I saved about $160 thanks to my usual favorite: the local thrift store.
I have been talking about getting my husband a valet chair. What is a valet chair? Simply put, it's a place for men to put their stuff. Since my husband typically falls into a "floordrobe" habit (new term), I was trying to find a way for him to have a place to put his clothing - thereby leaving the floor free and clear. Therefore, chair valet or valet chair. The valet is the male member of the household who - in the 'olden days' - would help the master of the house dress himself. Think Downtown Abbey.
The valet job has become obsolete - I think. In its stead we have the valet chair - well, we all know that what probably really happened was that after the valet left, the chair was there, catching the clothes being flung around by the gentleman of the house.
A valet chair has a place to hang clothes, a shirt bar, and a little shelf or "pocket" for men to drop their rings, watch, etc. It's quite handy and if you have the room, it can be quite charming.
Then ... while at the local Salvation Army... I saw this lovely cast off-....
No, way. Yes, way.It doesn't have the drawer as shown in the picture and the design is slightly different, but for most purposes, it does its job - keeps clothes off the floor and my hubby can throw his lighter into that "pocket" versus losing it "somewhere in the house". I am happy today.