Welcome, Spring 2021! We’re glad to see you at MAI! What a year it’s been! Thank goodness we’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. It will be wonderful to see our favorite folks more often at Montgomery Antiques & Interiors as we all get out and about a lot more. Our team at MAI has been busy every single day during the past months to make our store better than ever for everyone. We’re ready for what comes next as we continue enjoying our long-standing tradition… being THE must-shop spot in Montgomery, Alabama.
STILL “THE ONE”
It’s true! The one place to shop that has always been an absolute “must” for area antique and design lovers is Montgomery Antiques & Interiors, of course! Since 2012 MAI has been the premier shopping venue for people on the hunt for good quality antiques, furnishings, and accessories. This past year has been really different for everyone, especially in the world of local retailers. Last spring “business as usual” was knocked for a loop everywhere. But, even though the past months may have been challenging for us as well, that 2020 “quiet time” gave the MAI team an opportunity to do some behind the scenes work to create an even better-than-before shopping experience for our clientele.
FOCUSING ON OUR CORE
The core of MAI’s antique and interior furnishings business is our big Eastern Boulevard store. MAI opened for business here in 2012. The central Montgomery location (in a major business district with easy access to main roads and highways) is ideal. So, of course, it is here “at home” where we have put all of our focus for the past year. Any plans for large group events or outside ventures are on hold for a while. Perhaps there will be other years when it is practical to branch out again, but strengthening our core is our primary goal for 2021. We’re proud of the work we’ve done and the excellent results. We’ve made everything at MAI…. the facility, the merchandise mix, and customer relations… better than ever.
So, what have we been up to? And, how did we decide on a direction to get us to where we are now? We started with our top priority.
FIRST THINGS FIRST… OUR CUSTOMERS
A safe and enjoyable shopping experience for our customers is our top priority at MAI. We always want you to feel at ease and comfortable as you browse. Our spacious store has always had the good reputation as a diffferent kind of antiquing place… one that’s fresh, clean, and tidy. MAI is not and never has been one of those dusty, musty old-fashioned antique shops from days of yore.
Pristine and polished, dusted and fluffed! That’s MAI Style!
Now more than ever, we’re working to maintain an atmosphere that promotes the well being of our staff and our clientele. With all of our amped-up cleaning, sanitizing, and practical safety solutions here, you can feel confident when coming to MAI to shop.
At this time our store policy requires all staff and customers to wear masks. We have extras if you forget, and there’s hand sanitizer to use as well. Check our Facebook and Instagram to be the first to know about any updates to our safe shopping protocol. Thank you for your cooperation.
THE RIGHT TEAM
Big jobs require excellent teamwork and that’s just what we have at MAI… an excellent team.
Making efficient use of our personnel is key to our success. At MAI there is no such concept as “just a salesperson.” Each and every one of our staff members posesses a special skill set that is matched with important tasks to be done on-site, online, or behind the scenes. Our crew is always happy to help our customers. Need assistance? Just ask!
Our dealers at MAI are important team members as well. We’ve got a great core group of men and women with antique expertise who continually bring in unique items to fill their spaces.
The way each dealer styles their spaces is always eyecatching and makes it easy for you to imagine how everything could look in your home. (As well as inspiring new and fun uses for items that you may never have considered before.)
Merchandise that’s fresh and attractively displayed is a really big deal at MAI. Now there’s an even more spacious vibe throughout the store that lets each piece really be seen and appreciated. All our spaces are fully visible from our extra wide aisles. And, we arrange the furnishings so that there’s plenty of room around each piece to show it off perfectly.
Most of MAI’s spaces feature attractive display vignettes, created by our design team. These displays are ever-changing to inspire our clientele with the limitless possibilities of mixing old and new furnishings and accents together in a room. And, what fabulous furnishings and accents we have! Come shop often to see the latest arrivals of classic antiques, fine furnishings, art, and accessories. Like this cute pair… just in time for Rabbit Season on your tabletop. Instant centerpiece!
MORE IN THE MIX
More of “the good stuff” is arriving all the time… big loads of antiques and vintage as well as shipments of new on-trend accessories that we know you’ll love. So mark MAI’s New Shipment Days on your calendar. The dates are always posted on FB and Instagram.
SHOW AND TELL
We’re sharing more photos and info with our social media followers than ever before. And, more of our inventory is now featured in the Online Store section of our website. Follow us to see the fun features on Facebook and Instagram that pop up daily to inform and entertain antique and design lovers everywhere. Follow us to be the first to know what’s going on at MAI.
Instead of crowded gatherings and large events this year MAI is opting for different sorts of shopping opportunities that you’ll love. So, look for online announcements of special pop-up sales…
and occasional in-store trunk shows we’ll be hosting now and then.
Coming up soon is vintage jewelry fun … Fran Riddell’s Renaissance Collection. We’ll chat more about Fran soon. But, if you just can’t wait go to MAI’s Facebook to check out the show details in the events section.
THE BEST PART
And, now we get to the best part… the most important group helping Montgomery Antiques & Interiors maintain our Still “The One” Status. It’s you! All of you folks… antique lovers, furnishings fans, decor shoppers, and interior pros… who keep coming back to our big wonderful store for more, more, more. It’s your loyalty and support that has gotten us through and insures a bright future for MAI. Thanks, y’all! Here’s to you and to happy shopping at Montgomery Antiques and Interiors in Spring ’21 and beyond!
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