10 Furniture Stores in Philadelphia To Be Your IKEA Alternatives | Philly Views
October 16, 2017

10 Furniture Stores in Philadelphia To Be Your IKEA Alternatives

Written by Brendan Sweeney

When furnishing your humble abode, IKEA often ends up the default option—but there are actually a ton of unique furniture stores in Philadelphia.

As nice as umlauts are, there are more options out there—furniture that is easier to put together and pronounce.

There are the usual, thrifty options like Philadelphia Craigslist (but it can get weird), online furniture stores, and even a few Philadelphia Facebook groups. But sometimes, you want to walk into a store and see a curated selection, especially if you’re looking for a specialty item.

Here are some noteworthy, unique decor and furniture stores in Philadelphia that can fill that need.



1331 Frankford Ave, 1050 N Hancock St, 4521 Baltimore Ave, 1835 Passyunk Ave

Choosing to identify itself as a “variety” store, each Jinxed location offers a cornucopia of furniture and decor. With everything from housewares to collectibles to wall art, you’re more than likely to find that table or chair needed to fill that empty corner in your living room or exotic bird aviary. There’s four locations, one in each of Fishtown, Northern Liberties, West Philadelphia, and South Philadelphia.


Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles

832 N Broad St

Uhuru prioritizes sustaining and improving economic development for the African community within the city. In addition, 100 percent of the company’s profits go to the African People’s Education and Defense Fund. Stop by for quality furniture for a good price and a good cause.

🤗15% off all Tables & Chairs!🤩 BOGO Free 100s of items! Come to the store this weekend!#labordayweekend #backtoschool #furniture #philly #phila #philadelphia

Posted by Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles – Philadelphia on Saturday, September 2, 2017


RareCo Vintage

410 Fitzwater St

This Queen Village mainstay features a thoughtfully curated collection of home decor, furniture, and art. It is a brick and mortar store, but payment and orders can be done via phone during business hours. Online inventory is updated once a month. Stop by in-person for the most current inventory and treat yourself to a chic stool or rocking chair.



38 S 3rd St

Conversion is an independently-owned shop with a host of vintage pieces and a proportionate amount of style. It’s run by Dan Thompson, a man with a keen sense of aesthetic and home decor. He was bitten by the furniture bug at a young age, and his shop reflects a lifelong dedication design and craftsmanship.

Open today from 12 to 5. #oldcity #philadelphia #decor #customfurniture #design #smallbusiness #vintageshop #design #shelving #fishtown #farmhousemodern

Posted by Conversion on Sunday, January 15, 2017


More Than Old

144-146 N 3rd St

It emphasizes barware, but the collection at More Than Old spans a wide variety of styles if you’re looking for something else. It’s one of the best furniture stores in Philadelphia for everything from Art Deco, to Victorian, to retro.


Rejuvenated Furniture and Finds

7434 Frankford Ave

This business takes a novel approach to used furniture by taking in sturdy, well-made pieces and refurbishing them to bring them new life. The result is stylish decor that’s chic and affordable. Check out the store and follow it on Instagram to get an up to date inventory.


At Home Modern

526 E Girard Ave

Bobbie Tilkens-Fisher is a purveyor with a vision, and she’s the one running the show at At Home Modern. She’s also an interior stylist with a proven history of putting her know-how to work. This store specializes in “vintage modern art, furniture, and objects from the second half of the 20th century.” The business has a showroom, warehouse, and online shops.

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