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What places in the GTA sell wardrobes? Besides IKEA

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What places in the GTA sell wardrobes? Besides IKEA

I have always had a hard time buying wardrobes. I don't find any furniture stores carrying them. It's usually dressers.

I don't want IKEA. I am not looking for the cheapest deal ever. I am just looking to buy a wardrobe for hanging clothes. I would prefer wood and I want it to last long, and not those $300-400 ones from CT or HD.

I found a few on wayfair, but it's not something I would prefer to buy online. Even if that means a price premium for going to a showroom and buying it.
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Wardrobes at Ikea usually refer to PAX
Something that looks like a cross between a closet & a bookcase

Wardrobes that are furniture like, are called armoires
Try googling using that terminology to find who’s selling them in your area
Furniture Stores ... chains or Mom & Pops

And consider looking at Kijiji etc
This type of furniture is often sold off by the younger generation
As homes today are built with far more closet space than was common just a generation ago
Or check out Consignment Stores, Flea Markets etc
Or Habitat for Humanity Restore ... they sometimes are tasked with selling off Hotel Furniture
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PointsHubby wrote: Wardrobes at Ikea usually refer to PAX
Something that looks like a cross between a closet & a bookcase

Wardrobes that are furniture like, are called armoires
Try googling using that terminology to find who’s selling them in your area
Furniture Stores ... chains or Mom & Pops

And consider looking at Kijiji etc
This type of furniture is often sold off by the younger generation
As homes today are built with far more closet space than was common just a generation ago
Or check out Consignment Stores, Flea Markets etc
Or Habitat for Humanity Restore ... they sometimes are tasked with selling off Hotel Furniture
I have looked at armoires, but seems like that term is used for really small ones. Hardly any clothes hanging space. I just came to the conclusion most people don't buy them anymore.
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canoek wrote: I have looked at armoires, but seems like that term is used for really small ones. Hardly any clothes hanging space. I just came to the conclusion most people don't buy them anymore.
The trend the last couple of decades is to use smart shelving inside closets, rather than a standalone piece of furniture. Even the IKEA PAX ones are often used to cover an entire wall or have a "built-in" look to them.

OP, if you're not going the particleboard, ready-to-assemble route, then you have to go to the small furniture stores as Pointshubby suggested (e.g. all along Kennedy Rd in Scarborough), Brick, Leons, etc. unless you want to go high end.
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Oh, and about terminology:

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jm1 wrote: Oh, and about terminology:

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So I am not the only one who doesn't know what the hell to call them.

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