Restoration Hardware is now offering a new collection of custom made drapery in silk and linen fabrics. They look great and are made in the US by local Workrooms who make each custom drapery panel to order. I was surprised by a few things:
- Absolutely no returns, exchanges or refunds.
- Pricing is really, really high.
I am sure like most things that I have purchased from Restoration Hardware, the quality will be good. The lead-time is only 14 days which is very competitive. We will certainly keep an eye on the offering and I’d love to hear how the panels look and what the quality looks like.
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”!