Thursday, March 31, 2011

Flexsteel Latitudes Crosstown Furniture Review

Buying our first living room set was exciting and daunting. After we got over the initial shock of the prices of 'cheap' furniture, we were even more set on buying 'the one' set that will last us for a long while.
We packed up and drove into the city to go to large furniture stores. Our two-year-old began to think we were "going to look at couches" every time we went into the car. 

I looked at every option of buying used furniture locally, but nothing was worth the hauling ourselves part.
At one very, very large furniture store we found something we liked. My husband likes couches you can be enveloped and sink into; while I do not like being swallowed whole by a furniture monster.

We sat on the Flexsteel Latitude Grandview Leather Reclining Sofa Couch. It was almost right for me, but  not quite, and the price was more than we wanted to pay. However, we had an inkling we found our brand.
Brands are so subjective to who you talk to. You can walk in and be told something is the best or the worst.
I was skeptical since I had already done some homework. My understanding from the internet (which did not have much information) that the Flexsteel Latitudes Collection is a lower priced collection that is partly made overseas. The leather is a leather/vinyl, which means that the places that you won't be touching (back, sides) are vinyl to cut down the cost for the consumer. After much research, I decided that unless you were in the market for a 3-5,000 dollar sofa, this was a good choice. I found only one negative review, same person posting in a few places, but after some research I found out that this person had left their leather couch in direct sunlight. Which had worn a spot in the leather.

Over the next few weeks we hit up more furniture stores. We found one we liked even better than the Grandview. The Grandview leaned back too far for me. I like to sit up when I'm not reclining. We decided on the Crosstown Group reclining sofa and glider/recliner chair.  

We returned home without purchasing, as the store was closing, and I decided to check smaller Flexsteel dealers around the area. After pricing out the second store, we found they were much cheaper, as they were a small store without a display. We had to wait a few weeks, but it was worth saving $340.
FYI, the Flexsteel Leather Reclining Sofa Couches we looked at were all in the range of $1100-$1400.

They are beautiful to look at, with the brass tacking and dark, rich, soft leather; and the most comfortable thing I have ever been upon! The glider/recliner is really large. Perfect for cuddling with my toddler and rocking future babies. The smell of the leather was a bit strong for the first few days, but it subsided after that. We have had the set for just over a week now and we love it so much. Time will tell how well it holds up. I will post updates in the future.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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