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How to Buy Pottery Barn Pieces at Target Prices

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Oh Pottery Barn

If you want to get excited about discounted home decor where you can use clever money-saving tips, look no further than Pottery Barn to shop— seriously!

Normally I avoid this very gorgeous, though very expensive store, but I realize that’s becoming a huge downfall in my home shopping game. I’ve been missing out for far too long on marked-down throw pillows, rugs, dinnerware, and so much more.

It goes beyond just my home as well! This place is a goldmine for housewarming and hostess gifts, and your friends and family will think you spent some serious cash on them. Let me tell you about my most recent trip to Pottery Barn

shop pottery barn with these money-saving tips – 60 off sale and clearance selection

Let’s be honest, the front of the store is a trap.

You can’t deny that when you first walk in, you just feel so welcomed by the beautiful tables full of fresh merchandise and the elegantly styled fully assembled furniture. “Can I just live here, please?” However, you can look, but don’t even think about buying. Don’t even think about looking at the price tag for that matter! 😱

shop pottery barn with these money-saving tips – store entrance with full priced furniture and decorThese are the showpieces meant to draw you in and drain your wallet with non-discounted, full-priced tags. Instead, sigh and move along. But don’t worry, you’re on to greener pastures.

Walk along the walls.

Here’s the thing about the Pottery Barn store layout — the middle is open, airy, and just plain inviting. But the walls are where the sales are. Though slightly hidden (yet not entirely since they obviously want to sell the product), you’ll find shelves brimming with mismatched pillows, candle holders, and textiles, along with sale signage to move these products out the door.

shop pottery barn with these money-saving tips – pottery barn wall of sale items with pillows on shelves

There’s nothing wrong with these products. They just no longer fit the season (or into the thoughtfully styled arrangements throughout the store). Oh well, our benefit!

Look for floor samples, especially damaged ones.

Do you want to find something that’s almost guaranteed to be half off? Look at the floor models of larger items — not only are they marked down, they’re typically fully assembled, meaning you save both time and money!

shop pottery barn with these money-saving tips – lamp floor sample with 50% off

The markdown percentage may vary, but you can try to bargain for an additional percentage off if the product has any visible wear like scratches, rips, or dents from other customers walking through the store and touching them. If you’re handy or can live with a slight ding in the surface, the savings are well worth it!

shop pottery barn with these money-saving tips – rugs and patio furniture

And don’t forget to scope out the seasonal floor items. I found patio furniture marked down by almost 60% off and summer rugs almost 70% off! Again, these were the floor models, but why the heck would I care about packaging when the price is that good!

Stop at your final shopping destination: the back corners.

Creep into the abandoned shadows of the back of Pottery Barn for a sweet surprise — clearance! These tucked away corners are where you’ll find an assortment of out of season and almost out of stock items that seriously just need to go. Lucky for us!

shop pottery barn with these money-saving tips – pottery barn clearance wall with textiles

You can find crazy steep discounts for up to 75% off on a wide variety of Pottery Barn goods. If you’re thinking, “Meh, I really don’t need to buy anything for my home,” consider picking up these steals for gifts, whether for birthdays, holidays, a housewarming, or for the get-together host! While you can’t return these items typically, going with universal items like trays, serving dishes, candles, or picture frames gives you a little more leeway so you can stock your gift closet.

shop pottery barn with these money-saving tips – clearance signage in storeIt’s also important to know that most clearance item price tags end in $0.97 or $0.99, which indicate a product’s final sale pricing. While you’ll be saving a chunk of cash, you won’t be able to return the item later, so make sure you really love it.

Now that you’ll have your arms full of great home decor steals, it’s time to head to check out.

Become a Key Holder to take advantage of your purchases.

If you’re not a member of The Key already and you shop at Pottery Barn (even only once in a while), you’re missing out. Not only will you, as a member, earn 3% in rewards on all your purchases at PB, this program extends between their entire family of stores, which includes PB Teen, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, Williams Sonoma, Williams Sonoma Home, and Mark & Graham.

shop pottery barn with these money-saving tips – the key rewards program brochure

Once you hit $15 in rewards from the percentage back, you’ll receive an email containing your $15 rewards code which can be spent on any of their brands. Do you shop at Pottery Barn a lot? Then consider applying for the Pottery Barn credit card for 10% back and special financing.

shop pottery barn with these money-saving tips – pamphlet for pottery barn credit card

If approved for their credit card, you’ll be eligible to earn a $25 reward for every $250 spent! Even better, they often run promos where you can earn up to 20% back (that’s $50 for every $250 spent!).  As a cardholder, you’ll also have access to exclusive savings events like the 5-day 20% back event in February and November. Even better, you can also use this card and rewards at PB Teen and Pottery Barn Kids!

