My New Fave Store – Colette Hayman

Every once in awhile, I feel the urge to write about something other than hair stuff. And when I do, it’s usually because it’s so fabulous that I just HAVE to share it with you. Colette by Collete Hayman is such a fabulous thing.


As you saw in my previous post, I spent last weekend in the gorgeous
city of Cape Town. We wined, we dined and did a little bit of shopping.
Well, I did a lot of bag shopping…all in this one store called Colette
by Collette Hayman. Now, I wasn’t planning on buying much, and
definitely no bags – unless I saw a fab weekend bag which I had been
needing for awhile. Well, that weekend bag beckoned me as we almost
walked past this new store. I didn’t even see the name of the store,
just the colours and various bag shapes which instantly mesmerised me. I
didn’t know where to start. Next thing I know, my arms are full of bags
and my heart is pumping. Hmmm…maybe the cream one…no the coral one if more gorgeous…wait is that a slouchy hobo with a cross body strap?!

OMG I want to buy the whole store!!


to about 45 minutes later and Aisha is buying bags, necklaces and
earrings. Sigh. It didn’t help that the ladies at the store tended to me
in what has so far been the best sales service I’ve received in my
life. Big shout out to May, the awesome assistant who walked around the
store with me, gave me much needed girly advice (I love Kev but there’s
only so much he can do when it comes to shopping). And get this, I’m one
of those people who asks my shopping companion to carry a bag or wear a
shoe so I  can see it on someone else and decide if it’s something I
covet (learned that from big sis). Well, May did just that! It was by
far the oddest thing I’ve asked a stranger to do but she helped me out
like a bestie would. I was so impressed with my time there I bought her

My new bag collection
With my new fave everyday bag

Turns out as is my fave clothing store, Colette Hayman is an Australian store which is so brand new they only had their official launch party a week and a half ago. And there’s only one store in SA – and it’s in Cape Town. A great reason for me to relocate methinks. But rumour has it they’ll be opening stores in Jozi in the next couple of months. Yes, I’m ready. And I’m sure other Joburgers will breathe a sigh of relief with me when they land. Pretty bags at a pretty affordalbe price? Gorgeous and trendy accessories that won’t cost you an arm and a leg all under one pretty roof? Yes, I’m most definitely ready. For the extra fab touch, just like with high end bags, each one comes with its own dust bag. Talk about fab without breaking the bank. I just love it.

Joburgers, have your wallets ready. You have been warned.



  1. Anonymous
    April 1, 2014 / 9:48 am

    Hi Aisha. I was in CPT this past weekend and just like you, the gorgeous accessories and handbags on display caught my attention! I went gaga in that store, like a kid in a candy store lol! They are opening a store in Clearwater Mall and Rosebank in May…I had to ask….this shop is everything! Mpho

    • April 24, 2014 / 4:39 am

      I have to agree…it's EVERYTHING!!! I'm holding my breath until it arrives in Jozi. You'll see me often as I'll be moving in there.

  2. March 24, 2014 / 12:58 pm

    hey gal, you can write bout anything and i would simply read it, bags are cute, a girl can never have too many handbags…shoes… clothes and the list is endless. you should do a post on shoes too and clothes(new finds) in jb.

    • March 24, 2014 / 1:53 pm

      Thanks Lyne, you're so sweet. A post about shoes you say? Where do I start?! I have to admit though I haven't been impressed with the shoe stores in Jozi. Hopefully I'll be surprised soon with a fab new one.

  3. March 24, 2014 / 12:05 pm

    I love your enthusiasm. You made me smile just when work was really starting to frustrate me. Thank you 🙂 The bags are stunning by the way.

    • March 24, 2014 / 1:51 pm

      Aww that's awesome to hear. Now your comment's made my frustrating day better! Cheers 🙂

  4. March 24, 2014 / 11:59 am

    now that looks like you got the whole store. enough to open a joburg store on your

    love your choices

    • March 24, 2014 / 1:50 pm

      LOL! If only! All I know is I'm in some serious trouble once they open here. Eeek!

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