Country Curtains was a retail home curtain business founded in 1956 by Jane and Jack Fitzpatrick in Whitman, Massachusetts. The company grew to become a national brand, with stores in 13 states and a catalog that reached millions of homes.
In recent years, Country Curtains faced increasing competition from online retailers, such as Amazon and Wayfair. The company also struggled to keep up with the latest trends in home décor. As a result, Country Curtains filed for bankruptcy in 2017 and closed all of its stores.
The Vermont Country Store purchased Country Curtains’ designs in 2018. The Vermont Country Store sells a limited selection of Country Curtains products online and in its stores.
Here are some of the reasons why Country Curtains closed:
- Increased competition from online retailers: Online retailers, such as Amazon and Wayfair, offer a wider selection of curtains at lower prices than Country Curtains.
- Lack of innovation: Country Curtains struggled to keep up with the latest trends in home décor. The company’s designs became outdated, and customers began to look elsewhere for curtains.
- Financial problems: Country Curtains was facing financial problems even before it filed for bankruptcy. The company had high debts and was unable to generate enough revenue to cover its costs.
The closure of Country Curtains was a sad day for many people. The company was a beloved institution, and its products were known for their quality and style. However, the closure was also a sign of the changing retail landscape. Online retailers are increasingly dominating the market, and traditional brick-and-mortar stores are struggling to compete.
If you are looking for Country Curtains products, you can find a limited selection of them at the Vermont Country Store. You can also find similar products from other brands online and in stores.