So I’m just going to reiterate again how silly I think you are if you’re buying lighting from Restoration Hardware. They have come out and admitted that 35% of their product is sourced from China . In 2017, 40% of it was sourced from China. And my go to lighting place is aliexpress.com in China. They are a big supplier of some of the products that Restoration Hardware carries in their stores. A lot of their lighting comes from Aliexpress in China! I spent a little bit of time last night looking up some lights and comparing restoration hardware with my go to and I’m gonna throw a couple of photos out there and show you how close they are to that product. And if I wanted to spend lengthy time searching, I guarantee I would’ve found the exact same lights!
The first two pictures are some black iron orb lighting. I bought two of the lights from Ally express and I have them in my family room, and then I bought two more of the same lights to put up in the new flip because I love them so much in my house. I paid $55 for my lights with free shipping from China, and the same lights that are eerily similar to the ones I bought are substantially more at Restoration Hardware. Restoration Hardware wants $1055 for a light that I paid $55 for at my go to . The other two photos are a picture of some loft lighting that I really like. Restoration hardware wants $300 for the same piece of loft lighting that you can get at my go to store for $8.90 with free shipping. Go figure. I’m half tempted to buy all of my go to stores lighting and open up my own lighting store and sell to all of you fools! I’m not sure what the hype is about that store. Is it just that you can say I went to restoration hardware? If you say that to me, all I will do is roll my eyes and think are you kidding me and I will secretly laugh at you all the way to my bank putting my money in the bank . I’m going to add some more pieces in here that are exactly the same because I want you to see the price differences on a lot of them . I just added those two lights below. They’re a little bit different in size and shape and dimensions but they have the same concept and one is 89.95 and one is 1295. I think for $1200 I can deal with the variance… how about you? Ok I found the exact light at both places in the second picture and it is available in black. Notice the price difference ….269 at my go to store and about 1300 at restoration hardware.