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Where can you find a shabby chic sofa?

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Shabby Chic sofas can be found via the Shabby Chic Couture website, at a Shabby Chic Couture store, at other websites featuring slip-covered sofas using Shabby Chic upholstery fabrics and at websites that feature "shabby chic"-style furniture not associated with Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Couture. Shabby chic decor features cottage-style furniture that feels opulent and new furniture distressed to appear older. Shabby chic sofas are typically large, comfortable, slip-covered pieces.

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Rachel Ashwell co-opted the "shabby chic" name when she opened her first store in 1989, specializing in slip-covered furniture with a vintage style. All sofas are custom-built. Shabby Chic Couture's fabrics are sold to other merchants who use them to create slipcovers for their own sofas and other upholstered pieces. Shabby Chic Couture sells sofas online as well as at two retail stores in California, one in New York, one in Texas and one in London.

The Bella Cottage is a Los Angeles-based furniture store that sells shabby chic-style furniture and other vintage sofas. It also has a significant online presence.

Cottage Haven Interiors is based in Vineyard Haven, Mass., and also sells shabby chic-style sofas online. The business also sells the full line of Shabby Chic Couture furniture and slipcovers, including sofas, sectionals and love seats. Additional fabric choices are also available for slipcovers and all sofas can be customized.

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