D’Oré owes its reputation and fashion focus to Vanessa Gounden, who has her finger firmly on the pulse of international fashion. As one of South Africa’s more prominent female entrepreneurs, Vanessa is the owner and CEO of the HolGoun Group and her business interests span across Africa, Europe and the Asian subcontinent, including mining, healthcare and, lifestyle and leisure. It’s this global influence that has enabled Vanessa to put her unique personal touch to the D’Oré brand, which forms part of HolGoun’s lifestyle and leisure division. Her contribution to the fashion industry was recognised when she was awarded the 2013 Mbokodo Award for Fashion Design & Innovation.
With a fashion heritage of 40 years, D’Oré was established in 1973 as one of the inaugural tenants of Sandton City. Meaning “gold” in French, D’Oré had humble beginnings as a specialist bridal store; but over the years became home to some of the most luxurious high fashion brands in South Africa. Today D’Oré is a boutique experience unlike any other and continues to appeal to women who appreciate timeless elegance and style.
D’Oré offers a range of pret-a-porter clothing including ball gowns, evening wear, day-wear, cocktail dresses and corporate wear. In addition, D’Oré has an accessories range to suit all outfits for any occasion.
Since its inception, D’Oré has prided itself on its exemplary level of personal service. Consultants are on hand to lend a personal touch and the dedicated team of seamstresses on site means D’Oré doesn’t only offer you the best in global fashion; but a unique all round shopping experience in one store.