In Fairfield: 4865 Auto Plaza Court
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week
Ashley Furniture is a multiple-year winner in the Readers’ Choice survey. The chain bills itself as the No. 1-selling furniture brand in the world and the No. 1 retailer of furniture and bedding in the United States. The Fairfield store opened in 2006. “We manufacture the furniture, so that cuts out the middle man,” said Thomas Wells, assistant sales manager at the local store. “That transfers to the customer.” The store also delivers the furniture and provides customer service. “We never turn our back on a customer,” Wells said. “We’re always there for you.” Plus, the store offers interest-free financing for up to five years, he said.
Runners-up: Ethan Allen, Shock’s Home Furnishings, JC Penney, Three Brothers