Not many retailers can survive in the modern business age purely on word of mouth, but as soon as you enter Pinky’s, it’s easy to see why they don’t need to advertise.
Chock-full of beautifully handcrafed furniture and knick-knacks, it’s hard not to fall instantly in love with this place.
Originally selling antique Indian pieces from its Sharjah warehouse, Pinky’s has found more demand for modern offerings that are given a distressed look by hand. As the shop’s charming matriarch Parveen “Penny” Mukri tells us, its customers’ tastes have changed over the years since the family firm started out back in 1983. But as her son, Imtiaz, points out, there has been one constant throughout. “Obviously the quality has to be good, otherwise our customers wouldn’t keep coming back,” he tells us. “As long as the items remain of the highest standard, the clients will be happy.”
And the pressure rests even more on Imtiaz’s shoulders, since he goes on buying missions to India.
“I’m constantly looking out for something new that I know our customers will like,” he says. “Over the past year or so, I’ve been searching more for unique pieces – one-offs that suit our customers because no-one else would have them.”
However, what we feel really makes the business stand out are the family ties that bind it. Get down to the shop and you’ll even meet Imtiaz’s sister, Pinky. Now where do we know that name from…?
Pinky Furniture & Novelties LLC