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Old 03-21-2018, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Shelbyville, KY
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We relocated to Memphis and are seeking new furniture. Someone said we need to go to Tupelo. Searching the internet we find a mix of manufacturers and big box furniture stores. We like choices and more interested in big retailers that carry lots of lines. We don't have to buy it on the spot, but are willing to order and pick it up or have it delivered.
So selection of upper to high level furniture is important. Decent show room and obviously pricing is important. We'll do a day trip........ so what places are can not miss on our trip?
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:36 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I'm in Tupelo and have connections in the furniture industry.

Everyone we know who wants to buy furniture goes to Memphis. True enough, furniture is built here, but most of it is low end furniture. And because so many people have so many connections to the industry, retailer have a tough time here.
At least that's our experience.
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:37 PM
 
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Don't know about 2-B-Low, but Miskelly's in Pearl is likely one of the biggest furniture stores you will find anywhere, plus there are several other furniture stores (at least two are relatively mid to high end) within a couple of miles.
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Old 03-24-2018, 04:22 PM
 
Location: PNW, CPSouth, JacksonHole, Southampton
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Don't know about 2-B-Low, but Miskelly's in Pearl is likely one of the biggest furniture stores you will find anywhere, plus there are several other furniture stores (at least two are relatively mid to high end) within a couple of miles.
I agree. Miskelly's is AMAZING. Great middle-to-upper-middle-class furniture, and the place is run like a luxury liner, or a grand hotel - truly a superior experience, for someone shopping without a decorator.

And don't forget that in addition to Miskelly's Rankin County megastore (just a short schlep from the state's international airport), there's also a secondary store, in ever-so-posh little MADISON: https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en...DokQpx8IyAEwCg (just a short hop from Madison's ritzy-but-rustic new airport, which is the regional choice for the Private Jet Set https://www.google.com/search?q=Madi...EpkNwF7pC60KM: ).

But isn't there a HUGE furniture retailer up your way, on the Mississippi side? ....visible from the Interstate, as in CAN'T MISS IT? I remember a fanlight entry door, thirty or forty feet tall. (found it, although the website is seriously obnoxious, with extremely intrusive pop-ups: https://www.greatamericanhomestore.c...ure-store.aspx)

And there's THIS intriguing, out-of-the-way place, which seems to carry a lot of high-end, along with everything else: Jackson Jambalaya: Woodland? What's in Woodland?

I hope you're for real, and don't have some sort of dark motive for asking. Just keep in mind, in case someone MIGHT BE planning some sort of gambit, that EVERY furniture retailer of any stature, in Mississippi, is capable of yelling "Hey, RUBE!", and summoning the aid of a power network (which includes powerful men in Washington and Manhattan), capable of "reaching out and touching" anybody, ANYWHERE on this planet (For example, one extended mercantile/law/political family is from a very violent "old country" - as in 'Cradle of Civilization', and still have properties and cousins over there... Just sayin'. We've recently noticed new tentacles of capital from over there, reaching, tentatively, into Mississippi. The locals are NOT amused, nor are they forgiving - or without recourse. ) Would-be competitors, BEWARE! The old Gold Coast Bootlegger families didn't disappear - they just got richer and more powerful - and international. Jackson Jambalaya: The Gold Coast of Rankin County But they're all nice to their customers, and anyone who's legit has nothing to worry about.

With that caveat out of the way, I'll add two consummately chic offerings (assuming you want truly 'high-end' furnishings). Both these shops feature a cooler, "Hamptons-style" palette, and offer design services, which you absolutely NEED, if you're planning on holding your own, socially, in Memphis. Honey, my cousins in Germantown say that Memphis is the first place where they'd EVER seen women in evening gowns and important jewels - AT BARBECUES. They call it "gauche". I call it "charming". One of those same cousins wondered whether a nine-foot-tall sterling silver Russian Constructivist Menorah, at the end of someone's indoor Memphis pool, wasn't "a bit over-the-top". I thought it was SPLENDID, although I did worry that the pool chemicals might cause pitting.

I love Summer House, in Ridgeland (my Decorator has gotten a few pieces there, for us, over the years, even though Summerhouse style is more austere than MY style): https://www.summerhousestyle.com/

And Annelle Primos is a design AND retail genius, who works for some of the top people in the South. Here's a mind-blowing recent commission: https://cotedetexas.blogspot.com/201...ssissippi.html Here's her shop, in Jackson's formerly-beautiful Highland Village: https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en...j5DEMQoioIejAP
I assume the retail operation is still a thing, since the exterior shot happened after Highland Village's once-beautiful brick got whitewashed.

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