It seemed like an urban legend, a word-of-mouth place passed along in a half whisper: custom-made furniture at wholesale prices. Urban Retreat sells the same styles you’ve coveted in popular retail stores and catalogs at up to 45 percent less. I have bought two sofas and a love seat, a leather club chair, two lamps, and a coffee table. The success of this almost-four-year-old store proves that if you sell good-quality merchandise at a discount, the world will beat a path to your door—even if you’re in a secluded business park in Reston and have limited hours Wednesday through Sunday.
Urban Retreat, 11409 Sunset Hills Rd., Warehouse H, Reston; 703-689-3404; urbanretreatfurniture.com.