This past weekend, we made our first trek out to Secaucus, New Jersey to check out the Design Within Reach Annex. Located in a sea of outlet malls, the 12,000 square foot Annex is a catch-all for DWR inventory, past and present...
We were surprised to see so many pieces that are rather new to DWR — Shaker-style chairs, etc. Some of the pieces are slightly damaged — others are really damaged — but much of the inventory is in great shape and is merely overstock, seasonal, discontinued designs or returns. Almost everything was at least 20% lower than the retail price and some was closer to 50% off.
There was a large selection of leather seating and the supply of chairs was almost overwhelming and in great condition. Since this was the end of summer, there was a lot of discounted outdoor furniture, too.
If you are in the market for new furniture and are in the New York area, we would recommend a trip. The DWR Annex is similar to IKEA in that you can't plan out all of your purchases in advance — you have to go with an open mind and see what the inventory is like on the day of your visit.
Because this is an outlet, all sales are final. There is delivery available for a fee.