I just moved out here from the east coast and had been searching all over LA for a couch. Craig's list was too sketchy, the Futon shop too overpriced, and every other furniture store either had attractive - but uncomfortable -couches, or vice versa.
Then one day I discovered the sofa company's website- their downtown store is practically across the street from me, so I gave them a visit. And - not to sound totally lame - but, once I walked in, it felt like destiny brought me there.
Ok that does sound pretty lame. Point is, Alex was super helpful with all the questions I had for her. PLUS the in-home consultation was awesome, with her coming over, checking out the room I wanted to put the sofa in, and discovering a place for it I would have never thought of! (That is, shortening the Gia's length to fit in this particular spot)
Bottom line - the sofa co.'s got tons of choices, and the couches are unbelievably comfortable. Oh, and Alex is the best!
Pros: Lots of stylish choices
Cons: Umm, I don't know... Maybe the fact that it costs money?