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pennygoodlife Sat 03-Sep-16 14:19:36

I'm looking for a couple of nice (fabric) sofas for my sitting room, ideally I'd like to spend no more than £3k for both. Where's good for sofa's apart from Jon Lewis and M&s and dfs?

wowfudge Sat 03-Sep-16 14:31:49

It's hit and miss, but there's a website called Trade Secret that buys cancelled orders, etc and they had some Multiyork bargains on there. It would be a case of them having something you liked, you can't get made to order from them.

TattiePants Sat 03-Sep-16 15:36:20

I used to work for a high street sofa retailer and if possible would try to avoid DFS, SCS, CSL etc as they aren't great quality and customer services are very hit and miss if something goes wrong.

Look at Sofa Workshop (part of the DFS group but completely different ethos). I am currently sitting on an 8 year old sofa from there and it's still in great condition and I ordered two new ones from them last weekend for a different room. They manufacture themselves, using quality materials and the frames now have a 25 year guarantee. There are also hundreds of fabrics / leathers to choose from. There was a 20% off sale on last weekend, don't know if that's still on.

pennygoodlife Sun 04-Sep-16 21:46:43

Great advice thank you

YelloDraw Mon 05-Sep-16 16:06:56

I got a lovely looking sofa from SCS but the quality was terrible - fabric gave way on most of the cushions on the seams. They stitched it up once but that was it and it went again v soon after. Material 'went' about 1 year after purchase, with light use by 2 adults!

BooToYouToo Fri 09-Sep-16 13:29:16

We have sofas from sofa and they've lasted about 10 years. They are online though so you can't try before you buy.

dontcallmelen Sat 10-Sep-16 15:39:22

Hi second very well made great choice of fabrics/colours fantastic customer services, they do have a showroom in Chelsea not sure if any other showrooms though, throughly recommend.

WooWoo1000 Sun 11-Sep-16 19:15:47

I second Tattiepants in avoiding DFS, appalling customer service when we wanted to return new sofas due to a horrendous chemical odour that wouldn't shift. After a very stressful few months we sort of tricked them into removing them from our house (long story) but they only gave us a proportion of our money back...they were expensive sofas so ended up losing £700.

pennygoodlife Thu 15-Sep-16 13:19:54

Has anyone had experience with sofology?

Glasgowgal2 Thu 15-Sep-16 21:25:31

Ughhhh...on the basis of threads here, i'm avoiding dfs - but i really love the look of a sofa they are currently selling

has anyone seen something similar not priced out of this world elsewhere??

pennygoodlife Fri 16-Sep-16 06:35:27

Have a look in sofology and, maybe loaf too

icklekid Fri 16-Sep-16 06:38:59

Dwell have sofas like that but appreciate they are expensive! Do you want 2 like thay under £3k? Our old one was from here and was amazing!

We have new sofas from barker and stonehouse which very happy with and a sofa bed from dfs because we loved it and couldn't get similar elsewhere. Been impressed with both!

sandgrown Fri 16-Sep-16 06:39:36

Some of the small independent sofa makers are good but do not have a lot of choice. We had two sofas from Oak ridge direct that lasted years. Look in th back of magazines like Good Housekeeping.

BikeRunSki Fri 16-Sep-16 06:41:30

Ours are 12 years old and still going strong from Laura Ashley.

imwithspud Sat 24-Sep-16 20:40:14

We got ours from Harvey's last year and have been very impressed with the quality. PIL have a 3 piece suite from there too which they've had for 15 years+. Our last sofa was from DFS and the quality was rubbish, we had to replace it after a couple of years.

ggirl Sun 25-Sep-16 11:40:08

We recently bought a new sofa and did a lot of testing of the available ones on the high street.
We found Furniture village had great selection and great quality.

We ended up buying a Parker Knoll sofa from them.

altik Sun 25-Sep-16 11:55:54

We had our last sofa from Harvey's. It lasted over 12 years before we sold it on. Structure was still basically fine, but leather had scratched, and one seat had started to sag.

Replaced with another Harvey's sofa in the summer. Again, it has been great. No delivery problems and quality seems good.

Parents also have a Harvey's sofa too. Still looks like new after a couple of years.

itsmummynotmum Mon 25-Sep-17 10:45:00

Just picking up on this as we are interested in some leather sofas and there are some we love in Harveys - the above comment is great - exactly what i wanted to hear smile
would welcome any other opinions on Harveys Sofas please?! x

faustina Mon 25-Sep-17 11:50:55

I've bought two sofas in the past week from different shops and am happy with both - one from Loaf (their speedy sofa section has great bargains added daily and they're available immediately) - and the other from's equivalent which is on eBay and is called sofadotcom_warehouse_clearence (I know it's spelled wrong, but it's completely genuine - the delivery van was and the customer service number was the same). The one is ex-display but has no defects of any kind and it was 70% off!

faustina Mon 25-Sep-17 11:51:29

aargh, sorry, just realised this is a thread from last year!

JoJoSM2 Mon 25-Sep-17 13:42:22

With that budget I'd be looking, Multiyork, Sofas and Stuff, perhaps Loaf. They are way more high end than DFS or similar. You'll get a choice of fillings and hundreds of fabrics to choose from too.

itsmummynotmum Mon 25-Sep-17 14:25:18

faustina - I have tagged on an old thread as was searching & your comment is great, thank you I will look there too smile

MinesaPinot Tue 10-Oct-17 14:19:16

Glad this thread has been resurrected as we are looking for a new sofa. We bought ours from Harveys about 3 years ago and it is crap to be honest. Cushion started splitting about 7 months after we got it, and there is awful bobbling on the seats. And a button has come off. Customer services said it was normal wear and tear.

There are only 2 of us, no DCs or pets, and we are both out at work all day so it's only evening and weekend use.

I commented on another thread about the DFS Zinc that that might be an option, but will explore some of the other stores mentioned on this thread as well smile

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