that are pleasing to the eye. 

ABC Carpet & Home

Copy Link

This enormous Gramercy store has long been a haven for design fanatics, with thousands of items spread out over its six floors. "Carpet" is in the name for a reason: There's an extensive collection of rugs for sale, including pieces you're not likely to find at, say, Crate & Barrel. But there's an equally extensive collection of furniture and home goods—it's pricey, but sales pop up with some regularity. There’s also an outlet store at Brooklyn’s Industry City.

From the Source

Copy Link

As the name implies, nearly everything at this shop comes, well, straight from the source: Many of its pieces are fabricated right on site with reclaimed wood and other sustainable materials, giving items like Scandi-style bed frames and shelving systems a rustic-chic feel. Accessories, like throw blankets and dishes, are also sourced from artists who are involved in every step of the manufacturing process.

Herman Miller Flagship

Copy Link

Herman Miller opened its first North American retail hub in a historic Park Avenue building in 2016, and the bilevel space is bright, open, and inviting, with different spaces dedicated to the different functions of everyday life—sleeping, dining, working, and so on. The store itself is like catnip for fans of midcentury modern furniture, with all of the classics well represented (Eames recliners, Nelson marshmallow sofas, and the like), along with cool decor pieces.

Flying Tiger Copenhagen

Copy Link

Think of Flying Tiger as a one-stop shop for budget-friendly, Scandi-inspired housewares and knickknacks—everything from kitchen supplies to rugs to candles and holders can be found, along with stationery, fitness equipment (?!?), storage bins, pet supplies, and so much more.

1stdibs Gallery

Copy Link

The popular online marketplace now has an enormous New York City showroom, spanning 45,000 square feet within the Terminal Stores complex in Chelsea. Goods from 50 international vendors are on view at any given time, and each booth is its own “vignette,” with a different experience based on the goods being sold.

Blu Dot

Copy Link

Modern, minimalist furniture is the name of the game at Blu Dot, which occupied an equally minimalist Soho building until recently. In 2017, the store moved to a much larger Madison Avenue outpost in Nomad, with its collection spread over approximately 12,000 square feet. Pieces run the gamut from midpriced to uberpricey, but there are also deals to be had when it comes to accessories and decor.

A post shared by Blu Dot (@bludot) on

Furnish Green

Copy Link

You never know what you'll find at this vintage furniture store, in part because the stock rotates frequently; new pieces are added every day. The furniture selection is eclectic, running the gamut from ornate 19th-century furniture to sleek midcentury finds. Best of all, it's relatively affordable, with pieces running for about as much as what you'd find at, say, Crate & Barrel.

Japanese lifestyle brand Muji opened its 12,000-square-foot U.S. flagship in 2015, and the enormous store is perhaps the best example—in the States, anyway—of the company's ethos of "comfortable living." It sells just about anything you could want, including furniture, storage solutions, towels and bed linens, and even plants. Everything has the cool, streamlined look and minimalist feel for which Muji is famous.

The interior of a furniture store. There are multiple items of furniture and shelves stacked with home goods. Courtesy Muji

The legendary furniture brand opened its first direct-to-consumer showroom in Midtown in 2013—and the location, just around the corner from the Museum of Modern Art, couldn't be more fitting. The museum's collection includes pieces first manufactured by Knoll, such as Eero Saarinen's Tulip armchair and Harry Bertoia's diamond-shaped wire chair. You can still find those items, along with many other iconic pieces by Mies van der Rohe, Florence Knoll, and more at the Midtown showroom. (Fair warning: you'll pay dearly, but these are items that will last a lifetime.)

The interior of a furniture store. There are assorted items of furniture on display. Courtesy Knoll

Gracious Home

Copy Link

The longtime Manhattan retailer has faced some issues in recent years, but after coming under new ownership, the brand is back in business. The Upper East Side store is still kicking; expect the same classic selection of home goods that the store has always carried, from bedding and lighting to cleaning supplies and decor items.

The Sill

Copy Link

The life-giving appeal of houseplants comes irresistibly alive on New York City’s Upper West Side, where online plant shop The Sill—which has a Lower East Side outpost as well—opened a brick-and-mortar store to advance its mission of “empowering new plant parents.” The new store brings attractive species big and small to a neighborhood where they’re harder, if not impossible, to find.

