OZBOB was created by Robin Osrin who is a top wardrobe stylist based in Cape Town. Robin, or rather Bob as her friends call her, started OZBOB as a passion project on the floor of her studio apartment during the lockdown.
As a wardrobe stylist, she has made a few headpieces and other bits for jobs she has done in the past and she always has leftover “stuff”.
“So, during the lockdown, with so much time on my hands, the big sort-out began. I found myself going through my accessory boxes and pulling out all the bits that were broken or that I would no longer use. I found bits of leather, feathers, “blingy” offcuts, etc, and so it began. I started with a few headpieces and the sunglasses came later. This lockdown has been a whole new creative journey for me, and I am so grateful for the time I have had in order to produce these beautiful pieces. I hope you love them as much as I do!“ says Robin.
Jangi Accessories is a uniquely South African brand and an iconic online shopping experience for all your statement fashion jewellery, handbags and accessories. The brand was founded in 2005 by Jan and Angi (Jan + Angi = Jangi).
This duo travels the globe in search of suppliers, manufacturers, designers and artists who provide good quality items that push the envelope of style. The offering combines various own designs and global designs to be manufactured at source worldwide.
“Celebrate your own individual personality and fearless goddess with their exclusive collection of accessories”
From simple 925 sterling silver earrings, dainty necklaces to statement drop earrings, adjustable cocktail rings, beaded necklaces, and anklets, gemstones, genuine Austrian crystals, unique genuine leather bags, tweed canvas bags, cotton-polyester crochet bags.
It has been said that some ideas are born in the least expected environments. This is true for Bubu’s Tutus, an emerging tutu clothing brand. Bubu’s Tutus is a brand under the company Chez Bubu (Pty) Ltd, a family-owned clothing and accessories business.
The flagship products for the business are tutu outfits for babies and toddlers and the range has since expanded to other items such as baby bloomers, rompers, and tutu outfits for older ages. The brand’s main focus has been on female outfits; however, the business strategy includes expanding into male clothing in the near future. The company supplies South Africa and Zimbabwe and will soon be expanding into Botswana.
One of the founders of the business, Thembelihle Ngulani says that the business was inspired by her 18-month-old daughter, Bubuya. She says for her first birthday, she wanted a certain design for a tutu skirt and only had a few days before her birthday to shop around for it. She struggled immensely to get the design that she wanted, which resulted in buying fabric and making the tutu skirt herself. What helped was that she had some previous exposure to fashion and fabrics from high school and she had a domestic sewing machine that she had received as a gift.
“This gave me a chance to experiment with the tutu, as designing has always been my passion. I got positive feedback on the designs and I got a light bulb moment and was encouraged to try and sell the products, and the business has been growing since then. I design the outfits and make samples myself and the orders are made by professional tailors. I am an Occupational Health and Safety practitioner by profession and I also have business administration knowledge from my Masters Degree in Business Administration of which I graduated whilst pregnant with my baby girl, Bubuya,” says Thembelihle.
They are reacheable via Instagram, Facebook, sales agents, and business to business (B2B) sales. Bubus Tutus are now also available at Takealot.
Unison Store is a South African design collective featuring the ranges of SA designers across the genres of fashion, homeware, gifting, accessories, etc.
The store was launched by Shauna Neill about three years ago and it is located in Flanders Boutique Mall in Mount Edgecombe, Durban. This location is a hangout place for locals to enjoy a meal, have their hair and nails done, and carry out the obligatory grocery shopping.
The store also retails online and they courier all over South Africa and offer a free online gift wrapping service as well as a pickup service for Durbanites.
“I opened the store in Oct 2017, to fulfill my lifelong dream of having my own store. Through my work as a jewellery designer, travelling, and my general obsession with all things design, I have made some amazing friends in the design world and have a wealth of incredible designers in my contacts list who I admire and respect. So, putting this collective together was easy and so rewarding. I love being in the store and chatting to our customers about the stories behind the designers. I also love finding new talent and doing my bit to promote and build up South African small businesses. I hope you enjoy shopping for the ranges of some of SA’s most exciting new and established designers. We certainly enjoy bringing them to you!” says Shauna.
B-FASHION STYLE & DESIGNS is a newly launched online women’s clothing store by Bafunani Tsholo. The clothing range embraces daily wear that speaks to unique style, class, and elegance yet simple. The store offers a great online shopping experience for customers and an opportunity to select any desired style that suits their personalities.
With B-FASHION STYLE & DESIGNS, it is all about the look that speaks volumes. Their aim is to boost the customers’ confidence by ensuring that they look and feel good anytime, anywhere.
Their mission is to provide exceptional quality service through professionalism because they value their customers.
So, if you are in the mood to rock your day with style, look no further than B-FASHION STYLE & DESIGNS for a selection of different styles and designs.
The Leather Lot is a recently launched luxury leather brand, offering statement pieces in bold designs and colours. Suitable for any fashionista with a need for eye-catching arm candy, each piece is meticulously hand-crafted and elegantly assembled. For the Daring Diva, limitless colour options are available in various materials such as crocodile, ostrich and cow leather.
The collection includes staple items which no serious trendsetter should be without, and offers the flexibility of customisation for mavericks with an eye for unique, expressive pieces.
Driven by deep passion to uplift and promote South African craftmanship, leather lot is a small business hoping to achieve a wide reach. The brand’s ethos centres on making luxury leather items accessible, without compromise on quality, thereby making the experience of luxury a lifestyle.