The Bedroom is the brainchild of Chantal Edouard-Betsy and Hilda Tod, who opened their first boutique in Umhlanga (KZN) in Nov 2007.
On the first of December 2013 The Bedroom was bought from Chantal and Hilda by dynamic mother and daughter business partners Bonnie and Tamarin Brunton. Bonnie is a widow and mother to three ambitious daughters. Tamarin her eldest daughter has a spirited little girl herself. Bonnie had been a client at The Bedroom for a while when this unique opportunity presented itself to her. As the head of a women-centric household Bonnie felt that this was a wonderful window of opportunity both in business, and to empower women to take control of their own sexuality
The Bedroom comprises of three franchises: Cape Town, Parkhurst & Umhlanga. All our franchises have professional and open-minded staff who have been well trained to answer any questions that a client may have. The Bedroom is an edu-retailer and all our products are of the highest quality. The Bedroom is a member of the South African Sexual Health Association (SASHA)
We are hoping to open more franchises and eventually have The Bedroom in every province in South Africa.
SA’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government ~ Winner SME’s Category 2012
CEO SA’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government
We are thrilled to announce the receipt of yet another feather in our proverbial “The Bedroom” caps … at a gala dinner on Thursday 26th July 2012, we were announced as winners in the SME Category of this prestigious award from CEO Mag. As always we are delighted that our “unconventional” business is being recognised and honoured in these special awards.
Special Star Awards ~ Winner Independent Local Retailer of the Year 2011
We are delighted to announce that The Bedroom in Hillcrest won this prestigious award on the 1 September 2011 at a glittering event hosted at Sibaya in Durban by the South African Council of Shopping Centres (www.sacsc.co.za).
SA Blog Awards Badge
Top 10 Finalist SA Blog Awards (Best Group Blog)
Our popular blog made it through to be a top 10 finalist for the prestigious SA Blog Awards in the category Best Group Blog. What an honour, we look forward to many more entertaining and informative blogs over the coming year and hope to feature again next year.
Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 ~ Businesswomen’s Association’s Regional Business Achiever Awards
Thrilled to announce that we won this impressive accolade at a black tie gala event held at the ICC on 28 July 2010 by the Businesswomen’s Association, South Africa’s largest and most prominent association of business and professional women (www.bwasa.co.za). Hilda Tod was nominated in the category Emerging Entrepreneur, and was not only a finalist, but won. We continue to be delighted by the recognition that we and our boutique are receiving. Thank you.
Special Star Awards ~ Finalist Independent Local Retailer of the Year 2009
For the second year running, The Bedroom was nominated for this prestigious award. This year we were a Finalist in our category, sadly we did not win, however we look forward to winning next year.
Special Star Awards ~ Winner Independent Local Retailer of the Year 2008
We are delighted to announce to you that The Bedroom won a prestigious award on the 17 July 2008 at a glittering event hosted at the ICC in Durban by the South African Council of Shopping Centres (www.sacsc.co.za) and MC’d by Jo-ann Strauss. We were nominated as Retailer of The Year in the category of Independent / Local Retailer (Any size). Up against stiff competition, we naturally weren’t expecting too much, but to actually be named as a finalist, and then of course, to go on to win. Glorious.
Community Chest ~ Top Donor Award
We were awarded a Top Donor award by the Community Chest for the contributions we made during the year. Specifically, we were instrumental in their Ladies Only Pamper Party held at the Elangeni Hotel.