Lisa's Blog for Drapestyle

Lisa's Blog for DrapeStyle

For Well Over a Decade DrapeStyle has Manufactured the Finest Custom Drapery Available for Designers and Homeowners in the US and Canada

Posts Tagged ‘ethan allen custom drapery’

How Much are Custom Drapes?

We get this question all of the time.  The answer, depends.  At DrapeStyle all we do it make quality custom made drapes from scratch, everyday.  Our draperies range in price from as little as $199/panel for a simple solid linen, silk or cotton to over $1,000 per panel for some of our Schumacher Fabrics.  We like to think that we can really help you get high quality custom draperies for any budget.  In fact, if you are looking for drapery from a major retailer like Ethan Allen or Restoration Hardware, you can probably buy 100% custom in your choice of pleat style, lining and width from DrapeStyle for the same price or even less.  How can we compete with the big retailers?  Well, for one reason, we don’t have a warehouse where we keep hundreds if not thousands of “ready-made” drapery panels.  All of that inventory is just really expensive.  Instead, we keep a small amount of fabric in stock and only order exactly what we need to make each set of drapes.  No excess inventory and no waste means, lower costs.  It’s just that simple.

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Restoration Hardware and Ethan Allen

We have a local Mercedes Benz Dealer here in Orange County.  They have an ad campaign on radio and television that is quite compelling.  The ad basically is a “call out” to anyone who is looking to buy a car, but not just any car.  They are targeting folks who are looking to buy a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord.  Now why in the world would a Mercedes Dealer be targeting Camry and Accord buyers?  The answer is really pretty simple.  The price of Japanese Cars has been increasing dramatically over the years while at the same time, Mercedes is introducing lower cost models designed to compete with the two most popular models in the World, Camry and Accord.   Pretty smart really.  The reality of it, and most people would not know it, is that you really can get a Mercedes for pretty close to what you would pay for a Accord or Camry.

So, I started thinking and shopping for custom draperies from Restoration Hardware and Ethan Allen who are our “competitors” and quickly discovered that, for what they are charging for imported ready0-made drapery panels you really can get a Mercedes.  By Mercedes, of course, I mean real 100% custom from DrapeStyle.  Made to you exact length, width and pleat style.  Just the way you want them.  So listen out there America, if you are looking to buy custom draperies from Restoration Hardware, The Shade Store or Ethan Allen you really need to come visit us at DrapeStyle….and drive away with your “Mercedes of Custom Made Drapery”!