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Second-hand Designer Clothes at 2nd Take

Welcome to 2nd Take, the Home to exclusive second-hand designer clothes

 Second-hand Designer clohtes at 2nd Take South Africa


How it all started

I am sure you can guess, that starting a used clothes store, specialising in international, second-hand designer clothes, had it’s origins in my home, to be more precise in my bedroom.

“I was trying to squeeze yet another pair of designer jeans into my already full cupboard, with much frustration. How could it be that I had no space and I only ever wore my two favourite pairs?

So, I stood looking at my overcrowded cupboard, with pairs of jeans that no longer fitted me and THAT designer dress – the one that looked so good on me in the shop and that I had never had the chance to wear. It was an impulsive buy and it still had the label on it. Brand new, never worn. Such a waste of money. Such a waste of space!

Chatting to my friends, it seemed I was not alone. They too had untold treasures and designer clothes that they hardly wore. We shared stories about buying clothes a size too small in the hope that we would lose those “three kilo’s” (We never did). Or the gifts we had received, but the colour was all wrong, or the fit wasn’t quite right. We all have experienced a similar scenario.

2nd Take started from the knowledge that there are many amazing fashion items tucked away in all our closets, which we are uncomfortable wearing or maybe will never wear. I decided that those beautiful designer clothes deserve a place in the light again and that they need to find a new home with someone, who will appreciate them and wear them.

I decided that we also deserve to shop at a place where we can find beautiful second-hand designer clothes, which suit us and won’t beak our bank account; and that is how 2nd Take was founded”

Bettina Berlep, owner and founder of 2nd Take


2nd Take, the second hand store for international second-hand designer clothes, now also online


The idea of up-cycling and reselling pre-owned or second-hand designer clothes, is an international trend and very popular in Europe and the States. Get a second take on your wardrobe. We solve your cluttered cupboard nightmares and make your beautiful second-hand, pre-owned and sometimes vintage designer clothes and designer accessories available to prospective buyers.


Buy exclusive second-hand designer clothes for a fraction of the cost

2nd Take gives you access to exclusive, famous, high-end, international brands at a fraction of the retail price. We offer you an exclusive, boutique shopping experience from our Sea Point store or other Franchise locations, as well as a convenient, online shopping experience for you to access from the comfort of your own home.


Many of our pre-owned designer labels are not even available in retail shops in South Africa! We help you find exactly what you are looking for by regularly sourcing everything from designer evening dresses, designer shoes and accessories and designer kids wear, toys, books and baby equipment for our wonderful and supportive customers.

All our second-hand designer clothes, accessories and baby equipment are in pristine condition so you never have to sacrifice quality for style.

 Sell your second-hand designer clothes in one quick step

Do you have second-hand designer wear to sell? Let 2nd Take help you put something back into your pocket! We sell your used designer clothing, shoes and accessories for you from our online shop and at our boutique stores. Visit us at any of our stores, or contact us at info@2ndtake.co.za today to find out how we can help you make some extra cash or save bucks on your next designer buy.

2nd Take is a member of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and the Franchise Association of South Africa.

Second-hand Designer Clothes from 2nd Take. 2nd Take is a member of Cape Chamber of Commerce Second-hand Desginer Clothes from 2nd Take. 2nd Take is a member of the Franchise Association of South Africa - FASA


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2nd Take is the largest consignment second-hand clothing retailer Franchise group in South Africa with boutique shops in Cape Town and Pretoria, as well as a convenient online store. 2nd Take stocks exclusive designer brands and high street labels, often not available for purchase anywhere else in South Africa.

For further information on 2nd Take, please contact us on 021 434 5878 or e-mail franchise@2ndtake.co.za.

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