You can meet the team at your facourite second-hand shop right here!

We are enthusiastic, fun and lively bunch at 2nd Take, the leading second-hand shop franchise group in South Africa. We work hard to make your in store and online shopping experience exciting, happy and memorable. We strive to give you the best value for your money, when it comes to clothing or our second-hand shop Franchises!

We have a wonderfull team at out Head Office in Sea Point and also in our boutique Franchise stores in South Africa. The 2nd Take second-hand shop with its wonderful win-win and unique business concept was started by go-getter and entrepreneur, Bettina Berlep.


Bettina Berlep is the owner and founder of 2nd Take, your local second-hand shop Franchise that specialises in international designer brands. 2nd Take has up-market and exclusive, second-hand shops in Cape Town and Gauteng and a convenient online shop.

Bettina's and 2nd Take's vision is to expand nationwide, through its affordable and great value low risk Franchise store concept. 2nd Take stocks branded international designer labels for women and men and always offers great value for money!  Bettina hails from Germany and has travelled extensively and lived in France and England prior to making the Mother City her home. Bettina’s professional  career began in the Travel Industry where she gained experience in all fields from hospitality to tour operations to student travel and airlines. From there she moved into different fields when she started a large international outsourcing business, a local recruitment agency and a transcription and translation service.

Her roles for the last 19 years involved the managing and expanding of existing businesses and the building of new ones. “I love the possibilities that come with expanding or building a business from scratch. Once one looks at a business with growth in mind, opportunities present themselves; one just has to grasp them. It’s very exciting!” says Bettina.
Bettina’s love for classy clothes and being eco-conscious, she did not hesitate to make the jump to fashion retail. Her decision was spurred on after talking to friends about the need for quality 2nd hand shops in South Africa. In Europe, exclusive second-hand shops are part and parcel of the fashion retail landscape.
She says, “It is all about identifying a niche market and delivering quality goods or services. We grow, learn and optimise all the time as a company. Our customers and suppliers respond wonderfully to 2nd Take and there is no doubt in my mind that interesting times lie ahead, for 2nd Take. "
2nd Take contribute to a healthy and environmental conscious consumer behaviour, by increasing our nationwide second-hand shop footprint through our low risk Franchises in South Africa. We always try and educate our new, old and future customers about the devastiating impact of fast fashion and buying counterfit products.

Meet the Team of your favourite second-hand shop

Marie Mwangi – Our wonderful Accounts Manager

                 Staff at your favourite second-hand shop for designer brands

Nahwhaal Agherdien – Fashion Department

                   Staff at your favourite second-hand shop for designer fashion brands


Lindelani – Fashion Department

                 Staff at your favourite second-hand shop for designer fashion brands in South Africa

2nd Take is the largest and leading consignment second-hand clothing retail Franchise Group in South Africa with boutique shops in Cape Town and Pretoria, as well as a convenient online shopping option.

2nd Take stocks exclusive designer brands and high street labels, often not available for purchase anywhere else in South Africa. For information on our unique and outstanding designer second-hand clothes, please send your e-mail to

For more information on our low risk Franchise Options, to request our 2nd Take Franchise Disclosure Document or to apply for one of our low risk Franchises, please send your e-mail to and we will call you back.