Become a Designer

We are passionate about our business and our talented group of Designers at YDE and are always eager to hear from fresh and emerging Designers who wish to be part of the YDE family.


Please take note of the below -

  • Your designer brand and range of merchandise must be exclusive to YDE.
  • All clothing must be manufactured in South Africa. YDE does allow selected categories of clothing (i.e. denim, knitwear) to be imported, however prior approval from YDE on these imports is required. Footwear, Jewellery, Bags and Accessories may be imported.
  • All Designers merchandise is supplied by the Designer to YDE on a consignment basis only.
  • With a consignment model, the Designer is responsible for the manufacturing of their range, setting RSP’s, maintaining high quality standards, distribution to the YDE stores and management of stock levels in stores.
  • YDE does not purchase any merchandise from Designers - at all times the stock is owned by the designer.
  • Designers need to meet certain criteria in order for their application to be successful. Criteria such as design (i.e. commercial viability), high standard of quality, originality, strong business acumen, available finance and general retail experience are all factors that would be considered.
  • To apply for space at YDE, complete the application form.