- Location: Los Angeles, CA
- Website: thisisnotikea.com
Like many of you, when we furnished our apartment, it was a combination of Ikea, thrift stores, hand me downs, significant purchases and craigslist. Like Grace, who brings you the best of craigslist in our Scavenger posts every day, we diligently combed through craigslist every morning, figuratively picking up and examining each item, separating out the good stuff from the bad. There were some sellers who consistently had junk, while some had great finds...
Alexis in the Miracle Mile was one of our favorite sellers. Not only did he have great stuff (we bought our orange lamps from him), from traditional to mid-century to modern, but he was well-located, had good prices, and was easy to deal with. Recently, he's started a website to showcase his finds and a newsletter to spotlight the cream of his crop amusingly named, ThisIsNotIkea.com. Click to start browsing. And, if you're looking for something specific, email him and let him know. He'll keep an eye out for it; it's like having your own personal shopper.