As an Architecture and Interior Design firm we always try and order our furniture and accessories direct from our wholesale resources. However, sometimes we just need to purchase at retail stores...for the "spur of the moment" items for clients. We recently ran into this situation.
Say... "We were in the dark" but we were amazed at how the economy has taken its toll on some of our local furniture showrooms. We were in a showroom where we have purchased items before and were saddened by the stores state of affairs. It must be really tough to stay afloat right now. "Good Luck" to all you retailers out there. We understand how tough it must be - just to keep the doors open.