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Restoration Hardware used to be known for their quality and customer service. Not any more. In the last few months, I've ordered two items that have not lived up to my expectations. The first was a fan that was not the quality that I had expected from them but it works ok. I found the exact same fan later on the internet that was half the price and free shipping. Resto does not have free shipping. The second was a rug that within two months had started to come apart. It is a traditional oriental rug.
I have 7 other hand-knotted all wool rugs in my house - some older than 25 years. They all look exceptionally good. The expensive hand-knotted 100% wool rug from Restoration Hardware does not look good after 2 months. I wrote to them about the issues it was having and they just blamed me for it and told me there was nothing they could do. If I'm so hard on rugs why do all my other rugs still look so good? I highly recommend that you do not buy anything from Restoration Hardware.
I recently remodeled a room in my home and purchased several items from Restoration Hardware. I had two main issues that were handled poorly by them. The first was a lamp that was ordered with a delivery date of 1 month after I placed my order. A few days before the lamp was scheduled to arrive, I received a notice that there was a 7 month delay! When I called to discuss the issue, they could not supply a reason why this occurred nor did they offer anything to compensate. It appears they are selling items they don't even have.
The second issue was concerning the drapes I ordered. I requested fabric swatches and chose a fabric that they sent to have made into drapes. The material snags so easily that they already look bad and they have been hanging for less than 2 months. The material never should have been offered as a drapery fabric, it is unsuitable for this use. When I called to discuss and try to get another set of drapes in another fabric, I was told that they could not do this because the drapes were a special order, although I'm not sure why since they were a standard size. Again, no offer to try and do something to work thru the situation with me.
The entire experience with them was disappointing, I spent a lot of money with them over the course of 3 months to remodel this room and chose to do business with what I thought was a reputable brand, but they were a huge disappointment. I would not recommend spending the money for RH, they don't stand behind their products or service.
We’ve used RH for many rooms...we like the style and we like their design branch yet without fail, with each purchase there has always been an issue with the furniture requiring replacement and/or repair. The latest and now for us the final RH purchase was a sofa and 2 swivel chairs. The purchase was custom made. With covid there has been no home entertaining and the swivel chair item has not been used as we use the TV/family room instead.
A couple of weeks after purchase a red, rust like stain appeared from under the crease where the back meets the seat. The seat has no red staining. We have not used this seat, do not have young children and have certainly not eaten or drunk anything in this room which is currently not being used. RH unwilling to take any responsibility. With our other poor experiences in mind it’s time to move on and find a better furniture supplier. Don’t waste your money or time with this company. You’re buying into a magazine lifestyle but the reality is shoddy materials, shoddy workmanship and time consuming replacements and/or repairs. Look elsewhere.
Do not shop here! They are the "Xfinity" of furniture stores. After several backorders on a VERY expensive sectional sofa that they GUARANTEED was going to get to me by early July, it continues being back-ordered, and they switched vendors. When I was concerned about whether the quality would be the same, the manager (Mark) condescendingly told me that "well they haven't had any complaints", but insisted that if I wasn't satisfied with the quality I had no recourse.
Furthermore, I probably spent 4 hours on hold and trying to contact managers with the issues and left probably 6-7 messages for a manager to call me back without response. Now, I finally decided to cancel the order after months of back and forth, was confirmed that it would be cancelled and refunded, and a week later they charged my card AGAIN ELEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS! I'm trying to book a flight to visit a friend dying of cancer and my card is maxed because I wasn't anticipating $11,000 on it! For a sofa I cancelled!!! And of course can't get in touch with a manager again. I'm beyond upset. Do not shop here!
I bought a rug from Restoration in March of 2020. Within a few months, it started to fall apart. I've exchanged 5 or 6 emails with customer service folks who insist on telling me that my issues are not defects. So, I guess what they are saying is, "the $1000+ item we sold you is a piece of rubbish, but it's exactly the rubbish we promised you it would be. Of course, we won't stand by our product." Isn't poor quality a defect? I expected more from a seller like RH, and got less. Don't shop here. Ever.
3 summers ago we ordered a RH dining table. French Farmhouse rectangular table with extension in grey. By the time we received it we were almost ready to leave this home (summer home) for our other home. We spent just under $3000. By the next summer (2019) it was clearly losing some of its top layer. There were spots on the edges that snagged knit clothing. I contacted RH with photos. I was told it was “the nature” of the veneer and that I could purchase a refinishing kit. Seriously? This is a home with adults and the table is always used with placemats. By this summer (2020) the table is just getting worse. It looks like junk. Over the years we’ve spent a LOT of $ at RH. Never again.
RH wouldn't replace 1 of 5 chairs that delaminated and stated that we probably "snagged" the chair (which has a rough sharp edge that snags if you sit on it and lean back). Exact RH quote: "Since this is not a widespread issue among the other chairs you purchased it is not considered a manufacture defect and we are unable to offer an exchange for a new chair." Terrible customer service and will not purchase from RH again.
I bought two items, and one was damaged so we sent it back. Somehow, there was an issue with UPS, where the item was not properly scanned, and Restoration Hardware would not refund me or give me an exchange for a $500 item. As the customer, it's not my fault!!!! We spent about $2000 with additional projects underway - and I will return any items I bought from there and I will no longer be a patron there. Additionally, I will inform all my family and friends to not shop there and continue to speak poorly of Restoration Hardware for the most frustrating, disappointing customer experience.
BEWARE! I purchased the St James trestle dining table and chairs - and they are UNSANDED. Your clothes SNAG on them and you can't dust them with a rag. I think even a paint brush would snag on them. The top of the table is "distressed" but sanded smooth - which is what I expected. The console top is smooth, but the fronts are UNSANDED. The dust cloth can hang on the front on the snags. I am so annoyed about this - I want to return all. Love the distressed finished. The customer service has been superb in regard to delivery - we are under construction and had to changed the date numerous times - sometimes even days before. We have 13' ceilings - and they list 102" as an option for the hutches. However, when we went to place the actually order - after the fact (ordered the table long before) Only 1 finish comes in that size. Now we have to settle for the 91" which is 9" lower than our cabinets and door frames. Very disappointed.
My wife and I have shopped at Restoration Hardware for years and have always had some issue but love the style so we remained loyal customers.... We had talked to the salesman in length about how we were wanting a fabric that was as clean and healthy as possible as my wife has allergies and she researched and found linen to be one of the best... So when we talked with the salesperson they showed us the sofas and chairs and we fell in love with the white sofas on their showroom floor..
We were told the material was a linen weave and very durable so we special ordered a sofa and chair.... We were happy initially but realized the material started to pill and everything seems to stick to it so after our own research we see the linen weave is actually 100% acrylic... We are so upset.. It took a while for us to complain as I went into cardiac arrest was in a coma and almost a year of rehab... My wife tried time and time again to get some resolve but was told it was special order so only a 50% credit but so much time passed they won't do anything... Now we have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on something we cannot use....
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- Restoration Hardware
- Corte Madera
- United States
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