GCD Home Furnishings & Decor, Savannah, Ga.
Home Accents Today’s Retail Stars list recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents – including furniture stores, home accessories boutique stores and interior design showrooms – that merchandise creatively, have a positive presence in their local communities and stand out from the competition.
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GCD Home Furnishings & Décor
Estimated 2019 total sales: Less than $1 million
Home accent specialist, founded in 2016. Attends Atlanta Market and High Point Market to source product. Visual merchandising scheme is pattern-heavy and rich in texture and also uses colors and designs from throughout the world. Best retail strategy has been finding the best products at affordable prices so that savings can be passed to customers.
In their own words
What sets you apart from others in your market?
Our store is unlike any other. It is visually unique and sensory-rich. We provide new, vintage and antique decor and furnishings along with vintage and antique handmade rugs imported from across the world. Our community is an integral part of store as well with handmade items from local artisans and art from award-winning artists.”
What is the best retail idea you have ever implemented that improved your sales/profits?
Finding the best quality products for the best possible prices so that I can pass those savings along to our customers. As I personally do all of the shopping for the store, I spend the majority of my time searching out the best sources.”
Thomas Lester is Digital/Managing Editor for Home Accents Today. A graduate of Emory & Henry College’s Mass Communications program, Lester spent a dozen years working for newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina covering an array of subjects, ranging from community news, government, education, ACC sports, professional baseball and more before joining Home Accents Today in 2013. Reach out to me with your story ideas, tips and more at [email protected].