Despite the fact that a recent marketing campaign sees shoppers referring to this 110-year-old family-owned Canadian furniture company with a fancy French accent, we think that Leon’s is chic enough to pronounce exactly as is.
Proof: its new store in Coquitlam (a quick rip up the highway from Vancouver) is bursting with delights ... and we’re not just talking about the stunning collection of trendy, top-quality home furnishings, accessories and appliances. The space (a relatively small one for the cross-country brand, clocking in at just 15,000 square feet) boasts tech features to make the furniture-shopping experience as smooth and seamless (not to mention enjoyable) as possible. An 11-foot video wall at the entrance allows customers to view Leon’s full roster in larger-than-life style, while XL tablets and smart e-tags throughout the bright and sunny store provide even more info (and reduce paper waste, to boot). And we haven’t even mentioned the sales reps: dazzlingly knowledgeable in product and design and possessing a “we’ll do anything to make you happy” attitude.
Don’t miss the “vertical” chair gallery (it takes wall art to a whole new level) and be sure to check Leon’s website on your iPhone for an augmented reality experience that makes furnishing your home a beautiful breeze! —Noa Nichol
Leon's, 1395 United Blvd., Coquitlam, British Columbia, 236-428-6812, leons.ca