Bad News? Pier 1 is Closing. Good News? Here are 8 Alternatives to Shop Instead
If you haven’t seen the sad news, the beloved home decor store Pier 1 is closing after a nearly 60-year run. The company has been known and loved for decades for its huge selection of affordable, cute home items, ranging from furniture and outdoor pieces to dinnerware sets and accents like pillows and rugs. Needless to say, it’s sad to see it go. If Pier 1 was your go-to store, don’t fret, as there are a lot of other great home decor stores that offer a similarly large range of products at discounted prices. We rounded up eight of our favorite alternative stores you can shop online—they just might help fill the hole in your heart left by Pier 1’s closing.
Online retailer Overstock started as a resale company, selling surplus and closeout merchandise from other retailers at a majorly discounted price. It now also sells new furniture and home decor manufactured specifically for Overstock, from indoor sofas to outdoor patio sets, dinnerware to jewelry, and even apparel and luggage sets. All the products are unused, and with thousands upon thousands of pieces on the website, you can get just about anything in any style for your home—like this chic MCM accent chair—without breaking the bank.
Buy: Levine Accent Chair, $163.49
Bed Bath & Beyond
You’re probably familiar with this nearly 50 year old store, but if it’s been a while since you’ve checked out their merchandise, it’s worth another look. In addition to an impressive collection of exclusive bath products, the massive retailer has everything you need for the home, whether you’re searching for new bedding, a coffee machine, wall art, bath towels, a dining table, and a lot more. It’s got a huge range of products in seemingly every color (check out the 20-plus color options just for the towels), so it’s a good place to start if you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for. And, of course, don’t forget to check out all the available coupons for even better deals.
Buy: Wamsutta Ultra Soft Micro Cotton Bath Towel, $14.99
Joss & Main
This online flash deals site, part of the same company that owns Wayfair and AllModern, offers contemporary yet classic home goods at affordable prices. The collection is more curated than what you might find at other retailers massive retailers, as it aims to stick pretty closely to the classic-contemporary theme, so it’s a great place to find furniture and decor within a set style. You can find all sorts of furniture for your living room, kitchen, and bedroom, plus accessories, dinnerware, lighting, and more. We like this modern-meets-rustic Bartley Coffee Table, which features trendy open storage compartments and a huge tabletop surface.
Buy: Bartley Coffee Table,
You may not be quite as familiar with Uncommon Goods as you are with other home retailers, but you should get to know the brand immediately. Their buying team seeks out truly unique products from independent makers around the world, and then helps them sell and ship those goods to customers. They’re always on the hunt for new products and makers that have a story, so there’s no telling what you might find on the site each day. If you’re looking for home decor you won’t find everywhere else, like this fire escape shelf, this is your go-to online retailer.
Buy: Fire Escape Shelf, $99
You probably know eBay as the huge online auction site where you can get new or like-new products at super-low prices. You may not think to head to the site for your home furnishings, but if you search high and low and bid at the right time, you can score amazing pieces for a steal. It’s a great place to get brand-new products (like this wood cabinet) or score unique vintage pieces or fixer-uppers without perusing hundreds of thrift stores.
Buy: BCP 6-Shelf Wood Cabinet,
Houzz is as much a design community and inspiration site as it is a home furnishing retailer. The site’s goal is to put all your home reno needs in one place, and it features photos of inspirational homes, thousands of products to fill your home with, a huge database of professionals to help you with your remodel, and a community of other homeowners who can help answer questions you have along the way. Their shopping pages are broken down into hundreds of small categories so you can quickly find exactly what you’re looking for, whether it’s a modern accent chair or a sleek nightstand.
Buy: Safavieh Mina 3-Drawer Nightstand,
Remember televised home shopping? QVC is one of the OG channels, and it’s still thriving both on TV and online with hundreds of products for your home and life. The company loads new items daily, and you can easily browse everything on the QVC website. They’ve got furniture, rugs, bedding, lighting, decorative accents, and more—and that’s just in the home category. We recommend starting with the rug and decorative accent sections.
Buy: Home Reflections Woven Baskets (Set of 2),
Ashley Furniture is best known for, well, its furniture selection for every room of the house—bedroom, living room, office, kids’ rooms, patio, you name it. But it’s got a surprisingly chic selection of home accents, too, including rugs, cool lighting fixtures, throws, poufs, mirrors, and more, all at cheaper prices than you might find at other contemporary home decor stores. I mean, did you ever expect to find such a trendy faux marble clock with shiny gold accents at a huge furniture store? You didn’t, but here you are.
Buy: Jazmin Wall Clock,