RICE and LINEN, an upmarket experience and STAND-ALONE BRAND in retail UNISEX CLOTHING (and some accessories) for all who walks through the door on the Main Street in Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa.
This venue shows class, style and quality on each shelf, promoting their own high-quality brand (90%), and supporting local South African brands to add to their retail portfolio. The store is well-situated with ample parking in the area, stable in their market-related price structure and complimented by manager Annie who is not afraid to sell. Their local market is constant and their seasonal market strong.
The shop has a soft, easy-feel ambiance with modern accents throughout, adding a twist of aged-proven decor-pieces on the shelves to refine visual balance. As someone who have extensive experience in the retail clothing industry, I assure prospective consumers that the quality of garments are obvious and true. Admittedly, the natural linen shirts and pants made me want to spend rather than review this gem of a company.
The shop is geared for BOTH GENDERS, and the variety just enough to not confuse a prospective shopper. Every shelf can be reached with ease, there is ample walking space throughout the venue and very importantly, their stock-control is managed at optimum level to ensure a very low “slow-stock” index, removing boredom of the table for regular local and seasonal shoppers.
So if you are in town or on the Garden Route, and you want to add a dash or two (or ten) of class to your closet (including shoes), be sure to add Rice and Linen (They currently have a SALE on) to your itinerary soon. Truth and Quality rates Rice and Linen in Plettenberg Bay a very deserving 8.50 on our 1-10 scale. As a note to them, I would add the words “Unisex” or “For both Genders” somewhere visible to exploit male shoppers passing by. The soft pastels in the signage possibly create only a quick gaze from most men driving or walking by, while inside they are very well represented with a nice choice-range of products.
With this rating, Rice and Linen joins T&Q Platinum Accreditation Clients.