We love online shopping at Butterboom.com. Following up from our Top Furniture Shop Guide, this week we explore online shopping for furniture. With less real estate costs to bear at ground level, many of these places have showrooms or warehouses where you can go to check out the goods before you buy.
However before you buy, online furniture shopping is a pleasant way to see what’s available and shortlist the places you want to visit. Check out the hottest online interior and furniture design stores we have compiled for you.
Sofasale does just that- they sell sofas! But before you turn away because that’s not quite what you were looking for, they also stock a great selection of home items such as lamps, tables, chairs and even outdoor furnishings. With an incredibly large selection ranging in price from HK$3,000- 32,000, there’s something for every budget and taste. The easy to use site allows customers to filter their search by product, shape, price and colour, and if they don’t have just what you are looking for, you can customise pieces to suit your exact needs.
Price: Between HK$3,000- 32,000. Look out for marked down items with up to 50-70% off.
Stockroom specializes in contemporary furniture with an emphasis on modern classics. The company carefully curates and sources designs from around the globe and makes an effort not to skimp on quality or aesthetics. The site features a complete home furnishing range – from beds to lamps and a kids collection. The site is incredibly easy to navigate – simply clicking onto different categories takes you to the items and from there you can click to add them to your cart and make a payment. Hovering over an item will enlarge it without having to click to another page. Probably the most helpful feature is the ability to buy ‘special packages’ – a collection of items at a reduced price.
Price: Furniture ranges from HK$5,000, and lighting from HK$1,000.
Decor8 is the place to go if you are looking for modern and sleek designs. They have a very large selection of chairs, beds, tables, lights and storage and by cutting out the middle man- going directly from the factory to you- they can provide goods at cheaper prices. They have two showrooms, one in Wanchai and the other in Mong Kok, but their crowning glory is surely their online store. Easy to navigate, each item has a lengthy description that includes measurements, colours and materials. You can also pay by most methods including paypal. Be sure to look out for their sale items where you can pick up items for as much as 70% off.
Price: Beds generally start from HK$6,000 and chairs from HK$700.
Two showrooms are available at:
- 9/F Unit B, Fuk Chiu Building, 20 Bute Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Tel: 5104 8325
- 8/F Shun Pont Commercial Building, 5-11 Thomson Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Tel: 5104 8325
UnicaInterior was founded in 2008 and has a presence in Asia, the UK and Europe. They offer super modern and eclectic items, so if you are looking for that special piece that will add some extra pizazz to your home or office, this is where to head. The website is not the easiest to navigate and they don’t have the widest selection but little perks like a vintage section and rental service make up for these pitfalls somewhat. They also offer dining sets that include a table and on average, four chairs.
Price: Dining sets start at HK$6,500 and sofas at HK$3,000
Showroom is available at:
- 13C, Wong King Industrial Building, 2 Tai Yau Street, San Po Kong, Diamond Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Tel: 2889 2696
Owned by American furniture giant, Herman Miller, POSH are manufacturers and designers of quirky office furniture. Hong Kong based and recognised as one of the leaders in environmentally friendly furniture, they allow for a guilt-free shopping experience. POSH products span system furniture, desks, seating and storage, and they also carry specially designed ranges by leading designers such as Kartell, Magis and Fantoni. The website is a bit tricky to navigate, with one having to click onto a whole new section of the site to find prices and then another new section to actually purchase, but they do give a comprehensive list of information about each product and you are given the option to comment too. The good thing is they will deliver to anywhere in Hong Kong, even the outlying islands.
Price: Expect to pay around HK$10,000 for a table and upwards of HK$7,000 for a chair.