But if credit cards aren’t your thing…

Stack the savings with discounted gift cards.

On sites like Raise and Gift Card Granny, you can find discounted gift cards to stack on more savings, up to 9% off the retail value! Even sweeter, the company allows for all of their cards to be used within their family of brands which includes Pottery Barn Kids, PB Teen, Williams Sonoma, and West Elm, so you can look up the best discount and use at the store of your choice. So on top of the clearance/sale prices, you get the absolute cheapest price possible.

shop pottery barn with these money-saving tips – gift card

You’ll want to watch for any fine print on the cards, as eGift cards are typically for online purchases only, while physical cards and vouchers may be accepted both online and in-store.

No worries if you find a discounted card that’s online only since you can actually find Pottery Barn steals without having to go to the store. Their website has a pretty wide selection of clearance items, though you have to be strategic with your searching. Since they don’t offer a sorting function, it’s best to start at the bottom of the page and scroll up. This way you’ll see the best deals first and not waste your time scrolling through the small discounts.

But Pottery Barn isn’t the only place you can find savings.

While it’s still under the Pottery Barn brand, you won’t see those high retail prices at the Pottery Barn Outlet store. Yep, Pottery Barn Outlets do exist 🦄 however, there are only 11 across the country. They’re kind of like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for seriously discounted home decor and furniture!

shop pottery barn with these money-saving tips – pottery barn outlet store furniture, couches, and chairs

If you happen to be one of the lucky souls that live near one (or pass by in your travels), pop in for high-quality discontinued, overproduced, and returned merchandise at unbelievable steals! You can also stay on top of what’s new in store by following the Pottery Barn Outlets Facebook page for updates on merchandise and the latest promotions.

shop pottery barn with these money-saving tips – what to buy in may thrift store finds

You can also go vintage with your furniture search! By checking out thrift stores and estate sales, you can potentially come across pieces that are no longer sold by the brand, and you may just stumble upon a super hot deal! This user on Reddit found this Pottery Barn chair at a steal and was able to restore it to its glory!

Hip Tip: Don’t forget to check Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace by searching “Pottery Barn” for other people’s gently used items at discount prices!

When it’s all said and done, not only can you display your stunning home decor with pride, you’ll be even prouder of all the money you saved on the purchase! So next time you’re in need of a home refresh, following these tips at your local store and let us know what you find!

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Comments 45

  1. Andrea

    Pottery Barn has the best quality couches! We invested in some (with a sale and coupon!) about 6 years ago and it was one of the best decisions we ever made. They we comfortable from day one and are still like new with daily use by my family of 4. We bought the ones with the fitted slipcovers and just take them off and wash them about every 6 months. If you can swing the price, totally worth it!

  2. Redgoldfish

    What’s their quality like, especially their furniture?

  3. Jac

    I’ve been a PB fan for a long time, but I’ve gotta say, having recently spent a day searching through treasures at a PB outlet, even those prices are super expensive. No matter how discounted, absurdly overinflated with a 30% discount was still not a Target price. Guess you have to hit the best sales for that.

    On the other hand, I’ve recently purged some items from my closets, and I decided to take out some linens and accessories I’d picked up on deep discount 15 years ago (no joke). I love the patterns and designs just as much now as I did then, and they go with everything in my home. So PB’s classic aesthetic wears well for a long time.

    Thanks for sharing these tips. Might make it worth paying closer attention to PB!

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I’m sorry to hear your PB Outlet experience was less than spectacular 😕though I totally agree about the timelessness of Pottery Barn pieces. Some items might end up being an investment but it’s good to know you’ll love them for many years to come!

  4. MCouzens

    I have always been dismissive of this store because of the high prices as well. I will have to give them a try again and I just discovered that one of their outlet stores are located about an hour from my house!

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay! You’re so lucky to have a PB Outlet nearby! Another Hip2Save teammate has one near her and loves it — let us know how your outlet shopping experience goes!

      • Sue

        I have a Pottery Barn outlet about 45 minutes from me. Everyone should be aware that they don’t accept returns. I tried to return something there that I purchased online, and they refused to take it. I was told to return it UPS (their only mail option) or drive to a Pottery Barn that was not an outlet.

        • j

          I don’t know of any outlet store that accepts online or non-outlet returns.

          • Sue

            Carter’s outlets accept returns. I’ve successfully done it, and it says they will in their return policy. After my issue with Pottery Barn, I’m careful to read return policies before purchasing.

        • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

          Good to know — thank you for the heads up on that policy, Sue!

  5. Susan

    Yep, the Outlet Store in Dawsonville, GA is about twenty minutes from my house. I’ve picked up several pieces of furniture over the years from there…bar stools, computer cabinet, bookcases, farmhouse children’s table and chairs. It is wonderful!

