Why you should buy furniture in New York
You want to buy furniture?
You want a great deal?
You need to shop at one of the city’s biggest furniture stores, so you head to Longford Furniture & Home.
You don’t need to go far.
Longford Furnishings is in the heart of New York City’s East Village and offers a wide selection of furniture and accessories, including the finest imported Chinese, German, and Italian furniture.
The store has also been the home of one of New Zealand’s largest and most respected antique and vintage dealers, including renowned dealer Mark Ladd.
A New York native, Ladd moved to New York from England when he was about 16, and he has been at Longford since 1983.
He was in his early 40s when he opened the store, which is open every day of the week except Christmas Day, and the decor is always the same.
“I like to say we have two stores,” he said.
When the weather is cold, Laidlaw is known to bring in his staff, who he likes to refer to as the “lads” in his store.
And it’s no secret why.
For the past 25 years, Liddell has been a fixture at Longfords annual “Birds of a Feather” events.
His business is a big drawcard for the store.
“We have thousands of people come in, and we get a lot of compliments,” he told New Zealand radio station 7.30.
Every year, the store brings in tens of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.
Liddell said he has also made many friends in the New York community and has helped many people find jobs in the industry.
One of his big selling points is that he takes care of his employees.
“[I] keep the employees in their jobs,” he explained.
While the staff here have been at the store for 25 years and it’s not unusual for them to be at the front of the store every day, it is unusual for staff to be here every day.
Some of the staff come from out of town and don’t have a home and they’re not sure where to find their next job.
They are looking for someone to look after them, and they really appreciate the support,” he added.
If you are looking to make a purchase, be sure to ask for the catalogues for each item.
In the past, the catalogs were available online and were available to buy on the showroom floor.
Now, the items are on the ground floor, and that’s where you can buy them online.
It is important to keep an eye on the store because it’s one of Longfells biggest draws.
You can buy the catalog, or you can order it online.
You can even order a book if you don’t want to go through the store first.
There are also some great gifts to be had.
I love to give people an idea of what they might be able to find,” said Laidsell.
Myself, I find it very hard to get into an item that has been here for years and years.
It’s very hard for me to get in to a lot.
It can be quite a lot, you might not have to buy a lot for yourself.
What’s your favourite thing about Longfows shop?
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