November 17, 2011 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #600612
I have a kallah and looking for recommendations where to shop for housewares in Brooklyn. Can anyone reccomend from experience a good place to shop?
ThanksNovember 17, 2011 4:15 pm at 4:15 pm #828509mewhoParticipant
i thought this was a post of where to shop for a kallah.
seriously, check out the buzz on coney island ave. also check out bed bath and beyondNovember 17, 2011 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm #828510MoodcheDoovidMember
Any gesheft run by frimme yidden.November 17, 2011 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm #828511miritchkaMember
The Buzz on coney island between J and K.November 17, 2011 4:36 pm at 4:36 pm #828512sem graduateMember
wilhelms – they have the biggest selection and will toivel and deliver e/t for uNovember 17, 2011 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #828513Leah222Member
try amazing savings or the dollar store for all gadgets and utensils… you can real steal of deals ($1/piece).. where is main stores will cost you $5/piece.November 17, 2011 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm #828514ha ha ha haMember
try one of the many chasunah malls they have a one stop shop!! with great stuff!!!
Hatzlocha! and keep calm!!November 17, 2011 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #828515yentishParticipant
first off, wherever you go, take the kallah with you so she can choose patterns, appliances etc.
bed, bath and beyond is great, they have absolutely everything and they have 20% off coupons that you can sign up to get. (and a little secret- they accept expired coupons! so dont throw them out!)
you can also try jcpenney and macy’s home collections, often they have very nice dishes and kitchen things that are on sale, especially now during their holiday season. it might be easier to find sets of 8 or 12 dishes in the jewish stores, but other stores sell a standard set of 6 and i just bought 2 boxes=set of 12. you can get nice corelle dishes for milchigs as well.
for large brand name stuff (cuisinart, bosch, kitchen aid, calphalon, blender, pots/pans, toaster, microwave) etc. i’d do some research before you go shopping, because often you’ll find a cheaper price online and stores will often match it
mazel tov! happy shopping!November 17, 2011 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #828516a maminParticipant
Wilhelms Kallah Showroom, located in Boro ParkNovember 17, 2011 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm #828517akupermaParticipant
But if there is a surplus of women (or so they say), shouldn’t they be giving them away for free??????????????????November 17, 2011 5:48 pm at 5:48 pm #828518BaalHaboozeParticipant
mewho- lol! you also pinching in, thinking of original ways to stop the shidduch crises? lol.
“Kallos…half price, this week only, cheap yet durable” LOL.November 17, 2011 5:52 pm at 5:52 pm #828519QmomMember
Very interesting topic. This is my first post, but I just had to jump in.
Is Buzz really that good? What makes it the best place to go? The fact that it has everything? But how are the prices? How would you compare it to something like Target?
Also which places would you recommend for furniture shopping for the new family? Linen shopping?
Thanks!November 17, 2011 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm #828520kingdavidParticipant
My children did the shopping at Wilhelm’s in Boro Park it on 14th ave between 41st and 42cnd streets.
The selection they have there is really amazing and I was very satisfied with the services.November 17, 2011 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #828521Anonymous91Participant
WILHELMS is also a great place to try. They have everything you could possibly need-it’s a one stop shop, they give you personal attention, and they’ll toivel everything and deliver to you. Also, if you spend at least a certain amount you can get a percentage off. And make sure you clip the coupon in the Chosson/Kallah guide for 20% off your order! It’s a great deal!!November 17, 2011 6:28 pm at 6:28 pm #828522gartelParticipant
Wilhelm’s has fantastic service and great prices. In Boro Park and Williamsburg.November 17, 2011 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #828523☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
I would also go with Wilhelm’s.November 17, 2011 7:34 pm at 7:34 pm #828524
gratel – Welcome; I see you are a member of YWN for 4 years, and this is only your second thread that your posting on!pNovember 17, 2011 9:08 pm at 9:08 pm #828525golden momMember
qmom u cant compare to buying in a store like the buzz to for example mancys first they all have deals for kallahs u can buy all ur stuff and they hold it for u till u have an apt or are ready for it they tovel everything and bring to the house (remember those hrs of toviling bf and after the wed?) and the dept stores doesnt have brands like bosch of challah making or braun for making potato kugel u might say spoiled but u need things that r going to luast the avaerage american couple doesnt pay for them to cook if u can buy a whole supper for 2.99 y cook they cook 2x a yr for there big holidays and complain for months bf and after we do that every wk +++ so we need things that will last u dont want to buy so cheap and the couple has to replace everything in 2 yrs some things r good in dept stores like pots etc but service and time is worth st tooNovember 17, 2011 9:13 pm at 9:13 pm #828526gotchyagoodMember
i think peppermill has great deals for kallahs,o. and r u looking not 2 spend a lot?November 17, 2011 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm #828527
Thanks all for the info.
I did go into Wilhelm’s today and I’m sold. They have a very large selection to choose from. The sales ladies seem nice and they’re giving me a private appointment (I like that). I compared some prices with another store mentioned and they were pretty much the same. They do offer a substantial discount on minimum purchase (Thanks Anonymous91)! What I like most is that they are a store special for Kallah’s not just a store with some Kallah needs.
