BEHIND THE BRAND
Romance Living is the collaboration between Leila and Raphael Herles.
Clothing, coffee and cocktails.
We both grew up in South Africa
and had the privilege of working in a modern and trendy environment.
After our marriage, we moved to Switzerland in 2020,
with the motivation to use our experience
and to realize our business concept.
The journey of Romance Living started in 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa.
After working for her mother's fashion company for 5 years,
the brand was founded by Leila.
Romance garments are proudly produced in Cape Town,
where we continue to support the skilled men and women
that have been with us from the beginning.
Raphael has expertise in the food and beverage area and
loves to create tasty and exciting cocktails, and connect with customers.
The boutique offers high quality and sustainable fashion from exclusive suppliers from South Africa, handpicked local Swiss and European artisans. The bar offers quality coffee and cocktails to enjoy sit down or to take away.
We welcome you in, not just to shop, but to enjoy a total experience.
In 2020, when the COVID19 pandemic hit Cape Town, South Africa, we at Romance organised a feeding initiative that helped 100 households per week. With the help of two other organisations, James House for children and Gracie Love in a Bowl we managed to distribute food to people in the Hout Bay community.