Czech Furniture Finds: 7 IKEA Alternatives in Prague

You’ve just moved to Prague, and you don’t have anything to sit or sleep on.

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No dishes, no cookware, no TV, no bookcases. Just you and whatever you could bring on the plane with you. What are your options (besides IKEA, the usual-but-unimaginative choice)?

Quite a few, as it turns out.

KIKA

This one is good for those who live well outside Prague – it has branches in Brno, Olomouc, Plzeň, Ostrava, Liberec, and České Budĕjovice, among other cities. The main Prague branch is downtown, in the Bílá labuť store. The range of home furnishings includes – but is by no means limited to – couches, bookcases, night tables, wardrobes, beds, mattresses, complete kitchens, children’s desks, office chairs, bathroom sinks, mirrors, and outdoor grills.

KIKA offers assembly and installation, as well. If the purchase price is less than CZK 12,500, the installation (or assembly) costs CZK 1,500. For purchases above CZK 12,500, the fee is 12% of the purchase price. The website is in Czech only.

KARE

If you’re looking for higher-end items, you may want to take a look here. Couches, beds, screens, mirrors, lamps, clocks, rugs, wall decorations, bookcases, fireplaces, and more are available here. The stores are located in Prague and Brno. The website is in Czech and English.

ASKO

As with KIKA, this is a store with furniture for every room in the apartment or house. The usual items are available here – lighting, complete kitchens, rugs, pictures, beds, couches, shelving units, tables, etc. The Prague store is in Prague 10 – Štěrboholy; other stores are located nationwide, including Brno, České Budĕjovice, Olomouc, Zlín, Chomutov, Teplice, Hradec Králové, and Plzeň. The website is in Czech only.

Kartell

This is another high-end furniture store, with the benefit of online shopping. In addition to selling furniture, Kartell sells scented candles and incense. The website is in Czech, English, and Slovak.

Nanovo

A furniture store with a twist. Nanovo takes Czechoslovak furniture from the second half of the 20th century and renovates it before reselling it. As a result, pieces are unique; if you’re looking for a dining set, for example, it would be best to look elsewhere, but if you want a single chair, or bookcase, or table, you may want to give this store a look. The website is in Czech and English.

Prague Thrift Store

Prague Thrift Store contains a wide variety of gently used items for the home, including electronics, beds, bookcases, chairs, and more. If you’re looking for something particular, fill out the form here and they will get back to you. The website is in Czech and English.

Prague Buy/Sell/Trade

This is a big one for buying and selling furniture and other household items. Beds, tables, bookcases, desks, chairs, couches, rugs, kitchen appliances, dishes, glasses, cutlery, pots and pans, bakeware, and much more are sold on a regular basis. Just join the group and watch the posts appear; there will be many. You can also, of course, ask who is selling certain items; you’ll hear from someone very soon.

Erin Naillon

Erin Naillon

I am an American living and working in Prague. I freelance in various areas, including photography/film, voice work, and, of course, writing.
Erin Naillon

1 Comment

  1. All good, but you’re not correct about Kika. The big shop is in Letnany shopping center and that’s the main for Prague. The branch in the center is small, “city” version. They have shop in Cestelice which is only about 12 km from the center as well. It seems like they will be opening another one in Nove Butovice at some point as well.

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