EARLY next month, Muslims will start fasting and then celebrate Hari Raya. About the same time, the Hindus will celebrate Deepavali. Christmas and other festivals follow soon after.
The festive season means good food and new clothes for most people. Most homeowners will want to have a new “look” for their abodes too, whether it is a new coat of paint, furniture or simply new curtains.
Unlike the old days where housewives would burn the midnight oil to sew and make all the preparations themselves, today they tend to get the ready-made options.
“We realise how busy women are these days.
“All they need to do is visit our outlets and we will help them out,” said Macy Home Furnishing Sdn Bhd director Choong Kar Weng.
He was speaking during an interview at Macy’s latest outlet in Ikano Power Centre recently.
He said Macy provided a total home furnishing solution with an extensive range of products which included curtains, furniture and home accessories.
Choong said most products at Macy were imported directly from the manufacturers. The company also engages local manufacturers.
“We are gearing towards providing a comprehensive and all-encompassing service for our customers.
“Our team of professional interior designers can help customers create a look specifically tailored for their lifestyle,” he added.
Last year, Choong said, the company introduced a new dial-a-curtain service where the public could call the company's toll-free number to get their windows measured.
Once measured, the customer will receive a code that is stored in an electronic database at all Macy outlets, which means that they can then go to any outlet at their convenience to place their order.
“We have more than 700 curtain designs available at four Macy stores. Many of them are co-ordinated designs, meaning that customers can have a matching upholstered sofa and other home textile items,” said Choong.
He added that the Charlotte Ann collection, a country theme with floral prints, was expected to be a hit during the upcoming festive season.