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Why Supporting Your Local Chicago Furniture Store is Important

Does where you buy your furniture really matter? It absolutely does! By buying furniture from Wrightwood Furniture, your local Chicago furniture store, you’re supporting a small business. And that has a lot of benefits for you! Check out some of them below.

Reduce environmental impact

Since we’re closer to your neighborhood and our Chicago Lakeview furniture store isn't big box store, we didn’t need to set up shop on the edge of town which contributes to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution. Also, all of our furniture is environmentally friendly. We go out of our way to use reclaimed and recycled materials in as many of our products as possible.

Get better service and supporting local jobs

Since we’re a local business, we’re able to hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers on a personal level. And speaking of hiring, did you know small local businesses are the largest employer in the U.S.? Our team of dedicated furniture experts can help you select the perfect living room furniture for your Chicagoland home or apartment — or maybe you need to furnish a bedroom, dining area or home office. Whatever the space, we can help find creative and stylish solutions.

Invest in the community

Since our owner and staff live in Chicago, Wrightwood Furniture is less likely to leave than a big box store would because we love our community. Besides selling furniture, we also are invested in the community and take pride in what we contribute to the Lakeview neighborhood (and beyond).

Buy what you want

A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices in the long-term. And a multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based on their own interests and the needs of their local customers rather than on a national sales plan guarantees a much broader range of products than at a big box store. We buy furniture that we know our customers would like, not the other way around!

Encourage local prosperity

Recent economic research shows that entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character, rather than communities overrun by national stores.

So by shopping small at Wrightwood Furniture, we both benefit! You support both our business and your community at the same time. Great right?