Rated 5 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CA2011 Gorgeous Couch for the Price, but With a Few Caveats... Even though this product and its matching chairs have been discontinued (bring them back, World Market- they look great!), I thought I'd write some feedback about them a year after purchase. I had a few issues with the couch, but overall, the Essex Chesterfield line does represent a good bang for buck compared to far more expensive leather Chesterfields you'd typically find at other furniture stores. After about a year, some threading came loose at the side of the seat cushion. I'm not sure why this happened since it is lightly used, but the bi-cast leather remained intact. It turned out to be an easy fix at my furniture repair shop in Alameda. I called World Market about the issue, and they offered a 30% refund, which more than covered the cost of repair. This is great customer service, which is why I'm writing this review. I typically shop at the flagship store near their headquarters in Oakland, and have always liked the design of their products. They blow Ikea and Pier One out of the water. I bought most of my furniture for my first apartment at this store. Since I have roommates, I wanted something nice looking, but not too expensive. World Market fits the bill perfectly. The couch looks awesome, and I got it with two matching chairs on sale for a total with tax of under $1000. That is a great price for a leather* furniture set, particularly with such a beautiful design. The whiskey color is perfect and the button tufting rocks. It looks far more expensive that it actually is. I live in a Victorian flat, so the Chesterfield style fits my living room perfectly. *It turns out by having this loose thread issue, myself and the furniture repair shop could see the thickness and quality of the bi-cast leather used on this item. The verdict? Good! The repair shop said it was certainly worth fixing. Only a small portion of the bi-cast leather is the top coating. Most of it is real leather with good thickness and it seems more durable than most processed leather like this. This was refreshing to see. Bi-cast leather quality can be all over the board, but World Market is using high quality product. You are getting about 90% real leather for half the price of top grain. I wouldn't hesitate to buy other bi-cast leather products from World Market in the future. They look great and the leather is better quality than I expected. One advantage to bi-cast leather in a roommate situation is that it cleans easily. The bi-cast leather used at World Market is higher quality than other manufacturers and it is a big step up from bonded leather. The wood used on the legs is also of high quality. September 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TylerB Beautiful product I have an English theme going in my living room and the loveseat fits the setting beautifully. It's not very bulky, so it looks best with other light-looking pieces of furniture. It's comfortable with a straight, supportive back. I'm very happy with it! September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sandyb Very happy with purchase I love this chesterfield loveseat. It's a foundation piece that I'll build around for years to come! February 14, 2014
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