Affordable Home Buys That Even Decorators LOVE

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We get it, trips to IKEA can be mind-numbing. They may even break up your relationship. Sure, a visit to Crate & Barrel sounds nice enough — until you're plagued with insecurities in the checkout line. West Elm seems harmless, unless you don't know the finish you want for your towel bar. Should a towel bar even come in a finish? What exactly is a finish? Can't all the towels just go in a pile?

We're here for you! We asked six of our favorite designers to share their shopping secrets, and then picked out specific items inspired their tips. Getting the most out of your favorite stores — and then getting out ASAP — has never been easier.

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