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The Best Eames Chair Dupes for Every Budget

Of all midcentury modern furniture, the Eames lounge chair has to be the most iconic. Sure, the tulip table had a comeback, and so did acorn wood. But the Eames lounge chair and ottoman is a design staple that’s here to stay. Why? It’s as comfortable as it is chic. Despite its mid-mod label, it works with just about any decorating theme, too. If you’ve been eyeing the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, here’s how to get the look at home. We’ve rounded up the best lounge chair and ottoman sets online, from authentic reproductions to dupes that will save you thousands of dollars.

Of course, if you want the real deal — a true, vintage Eames lounge chair and ottoman set there are sites such as 1stDibs which help weed through online furniture sales. But heads up: People with an actual midcentury Eames Lounge Chair know exactly what they have on their hands. We’ve seen just the vintage ottoman alone go for thousands of dollars, never mind a set.

If you don’t have the patience to scour vintage, another option for a real Eames lounge chair and ottoman is via Herman Miller. These brand-new, authentic reproductions are as close as you’ll get to buying an Eames lounge chair in the 1950s. But, like vintage pieces, the Eames name comes at a high price. Chair and ottoman sets start around $7,500!

Sticker shock? Don’t worry — there are plenty of budget-friendly dupe options. A handful of furniture brands have midcentury modern lounge chairs and ottomans that are heavily inspired by the Eames lounge chair and ottoman if not total ringers. Our favorite dupe is this Corrigan Studio set from Wayfair. Tell me that doesn’t look exactly like it, especially with the black leather and walnut wood combo. The best part? It’s under $1,000! There are other dupes under $1,000, but typically with budget-friendly leather furniture, you sacrifice texture for dollars. Often, leather under $1,000 is top-grain which means that it’s a hybrid synthetic with a thin layer of real leather. This chair features full-grain which means it has a more buttery texture like premium leather.

For the cheapest dupe possible, you can snag this copycat set on Amazon for $630. It’s not the best leather quality, but it’s almost the exact same look as an Eames chair for nearly 90 percent off in cost!

We also spotted several top-grain leather chairs and ottomans under $1,000 and from the most surprising place: The Home Depot. Yes, The Home Depot. Who knew the home improvement store would be a treasure trove of Eames dupes and in various colors no less.

If you can stretch your dupe dollars a little bit more, there are some solid buys in the $1,200-$1,500 range with more customizations possible. This bonded leather set from Overstock has more than a dozen color and wood combinations and has the best white leather Eames dupe.

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