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Sisters Used Furniture

COME AND VISIT US IN THE FUN AND FUNKY VILLAGE OF HOUSATONIC

Used Furniture was born. I have three sisters, two of whom live here and help when they can, so that is how I decided on the name. Funny thing is, mom has so many new friends and activities she is rarely in the shop, and our small store idea has become a more than full-time endeavor, working 60-plus hours a week finding great deals.

Q: What do you offer?

A: Our specialty is upholstered goods. We have sofas, chairs, loveseats, all in excellent preowned condition. Most of the time these pieces cost many thousands when new and are custom designed. We also have dressers, dining tables, chairs, desks, side tables, lamps, mirrors, affordable art, and much more. Having a small shop and great prices keeps inventory moving quickly. In fact our inventory moves so quickly, it sometimes proves challenging to get new pieces in fast enough. I often tell my customers, if you see it and you like it, buy it, because more than likely it will be gone the next time you visit.

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onveniently located on Route 183 in the artsy village of Housatonic, MA (near Berkshire Pulse and the Brick House Pub right before the center of town driving north), you will find Sisters Used Furniture. Owned by Anastasia Coulombe from Monterey, MA, Sisters Used Furniture offers an ever-changing, eclectic mix of high quality, super clean, gently used, affordable home furnishings. Combined with the store’s comfortable atmosphere and Anastasia’s friendly and helpful service, you will want to visit again and again.

Q: What is your philosophy? A: Buy inexpensively and sell inexpensively. Be honest and fair. To us it isn’t about making top dollar, but passing the savings along to our community. We travel far and wide to find these bargains, crossing many state lines, so you don’t have to.

Q: Anastasia, would you please tell us more about what you do at Sisters Used Furniture? A: Our store buys and sells quality used furniture for every budget. We also deliver locally for a very small fee. All of our furniture on the showroom floor has been cleaned and inspected for imperfections. If something can be fixed, we do it. We also steam clean upholstered furniture when possible with an unscented hypoallergenic cleaner. Our shop is bright and clean and a safe environment to shop. We are also personal shoppers if you are looking for something particular.

Q: How did you get started?

A: I moved here eight years ago and slowly started to convince my family to move to this area. Mom was last to come, and I was nervous about how she would adjust to her new home after spending 70-some years in New York State. She ran a very successful used furniture store in her hometown, and I thought maybe if we started a similar shop here for her to work in, it would help integrate her into the community. We wanted to keep it small, thinking she could assist me in running the shop a few hours a week. We also targeted a real need for an affordable home furnishing store in this area. So, Sisters 16

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Q: How can our readers find you? A: We are located at 402 Park Street (Route 183) in Housatonic, Massachusetts. We are always posting new items on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/sistersusedfurniture. The store is open seasonally from May of each year until November. Come and visit us and the fun and funky village of Housatonic. Never crowded or pretentious and always plenty of parking. www.sistersusedfurniture.com. See ad on page 19.

Our BerkshireTimes Magazine, Aug-Sept 2016  

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