Elegant Linens Closes Out Their Specialty Sheet Department in Response to Decreased Sales in Odd Sized Mattresses

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The purchase of specialty mattresses has decreased over the past few years. The introduction of the Olympic Queen by Simmons Mattress is now termed a novelty and the company has decided to discontinue manufacturing this product.

Formerly a booming market, specialty sheets for odd-sized mattresses were a hallmark of the Elegant Linens' inventory. Over the past year, the owner and staff of this luxury linen boutique have noticed a sharp decline in specialty sheet purchases and inquiries.

In the past, luxury sheeting for odd-sized beds was in itself a novelty. Now, many companies are producing odd-sized sheeting, saturating the bed linens market with Olympic Queen Sheets, California Queen Sheets, XL Twin Sheets and Shallow Fitted Sheets. Faced with so additional options, many consumers are opting to buy less expensive, less luxurious sheeting for these unusual mattresses.

To understand the market, the consumer must first be aware of the various, odd-sized mattresses that have been manufactured within the last 15 years.

When asked about sheeting market trends, owner Mrs. Ann Jurgens had this to say: "The Twin has always been a staple, but the XL Twin has developed into a very heady competitor. People have embraced the XL Twin due to its popularity in dormitory rooms across the nation. The extra five inches in length has made it a perfect choice for young adults looking for a bed that will fit into a compact space. Many parents opt to purchase less-expensive bedding for their college-bound children. In addition, manufacturers of luxury bedding did not offer XL Twin sizes in the past. Now, almost every luxury bedding vendor offers these sheets as part of their regular line up. Before the availability increased, we at Elegant Linens had this odd-sized sheeting specially made and kept it in stock in our Las Vegas store. This was a response to a true gulf in the market place. We have now decided to liquidate our in-stock XL Twin fitted sheets to make room for more popular sizes in the store." This is wonderful news for clients still looking for luxury XL Twin Sheets at marvelous prices, since the liquidation will be accompanied by a deep discount. http://www.elegantlinenspc.com/Extra-Long-Twin-Sheets.htm

For years, luxury sheets made to fit the Olympic Queen mattress were sought after like a holy grail. Simmons Mattresses®, who produced the Olympic Queen, was one of the only retailers distributing sheets to fit this modified bed. The Olympic Queen had an extra six inches of width added to the normal Queen measurements of 60x80 inches. According to Jurgens, the store found they received many requests for luxury sheeting to fit this novelty bed. In response to this void, the boutique had the 66x80 inch sheets specially made for their clients. Simmons has since discontinued the manufacturing of these beds. In turn, Elegant Linens is discontinuing the sale of these sheets as an in-stock item. They will only be available as a special order once the existing in-stock liquidation is complete. Customers looking for a luxury Olympic Queen sheet at reduced pricing will have an opportunity to purchase them while the supply lasts. http://www.elegantlinenspc.com/Olympic-Queen-Sheets-Raf.htm

With two, top-selling sheeting styles being removed from Elegant Linens' inventory, the remainder of the hard-to-find sizes will be eliminated from regular stock, as well. The California Queen fitted sheets (60x84 inches) will be liquidated and the shallow fitted sheets (sheets to fit the 9-12 inch mattresses) will also be removed from Elegant Linens' shelves. These sheets were popular before the majority of the populous converted to the pillow top mattress. http://www.elegantlinenspc.com/California-Queen-Sheets.htm and http://www.elegantlinenspc.com/shallow-fitted-sheets.htm.

Elegant Linens will continue to work with customers to produce custom bedding, but will refrain from keeping these items as ready-made sheets carried in its store.

Jurgens also suggests that consumers should always measure their mattresses prior to any sheeting purchase. It is especially important to know the mattress gusset, or depth. The width and length of any mattress is important to have prior to buying sheets, since sizes may vary by manufacturer. Consult the chart below to find the correct bed-size classifications.

Twin - 39x75”

XL Twin - 39x80”

XXL Twin - 36x84”

Full - 54x75”

XL Full - 53x80”

Queen - 60x80”

Olympic Queen - 66x80”

California Queen - 60x84”

King - 76x80”

California King - 72x84”

San Francisco King - 84x84”

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