Oops, She Did It Again

Lauren Mang
September 22, 2011

(And no, we don’t mean who you think.) Say the word “again” in certain circles and chances are Leslie Pritchard comes to mind. Pritchard, you know, is the woman behind two crowd-pleasing consignment shops, both packed with refurbished and one-of-a-kind vintage furniture and accessories. There’s Again & Again, the can’t-miss pink bungalow at the corner of Bonita and Henderson avenues, and now Again on Howell Street in the Design District, where Pritchard has relocated and renamed her former Again Design Studio, which was just down Henderson from the bungalow. The former studio was a showcase of Pritchard’s top-tier furniture, compared to the funkier finds at Again & Again, and, she says, “our designers and customers made it clear we needed to be in the Design District.” So it was hello, Howell, where Pritchard has adopted a 14,000-square-foot, loft-like space with ample parking, natural light galore and quick access off of Riverfront Boulevard. Here, everything is under one roof: the amped-up inventory of mid-century modern, antique and Hollywood regency furniture; consigned offerings from the likes of B&B Italia, Roche Bobois and Edward Wormley; an in-house upholstery shop with plenty of space to display and sell fabrics and provide design consultations; and a meeting area, which can be reserved for designer-client powwows. “Our aim,” Pritchard says, “is to be a good friend and total resource for all those interested in repurposing, recycling, reinventing and re-loving 20th-century furniture.” Count us in. Again, 141 Howell St., 214.746.6300; againandagain.com.

Image: The airier Again, in its new Design District locale. Photo by Margaret Wolf.