Frequently Asked Questions
Can I afford to shop at Currier’s? Currier’s makes owning quality leather furniture affordable for everyone. A low-end sofa will last only 2-5 years, quality leather sofas will last 25 years or more. It would take 5 low-end sofas to last as long as one quality leather sofa. At that rate, you can’t afford to not shop at Currier’s.
Can I special order and how long will it take? Yes. With over 400 items on the floor, 80% of our business is still special order because there are just so many choices. Special order time is usually about 8-10 weeks except for Ekornes Stressless Chairs which can often have a 2-3 week delivery time if it is a stock color and style.
What color leathers can I get this in? Some of our manufacturers have over 150 different colors to choose from. There may be 25 different browns, 20 different reds, etc. and all of them come in a variety of leather finishes.
What about leather with pets and kids? Leather is an ideal choice if you have pets and kids! It is much more durable than fabric. Many of the finer quality leathers like the ones we carry are treated in the tanning process so that they are protected and easy to clean. If there is a spot or spill you just take a damp cloth and wipe it up.
How long does leather furniture last? Quality leather furniture should last you 25 years or more. Some people will keep it for 40 years! Many of these pieces are passed on as heirlooms. Low-end leather furniture often has to be replaced in 2-5 years. There is a vast difference in types of leather compared to fabric, this is why we pride ourselves on the education we can provide for our customers.
Do I need to be careful of the sunlight with leather? Sunlight will eventually fade anything but there are “protected” leathers that will not fade as quickly as some “natural” leathers. If this is a concern we will help direct you towards the leather that is right for you.
Does price determine how good the quality is? Unfortunately, price does not always indicate the quality. Many stores overcharge for low-end furniture, simply because their customers don’t know the difference. Other stores sell “leather recliners” for $1,100-$1,500 where the only real leather is on the seat and the rest is vinyl. They’ll even tell you in their advertising, “100% leather every where you sit!” Tricky, huh?
Not only would Currier’s not allow that type of product into our store but we have quality brand name recliners starting at $900 that are all top grain leather.
How can you afford to price like this? Bottom line…we’re not greedy. Instead of making $400 on an item we would prefer to make $200 and sell it six times. This simple philosophy has kept us in business for over 33 years and is the reason people drive from all over New England to buy here.
Do you ever have sales? Everyday is sale day with 40-60% off retail prices and Ekornes sold at the minimum price allowed. A $4,000 sofa that other stores put on sale for $2,899-$3,299 is priced at $2,200 or lower everyday at Currier’s.
How do you compare to other stores? We don’t. Stores that carry the quality we do are much higher in price. Stores that have prices like ours usually carry lower quality furniture. Don’t compare us to other stores. Compare them to us.