High & Low Sources for Traditional Rugs

High & Low Sources for Traditional Rugs

Sarah Coffey
Oct 7, 2010
Traditional rugs can work equally well in a modern white loft, a brownstone outfitted in antiques, or an eclectic bohemian apartment. They're also readily available, whether you prefer to shop at high-end galleries, scour your local flea market, or stick to budget stores. Here are 10 high, medium, and low sources. HIGH
Clockwise from top left: ABC Carpet, Claremont, Nomad, The Rug Company
The Rug Company They have locations in London and New York and, although their strongest collection is contemporary rugs by high-end designers, they also have a Traditional Collection with some gorgeous custom and made-to-order pieces, like this Amritstar 405 rug (call for custom orders). Claremont Rug Company This company has a 2-building operation in Oakland, California, where they have 4,000 plus antique rugs. They describe their niche as "art-level antique carpets and first-cabin service." If you're a collector of antique Persian rugs, this is a good place to start. ABC Carpet This New York store is known for their high-end rugs by designers like Madeline Weinrib, as well as their collection of antiques. This Antique Anatolian Rug is currently on sale for $2,200 (marked down from $3,900). Nomad Rugs Located in San Francisco, this gallery has a nice selection of Kilim rugs, Persian rugs, and other traditional and antique styles. This Suzani Rug sells for $4,600. MEDIUM
Clockwise from left: The Loaded Trunk, Hell's Kitchen Flea Market, Rugman.com
Flea Markets For a good deal on antiques, check your local flea market. Beautiful old rugs are frequent finds, and you can always haggle for a better price. The Loaded Trunk Roni Jaco shops the globe and then sells her finds online. She has a nice inventory of Turkish Rugs in the high hundreds and low thousands. Rugman.com This online shop is known for its huge inventory and frequent discounts on mid-range rugs. This is the Kashmar Persian Rug, $1,720. LOW
Clockwise from top left: IKEA, Overstock, World Market
IKEA Their reputation is for Scandinavian modern style, but the rug department has a lot of traditional styles, like this Persisk Rug, $500. Overstock.com Always worth a look when you're comparison shopping for rugs, Overstock has a wide range of styles, sizes, and prices. This Alexa Orion Empress Oriental Persian Green Rug is $252. World Market This national chain is accessible and affordable and, although you'll find a lot of schlocky styles, there are several decent rugs at super-cheap prices. This Tapestry Latchhook Kilim Rug is available now for $99.
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