Well, not really but it certainly appears that way. I mean just look at some of the new stuff on their website...
Double-sided floral silhouette hand towels in neutral shades? Happy to report mine cost $5 each vs. their $15 ones.
This is why Ikea is the best. My black-brown wood extension table cost 50% of what theirs cost.
Now in all fairness, the C&B chair is a recliner while mine is not. However, $2,300 vs. $450. We've owned this leather armchair for about 4 years now. It's still amazing so quality is not an issue. Oh and check out my little clock in the entryway. Again, I paid just $9 which takes the cake over the $35 C&B one.
I know some might consider discussing what you paid for this or that as gauche, but I'm one who always appreciates the art of paying less. And I don't know about you but I always get a little rush- a tiny piece of satisfaction if you will, when I see something in a catalog that I did way earlier and for cheaper.