About

sonia about-shoppe

Owned by South African creative Sonia Vosloo, Shoppe is a unique retail space offering the best in local art, gifts, curiosities and décor.

Shoppe relocated in 2016 to The Station Drive Precinct, Durban’s up and coming regenerated, urban area (off Umgeni Road).

Visitors can expect a large and interesting array of items which are curated with the utmost care and attention to detail.

For more information or how to stock your products in Shoppe – just scroll down to our frequently asked question section.

The History of Shoppe:

While Sonia was at Design Indaba, she was awed by the talent of South African designers and realised that Durban had very little exposure to designers and artists from other parts of our beautiful country. The idea of sharing this with Durbanites inspired her to open up Shoppe. She was fortunate enough to discover just the right ambient space to start her dream project and promptly set to work sourcing collections of locally designed and crafted décor items and art pieces.

More about Sonia Vosloo:

Sonia Vosloo is a vibrant, South African mom, wife and local creative mind with a natural eye for selecting quirky items that adorn the shelves of Shoppe. Her original career path in clothing design and marketing has now been overtaken by her curating role within her retail space.
Sonia has discerning taste and very specific ideas of what she wants to stock at Shoppe. The result is a feast for the eyes. She has put her heart and soul into supplying Durbanites with well curated collections with a homegrown feel, often adding a bit of a shock factor and even a Bohemian touch.

Shoppe is a must-see and well worth a visit if you love something different, off the wall and want to support the “local made” campaign. Sonia loves spreading joy by pleasing her clients with something unique for their homes or a quirky gift for a special friend.

faq

How can I become a supplier of Shoppe?
To become a potential stockist of Shoppe – please email clear photographs, information and cost details of your products to Sonia.

Where do you get your stock from?
Products are sourced from around South Africa to offer a wide variety of styles and options to our shoppers. We support local creatives, artists, designers and makers.

Do you ever go on buying trips overseas?
At present all Shoppe’s products are locally sourced. Sonia does however, travel overseas to stay updated with current trends and inspiration.

Do you sell online?
At the moment Shoppe does not have an online store. If a certain product catches your eye then get in touch with Sonia to find out how to place an order.

Do you sell gift vouchers?
Yes, vouchers are available from both our retail spaces. See the contact page  for address and contact details.

Do you have a gift wrapping service?
We wrap gifts in our signature style when requested.

 


Do you do deliveries?
Yes, we can, but a delivery fee is applicable. We currently deliver within Durban and can courier to other cities in South Africa.

If I live in Cape Town or another city can I select a gift for someone in Durban? Will you be able to gift wrap and deliver it?
We most certainly can. A delivery fee is applicable. We currently deliver within Durban and can courier to other cities in South Africa.

What inspires your choice of items that you sell in Shoppe?
A strong focus on supporting local and searching for quirky, unique items that delight people.

If an item I saw at Shoppe is sold out, can you order one especially for me?
In most cases items are once off or individually unique in a certain way, but let us know and we can see what we can do.

Can an unwanted gift be exchanged for another item or to receive a cash refund?
We offer an exchange within five days of purchase. Items can be exchanged or you can receive a shop credit. Cash refunds are not available.

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