Furniture Shopping in High Point

Furniture Shopping in High Point

Furnitureland South

Each April and October, more than 40,000 furnishing industry buyers descend upon the High Point area to see and buy the latest products at the world’s largest home furnishings event in the nation: the High Point Market.

The general public isn’t invited to these twice-a-year events, but the Market’s presence in High Point, along with a high concentration of furniture manufacturers and stores, has made High Point the Home Furnishings Capital of the World™ and a great place for anyone to shop for all types of furnishings at great prices.

You won’t have any trouble finding a place to shop. The High Point area is home to more than 40 retail furniture outlets, including the largest furniture store in the world: Furnitureland South in nearby Jamestown. But don’t leave it to chance. Contact the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau for a furniture shopping packet.

If you want to delve deeper into High Point’s furniture significance and history, several area attractions are open to the public and are great resources for in-depth furniture research.

The High Point Museum at 1859 East Lexington Ave. is a great place to start. Its displays, such as the “High Point’s Furniture Heritage” exhibit, chronicle the city’s rise from a backcountry community to furniture prominence.

Next, hit the books at the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library at 1009 North Main St., where you’ll find the world’s largest collection of books on the history of furniture. This free library helps you move up the ranks to a professional before you hit the furniture showrooms.

For a great furniture-shopping photo opportunity, swing by the World’s Largest Chest of Drawers, located at 508 North Hamilton St. There, you’ll find a four-story building in the shape of an 18th-century chest of drawers built in 1926 to call attention to High Point’s status as the Home Furnishings Capital of the World™.

Whether you’re making a quick trip to find the ideal accessory, staying a few days to find furnishings for your entire home, or just interested in the history and heritage of American furniture making, High Point has it all.

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