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Pre-owned glamour at an affordable price

Evening - Cocktail - Jackets - Suits - Wedding - Eastern wear

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Fashionista with an eco-friendly conscience? Style shouldn't cost the earth... Let's lessen textile waste by repurposing clothes, because being wasteful isn't part of our nurturing nature. Buy gently-worn and SAVE, or sell previously-loved and get some MONEY BACK.

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FREE delivery

Your glamorous clothes will be delivered for FREE to your door within 2-5 days by a reputable courier service. *Free delivery applicable in South Africa only.


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Transact worry-free! Simply pay using your bank card because payments are processed via the secure Payfast payment gateway. 


Hassle-free refunds

Not satisfied with your garment? We'll happily refund your purchase (less delivery fees) within 7 days, if the tamper-proof tape is still in place. 

Here's what style-conscious women say...

I'd totally buy clothes from The Mayyarani! It may have been used by someone else once or twice, but it's new to me - for much, much less! Why should I spend money on a new outfit everytime I have an event to attend?

Shakira, Estate Agent

Thank you very much for your amazing service. It's a pity the dress didn't fit me but I will definitely be recommending you and also keep an eye on your site for possible purchase in future.

Refilwe, Pageant Contestant

It's impossible to find these kinds of luxury dresses at affordable prices nowadays. A new dress will be a few thousands of rands, and these cost much less plus they're as good as new! It's like the original owner just fitted it on outside of her house for a few hours.

Andrea, Graphic Designer

This is great! It's a simple way for me to clear out my expensive Eastern outfits. Once I've worn a sari to a wedding, I can't be seen in it a second time. Now, I can sell them and get a return on my investment...

Shivani, Marketing Manager

Best service ever and I absolutely love the items I bought! Thank you so much. I will definitely buy from you again :-)

Rita, Project Manager

"How lucky can one girl be? My bulging closets are testimony to my vast travels. From exploring the bazaars and factories in Turkey and Morocco to the boutique-lined streets of Milan's Quadrilatero della Moda - my second home - I've accumulated an incredible wardrobe of luxurious leathers and gorgeous dresses. It's wonderful (and mind-boggling) to rummage through, but hoarding all these rarely-worn garments is also pretty sinful... which is why I started this online shop; a hub for environmentally-conscious women to sell and repurpose the precious stuff we've loved but no longer wear."

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The Mayyarani's Guide to the Fashion Capital, Milan.

The Mayyarani's Guide to the Fashion Capital, Milan.

Many who know me would agree that I've become "synonymous" with Milan and Italy in general, and therefore, I constantly get requests from friends visiting the city for the first time, asking me for travel advice and suggestions on where to stay, which sites to visit, what to do, and where to eat and shop, and so here's a concise guide based on my personal experiences and preferences in a city where anything goes (even metallic leather and crystals in broad daylight)...
The start of a dress repository at Voortrekkerhoogte High so no matric girl misses prom night

The start of a dress repository at Voortrekkerhoogte High so no matric girl misses prom night

Rarely do I have a compelling enough reason to hop out of bed at 5:30am and prepare myself for a 7:30 appointment. I mean... Who does that?? Oh yes... Students and those dedicated adults who commit themselves to a lifetime of teaching and rising with the birds. I won’t lie... It was painful to tear my limbs from my cozy electric blanket, but on this particular Monday morning, I had ten beautiful reasons to wake up, dress up and show up for the morning assembly...
Re-using a two-year-old dress by Suzaan Heyns for VDJ 2019

Re-using a two-year-old dress by Suzaan Heyns for VDJ 2019

It’s crazy how heavy my suitcase was; so heavy that even our shuttle driver let out a perplexed but almost-silent “Yoh” as he lifted my luggage into the trailer at the back of the 23-seater minibus. I felt compelled to justify: “It’s heavy, neh? Sorry, man... You know us girls, we come to Durban for two days but we pack for five. Eish! The weather; it’s confusing!” He laughed and I laughed, only it wasn’t so funny on Thursday night when I spent two hours playing dress-up agonising over what to wear to the Vodacom Durban July...