Online Shopping 101 – My Favourite Local Online Stores {Part 2}

For numerous reasons, I prefer shopping online.  No parking fees, no busy shopping malls, no queues, a wider selection of products, no snooty sales people etc.

To read {Part 1} of this blog post trio, click here.  In Part 1 I give you all the deets on what you should look out for when purchasing online, what you need to make a purchase online, how long delivery usually takes etc.

I’m going to try keep this blog post short & sweet and will let you guys in on my favourite online shops, I was going to feature both local and international online shopping stores in this blog post BUT once again, I have so many stores to share with you, the blog post would have been way too long.  So today I am sharing my favourite local online shops with you, and I will share my international ones with you later this week.

There are many other South African-based online shops out there, but these are the ones that stand out to me.  If you have come across any other online shops in South Africa and that you think I might be interested in, please let me know in the comments section below.  You guys probably know I LOVE shopping online so will be sure to check out your recommendations.

Favourite Local Online Shopping Stores


Shop Name:  Spree

Products:  Clothing, beauty products, décor

Brands:  Blackcherry, ZOOM, Guess, Havaianas, Nine West, Superga, Lacoste, Michael Kors, Bourjois, Crabtree & Evelyn, L’Occitane, Nuxe, Stila, TOY Nail Polish, Victor & Rolf (to name a few)

Delivery Fee:  FREE


Turquoise Studio

Shop Name:  Turquoise Studio

Products:  Makeup, makeup storage, makeup tools

Brands:  Sigma Beauty, Z-Palette, TOY Nail Polish

Delivery Fee:  FREE


Retail Box

Shop Name:  Retail Box

Products:  Hair care, nail care

Brands:  ghd, Kérastase, Morgan Taylor, L’Oréal Professionel Paris, Moroccanoil, Paul Mitchell, Pureology, Redken, Schwarzkopf Professional, Veaudry (to name a few)

Delivery Fee:  Orders under R 500,00 – R 69,00 delivery fee; Orders over R 500,00 – FREE



Shop Name:  LUSH South Africa

Products:  Body care, hair care, skin care, makeup

Delivery Fee:  R 90,00 per order (or you can pick your order up from the V&A Waterfront store)



Shop Name:  Macaroon

Products:  Stationery, iPhone covers, totes, personalised labels, ribbon, gift wrapping

Delivery Fee:  Orders under R 1000,00 – R 100,00 delivery fee; Orders over R 1000,00 – R 200,00 delivery fee (courier)  OR Orders under R 1000,00 – R 30,00 delivery fee; Orders over R 1000,00 – R 70,00 delivery fee (postage)



Shop Name:  Yuppiechef

Products:  Appliances, décor, food & drink

Brands:  Le Creuset, Alessi, Belvoir Fruit Farms, Chef’n, Nespresso, Carrol Boyes, Jamie Oliver, Eva Solo, KitchenAid, Zoku (to name a few)

Delivery Fee:  FREE


Mr Price

Shop Name:  Mr Price

Products:  Clothing & accessories

Delivery Fee:  Store pick-up (5 to 7 days) – R 15,00; Store pick-up (1 to 3 days) – R 35,00 OR R 35,00 (postage)


Hello Pretty

Shop Name:  Hello Pretty (the South African Etsy)

Products:  Décor, beauty, clothing, accessories

Delivery Fee:  Each seller has their own delivery fees (ranges from R 20,00 to R 150,00)



Shop Name:  Rubybox

Products:  Beauty tools, makeup, hair care, nail care, body care, skin care

Brands:  Morgan Taylor, Balm Balm, ghd, Beautyblender, Konjac, NARS, Tangle Teezer, Soap & Glory (to name a few)

Delivery Fee:  Orders under R 300,00 – R 50,00 delivery fee; Orders over R 300,00 – FREE


Mr Price Home

Shop Name:  Mr Price Home

Products:  Décor, furniture, kitchen appliances & accessories, bedding

Delivery Fee:  R 15,00 – R 100,00 (courier) OR R 250,00 – R 500,00 (large furniture orders)


Love Letters

Shop Name:  Love Letters Stationery & Gifts

Products:  Personalised stationery, décor, ribbon, gift wrapping

Delivery Fee:  R 50,00 (Cape Town); R 70,00 (national delivery) OR R 100,00 (express delivery)


Something Blue

Shop Name:  Something Blue

Products:  Wedding supplies, baby shower supplies, party supplies

Brands:  Martha Stewart, Ginger Ray, Kate Aspen (to name a few)

Delivery Fee:  R 45,00 – R 160,00 (courier) OR R 41,00 – R 99,00 (postage)



Shop Name:  Scrap-a-Doodles

Products:  Craft supplies

Brands:  Martha Stewart, Sizzix, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copic (to name a few)

Delivery Fee:  Orders over R 300,00 – FREE; R 85,00 (courier) OR R 65,00 – R 115,00 (postage)


Have I missed any?  I know there are way more online shops out there in South Africa, but these are my tried and tested faves…



  1. Tarryn 2 September 2014 / 16:29

    Another great (AMAZING) place for personalised stationery is Love those guys!

