Discoveries –– Furniture & Finds is a store that sells stylish furniture and unique items for the home from around the world that opened up just last month in downtown New Orleans. “We have been direct importing and wholesaling for over 15 years as owners of Flambeau Lighting and Dauphine Mirror Co.,” says Scott McKearn, who co-owns Discoveries with Joe McKearn and Ro and Vincent Marcello. “Having always been a wholesaler, we started Discoveries as a wholesale company,” he continues. “After deciding to open the doors to the public, the retail end has become our main focus and is constantly evolving, improving and growing rapidly.”
Where do you get your items from?
I travel the world to hand select antiques, one-of-a-kinds and furniture and accessories. I also develop our own exclusive furniture and accessory designs in solid hardwoods with boutique factories. Our main emphasis is on India where we have our own office to consolidate my finds and a small artisan factory that produces exclusively for us. The result is an amazing product mix that cannot be found anywhere other than Discoveries.
What’s one of your most popular items?
Dining [furniture and items] in general. Our solid rosewood and teak dining tables from 72 to 120 inches go perfectly with our leather and wooden dining chairs. Our painted and stained wood buffets will also be among the
first to go.
How is your store different and better than a competitor?
It is not possible to buy any more direct than we do, which means it’s impossible to beat us on price. Combining this business model with a discerning eye results in a stylish product mix of quality solid wood furniture at prices that are a fraction of what you would pay for comparable product.