The journey of Romance boutique started in Cape Town, South Africa. 

After working for her mother's fashion company for 5 years,

the brand was founded by Leila.

Leila was brought up by her very creative mother, who helped her to make  unique garments and eventually inspiring the Romance brand.

Leila and her husband Raphael recently relocated to Basel, Switzerland.

  All our 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.

Over the years of trading and exhibiting all over South Africa,

Leila has come across many outstanding South African artisan brands

which you will find in our store .




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.