- Location: Online
- Specialty: American crafted furniture designed for small spaces
- Price range: $$-$$$
- Website: ibrshop.com
- Founded: October 2012
- Founded by: Marcia, Dean & Zach Harris
While interior designer Marcia Harris has decorated small New York apartments over the years, she has noted a lack of quality small space furniture. Like many businesses, noticing this lack of small space furniture was the impetus for starting Itsy Bitzy Ritzy Shop. Today this webshop offers what they call "right sized" furniture that's crafted in Connecticut.
Name: Marcia, Dean & Zach Harris
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)
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