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Contemporary Style

Service not the Best

Most people will of at least heard of Habitat, the furniture store opened in the 1960’s by Terence Conran. They were the first furniture chain store to sell contemporary designed items, and opened many stores across the country. Unfortunately there are not as many stores left open now, but...

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Excellent

I can help you save money!

You may hae to wait for an offer to come around......

A little insider’s review of Habitat! So, as some of you may know Habitat is owned by Ikano-the same company that owns Ikea. It was established in 1964 in London, and has now become an international brand with stores all over the UK and Europe, and now has franchised branches in places such as...

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Satisfactory

“Habitually bad, HabiTAT”

published 20/09/2001

city centre equivalent of IKEA but classier and mo...

Complaints system is dreadful, customer service is...

Well, I am a home-improvement addict. I love Habitat as a rule. It is everything right about the world in what it sells, it is the staff and sales system that fail it. Habitat is the ultimate in snobby interior stuff! It sells everything from candles to glasses to cushions to tables and chairs...

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“Habita”

published 08/06/2009

Funky & stylish

Can be expensive

Habitat is really one of a kind - a national chain store selling contemporary home furnishings. I say national, but the stores can be few & far between, & you may have to travel a little way to find one. We used to have a branch in my hometown of Hull many years ago, but by the time I reached...

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Good

its a nice sofa if i ever get it!

staff are rude, unhelpful, including the managers!...

I have been left very disapointed and angry with the service i have receievd from habitat. Over these last few months i have spent over £1000 in habitat but i am now very reluctant to shop there ever again. You can get some beautiful things from there and great furniture but the hassle you have...

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Satisfactory

Nice and often unusual homewares

Poor stock control, delivery and customer service

As a rule I like Habitat products. They are generally well designed and different from the usual furniture and homewares available from other high street shops. However their stock management, delivery and customer service is very poor. I have been trying to buy one of their rugs since October...

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Super

good design; modern and stylish

not enough stores, a bit too expensive for everyon...

Habitat stores offer a wide range of modern household items - nothing about their design is cluttered or fussy. There are both modern classics and things which are more daring. It's also a good place to get gifts for people - they even offer food items such as pasta and olive oil in presentation...

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Satisfactory

“Not a good habit..at”

published 12/05/2001

gimmicky

overpriced

Most of you, I am sure, would have heard of Habitat. The store which was opened in the late 60's by Terence Conran to bring a new breed of shopping to the high street for contemporary items for your home and furnishings. Different and innovative it probably was during those early years, but now I...

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“Eat my contemporary”

published 12/05/2001

some good styling in some products

expensive, attitude

The experience of going in to my local Habitat store is not unlike having teeth pulled. I should firstly own up: shopping is hardly my favourite passtime, but my real niggles with this store are the prices, attitude of the staff and the products (so pretty much everything!) The store Habitat have...

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Not for me

“Habitat - bad service”

published 02/05/2007

well designed modern furniture

terrible customer service

I know I'm not the only one who's had a similarly bad experience, particularly with after sales care from habitat. See below for, I am sure, all too familiar correspondence..... Another huge problem with them is that it is impossible to get through to the store via phone. they have an answer...

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Satisfactory

some really nice things can be bought here to furn...

very few bargains

When Habitat first opened it was exciting. The place to go. Habitat attracted crowds of shoppers. Everything looked new and interesting. A little bit too expensive but that was OK because it was modern. Sadly Habitat has lost its appeal. The windows displays are dull. The products hardly change...

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Not for me

Great products

Treat their customers like scum

Where do I start? I like Habitat's design like most of the people here, but their customer service is abysmal. I purchased four Flame chairs on 30 Nov 2006. When I unpacked them one was damaged, so began the frustrating and painfully slow process of getting it replaced. After hours (literally...

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Not for me

Nice when you first buy it!

No warranty; non-existant customer service; poor q...

I bought a sofa from habitat and am very disappointed with it. After only light use (only used in the evening and we are not that heavy!!) the stuffing has nearly all gone out of it so that it is not that comfortable anymore. Tried to contact habitat about it by email on a number of occassions...

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NONE

CRIMINALS

Customer services is shocking. I ordered an item, nothing like the picture, I returned and 3 weeks later I have no clue where my item even is. I know my money isn't in my bank though! I've had no acknowledgement or refund or even one simple email. So I am persuing it on twitter and facebook...

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Not for me

published 27/07/2008

yes ... habitat leicester are espcially poor I bought discounted ex-display bunkbed/mattresses and chest of drawers...do the delight of my children .. i also paid for the delivery of these items to my address near northampton - next day a shop assistat phones and says the matresses could not be included (ie they had reneged n the deal !) - did i still want the other things ,or did i want my payment returned.... how do i explain that to an unhappy eight year -old....

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