Affordable probably tops out around $200 for the GF (though used is ok with her).
I would think that would take you well out of ikea territory (not the $9.99 special, but beyond the 40-60 range of their less-flimsy lamps
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But...it doesn't seem like there is much out there until you hit 5-600+ (with emphasis on the +). There are places that will sell you a faux-gilded, rubbed bronze, version of an Ikea lamp for $150, but not a lot else.
From the pictures I have seen of her future apartment, one of the Poul Henningsen glass floor lamps seems like it would fit in really well, but those are many times more expensive (especially if you go with the larger PH4.5/3.5).