Furniture: Arhaus 1657 S. Brentwood Blvd. (South of 40) St. Louis 314-968-3401 www.arhuas.com Beautifully ready-made and custom contemporary furniture; rather appropriate stuff to drool over, in fact. Accordingly quite expensive, though staff is very friendly. Futon Express 6248 Delmar 314-721-1948 Good Works 4355 Green Ash Dr. Earth City 314-344-8999 Contemporary furniture, futons, etc. Intaglia, Ltd. 6303 Delmar Blvd. 314-726-5440 www.intagliahome.com Popular among those looking to upgrade from dorm furniture and actually make home look like home. Reminiscent of Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, and Restoration Hardware, though less expensive. K-Mart 6700 Manchester Ave. (East side of MCausland/Skinker) St. Louis 314-645-0544 www.kmart.com Yes, K-Mart. This is a big updated K-Mart, offering some great Spartan furnishings at extremely cheap prices. Dining table sets, lamps, chairs, mirrors, etc. Tastefully simple. Mattress Giant 1142 S. Brentwood Blvd. (Across from the Galleria) Clayton 314-721-0317 www.mattressgiant.com Pushy Salespeople. The Mattress Firm 1040 S. Brentwood Blvd. Across from the Galleria 314-863-0558 www.mattressfirm.com Very nice salespeople that even encourage you to shop around. From very cheap to very expensive. Tell them you are a student and you’ll get some sort of special deal (free delivery, frame, and/or pillows. Pier One 1705 S. Brentwood Blvd. (South of 40) St. Louis 314-961-3160 www.pier1.com Located in Brentwood Square. Imported conventional and unusual furniture with European, African, and Asian themes. Great source for interesting decorations, candles, pillows, rugs, glassware, dining sets, etc. Everything’s on the expensive side, though during back-to-school time students get a 15% discount off non-sale items. Also offers 30 day price protection. Weekend’s Only Furniture Outlet 6303 S. Lindbergh (west of I-55) St. Louis 314-775-2000 www.weekendsonly.com Recommended. True to its name, this St. Louis-area furniture outlet is open only Friday afternoon through Sunday evening, and sells new overstock furniture at substantial discounts. Particularly great place to buy a couch on the cheap. World Market 24 Brentwood Promenade Ct. (South of 40, near Target) St. Louis 314-918-7800 www.costplus.com World Market is a lot like Pier One, but generally cheaper and with food and wine (at great prices). Lots of random interesting decorations and furnishings to spruce up your apartment.