New in Cincinnati: Restoration Hardware Outlet

By October 12, 2015Cincinnati Finds

Today’s post is for my local Cincinnati/Tri-State people! I love finding local places with great finds (Bargains and Buyouts is a great example) and sharing them with you all. 

Restoration Hardware Outlet

There are now 14 Restoration Hardware outlet warehouses in the United States and we are so lucky that #14 just opened 45-minutes north of me in Centerville, Ohio. It’s been open for just under a month now and last weekend we loaded up our gaggle of humans to go check it out. Restoration Hardware Outlet

Location:

985 South Main St.

Centerville, OH 45459

937-291-0584

Hours of Operation:

Sunday 11am – 6pm

Monday – Saturday 10am – 8 pm

Cash and credit are accepted

Delivery services are available

What:

My first item of investigation was to understand if this store was selling actual Restoration Hardware items at a discounted cost, OR if it were one of those “factory” stores like J. Crew Factory, Coach Outlet that manufactures reduced quality goods for a “reduced” price specifically for their outlet channels. ICK. Well, I have good news. This location is selling actual RH items that can be found in the catalog today, but are reduced due to overstock, returns, small blemishes, etc. SWEET!

What You’ll Find:

This specific location has an enormous amount of furniture for sale. The space is huge and I would say 60-70% of the footprint is for furniture, mainly sofas. I also noticed a lot of RH Teen items in here as well, like this lounger that I’m currently crushing on.

Restoration Hardware OutletNow, this is not the place where you’re going to find that deal of a lifetime. When it comes to these Restoration Hardware items, I would say you are getting a 40%-ish discount on the retail price. Sofas are going to be in the high 1,000’s (they’re typically in the high $2K – $4K). Just passing that information along for those of you in that target market (definitely NOT ME). I was most interested in their rug selection. RH rugs are notoriously insane, likely because they are hand-knotted by the Prince of Egypt using only gold string and diamond twine, or something like that. But they are so good! Prices were still insane to me. None under $500 (for a 5′ x 7′). Restoration Hardware Outlet

The most impressive part of the entire store to me was their lighting section.

Restoration Hardware OutletAs you can see, nothing is on display and you have to dig through the boxes, but they had so much! Lots of pendants, huge chandeliers and table lamps. And I thought the prices on the lighting was pretty good. For example, they had several of these boom sconces (on sale now at RH.com for $355) for $100 each. I’m regretting not taking one home for myself. I was also thrilled to see a little section devoted to RH Baby & Child.  Restoration Hardware Outlet

That trestle play table is beyond cute and I thought the price was somewhat appropriate – $419. The website has it marked down to $479 too though, so not a huge difference. The biggest savings here would be on shipping! And, the white is no longer in stock.

Restoration Hardware OutletRestoration Hardware Outlet What else can you find? Well, I always tell everyone that if you want to splurge on something, choose RH towels. They are DIVINE. And they had a whole wall of them! They also had bedding. Still crazy priced, but if you’re into French Linen (who isn’t) they had it in spades. Restoration Hardware Outlet Restoration Hardware Outlet

So that’s it! Maybe you’re intrigued enough, you’ll go check it out. People always ask me my opinion on Restoration Hardware. It’s pricey, but is it worth it? In my mind, they sell a lot of things that can be found elsewhere for MUCH, MUCH cheaper. IKEA has linen bedding. Target as Tabouret-style metal chairs. Heck, even Home Depot has industrial pendant lighting. I buy RH items (outlet or not) only if I believe that 1.) it’s a statement piece and 2.) it’s a style of item that can’t be found anywhere else. Then, that to me makes it worth it. Probably the best example of this is my brass rivet mirror in my ostrich bathroom. Hard to find anywhere else and makes a big statement. It also helped that it was on super sale.

Happy shopping!

xo,

emily

Join the discussion 12 Comments

  • Oh how I’d wish we’d have one, especially with the new modern line of RH. It’s so good

  • Rachel Loughlin says:

    They’re getting ready to open a giant three story 70,000 square foot store right by where I live. I’ve never been a huge fan of their furniture, but some of the stuff they’ve put out recently in swoon worthy. I’m looking forward to walking through the store.

    • I’m the same way. I’d rather get a real antique for much less than pay a ton of money for a similar look. Nevertheless, they always have several pieces that are absolutely awesome. And three stories is insane. Maybe the third floor will be entirely clearance. We can wish right!?

  • I wish we lived closer, that place is huge! I am going to look it up now to see if we have one in driving distance. We want a good new couch, something nicer than ikea, but not ridiculously expensive. Great write up!

  • Cool! I love these posts of yours. We’ll have to check it out when we go home to Cincinnati for the holidays. Last year, we took your advice and did a BIG family trip to B&B, and although we left empty handed, the Cinci fam has since been back several times and picked up items for their homes!

  • Cheryl Oliver says:

    This is in Centerville, not Cincinnati. It is a.major disappointment. Wait for the sales in the real store at Kenwood to get 20% off and get first rate products. The markdowns at the outlet are non existent.

  • Molly says:

    No way! This is literally around the corner from my my parent’s house where I grew up—so glad they FINALLY found something to take over the old Stein Mart space that closed a few years ago. Sad that I can’t ship pieces home to London but maybe I’ll find an accent or two to make it worth it…can’t wait! =)

  • Kim says:

    I do love the French linens.

  • Ashley says:

    Did you happen to notice if they carry any outdoor furniture when you went? I am in love with their sets online and considering purchasing even though they are crazy priced. I can’t seem to find anything else like them from other stores. Do you know of any places that would have high end outdoor furniture at a cheaper price? Thanks!

    • So sorry for the slow reply. Your comment just came through. I did not see any outdoor furniture when I was there. It was also November, so maybe that’s why?? And this tip will sound weird, but I would try Craigslist for higher end outdoor furniture. There are lots of small shops and big warehouses that sell their stock via Craigslist so it might be a great place to check out.

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