Hello, my name is Susie Buckle and I set up this business back in 1994 not long after the birth of my son Jonathan after reading an article in one of the weekend magazines.
I started by selling second hand designer curtains and soft furnishings from a shop called Curtain Connection on London Road in St Albans. (Click on the link << to see what it looked like!) In 2002 I decided to close the shop and change the focus to selling through our website and this is how we have continued to this day, although now of course there are our various social media channels as well.
One of my favourite personal highlights so far was being part of the Vintage Festival on Southbank in 2011, which was just so much fun! You can actually see me and my partner, now known as Mr DV to those of you who follow us on Facebook, on the video but only for about a millisecond at about 1.08 minutes in. Don't blink or you'll miss us!!!
It may sound a bit trite (no apologies required) but we really do believe in sustainability and stopping great quality curtains from going to landfill is a bit of a no-brainer. We even use special boxes to pack our curtains in called 'Enviro Boxes' and you can find out more about them HERE. Occasionally curtains do come back to us and by using the same box to return your curtains you are helping us in our quest to make a difference.
All our secondhand/pre-loved curtains are on display at our main showroom just outside St Albans (see our map on the Contact Us page).
Our main selling channel is through the Shop on this website,
where we have recently introduced a quick search facility so you can search for curtains based on the drop required.
We also sell through our eBay site, SusiesEmporium, which is full of quality curtains at the more inexpensive end of the spectrum, especially for those on a tight budget and Landlords looking to furnish rental properties.
We also sell accessories like Cushions, Fabrics, Tiebacks and Linen Sheets through our Etsy Shop.
The process we use for Selling curtains and our full Terms and Conditions can be found through this link.
If you want to get in touch or ask a question or send us details and measurements of curtains you are looking for, use the form on the Contact Us Page or ring us on one of the two telephone numbers at the bottom of this page and thanks for visiting our site!
In other news we recently featured in a lovely blog by Janice Issitt Life & Style and you can read it HERE
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