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Are You As Obsessed with Home Goods as Courtney Cachet Is?

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We found this horse head thing at a Long Island Home Goods store and we're gonna buy it for someone we really hate.
We found this horse head thing at a Long Island Home Goods store and we're gonna buy it for someone we really hate.

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Have you ever been to a Home Goods store? We have.

Courtney Cachet has too. She's a decorator and self-professed Home Goods addict. She'll visit her neighborhood branch at least twice a week and buy everything from Le Creuset pots to Lacoste towels —all at prices slashed way below retail. Sounds too good to be true? Kind of.

If you've never been to Home Goods, it's like a gigantic jumble-sale (emphasis on the jumble). Organization and visual merchandising? Shmorganization and shmisual shmerchandising! Everything's everywhere! It's kind of like going into a stranger's attic, if that stranger were a hoarder.

Cachet also gets off on the woman-on-woman violence in store aisles, which we can only sort-of understand the appeal of:

Really good stuff for your home at really, really good prices. Toss in the old thrill-of-the-hunt shopping thing in most of us and it's a perfect recipe for utter retail bliss. Just when you thought it couldn't get better, the merchandise changes almost daily. I have literally seen women almost fighting in the aisles over merchandise! It's better than going to a ball game, I swear! Instead of nose diving for A-Rod's home run baseballs they're dodging over their Gucci totes for Lalique vases! High end scrappiness at its best.
She advises that newbies shop alone and on a budget—
You can have Louis IV furniture next to some pillows, rugs and accessories from Home Goods and nobody will ever know. It's that good. But, there is a science to getting the most out of a trip to Home Goods. Because sometimes, we end up buying a whole bunch of stuff we don't need because we can't walk away from such value. Court of Versailles bedding for $100! and Lacoste towels for $12.99!
For decorating or hoarding, Home Goods is certainly your one-stop shop.
· Confessions of a Home Goods Addict [HuffPost]