Carole Nevin Designs - V&A Waterfront Store

Carole Nevin Designs - V&A Waterfront Store

Carole Nevin Designs - V&A Waterfront Store
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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Carole has been designing hand-painted and hand-printed original textiles in Cape Town, South Africa since 1992. These beautiful textiles are available by the meter and made up into table linen, placemats, serviettes, tea towels, aprons, cushion covers and handbags. Our products are complimented with a variety of accessories, all sourced from local hand-crafters.
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candy w
La Quinta, CA67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Lovely store with good quality, unique merchandise. Knowledgable staff who really want to help. We loved what we purchased and look forward to using our runner and napkins as beautiful moments of our vacation to South Africa.
Written 6 August 2019
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Thank you so much for your lovely review! We hope your stay in our beautiful country was wonderful and we are so happy that your shop with us was enjoyable. Send us photos of your table runner and napkins in their new home, we would love to see! We hope you come and visit South Africa again and we can't wait to have you shop with us again and hopefully soon! :) Best Wishes and Warm Regards
Written 7 August 2019
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Wanderer Stilbaai
Stilbaai, South Africa23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
What a disappointment. Beautiful and unique articles in the shop but grumpy, unfriendly and unhelpful staff spoiled our experience. We wanted to buy a dishcloth but were not allowed to open it. Apparently the owner is very particular and does not allow articles to be moved around or be opened. Goodness it is a shop not a gallery. One wants to feel the lovely linen and see the design so it is important to have a sample available. Needless to say we did not buy anything and rather went to another shop where the staff were friendly and helpful and happy to see us.
Written 2 December 2018
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Oh Dear! I am so sorry about your experience at our shop! I only signed us up with Tripadvisor yesterday and was very upset when I saw your review. It is not our policy at all as our staff are very friendly, our customers have a great time in the stores ( we have three outlets, not sure which one you visited?) and we open up items and tablecloths for them all the time. The only thing I can think of, is that it might have been a casual that was helping us out over Season and she misunderstood me in one of our training sessions? I have spoken to my team, about your review, and will will ensure this never happens again! thank you for highlighting this issue. Please do not let this put you off visiting again - we have been in the business for 25 years and are known for our beautiful vibrant colours and our amazing service...warm regards Monica.
Written 14 March 2019
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Joe Hayes
Paris, France24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We've been searching for something to hang on an expansive and high wall in our living room. We happened to walk by the Carole Kevin Central shop while in Cape Town. Wow! It was close to closing time, so we purposed to return the next day for a further look, and ended up finding the perfect hanging for our wall. It is a table cloth, yes, but my husband will affix it to a mounting strip on the wall, and we will hang tablecloth weights on the lower edge to keep it down. We bought the weights at the shop as well as cute little make-up bags, and more. Deborah, who was working at the time, couldn't have been more helpful. I hope that Ms. Devin knows what an asset Deborah is to her business. Imagine our surprise when we popped in to the V & A Waterfront Mall shop, only to find that Deborah was working there today (Sunday) because the central location is closed on Sundays! So helpful, so warm and friendly. We'll hopefully be back someday!
Written 13 May 2018
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Dear Anna C Thank you for your lovely review:) Yes Deborah is delightful and we are very happy she is part of our team! Hopefully we will see you soon! Sorry for the delay in my reply but I only joined TripAdvisor yesterday. warm regards Monica xx
Written 14 March 2019
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susanschaffer
Horton, MI34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Carole Nevins fabrics are absolutely beautiful. The colors are bright and the prints are unusually creative and one of a kind. Love, love, love my napkins and tablecloth. I hope I will be back in Cape Town so I can see and buy more. Awesome!
Written 29 April 2017
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Hi Susan - Thank you for your lovely review! Hope to see you soon! warm regards Monica x
Written 14 March 2019
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Buggsi
Teignmouth, UK127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
We have been travelling to Cape Town for a number of years and there are two things that have become part of my holiday ritual, a visit to Anpa jewellers in Kalk and a fix of the fabulous textiles from Carole Nevin and her team based in the area. The waterfront showroom is perfect but to really experience what this amazing company do visit the factory shop in Marina de Gama. The colours and fabrics on offer are truly beautiful and seeing racks of the most amazing hand painted table wear is almost a religious experience for me. The staff are so friendly and incredibly helpful, on hand to offer suggestions and solutions, always smiling even when we arrived during the lunch break!! If you are looking for a long lasting reminder of sunny days in the African sunshine something from Carole Nevin will fit the bill perfectly.
Written 28 December 2016
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Dear Buggsi Thank you for the wonderful Review!! I only joined Tripadvisor yesterday so only saw your review now... We have a great team at the factory, and I will pass on your kind words to them, warm regards Monica xx
Written 14 March 2019
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Viola K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
They selling beautiful hand painted and printed products along with complimentary locally crafted items to accessorize your home.
Written 19 October 2016
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Thank you for your review Viola, we hope you enjoyed your experience and that we see you again! :)
Written 20 May 2019
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