SHOP LOCAL: Subiaco sisters open first Ashley Furniture Homestore in WA

Sophie Langa and Chrissy Palmer have opened Ashley Furniture Homestore. Picture: David Baylis
Sophie Langa and Chrissy Palmer have opened Ashley Furniture Homestore. Picture: David Baylis

TWO Subiaco sisters have the retail world abuzz with their latest venture.

Sophie Langa and Chrissy Palmer have just opened the first Ashley Furniture Homestore in WA.

They became familiar with the famous American megabrand through their family-owned business The Furniture Gallery.

“We got to know Ashley as an amazing company, the world’s largest manufacturer of furniture,” Sophie said.

“We sold their products through The Furniture Gallery and saw how much Perth loved the Ashley range.”

Their 1000sqm Midland store, which includes a range of furniture designs and accompanying homeware, has been operating for more than a month.

“An opportunity presented itself to open here at the brand new Midland Megaplex,” Chrissy said.

The sisters plan to create more Ashley Furniture Homestores across Perth and are working on an online sales offering. “We currently employ five sales associates, including the store manager,” Sophie said.

“All undergo a vigorous specially designed training course to deliver the best customer service experience in the industry.”