I’ll keep anyone posted how it went after I shop there.
Thanks again for all the great tips.November 18, 2011 12:03 am at 12:03 am #828528spiralParticipant
Kitchen and Beyond on 42nd st. between 12th and 13th Aves. Great service. Big selection. Very good prices. Most of my daughter’s friends shopped there. Besides the regular hours you can set up an appointment that is convenient for you.
The phone number is 718-686-2222.November 18, 2011 12:55 am at 12:55 am #828529
Mods – Something is fishy here. I suspect Free Advertisment (against the YWN-CR Rules). BubbyLa opened an account yesterday, and posted only twice. Once In the “corelle dishes” thread, and second time she started this thread. And both of them she makes mention about “Wilhelms” and their great service… Smells Fishy. Sorry If I’m wrong.November 18, 2011 1:56 pm at 1:56 pm #828530kingdavidParticipant
REPLY TO real-brisker
There is nothing fishy here! why can’t you judge a person favorably? If this is the topic on her mind, this is what she talks about…
So yes.. sorry you are wrong.November 18, 2011 2:56 pm at 2:56 pm #828531
kingdavid – Are you another one of her SN’s? After all you also mentioned to go to Wilhelm’s.November 18, 2011 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #828532miritchkaMember
Real-Brisker: After this whole AYC ‘scandal’ I can see why one would be suspicious. But just think about it this way: BubbyLa visited the coffee room as a reader, not a member for a long time. Now she has a relative who is getting married and she needs advice. She’s seen what she can gain by asking our esteemed crowd so she becomes a member.
It doesnt seem fishy anymore…and welcome to BubbyLa!November 18, 2011 4:24 pm at 4:24 pm #828533Raphael KaufmanMember
The OP specifically asked for places to shop. I see nothing untoward about posters responding with their own suggestions and shopping experiences.November 18, 2011 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #828534smartcookieMember
RB- I agree. Thought of it as soon as she opened this thread.November 18, 2011 4:55 pm at 4:55 pm #828535FunnyBunnyMember
online has all the best savings , Generally Jewish stores will cost uNovember 18, 2011 5:02 pm at 5:02 pm #828536
smartcookie – Thanks for the haskamah.November 18, 2011 5:05 pm at 5:05 pm #828537
miritchka – Nothing to do with the ayc scandal, I’ve been keeping an eye out in the CR for all different type’s of suspicions, and free advertisment is pretty easy to pick up on. Especially when a brand new posters first two post are complimenting a specific store/product.November 18, 2011 5:38 pm at 5:38 pm #828538gavra_at_workParticipant
Even I’ve heard of Wilhelm’s. I’ve never been there, but have heard good things.
I have been to the Buzz, and did buy some housewares there.
All good places. I’ll echo MoodcheDoovid.
Any gesheft run by frimme yidden.November 21, 2011 2:54 am at 2:54 am #828539
Oy vey people. I just checked back. Is this what it’s about? I’m not one to give mussar but one should be careful what one says.
Thanks all again for the good (and funny) advise.November 21, 2011 4:31 am at 4:31 am #828540aries2756Participant
Now is a good time to compare prices online for various big ticket items. Pots and pans can be expensive as well. And if you are NOT looking for fancy and frilly linen, but still nice quality cotton, try Smartbargains.com; overstock.com; and even amazon.com. You will be surprised at the great buys and good quality of matching duvets and sheets. In addition to pillow, blankets, towels, etc.
The first thing to do is make a list of what the Kallah is looking for. Then google it to see where you can buy it the cheapest. Don’t forget to include tax and shipping charges so you have a true comparison.
Hatzlocha and Mazal Tov.November 21, 2011 5:02 am at 5:02 am #828541
BubbyLa – Was I wrong?November 21, 2011 5:12 am at 5:12 am #828542farrockgrandmaParticipant
Century 21 has a good selection of linens and some housewares, at very good prices. (I haven’t checked the Brooklyn store)November 21, 2011 11:48 am at 11:48 am #828543just meParticipant
I did very well when I shopped with my daughter at the Kallah Warehouse on Ft. Hamilton and (I think) 45 St. The prices were good and the service was excellent.
My first thought was like Akuperma, that “there is a sale of kallas somewhere?” That would take care of the shiduch crisis!November 21, 2011 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm #828544smartcookieMember
Just me- I’m almost sure that store is on 47th and ft hamilton. Yes, it is a great store.
I see nobody mentioned a rather new store on 13-42 in BP, Plug-ins. I had a good experience in all of the stores mentioned above.November 21, 2011 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm #828545mewhoParticipant
hey guys, aren’t we supposed to be ”dan lekaf zechus” not sure about the spelling.
but why think that there is an ulterior motive.
i must say, it never even crossed my mind.
guess i must be naive.
anyway, to continue on track with my earlier post……with regard to Kallah Shopping, this is one of those times you can’t BOGO – BUY ONE GET ONE..only one Kallah per Chosson please.
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