The interior of a plant store. There are multiple houseplants arranged on shelves and in planters on the floor.

Greenery Unlimited

Copy Link

Located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Greenery Unlimited bills itself as “the world’s first biophilic design store,” which is a fancy way to say it’s a high-design plant shop that encourages visitors to hang around. Opened by plant aficionados Rebecca Bullene and Adam Besheer, the space is modeled after biologist Edward O. Wilson’s theory of biophilia, which suggests that humans feel better and are healthier when surrounded by natural life, like, for example, your pothos or cactus.

The interior of a plant store. There are many plants in planters. Greenery NYC

Bi-Rite Studio

Copy Link

For the vintage furniture shopper who mixes midcentury Danish teak with postmodern Italian injection-molded plastic, this store’s for you. Is Greenpoint too far to schlep for a quick browse? Let your fingers do the walking and peruse Bi-Rite’s excellent Instagram account. And be on the lookout for Bi-Rite’s own housewares line, launching sometime this year.

A post shared by ✨bi-rite studio✨ (@bi_rite) on

Open Air Modern

Copy Link

Midcentury modern lovers looking for the genuine article—that is, vintage pieces from designers like Charles and Ray Eames or Jens Risom—would do well to hit this Williamsburg shop. Owner Matt Singer curates a stellar collection of MCM items that includes furniture, home decor, and even books and prints. There's also a restoration expert, Baron Perez, who can assist with any furniture-related fixes.

Home Union

Copy Link

Design aficionados Meghan Lavery and Daniel King started Home Union in 2016 from their apartment, and the brand, which now occupies a storefront in Williamsburg, is known as a destination for an eclectic selection of furniture and other home goods. The duo focuses on 20th century design, but they’re not fussy about eras or trends; a midcentury teak desk and a colorful Memphis wall clock peacefully coexist here.

Collyer's Mansion

Copy Link

Yes, it's named for a pair of brothers who were the worst hoarders imaginable—but despite the slightly unsavory moniker (chosen because the original Ditmas Park location was teeny and full of stuff), this Boerum Hill shop is a well-curated source for unique furnishings, textiles, and other home goods. The husband-and-wife duo behind it source eco-friendly, often handmade items from an array of artists, many of whom are based right in New York.

Chelsea Garden Center

Copy Link

It doesn’t matter if you’re a plant novice or a certified green thumb: You’ll find something to satisfy your urge for greenery at Chelsea Garden Center, which has been supplying New Yorkers with plants for decades. (It has another location in Williamsburg; the Red Hook one has been revamped for 2019.) In addition to plants—of both the house and outdoor variety—the stores sell pots, furniture, and more.

Design Within Reach Brooklyn Outlet

Copy Link

Before brands like Herman Miller and Knoll had their own consumer-facing stores, Design Within Reach made those legendary brands more accessible to the public. Nearly 20 years after it was founded, DWR is still going strong (it was acquired by Herman Miller in 2014), and remains one of the best places to find pieces by the greats—Eames, Nelson, Le Corbusier, and the like—along with chic accessories, objets, and more. The Sunset Park outlet is the place to go for deals on midcentury pieces.

Loading comments...

Coming Soon New York

Opened in 2013 as the go-to destination for of-the-moment objects and curated vintage furniture, this store is a reliable source for design-y decor (think ’70s brass and millennial pink). In addition to the original store on Orchard Street, there’s also a dedicated showroom for larger pieces—revamped furniture and the like—around the corner at 17 Allen Street.

Roman & Williams Guild

Design duo Roman & Williams, beloved by celebrities and developers (who’ve tapped them for myriad projects, including the Fitzroy in Chelsea), opened their first brick-and-mortar store on the border of Soho and Chinatown in 2018. (The storefront is also home to a cafe, La Mercerie, and a flower shop.) Expect the sort of chic, traditional-with-a-twist pieces that might be found in the homes of, say, Gwyneth Paltrow or Ben Stiller.

Matter

Matter, a year-round boutique and gallery with its finger firmly on the pulse of independent furniture design, is always a must-visit during New York’s Design Week in May. For its in-house collection, Matter Made, founder Jamie Gray collaborates with up-and-coming creators to produce riffs on known motifs, from Vitra armchairs to Sergio Rodrigues planters.

