Hello Pretty is a unique online market offering original and authentic products from over 1 800 individual designers. Here artists, craftspeople and designers can share their work and sell their goods to potential buyers from across the country. In this way, Hello Pretty benefits small local businesses. To date, the initiative has fed over R8-million into the South African economy through its website. In these tough economic times, this is no small change. You can help grow this amount by purchasing your winter essentials from any one of Hello Pretty's traders.
Because e-commerce is permitted under level 3 lockdown, Hello Pretty is back up and running, full steam ahead. To ensure that your order is delivered in a timely manner and in perfect condition, you will be put in contact with the seller directly. So as the cold weather rolls in, take a peek at Hello Pretty's online offerings. They have everything from clothing, to home decor, jewellery and kids toys. Here are our top picks from their current collections:
Now, we all know just how unpredictable Joburg winter weather can be. While it may feel below freezing before the sun rises, by midday we are rolling up our sleeves to catch a breeze. The solution - layer up! Hello Pretty is your one-stop shop for great T-shirts this winter. Their traders sell everything from graphic tees to hand-knitted tops and shawls. Our favourite is this pretty floral tee with peek-a-boo back from Dandelion Fashion. It's the perfect slash of colour for those dreary winter days. Get it now before it's sold out!
Father's Day is just around the corner. Get ahead of the game by checking out Hello Pretty's range of men's accessories. Dad's are easy enough to shop for, right? All they really want is to be left in peace on their special day anyway. Get your dad something that says 'I love you, Dad', without being overstated, like this Wrap Around Watch from Bamboo Revolution. Or, gift him with a leather belt sold by Wanderer Handcrafted Leather. This is the kind of gift that will last him a good long while, so it's worth the investment.
Does your home decor need sprucing up? Give your living space an update before winter hits. It could be just what you need to beat the winter blues. Thankfully, many of Hello Pretty's skilled marketers specialise in furniture, decor and even fine art. We simply adore this dark oak coffee table by Kurve Designs. With its industrial powder coated steel frame and unique rectangular shape, this table is ideal for a trendy Joburg loft apartment space. You can custom order your table from Kurve Designs to suit the dimensions of your living space, too.
Winter is the season for warming teas, rich coffees and sweet treats. Hello Pretty's sellers have just what you need to help you get through the cold. Tea lovers, check out the Lady of the Herbs range of calming teas. They offer a tea to wake you up, a tea to put you into a restful sleep and a tea to soothe aches and pains. Sounds like a comprehensive winter survival kit, if you ask us.
How did you cope without alcohol for those two months in lockdown? Celebrate your new found freedom with a few custom tipples from Hello Pretty's drinks store. Whether you're a gin gal, wine connoisseur or whisky sipper, there should be something to help you get the party started here. We would personally go for the Unibox Gin Box - which comes complete with an unbreakable stemless wine/gin glass, tonic syrups and a bottle of premium gin. Bottoms up!
To browse Hello Pretty's full collection of clothing, accessories, home decor, art, furniture, toys and health and beauty products, click here. Also, follow and like them on social media to stay up to date with their latest specials and winter must-haves:
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By Tarryn Jameson