  6. Jineane

    I bought a Pottery Barn table off Facebook marketplace for $25!!! The lady was moving and the table needs to be refinished so she just wanted it gone

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Holy cow, what a steal! That sounds like a great find — enjoy your new table!

  7. anna

    Why This app is soo sloww…?? It’s sooo frustrating 😖

    • jen

      I thought I was the only one, ever since this new layout it takes forever and a day to load, usually just give up before, and it randomly will swipe back and forth.

    • DealAddict

      The app is sooooo sllllllooooooooww & the site was (stopped using) always sending me to spam so that’s not good.

    • Jennifer (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I am so sorry you are experiencing issues with the app! We are aware of the problems and our app team is working hard to get it fixed ASAP!

    • Tracey

      I just bought a new computer and tested them out at the store. I determined which one I was going to get by which one loaded this site the fastest because this is by far the slowest site to load. But I do love this site!

    • Rainbow

      I don’t use the app,its a waste of time. I just google hip2save on my phone. Love hip2save though. Hope this gets fixed soon. 💖💖💖

  8. Mona

    I’ve been buying through the years, during sales. I have not one regret and, their style is always in. Pillow and comforter covers, have always gorgeous designs. Their furniture are sturdy and if you find a good sale, you can find incredible deals. By the way, my favorite is their “one day sale”, it’s up to 70% off. In fact, today they have one going on.

  9. ME

    Oh I Love PB! I love their sales (only buy when it’s on sale/clearance). In Christmas time my house looks pretty much like a PB store hahaha. Love it!

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I bet your home is absolutely stunning during the holidays! Plus, it must feel great knowing you got such a great deal on all the decor 🤩!

  10. ISheen19

    Many years ago, before we had kids, I liked walking into PB just to browse, not necessarily to buy—I mean, even then with a more disposable income it was still too expensive for us. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon a clearance shelf with beautiful, high quality pasta plates for ONLY $2.xx PER PLATE! I couldn’t believe my luck and snatched up 8 of them! I was so excited and would walk into that store whenever I happened to be at the plaza, but alas, haven’t found such a steal since and I just eventually stopped going in (prob because I started having kids and maybe I just gave up? 😂). But I can testify to the great finds!

  11. Michelle

    I purchased furniture for both of my kids rooms years ago and it still looks great today…. I have always loved pottery barn because it is very classic and timeless… I loved the “Friends” episode where they buy all the stuff from the window display… I love their catalogs for inspiration and ideas… I’m symptoms to make the “dollhouse” style lift bead for my daughter so we will see if it turns out for a fraction of the price😉

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That’s wonderful that you’ve been able to use the furniture for so long! They’re quality is truly top-notch. Thank you for sharing about your PB finds!

  12. Andrea

    Not only PB but PB kids have amazing prices. I’ve been able to get great prices at the regular store and the outlets. My house looks like a picture out of the PB Catalog and I didn’t pay full price.

  13. SergeantSaver

    They also do a military discount of 10% across all of their brands/stores. You can also order online items at the store and have them shipped to the store for free. This saves a ton of money on those hefty shipping costs!

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      How great! That’s super helpful because those shipping fees can really add up. Thank you for sharing that awesome tip!

  14. H

    I live near a PB outlet and recently scored a beautiful cream chair for $110! Marked down from $1400
    The lady at the outlet told me a lot of things in the outlet are returned items. it was more than 90% off, and it is the most comfortable chair in my family room now!
    They usually have a wide variety at my outlet but don’t expect to find matching sets of many things. There’s usually just one!

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      What an awesome steal 🤩! That’s good to know about looking for a matching set at the outlets. It’s probably easier when you’re just looking for accent pieces when it comes to furniture. Thank you for sharing!

  15. H

    I live near a PB outlet and recently scored a beautiful dream chair for $110! Marked down from $1400
    The lady at the outlet told me a lot of things in the outlet are returned items. It was more than 90% off, and it is the most comfortable chair in my family room now!
    They usually have a wide variety at my outlet but don’t expect to find matching sets of many things. There’s usually just one!

