SAN ANTONIO — The first furniture store in San Antonio was built in 1929, but now that it has been converted into a new home, a collection of items from around the world can be found there.
The collection includes furniture made by designers like Pierre and Marie Curie, as well as pieces from China, Russia, and Europe.
The store, located at 1021 S. Broadway, is a destination for many of the San Antonio-based designers.
Many of the pieces are available for purchase for up to $1,500 each, or up to 30% off their wholesale price.
“I’m here to say we’re doing something that is unique, that is beautiful, that we are doing something to connect San Antonio with New York, and to do something to celebrate our diverse culture,” said Stephanie Bowers, owner of Bowers Furniture in San Antonio.
“It’s very special that we’ve got a collection that reflects our diverse community.”
The items include vintage furniture from Italy, pieces made in New York and other countries, and some of the first furniture produced in the U.S. by the Italian company, Vignelli.
The owner of Vignellis, Alessandro Vignello, is one of the founders of the company.
The company is known for its furniture, including a variety of classic Italian and French styles.
Bowers said that the store is in the process of selling a few pieces that have been acquired by Bowers.
“We’re not going to be a store, we’re going to become a collection.
We’ll keep all the furniture here, but we’ll also be selling some new stuff.
And that will be curated by the designers,” she said.
“Our mission is to bring the pieces from around Europe and other parts of the world together.”
In addition to the furniture, Bowers also has a large collection of accessories, including jewelry, home decor, and other gifts.
Bower said the store has become a destination that is a little bit more than just a place to buy furniture.
“The people that come in here, we’ll see them walking through the doors, they’re very happy.
She said the selection of items can be quite overwhelming, but she said that her goal with the collection is to make it easy to find something that fits your needs. “
Bowers said her goal is to create a “place where people feel like they can come and experience all these different cultures.
“That’s why we have a limited inventory of items that you’re going have to shop around and find.” “
A lot of the furniture is not available for free in this store, so if you’re looking for a little piece that you can buy for $1 and it fits your budget, we can get that for you,” she added.
“That’s why we have a limited inventory of items that you’re going have to shop around and find.”
A selection of furniture is pictured on Jan. 6, 2020 in San Jose, California.
Source: RTE via Associated Press