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Retail Star spotlight: GCD Home Furnishings & Decor

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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To nominate a retailer for our 2021 list, email Thomas Lester at [email protected]

GCD Home Furnishings & Décor

Savannah, Ga.

1 store

Estimated 2019 total sales: Less than $1 million

gcdhome.com

Home accent specialist, founded in 2016. Attends Atlanta Market and High Point Market to

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