Style You Can Afford: The Best Dressers Under $400

Style You Can Afford: The Best Dressers Under $400

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Arlyn Hernandez
Feb 23, 2017

We all need somewhere to store our clothing, but dressers do not come cheap. New solid wood options will run you well over $500 (though usually twice that price!), so you're likely to be buying MDF, veneered pieces at a lower price point. Of course, you can always dig up quality secondhand pieces at your local thrift store (or online in our Marketplace), but if new, stylish and affordable is what you're after, check out 11 of our favorites under $400.

Could there ever be a budget dresser roundup without the MALM from IKEA? It's the perfect shell to transform into just about anything you want and has plenty of room for all your clothes storing needs. Also available in black-brown, brown stained ash veneer and white stained oak veneer.

For the dreamer and doer, IKEA's unfinished TARVA chest is petite, but full of possibilities.


This sturdy oak-finished dresser hides three hefty drawers in what looks like a filing cabinet for architectural flats.


I love adding a little rustic farmhouse touch to minimal, contemporary interiors for a bit of the unexpected.


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A walnut-and-white finish gives this six-drawer dresser a sweet, retro vibe. Reviewers have commented on how much time this takes to build, but the stylish end result seems to be worth the effort!


Sleek and handsome, this four-drawer chest is larger than you'd think (it measures 31.75"W x 18"D x 30.75"H).

The Aaron dresser is a dead ringer for the MALM, but in two modern wood finishes. If you order it from The Simple Stores (linked here), shipping is free!


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Another mid-century style, this time in all walnut veneer. The tapered wood legs are streamlined, and the tiny knobs can easily be swapped out for something of your choosing for a custom look.


A gray finish and stainless steel square pulls gives this perfectly sized dresser contemporary and glamorous vibe.


When six drawers just won't do, eight should do the trick! A combination of small and large compartments gives you flexibility to organize your clothing and keepsakes, plus, it ships free!


Coming in just under our $400 threshold, I love the industrial look of this casegood. Reviewers have given it an average 4.5-star rating, with notes on how sturdy and well made this piece is. Assembly seems to be a little time consuming, but buyers note that the instructions are clear and easy to follow.

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