Crate & Barrel summer sale starts Friday


Upholstered couches, dining room tables, rugs, chairs, and a whole lot more is on sale by up to 50% off during the Crate & Barrel Summer Sale, which starts tomorrow, June 18, 2010.

A lot of the deep discounts are on pieces that were floor models, so inspect items carefully for wear and tear. Are there visible scratches -- or only a mark on the side that will face a wall? Does the couch have a slightly worn-in look? Does it matter to you?

I once got a fabulous mirror-slash-mail sorter-slash coat rack for $30 during one of its summer sales. It was originally more than $100! The dark wood had a few marks but I figured it would look like that after three months, anyway.

The Crate & Barrel sale is online and in stores. Selection is very limited. Find a Crate & Barrel near you.