When did you open your store? The IBR Shop officially launched in October, 2012.
What was the inspiration for opening Itsy Bitsy Ritzy Shop? Our designer Marcia Harris was working on a number of projects in Manhattan and had a hard time finding furniture that fit. To get the look, quality and functionality she wanted, she designed and manufactured right sized furniture for those spaces. We developed a full product line called the Itsy Bitsy Ritzy Shop, as we recognized the need for furniture with a smaller footprint, built from high quality, locally sourced materials. We also decided to build all of our furniture in Connecticut, so that we could supervise the quality of production and reduce our carbon footprint. Most of our furniture multi-tasks and has storage built in as well.
What is your best selling item? Our Vanity Desk in both Classic and Modern lines has been our top seller.
What is your current favorite item? Our Round Multi-Use Storage Ottoman is definitely our favorite.
Other than your own, what is your favorite store? Since we are near New York City, we love ABC Carpet & Home.
(Images: Itsy Bitsy Ritzy Shop)
- Founded: October 2012
- Founded by: Marcia, Dean & Zach Harris
The Itsy Bitsy Ritzy Shop produces high quality, elegant furniture designed for small spaces. It's hand crafted and made in America. Urban spaces, condos, antique homes, vacation homes and other petite sized places can be cramped. But we don’t want your lifestyle to be. So we’ve created two beautiful lines of small space hardwood furniture, Classic and Modern, as well as upholstered pieces that fit. We carefully design and craft all of our hardwood and upholstered furniture plus supervise every phase of its construction.
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