High & Low Sources for Traditional Rugs

Shopper's Guide

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

Pin it button
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

Pin it button
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

Pin it button
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.

11 Comments