Our new Las Vegas showroom is now open!
World Market Center, Las Vegas
SUMMER: July 24th – 30th, 2020
WINTER: January 24th – 28th, 2021
300 North York, Houston TX, 77003
Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
High Point, North Carolina
Centers of High Point Hamilton
Suite No. 113
October 15th – 21st, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada
Showroom # B-328
July 24th – 30th, 2020
Building 6 Showroom #6204
August 2020 - TBD
Awards and Recognition
We appreciate the recognition we’ve received nationally and in our community
Industry magazine Home Furnishings Business named both of Classy Art’s owners as their 2019’s 40 Under 40 recognizing them as the industries “best and brightest up and comers… movers and shakers… for a successful future.”
Fortune Magazine’s ICIC (Initiative for a Competitive Inner City) award identifies, ranks, and spotlights the 100 fastest-growing businesses located in American’s inner cities that are making a meaningful impact on their cities and communities.
Classy Art, LLC is a leading supplier of framed and unframed wall décor. With the primary office and factory located in Houston TX and its partner factories around the world, Classy Art is able to produce and distribute a vast array of product offerings at below market prices. Through the overwhelming purchasing power and the partnerships established with factories around the world Classy Art is able to produce and distribute goods substantially under the average costs of similar merchandise of which that savings is passed along to our customers and clients.
Our products are sold through leading home furnishing retailers, specialty stores, gift and decor retailers, as well as interior designers throughout the world. With over 2,500 skus and growing including framed fine art and mirrors, promotionally framed prints and mirrors, and gallery wrapped gicleés, we are sure have products for any retailers target demographic and price category.
With 25 years in the wall decor business, the principles’ experience in retail, and partnerships with material vendors, Classy Art understands the wall decor business in a completely vertically integrated perspective. This complete grasp of the wall decor industry inside and out allows Classy Art to offer brilliantly designed pieces with the right look, the right imagery, and above all at the right price. Additionally, this expertise is instilled our exceptionally knowledgeable sales force for recommendations in merchandising our products at a retail level.
During the economic crunch in 1987, a young couple with two small children (ages 4 and 6 at the time) found it increasingly difficult to make ends meet in the business that had provided for the last couple of years. There names were Biatriz and Isaac Cohen, and during this time decided to seek guidance from an old childhood friend of Isaac’s. Isaac, being an immigrant from Israel, consulted with this friend who also descended from Israel who was now living in New York City and operated a low end framed art manufacturing facility. So they packed their bags and headed for New York to learn the business. Upon their return to Houston the Cohen’s found a small 6,000 square feet warehouse upon where they will begin their new manufacturing company.
The oil crisis had hit hard especially in Texas, and the Cohen’s decided that everyone deserved attractive wall décor regardless of their financial position. By providing an extremely low end product they would be able to help the increasingly out-of-work population turn their house into a home.
In the beginning there product offering included only a single size and a single frame, and were marketed to furniture stores, street vendors, and flea market vendors all of which were local. Within the second year the Cohen’s moved to a new 21,000 square feet warehouse, offered a variety of sizes and frames, and had a staff of over 30 employees. With such a high demand the Cohen’s opened a second distribution center in Houston where customers could simply pick up ready made merchandise within minutes.
Over time as the economy strengthened and styles changed so did their product offering. Growing into well-rounded wall décor manufacturer, they offered products at all price levels including stretched giclees, heavy textured acrylic paintings, mirrors, and both a promotional and fine art line. After about 8 years they need further expansion and acquired and 85,000 square foot facility that will they will keep as their current location until current times.
In May 2005 those two small children have finished their college education, and Biatriz and Isaac begin the transition of relinquishing control to their children Jonathan and Gabriel Cohen who take the positions as VP Operations and VP Sales and Marketing respectively. The two are able to make greater advances for the company including creating a national sales force of highly recognized representatives, increasing material turnover, re-engineering the production processes, putting in place an effective marketing and branding strategy, and subsequently was able to sustain double digit growths every year since. Through a real estate bubble, a credit crunch, and poor consumer confidence in 2008 the young Cohen’s were able to show growths of over 34%, and this momentum has continued into 2011 by offering unparalleled customer service, highly fashionable wall décor, quick turnaround times, vast selections of product lines and imagery, and doing it all at below average price points.
We have outlined some frequently asked questions below for your convenience. If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please let us know below.
Classy Art sells its products “WHOLESALE” or “TO THE TRADE ONLY” to home furnishing retailers, retailers of home accents, and to interior design professionals. A Resale Tax Certificate, Federal ID Number, and a Business License are required credentials to open an account.
Yes there are minimums. The minimum order on our Canvas Collection is $1,200, and the minimum order on all other products is $750.
Normal ship time is 2 to 3 weeks from receipt of order with approved payment terms.
Classy Art makes every effort to ensure that all orders are shipped complete. In the case that an item is out of stock a representative will contact you with three options.
Option #1 – we wait to ship until that item is in stock (usually one week)
Option #2 – we substitute that item with an item of your choice or with a similar item
Option #3 – we ship the order without that item as long as the minimums are still met
All items are manufacturer to order after payment terms have been approved.
NEW ACCOUNTS (DOMESTIC) – Net 30 day terms are available subject to approval of credit application and upon receipt of signed credit agreement. Download form.
ESTABLISHED ACCOUNTS (DOMESTIC) – Net 30 day terms are subject to prior payment history or upon approval of credit application and receipt of signed credit agreement. Download form.
INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTS – all international orders require payment in full prior to production via wire transfer, money order, or company check
CREDIT CARDS – all major credit cards are accepted as a form of prepayment without any additional processing fees on domestic orders only.
All order are sent LTL by common carrier (i.e. R&L Carriers, FedEx Freight, Central, Yellow etc.) – FOB Houston, TX, USA. FOB Ontario, Canada for Canvas orders. See freight rate chart.
ALL CLAIMS MUST BE MADE WITHIN 10 BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE RECEIPT OF GOODS. In the case that you do receive a defective or damaged product please make a note of the damage on the receiving bill and contact our customer service department. In most cases when all requirements have been met credits will be issued.
Yes, all product dimensions are rounded to the nearest inch including the frame.
You may substitute frames on Framed Prints only.
Yes!!!! Is your store opening next week, and you completely forgot to order accessories? Just give us a call to let us know the circumstance, and we will do everything in our power to get the items to you as quickly as possible.
COD order not accepted