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

Discover the full pre-owned collection

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

Why you should shop online with confidence...


FREE delivery

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


Secure online payments

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. 

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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."

Read The Mayyarani's diary

Latest diary entries...

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...
The downside of renting a dress (and our 'rental-with-a-twist' solution!)

The downside of renting a dress (and our 'rental-with-a-twist' solution!)

We’re often asked if we hire out dresses, and the answer to that question is ‘Not exactly, but kind of...’ since we do offer a win-win-win alternative solution. Anything is possible, and we’re happy to consider individual rental requests on a case-by-case basis if the owner of the dress gives her permission, but why rent and feel like you have to walk on egg shells, when you can really own it! Here’s the downside of renting out dresses (and our rentals-with-a-twist solution)... 

Our first dress donation goes to matric girls at Himalaya Secondary School

Our first dress donation goes to matric girls at Himalaya Secondary School

For disadvantaged matric girls, whose parents cannot afford the luxury of an expensive new dress, the looming matric dance event becomes a source of anxiety, despair and disappointment. While we're unable to permanently uplift their financial status, together, we can be their fairy godmothers who grant these deserving young ladies at least one unforgettable night of fun and excitement - in style...!