Before buying anything new from pricey, high-end stores, you may want to visit your local thrift stores and consignment shops. They often sell high-quality items for lower prices, and there's a huge chance you’ll find some great deals if you look hard enough.
The stigma of secondhand shopping is rapidly declining due to the popularity of sites like Facebook Marketplace, and online auction and swap sites like eBay, Etsy, Craigslist, and LetGo. While some pieces may need to be refinished and may take a little elbow grease, they may end up being your favorite items because of their distinct character that can’t be associated with items from big furniture stores.
If you have concerns about the germs, stains, and even possible infestations from used items, it’s valid, especially during the time of Covid-19. That being said, there are items you definitely shouldn’t buy used. Otherwise, second-hand items aren't any more “germy” than brand new products. Just keep in mind to appraise these items thoroughly before taking them home. Check their material, durability, and whether they are fairly clean and free from bugs or insects. And once you’ve guaranteed they’re still in decent shape, you’ll have a treasure you’ve saved from going into landfills.
Or search for yard and estate sales in your area.