We’ve been looking for freestanding bath vanities for our house remodel, and Restoration Hardware has some really pretty and also really expensive ones on their website that we liked. I remembered that there was a Restoration Hardware Outlet in Castle Rock and that a friend had mentioned that they sometimes do entire-store sales on holiday weekends, so I checked around and found out they were doing a 30%-off-the-entire-store sale for Memorial Day weekend, so we got a babysitter and headed up to the outlets.
Tip: Sign up for the Restoration Hardware Outlet email list to find out when they’re doing sales. I got an email for their Memorial Day 30% off sale, and since then they’ve also done a 30% off dining, lighting, and rugs sale; as well as a $25 off every $100 sale.
I wasn’t really even thinking about blogging about it so I didn’t take pictures inside, but the store is pretty big and carries lots of both indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting, housewares, rugs, art, hardware – I guess pretty much everything that RH sells, they have at the outlet.
The outlet items were almost all damaged in some way or another. The damage ranged from small scuffs and scratches to large cracks or parts missing. There were definitely some things that would be easy fixes, and others that you’d need to get pretty creative to fix.
Honestly, while the prices were discounted quite a bit, Restoration Hardware’s stuff is pretty expensive at regular price and even the outlet price was a little hard to swallow in some cases. If you get it on sale, though, the prices were much easier to stomach – and it seems like they do sales often enough that it wouldn’t be too hard to wait for the right sale.
We ended up getting a bathroom vanity that was a little scratched up in places – it was originally priced at $1799, and we got it for $950 including tax. They wrapped it in plastic for us and we took it home that night. (I’m glad they had plastic for it, because though Jeremy almost always has the furniture blankets that he lends to his clients in his truck, this particular night he’d taken them out – agh!) I think that they will hold it for a day or two for you if needed, though that might depend on how much space they have at the moment.
Overall, I think there are definitely some good deals at the outlet if you get them on sale! I’m still wishing that we were ready to buy a farmhouse table to use outside – they had a huge one there that was cracked pretty significantly, but I think it would have been fine on a covered deck.
Update: More Tips on Shopping at Restoration Hardware Outlet
We recently stopped at the Restoration Hardware Outlet in Castle Rock again to look for a dining room table and chairs. (I wanted a really big one, big enough to seat all seven of us plus spouses as the kids get older! :)
We found one we liked, but it was still somewhat pricey. I don’t even remember what prompted me, but I looked up the table on their website and found that it was on clearance for a lower price than the base price of the table in the store.
I’m not much of an ask-for-a-discount shopper, but figured it was worth asking about the disparity between the website clearance price and the outlet store price, so we talked to an employee about it, and when we pointed out that the table at the outlet was damaged and that we weren’t saving that much off the online price of the exact same table brand-new, she talked to the manager and they were able to give us an additional discount to make the price better match the clearance price online.
We also purchased some chairs that were $104 at the outlet at $99 online, so they matched the online price for those.
They were also doing a $25 off $100 sale at the outlet, and we were able to get that sale on top of the matched prices.
I don’t know how much they’ll bargain on most items, but it might be worth checking out their current price on the website versus what’s in store and seeing if they’ll match the website price as the base price! And then, of course, you still get the outlet store sale if there’s one going on (there almost always is).
I also found out that they have an email list specific to their store where they’ll send you a weekly update of the new products they’re getting in. This is different than the email list for all the RH Outlets, and I believe that you have to sign up in the store. I’m excited about this because we still need a couple of chairs and I’d love to know when they get them in.
When we were in, they were getting ready to move the outlet to a new location at the Outlets at Castle Rock and told us they were going to have a lot more stuff in their new location. (It’s now open – suite 975.)
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