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Old Aug 23rd 2016, 6:41 pm
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Great post BTW.
Moving to Atlanta very soon, can anybody recommend John Lewis type stores ??
Thanks in advance xx
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Old Aug 23rd 2016, 6:48 pm
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.... Moving to Atlanta very soon, can anybody recommend John Lewis type stores. ....
You'd be hard pushed to find anyone who will "recommmend" any US department store.

My wife buys some clothes for our daughter from Kohls. Other than looking in desperation for Christmas gifts a couple of years ago, I can't remember the last time I shopped in a department store.
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I haven't seen anything similar to John Lewis not even close! Im in Louisiana though the closest maybe Dillards. But doesn't have the selection.
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Old Aug 23rd 2016, 9:33 pm
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Originally Posted by carlar6 View Post
Great post BTW.
Moving to Atlanta very soon, can anybody recommend John Lewis type stores ??
Thanks in advance xx
There are Kohls, Macey's, Sears but none of them are like John Lewis.
Traditional department stores are struggling financially.

There is an IKEA in Atlanta for furniture. For beds I would go to a specific bed retailer.

My advice would be to not try to find the English version of things here. It is a different country with a different culture and you just have to adjust to doing things in a different way. It makes it difficult initially, but once you adapt to how things are it's fine!
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We looked at aireloome and stearns and foster. Ended up buying the Stearns , got it "1/2 price" for around $4000 in 2008. The aireloomes were between 6 and 9k. Best bed ever slept on , only problem is that it has a 19 inch mattress that makes it more difficult to find sheets.

The costco bed for $350 works great for guests.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
You'd be hard pushed to find anyone who will "recommmend" any US department store.

My wife buys some clothes for our daughter from Kohls. Other than looking in desperation for Christmas gifts a couple of years ago, I can't remember the last time I shopped in a department store.

Macy's seems to sell some reasonable stuff. I was impressed with aire loome beds.

Still , not quite a John Lewis
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Still , not quite a John Lewis
Having a John Lewis in the US would involve workers being treated fairly, and included as Partners in the firm. That's the complete contrast to how American big business treats its employees.
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Having a John Lewis in the US would involve workers being treated fairly, and included as Partners in the firm. That's the complete contrast to how American big business treats its employees.
You mean like Winco and other companies that have profit sharing schemes? UK companies are not much better, it's just legislation that's different. Lookup sports direct.
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You mean like Winco and other companies that have profit sharing schemes? UK companies are not much better, it's just legislation that's different. Lookup sports direct.
It's not about profit sharing. John Lewis is run as a Partnership. Which major (or even SME) American company runs itself in similar fashion?
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It's not about profit sharing. John Lewis is run as a Partnership. Which major (or even SME) American company runs itself in similar fashion?
Winco is an employee owned company, thought I'm not 100% sure what that means in the US.
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Room and Board, West Elm, Restoration Hardware, Crate and Barrel. All upmarket good quality furniture. Overstock.com is my interior designer friend's favourite website for decorative bits and bobs.
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I have bought some furniture in Walmart.com that was more substantial than I was expecting, better than Ikea. It weighs a lot though. Also might be worth checking out craigslist
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Originally Posted by petitefrancaise View Post
Overstock.com is my interior designer friend's favourite website for decorative bits and bobs.

Because of the unbalanced dog to human ratio around here, we don't put a lot of money into our rugs and try to change them often. I recently bought new ones from Overstock for a song and was very pleasantly surprised by the quality. They were far better for the price than ones I had bought online previously at rugsdirect and rugsusa. In fact, I replaced one I had bought locally a number of years ago with the exact same rug, at about one third the price.
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Old Aug 31st 2016, 8:46 am
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Thank all for your suggestions, best I start shopping.

Will defo try Walmart and Overstock.

If you think of anywhere else, please keep me informed x
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Old Sep 5th 2016, 4:33 pm
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would any of these be on par with John Lewis' quality and price?
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