MoMA Design Store

Various assorted plates, mugs, and other kitchenware are arranged on a table. MoMA Design Store

Unsurprisingly, the Museum of Modern Art’s two Design Store outposts—one in Midtown across the street from MoMA itself, and one in Soho—are excellent places to seek out modern housewares and furniture. You can’t go wrong at either one, but the Soho store got a boost when it started offering kitchenware and other home goods from Danish design store Hay, whose wares are stylish, colorful, and—best of all—affordable.

Various assorted plates, mugs, and other kitchenware are arranged on a table. MoMA Design Store

John Derian West

Designer John Derian has added to his NYC mini-empire—which includes three storefronts on East Second Street, selling decoupage, furniture, and other items that catch his eye—with this new store on Christopher Street. The new store combines all of those interests: It sells decoupage, imported items, textiles, and other objects that are pleasing to the eye. 

ABC Carpet & Home

This enormous Gramercy store has long been a haven for design fanatics, with thousands of items spread out over its six floors. "Carpet" is in the name for a reason: There's an extensive collection of rugs for sale, including pieces you're not likely to find at, say, Crate & Barrel. But there's an equally extensive collection of furniture and home goods—it's pricey, but sales pop up with some regularity. There’s also an outlet store at Brooklyn’s Industry City.

From the Source

As the name implies, nearly everything at this shop comes, well, straight from the source: Many of its pieces are fabricated right on site with reclaimed wood and other sustainable materials, giving items like Scandi-style bed frames and shelving systems a rustic-chic feel. Accessories, like throw blankets and dishes, are also sourced from artists who are involved in every step of the manufacturing process.

Herman Miller Flagship

Herman Miller opened its first North American retail hub in a historic Park Avenue building in 2016, and the bilevel space is bright, open, and inviting, with different spaces dedicated to the different functions of everyday life—sleeping, dining, working, and so on. The store itself is like catnip for fans of midcentury modern furniture, with all of the classics well represented (Eames recliners, Nelson marshmallow sofas, and the like), along with cool decor pieces.

Flying Tiger Copenhagen

Think of Flying Tiger as a one-stop shop for budget-friendly, Scandi-inspired housewares and knickknacks—everything from kitchen supplies to rugs to candles and holders can be found, along with stationery, fitness equipment (?!?), storage bins, pet supplies, and so much more.

1stdibs Gallery

The popular online marketplace now has an enormous New York City showroom, spanning 45,000 square feet within the Terminal Stores complex in Chelsea. Goods from 50 international vendors are on view at any given time, and each booth is its own “vignette,” with a different experience based on the goods being sold.

Blu Dot

Modern, minimalist furniture is the name of the game at Blu Dot, which occupied an equally minimalist Soho building until recently. In 2017, the store moved to a much larger Madison Avenue outpost in Nomad, with its collection spread over approximately 12,000 square feet. Pieces run the gamut from midpriced to uberpricey, but there are also deals to be had when it comes to accessories and decor.

A post shared by Blu Dot (@bludot) on

Furnish Green

You never know what you'll find at this vintage furniture store, in part because the stock rotates frequently; new pieces are added every day. The furniture selection is eclectic, running the gamut from ornate 19th-century furniture to sleek midcentury finds. Best of all, it's relatively affordable, with pieces running for about as much as what you'd find at, say, Crate & Barrel.

MUJI

The interior of a furniture store. There are multiple items of furniture and shelves stacked with home goods. Courtesy Muji

Japanese lifestyle brand Muji opened its 12,000-square-foot U.S. flagship in 2015, and the enormous store is perhaps the best example—in the States, anyway—of the company's ethos of "comfortable living." It sells just about anything you could want, including furniture, storage solutions, towels and bed linens, and even plants. Everything has the cool, streamlined look and minimalist feel for which Muji is famous.

