WORLD MARKET: ON MY RADAR

posted by on 2013.02.19, under Shopping Guide, Store Profiles
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I recently met up with a good friend visiting from San Francisco. We covered all the usual topics—work, travel, mutual friends—and then she mentioned that she finally got around to buying a new kitchen table. It was the Verona from World Market, and she was a big fan. World Market what? There aren’t any retail locations in New York, and I only knew them through online ad imagery that, quite honestly, conjured bad Pier I Import flashbacks.

I trust this friend’s judgment, as well as her low tackiness threshold, so I decided to conduct some online investigation of my own. From what I can tell, they offer some pretty stylish pieces, and at absurdly low prices. So low, in fact, that I can’t imagine being heartbroken were I to order something and what arrived turned out to be only so-so. Here are some pieces that caught my eye.

The Jackson Dining table, with metal legs and a solid wood top, is quite a steal at $329.99.

Jackson Rectangular Table with Metal Base

Jackson Rectangular Table with Metal Base

 

I imagine this Lime Penelope Spindle Stool looking quite at home in a bathroom, where it could function as a perching spot for towels, candles or books. $89.

Lime Penelope Spindle Stool

Lime Penelope Spindle Stool

 

Frame your flat screen and hardbacks with this crafty Easel Media Stand. $179.99.

Easel Media Stand

Easel Media Stand

 

With shapely turned legs and soft upholstery, the Ravenna Chair has the makings of a beloved bedroom or entryway chair. On sale for just $139.98.

Goldenrod Ravenna Chair

Goldenrod Ravenna Chair

 

The nailhead detailing and muted upholstery on the Hara Screen would add polish to any space in need of some dividing. $199.

Hara Upholstered Screen

Hara Upholstered Screen

 

This Distressed Gray Metal Pendant is perfect above a kitchen table or island.  $89.99.

Distressed Grey Metal Pendant

Distressed Grey Metal Pendant

 

Made in Kenya, the Black + White Soapstone Platter would make a great catchall for keys and mail. $19.99.

Black and White Soapstone Dot Platter

Black and White Soapstone Dot Platter

 

I want this White Canvas Horse. I have no idea what for, but I do. $29.99.

White Canvas Horse Decor

White Canvas Horse Decor

 

 

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