My husband and I love visiting Ikea in Emeryville, and much of our home is currently adorned with Ikea wares. The store is enormous, and carries a huge selection of kitchen wares, lighting and gardening supplies, and of course, furniture, among other items! And the prices can’t be beaten.
On the downside, it can be hard to find parking, despite the fairly recent addition of the multi-level parking garage onsite. And most of the time, the store is extremely crowded! In fact, if you stand still, you can frequently feel the floor moving under the weight of all of the shoppers. And naturally, you get what you pay for, so you can’t expect Ikea furniture to last for more than a few years of heavy, regular use (though I have a pair of Poang chairs that are still in excellent shape 5 years after I bought them).
This Black Friday, take advantage of their sale prices on several items, including Magiker Bookcase Lighting for just $12.99. But definitely get there as early as possible, since the parking lot will most likely already be a zoo by the time the doors open!