    • Luzanne 3 September 2014 / 09:10

      Thanks, Tarryn! :) I have purchased from them before (and love the things they stock) but my last couple of experiences with them have unfortunately not been that great, so I didn’t include them. x

  2. Hannah 2 September 2014 / 16:47

    Loved this post, thank you Luzanne!

    • Luzanne 3 September 2014 / 09:11

      Such a pleasure, Hannah! :)

  3. Alexa 2 September 2014 / 20:47

    Thanks Luzanne, local is lekker! Nice to get some fresh websites…

    • Luzanne 3 September 2014 / 09:11

      You’re welcome, Alexa. 😀

  4. Megs Hartwig 3 September 2014 / 08:38

    Awesome post…thank you for sharing your favourite’s with us the reader :)

    • Luzanne 3 September 2014 / 09:12

      It’s a pleasure, Megs! And thank you for supporting my blog! :)

  5. Ronel Marais 3 September 2014 / 08:40

    Discovered some great new shops, thanks to you Luzanne. Have I been living under a rock!?

    • Luzanne 3 September 2014 / 09:13

      Hahaha!! Don’t even worry about it, I’m sure I don’t know about A LOT of other local online shops! 😉

  6. Candice 3 September 2014 / 12:06

    I always but from Mr Price !


    • Luzanne 4 September 2014 / 09:32

      Great! They have some lovely things for Spring and Summer this year! :)

  7. Tjoppie 3 September 2014 / 14:16

    You really put a lot of effort into your posts, thanks for sharing some of your favourites!

  8. Melissa 4 September 2014 / 09:33

    I am an avid online shopper so I loved the post. For me the best online stores in South Africa have to be ( They always have unique and quirky picks) & (The best service I have ever experienced)

    • Luzanne 4 September 2014 / 09:40

      Thanks for letting us know, Melissa. :) I agree, Superbalist does have some cute items on their site!

  9. Yolandi Wilken 4 September 2014 / 10:17

    I love ordering off the L’Occitane website and also the Dischem online store. I have been loving these online shopping blog posts and look forward to the international online shops post. Thank you for taking the time to write these, Luzanne.

    • Luzanne 7 September 2014 / 20:00

      It’s such a pleasure, Yolandi, and thank YOU for taking the time to pop onto my blog and read my posts. :)

  10. Talitha ❤ 4 September 2014 / 10:32

    You are so bad for my bank account, but so good for my shopping addiction!!!!!

    Talitha x

    • Luzanne 7 September 2014 / 19:55

      Haha!! I’m happy to be of service, Talitha! 😉

  11. Martie 4 September 2014 / 11:27

    Online shopping is by far my BIGGEST addiction :-) Thanks for sharing your faves Luzanne (rubs hands together with a devilish grin and grabs credit card) I also like to order from Hey Gorgeous Skincare (♥ their natural goodies),, Faithful to Nature, Paula’s Choice (decided to try out their skincare after all Mother City Mom’s rave reviews)and then of course from the MAC online store :-)

    • Luzanne 7 September 2014 / 19:49

      You are so welcome, Martie! :) Thank you for mentioning those other online shops, I have actually NEVER tried any of the Paula’s Choice products (shocking, I know!). xox

  12. Hello Pretty 9 September 2014 / 14:28

    Oh man! You make us blush. Thanks so much for including us in this great post! The whole team really loved part one as well. :)

    • Luzanne 9 September 2014 / 15:51

      You are SO welcome, Hello Pretty! xxx

  13. Laura T 10 October 2014 / 09:22

    I’m an online shopping addict. You need to check out ascot cosmetics. They have excellent prices, I normally shop in-store but they were one of the first online stores in SA.

    • Luzanne 10 October 2014 / 15:43

      Will definitely check them out – thanks, Laura! :)

  14. Jade 19 February 2015 / 15:18

    Was desperately hoping to find somewhere I could purchase Benefit stuff! Miss having it at Woolworths!

  15. Odile Finotti 16 July 2015 / 07:50

    Hi Luzanne. Have you bought anything from If so, do you perhaps know the estimated delivery when ordering from Cape Town?

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