Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bravado Showroom Closing

I was shocked to get this message on Facebook: Bravado Showroom Closing in September 2012! Bravado had been an ARTS awards recipient and had a great reputation as a retail furniture store that carried some of the same brands as did Landfair Furniture + Design Gallery.

Brad Clifford and Stephan Krupelak say the Pearl retail furniture store established in 2007 has served its purpose and it was time to move on.

Brad will split his time between Portland and Texas where he will go into business with his brother and a third partner. Brad will head up the Whilom Collection for which he will design custom furniture and fabrics.

Stephen will continue his interior design practice in Oregon. His new business name is Domov Interior Design.

The announcement of closing carries with some good news for shoppers. Over the next four months Bravado will be offering their first ever sale of merchandise. The showroom and warehouse will be emptied at great prices.

 For us, it's sad that this economy is closing the doors of another high-end furniture outlet. Brad Clifford and Stephan Krupelak, we wish you all the best.

I really admire those stores that have longevity: Paul Schatz, Parkers, Shleifer and Fishels, to name a few. They have weathered bad economies, changes in taste and the internet and still open their doors daily.
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