  16. Britkneeee

    Same. Mine is so slow and laggy that I haven’t been on here much lately. I used to check the app 2-3 times a day. Now it’s like once a week and that is IF it loads 🤦🏻‍♀️

  17. M

    OK- Pottery Barn for Target Prices??? I think that is a stretch…but it did get me to click. I used to manage a PB Outlet – my advice: skip the furniture (much of it is used; all of it is damaged) and if it is very minimally damaged, so will be the discount (minimal). Buy furniture at the regular store with warranties, and more return options. Around Thanksgiving, every dept. is usually 20% off at some point. For non-furniture things (rugs included) – outlet is awesome! Also – you can call an outlet and ask them if they have a particular item (think curtains, sheets, etc) and they will send it to you! It is called a “send-sale” – though it is UPS or FedEx shipping (not cheap). PB is expensive – but as a brand, there isn’t anything comparable (price-wise) that is better quality. Some are just as good. It is worth the money if you want long lasting things and you like the style offered. Restoration Hardware is more expensive, and about the same quality (some wooden furniture is much lower quality – beds, etc), but if you want a CHEAP couch that will last forever (especially when you want it to die so you HAVE to replace it) go to ikea! They have a few sofas that look like PB sofa styles and ikea sofas last FOREVER – like it or not! Atleast they offer new ikea sofa slip cover colors every few years 🙂

    • Ashley

      This is not the Case for all pottery barn outlets. Ours gets tons of brand new furniture. Much of it overstock or discontinued or last seasons items. I highly recommend going the outlet route for furniture deals

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Wow!! Thank you so much for sharing all that helpful insider info about the PB Outlets! I’m going to have to look into those “send-sales” — how cool!

  18. Ihearthip

    I have a pottery barn outlet close to me and I try to avoid it because I know I’ll end up buying a bunch of stuff! It’s great for pillows, gifts, candles, toys. One time I went in while they had a crazy sale on outdoor “garden” chairs. I snatched 2 up!

  19. Ihearthip

    I also comb their website regularly for sale and clearance items. I have snagged some impressive home decor at unbelievable prices. Especially when they have a free shipping sale. I love their holiday items which go to deep discount usually.

  20. kgak38

    I have purchased PB Kids bookbags and lunch boxes for my kids for several years. Each item has withstood daily wear and tear (my kids have taken them to daycare/preschool) for three years or more and I have washed the bookbags and lunch boxes (on the delicate cycle) with no issues. I replaced my oldest’s original PB Kids bookbag and lunch box that I bought him when he was 18 months old just before he went to kindergarten only because I wanted him to have something new for his new school, not because they needed to be replaced. Are they expensive? Yes they are, but if they stand up to the abuse young children put them through for three years or more, the price is worth it. I could buy something cheaper but I’d likely have to replace it annually.

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Lunch boxes can definitely take a beating with all the wear and tear. Good to know that truly do last from PB Kids and that you can easily wash them in a delicates cycle! Thank you for sharing!

  21. agreed on the slow..

    I’ve been wanting to comment somewhere about that as well. when you click on a deal in the app it does take FOREVER! I find the recipes load even slower. it’s a huge drag. not if there’s something you can do about that hip2save but if you could fix that it would be super appreciated!

  22. Heather

    Our downeast home stores carry pottery barn and lots of times on a big discount! All my stockings are pottery barn and I got them for 4 bucks or less from downeast Home. Same with nice pottery barn towels for 3 bucks each!

  23. riss

    We had a PB outlet 15 minutes from our house, and a lot of their stuff are still overpriced, in my opinion. And just like others said, the furniture were mostly damaged. They closed the outlet maybe 2 years ago. But o just found out that they just opened an outlet about 25 miles away. I might check it out, and hopefully they have better stuff than the old one.

  24. Susie

    I used to work at a Pottery Barn many years ago. Check out their public restrooms. They often keep bulky discounted floor models like coffee tables in the back hallway near the entrance to the loo. Also, they have a generous discount if you sign on as seasonal help. Finally, best discounts are in late December into January…after the holiday but before post-season inventory.

    • Emily (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I would never think to check the area near the bathroom for floor models — brilliant!! I totally agree about the seasonal employment if one is able to fit it into their schedule. It must be so fun to work there during the holidays anyway with how gorgeous the store looks. Thank you for sharing!

  25. Amy M.W.

    I am a Pottery Barn JUNKIE!!!!!!!
    Watch their sales, you can TOTALLY get amazing deals. I got all of my kids backpacks there this year. I got all my kids new bedding sets this year… and I’m talking nice stuff. I love the season changes because they clearance and then discontinue SO.MUCH. They put a lot in the back and you have to ask what is back there 😉 When I come in they just bring a bunch of stuff out for me to go through, I LOVE IT! 🙂 I got all 3 of my kids complete bedding sets (curtains, sheets, comforters or quilts) for LESS THAN $75 a piece. I spent the most on my daughter, because I had to have a non-local store ship me something, and the least on my oldest son. Stack your sales and work your deals. I love love love love love their furniture!!! I don’t mind spending a pretty penny for furniture because I buy it to last; here quality matters more than price in my house. Regardless…. You most certainly can get it for your average furniture store price. Keep your eyes on what you want. Prices change daily, as do the sales.

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