On Friday I was invited to the Zando #ShowLab event hosted at the Protea Fire and Ice hotel in Melrose Arch. I am sure you’ve all heard of www.zando.co.za, one of the first local online shopping destinations, launched in 2012. It boasts an easy to navigate site, filled with wide-ranging products from both local and international brands, secure shopping, fast shipping and personal service.
As the shopaholic I am, you would imagine that I spend most of my free hours clicking ‘add to cart’. Well, I actually am quite apprehensive when it comes to online shopping. I like to feel the product, judge its fabric, materials, manufacturing and then decide if I want to purchase it. My online buys are usually re-purchases, a product I already know that I’ve managed to find online cheaper or impulse sale buys. That’s why Zando’s #ShowLab was a stroke of sheer genius.
On arrival, we were given a R300 voucher to use on the site before we left. I quickly fell in love with a clutch-bag (it had a CROWN on it!) and clicked ‘Checkout’. We were then taken through the trends for the next few seasons by Zak from Zando. I am particularly keen for the ‘Glam Rocker’ trend, which I have to wait until next Fall/Winter for. We were shown what Zando buyers have acquired in all their various departments to keep us trendy. Grunge, 90s and Sports Luxe seem to be transcending through the seasons so stock up!
We were then taken up to The Apartments which were basically a few hotel rooms which the Zando team had set up with items available on their site according to themes. This was perfect for me and I spent a while going through all the items.
It was a lovely afternoon and I left with a trunk full of goodies. It was great meeting the team behind Zando(Especially Zak who I have been wanting to meet for ages!). They truly put a load of effort in making sure we stay trendy.
Thanks to Gennaro and the Zando team for having me!
Until next time
Love and sparkles
P.S The bag I ordered on Friday arrived yesterday afternoon. Impeccable service
P.P.S Zando is launching their own blog called #FindYourStyle !!! Stay tuned!