- October 02, 2012
Leslie Pritchard cherishes many things — rescue cats, fine wine, the Black Keys, cowboy boots — but mass-produced furniture isn’t one of them. To entwine her affection for custom creations with a desire to save cast-aside pieces, Pritchard opened Again & Again in 2005, a hub for home furnishings worth resurrecting. Now she’s added another location to her repertoire. While the newest storefront on Riverfront shares the same name as its precursor, it features a showroom of already refurbished, ready-to-go pieces that flows into a warehouse filled with sofas, chairs, consoles, nightstands and headboards still begging to be transformed. Beyond the entrance lies a fully stocked fabric bar with swatches and paint samples for those needing something concrete to match what lives inside Pritchard’s marvelous mind. Meanwhile, at the Howell Street destination, shoppers will find a consignment jackpot, along with displays of traditional, transitional contemporary and antique furniture that have been completely restored — a tool Pritchard uses to show customers what can be done with a little effort and imagination. “I take something that is an ugly duckling and turn it into couture furniture,” she explains. “Here, love is our special ingredient.” Those wishing to buy old and make new can visit either Again & Again any day of the week (hours vary). Just ask for Leslie … or look for the big smile, cowboy boots and cats. 1202 Riverfront and 141 Howell St., 214.746.6300; againandagain.com.