The interior of a furniture store. There are multiple items of furniture and shelves stacked with home goods. Courtesy Muji

Knoll

The interior of a furniture store. There are assorted items of furniture on display. Courtesy Knoll

The legendary furniture brand opened its first direct-to-consumer showroom in Midtown in 2013—and the location, just around the corner from the Museum of Modern Art, couldn't be more fitting. The museum's collection includes pieces first manufactured by Knoll, such as Eero Saarinen's Tulip armchair and Harry Bertoia's diamond-shaped wire chair. You can still find those items, along with many other iconic pieces by Mies van der Rohe, Florence Knoll, and more at the Midtown showroom. (Fair warning: you'll pay dearly, but these are items that will last a lifetime.)

The interior of a furniture store. There are assorted items of furniture on display. Courtesy Knoll

Gracious Home

The longtime Manhattan retailer has faced some issues in recent years, but after coming under new ownership, the brand is back in business. The Upper East Side store is still kicking; expect the same classic selection of home goods that the store has always carried, from bedding and lighting to cleaning supplies and decor items.

The Sill

The interior of a plant store. There are multiple houseplants arranged on shelves and in planters on the floor.

The life-giving appeal of houseplants comes irresistibly alive on New York City’s Upper West Side, where online plant shop The Sill—which has a Lower East Side outpost as well—opened a brick-and-mortar store to advance its mission of “empowering new plant parents.” The new store brings attractive species big and small to a neighborhood where they’re harder, if not impossible, to find.

The interior of a plant store. There are multiple houseplants arranged on shelves and in planters on the floor.

Greenery Unlimited

The interior of a plant store. There are many plants in planters. Greenery NYC

Located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Greenery Unlimited bills itself as “the world’s first biophilic design store,” which is a fancy way to say it’s a high-design plant shop that encourages visitors to hang around. Opened by plant aficionados Rebecca Bullene and Adam Besheer, the space is modeled after biologist Edward O. Wilson’s theory of biophilia, which suggests that humans feel better and are healthier when surrounded by natural life, like, for example, your pothos or cactus.

The interior of a plant store. There are many plants in planters. Greenery NYC

Bi-Rite Studio

For the vintage furniture shopper who mixes midcentury Danish teak with postmodern Italian injection-molded plastic, this store’s for you. Is Greenpoint too far to schlep for a quick browse? Let your fingers do the walking and peruse Bi-Rite’s excellent Instagram account. And be on the lookout for Bi-Rite’s own housewares line, launching sometime this year.

A post shared by ✨bi-rite studio✨ (@bi_rite) on

Open Air Modern

Midcentury modern lovers looking for the genuine article—that is, vintage pieces from designers like Charles and Ray Eames or Jens Risom—would do well to hit this Williamsburg shop. Owner Matt Singer curates a stellar collection of MCM items that includes furniture, home decor, and even books and prints. There's also a restoration expert, Baron Perez, who can assist with any furniture-related fixes.

Home Union

Design aficionados Meghan Lavery and Daniel King started Home Union in 2016 from their apartment, and the brand, which now occupies a storefront in Williamsburg, is known as a destination for an eclectic selection of furniture and other home goods. The duo focuses on 20th century design, but they’re not fussy about eras or trends; a midcentury teak desk and a colorful Memphis wall clock peacefully coexist here.

Collyer's Mansion

Yes, it's named for a pair of brothers who were the worst hoarders imaginable—but despite the slightly unsavory moniker (chosen because the original Ditmas Park location was teeny and full of stuff), this Boerum Hill shop is a well-curated source for unique furnishings, textiles, and other home goods. The husband-and-wife duo behind it source eco-friendly, often handmade items from an array of artists, many of whom are based right in New York.

Chelsea Garden Center

It doesn’t matter if you’re a plant novice or a certified green thumb: You’ll find something to satisfy your urge for greenery at Chelsea Garden Center, which has been supplying New Yorkers with plants for decades. (It has another location in Williamsburg; the Red Hook one has been revamped for 2019.) In addition to plants—of both the house and outdoor variety—the stores sell pots, furniture, and more.

Design Within Reach Brooklyn Outlet

Before brands like Herman Miller and Knoll had their own consumer-facing stores, Design Within Reach made those legendary brands more accessible to the public. Nearly 20 years after it was founded, DWR is still going strong (it was acquired by Herman Miller in 2014), and remains one of the best places to find pieces by the greats—Eames, Nelson, Le Corbusier, and the like—along with chic accessories, objets, and more. The Sunset Park outlet is the place to go for deals on midcentury pieces.