Happy 2019 to all our existing customers and new visitors to our online store. Thank you for the continued support and especially to those customers who placed orders during December and waited patiently for their orders to be completed during January.

The ecommerce store will be experiencing minor improvements during February and March to enhance the customer user-experience even further. Our website speed has been a concern, and this will be one of the things we will be improving on. 

Many new products can be expected during the first half of 2019.

New locally produced décor and furniture will be sourced. We'll expand our offering on existing product ranges by adding more exclusive décor, artworks and furniture to Design Store this year. 

Design Store will be turning 2 years old during February. To reward our customers while we celebrate, we will be hosting a few giveaways. Best is to keep an eye out for our Instagram and Facebook pages as they launch.

The Design Store team. 


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Our furniture order books have closed for 2018 delivery. Select décor, lighting, children’s toys and homeware can be purchased until Friday 7 December for delivery mid-December.

Design Store’s office and all workshops will be closed for the festive season from mid-December until January.

Customers who place orders during this time (between 14 December – 9 January) will have their orders processed in the new year.

Please get in touch before placing your order if you’re unsure how lead-times work during December.

Thank you for all the support throughout 2018 and happy holidays.

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Another year-end, another summer holiday is almost here, another crazy busy festive season is almost upon us. (Hooray!) Everyone deserves a holiday, right? This also applies to the various artisans that manufacture the lovely decor and furniture things which Design Store stocks.

Kindly note that some order cut-off dates for 2017 will be by end-October.

This rule mainly applies to our larger furniture items. Best is to check the production-times specified per individual product that you're interested in. Each product on Design Store lists its own, unique lead-time to make things easier for you.  

Furniture orders placed during November and December will be processed. Note though that our factories might only be able to tend to your order during January.

For most decor, homeware, lighting and kids product orders that come in before Friday 8 December we will be able to process before Christmas. 

Bags can be ordered until Tuesday 19 December for Christmas delivery.

Thank you and happy shopping. 

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An idea during mid-2016 to change Green Elephant Collective's name and product offering turned into a complete rebranding exercise plus the building of a brand spanking new ecommerce store to go with it.

An exercise which we thought would only take around two months to execute, took closer to six months. So last night when Guy (our site developer) told us that the porting across process had finally started, that we were a few hours away from "go live"...in the words of Instagram, "Hashtag happy dance".

Welcome to Design Store. 

Enjoy browsing through the hundreds of new products for your home and for you.  

Since this online store is brand new, please be patient during the early days as we work through all of the teething issues. Input and feedback would be greatly appreciated. 

The focus of Design Store’s product offering is on items for your home and a selection of accessories for both men and women. We trust that you will like the curated product selection - all designed and made by South African artisans. 

The shop's product contents will continually change, similar to return-visits to retail stores. So if nothing grabs you; please keep checking in as there will be new and exciting products added on an ongoing basis. 

Shopping at Design Store means that you'll be supporting South African designers and the people who they employ.

Happy shopping. 

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