Spending time at Context is a learning experience. The owners, Jeff Shelley and Pui Panich are informed about their collection and carry the most diverse range of products I've seen at any furniture showroom anywhere. In addition, they are well read, have several very interesting books and hard-to-find catalogs around the store and are endlessly enthusiastic about design. The collection has classics (Wegner), pieces likely to become classics (Grcic, Morrison) and pieces that expand one's design awareness (Dixon). Context carries furniture, lighting, rugs and other items like filing boxes, trashcans, etc. My wife and I have bought six Grcic stools and a Cappellini sofa from them and have found their prices to be not only competitive, but excellent. It is a pleasant surprise to find modestly priced pieces that one really wants to own, proving that it isn't discounting product, but knowing how to curate for value that counts when selecting inventory for a store. In addition, Jeff and Pui are wonderful people and I would recommend a visit to the store on that basis alone.
Serving the Atlanta Area.
THEY ARE OFFERING THE 1ST "THRIFT" STORE CREDIT CARD IN THE WORLD. "NO CREDIT CHECK" NO CARRYING CHARGES. WHY "LAY AWAY" WHEN YOU CAN TAKE AWAY. AWSOME DEAL. I NEEDED A SLEEPER SOFA THAT EVENING I VISITED THIS LOCATION FOR THE 1ST TIME.. I WAS NOT GETTING MY PAYCHECK UNTIL THE END OF THE WEEK BY SATURDAY. BUT INSTEAD IT WORKED OUT, FOR ME. WHEREAS THE "SATURDAYS THRIFT STORES" CREDIT CARD ASSISTED ON DELIVERY & I WAS ABLE TO HAVE MY SLEEPER SOFA, THAT EVENING AFTER ALL. THANK YOU! SATURDAYS THRIFT STORES. I ADVISE ANYONE TO CHECK OUT THE STORE. NEW FINE FURNITURE "OFFERED". BEAUTIFUL GENTLY USED FURNITURE,CLOTHING,BEDDING AND APPLIANCES.. THEY'RE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.
Ragorama in Little 5 Points is a nice alternative to some of the other resale shops in the neighborhood. They do buy clothes but usually won't take much, and their decisions don't always make sense to me, but it's better than nothing. I would say some options are really cheap but there are a lot of high-end name brands that are still selling for quite a bit--$50 jeans and such--that I personally don't really care for. I like my secondhand jeans to be $5 dollars, but I'll have to keep going to sal army for that. This is still a good addition to the neighborhood, though it is higher-end resale than your average true "thrift" store.