Everett Stunz marks 50 years in bedding business with big sale in La Jolla
By Marti Gacioch
Everett Stunz, specializing in high-quality beds and luxurious bedding and bath products, is celebrating 50 years in business with a Summer Blowout Sale offering savings of up to 70 percent.
Stunz, a German immigrant, opened the original store in La Jolla on Prospect Street in 1953 to sell the adjustable beds that he designed and manufactured. Over the years, the store expanded, necessitating three moves to achieve its current 4,400 square foot showroom.
In the 1980s, the adjustable bed store transitioned to a luxurious bed linen store featuring the best in European and U.S. products.
After Philip and Nicki Coller bought the store in 2005, they reorganized and simplified the business. Most of its inventory is conveniently located on site, offering a range and grades of bedding products.
“The store is primarily a showroom now with about 20 beds with linens on display,” said Philip Coller, who is also president of the La Jolla Village Merchants Association. “About 60 to 70 percent of our space is dedicated to luxury linens, comforters, down and pillows.”
Everett Stunz carries two bed brands: Response Sleep System by Sharper Image and the Swedish Duxiana bed. Both rely heavily on the use of springs and provide great adjustability. The Duxiana carries a 20-year warranty and the Sharper Image Response Sleep System has a 25-year warranty.
The Response Sleep System includes five different models of infinitely adjustable mattresses that may be remotely controlled like a TV.
“They can do the head up and the feet up, and they drop in the lumbar area and also provide massage and offer a zero-gravity mode that adapts to your body, so you don’t feel like you’re pressing on the bed much,” Coller said.
He pointed out that an average California king bed has about 800 springs, but a Duxiana has about 4,500 springs that are layered so that the firmness can be adjusted by moving packages of springs to different locations.
On a personal note, for Coller, high-quality bedding has always been essential. “I spend about eight hours in bed and have always insisted on the best sheets and bedding; they’re more important than a car to me,” he said.
Everett Stunz features the world’s finest linens from dazzling Missoni prints to elegant Sferra designs and brilliant florals by Yves De Lorme and Fischbacher.
New designs debut in the spring and fall every year, and the store receives the latest designs immediately.
• Address: 7616 Girard Ave., La Jolla.
• Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday
• Phone: (858) 459-3305
• Website: everettstunz.com
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