Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. Orders and Delivery
1.1.1. Create a personal profile/account on the Studio 88 Website by clicking on “My Account” tab;
1.1.2. Select a category of Products that appeals to you on the Studio 88 Online Store;
1.1.3. Within the category you’ll find a range of Products on offer;
1.1.4. Once you choose a Product you’ll be taken to the “product review” page for a more detailed description along with pictures and reviews to help you make your choice, we understand every purchase is a big decision so we will try to equip you with as much information as possible.
1.1.5. Select the size and colour (if applicable) and then click on the “add to your cart” tab.
1.1.6. You will be taken to the “your cart” page, which will provide you with a summary of the Product/(s) you wish to Order and from here you can choose to continue shopping on the Online Store or to checkout and pay for your Order;
1.1.7. At checkout you will be given the opportunity to review and confirm that you are happy with your Order;
1.1.8. At Checkout you will also have to select the standard delivery option you would like to apply to your Order;
1.1.9. Once you have selected the delivery option, you will be required to provide an address for delivery, or a preferred Pargo Pick-Up Location where you would like your Order to be delivered;
1.1.10. Thereafter you will be directed to the payment page where you will be required to make payment for your total Order in full via one of the payment options;
1.1.11. Once payment has cleared in our account in full, your Order will be dispatched for delivery.
1.2.1. Studio 88 uses a South Africa’s top Couriers to make sure you get only the best service when shopping on the Studio 88 online Store. In this case, we use Fast and Furious for Door to Door delivery, and Pargo for Click and Collect.
1.3.1. We offer the following delivery options:
18.104.22.168. Door-to-Door Delivery;
1.4.1. Studio 88 will provide you with an estimated delivery/collection date (as the case may be) in your payment confirmation email.
1.4.2. You can also track the progress of your Order at any time by checking out the Fast + Furious website http://fnf.co.za/tracking.html . This will provide you with the most current tracking information we have for your Order. If the collection/delivery date of your Order changes, Studio 88 will notify you via SMS and/or Email.
1.4.3. If you chose Pargo as your delivery option, you can track your order any time by visiting their website https://pargo.co.za/track-trace/
1.5.1. Please note that all our Products will arrive encased in a transparent recycled poly bag in addition to our standard packaging. This is to ensure that our Products are always protected from damage that may occur when Products are in transit. Your Order will be accompanied by an original delivery note which will need to be signed by you or your authorised representative on your behalf. It is very important that you retain the original packaging your Order was delivered to you in, as well as the Original signed delivery note, as you will require same if you wish to return any of the Product/(s).
1.6.1. If you are unable to accept delivery of your Order or collect your Order (as the case may be) you can elect an authorised representative to do so on your behalf.
1.7.1. If you are unable to collect your Order (as the case may be), someone else can collect on your behalf. They will need to bring your ID (or a copy) and unique Pargo Code.
1.8.1. In the case of Door-to-Door Delivery:
22.214.171.124. Your or your authorised representative will be required to sign the original delivery note that accompanies your Order.
126.96.36.199. There is no need to provide any information and/or documentation, your Order will be delivered at your preferred delivery address, and if same is not delivered to you personally, we will presume that the person who accepted delivery of your Order on your behalf, who was present at the delivery address was authorised to do so.
1.9.1. Fast + Furious delivers Nationally within South Africa, Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm.
1.9.2. Pargo has specific Parcel Points across South Africa. Click on the link to find your closest Pargo Parcel Point: https://pargo.co.za/find-a-store/
1.9.3. Please note that we will be unable to deliver to PO Boxes.
1.10.1. We're pretty quick at picking and packing your Order, therefore we're not able to change or cancel your Order once your purchase has been confirmed.
1.10.2. If you change your mind you can return your Order, on the condition that you qualify for a return in terms of the Online Shopping Terms, which can be accessed on the Studio 88 Website.
1.11.1. Once your Order has been confirmed we are unable to change your delivery address due to security reasons. We advise that you make sure all details are correct before processing your Order.
1.12.1. We offer FREE deliveries on all orders / baskets of R700.00 or more.
1.13.1. Unfortunately not. The original transaction was made with the online store which is separate to the physical stores and therefore needs to be processed by them.
1.14.1. Yes you may, provided the goods are in the original condition as that of the time of delivery. All swing tags and boxes (where relevant) must accompany the item/s being returned. Please take your proof of purchase - your invoice with you to the store and they will gladly assist you where possible. Please note that some products are only sold on the online store and is therefore not available at stores, in this case, it’s best to return to log and exchange with the online store.
2.1.1. Yes we do.
2.2.1. Unfortunately, not; Studio 88 does however, offer a lay-bye option at our Studio 88 Stores (excluding the Studio 88 Online Store).
2.2.2. The lay-bye period falls over a period of three (3) months. A minimum of 10% deposit is required and the outstanding amount is to be paid in full over the next two (2) months. Note: full payment must be received within a three (3) month period from the date of purchase, should you however experience unforeseen difficulties, please contact the store to make further arrangements. Studio 88 accepts cash, debit cards and most credit cards as methods of payment. Unfortunately, we do not accept cheques.
2.2.3. Also, Varsity Vibe student discount of 10% is only available at the store.
You may return the defective item within three (3) months of its purchase, and on the terms and conditions set out in the Online Shopping Terms, which can be accessed on the Studio 88 Website.
We make a point to keep up with the latest fashion trends, and therefore maintain our stock levels to match those items that are most popular. Take note that items are available while stocks last. Should you have any further enquiries, feel free to contact Customer Loyalty team; they will try to source the item for you from elsewhere.
2.6.1. There are two ways to find what you're looking for.
2.6.2. You can select the category that you want to shop in (Mens, Ladies, Boys, Girls, Infants) and then you can shop by sub-category (e.g. Footwear, Apparel, Accessories). Once you have selected the sub-category you wish to view, you can sort it in a number of ways. For example, you can sort from lowest price to highest price, or you can sort by new arrivals.
2.6.3. You can use the “Search Box” on the homepage to type in the brand name, product code or a description of the item you are looking for. You can also use the clothing menus along the top of the homepage and the search categories within these menus.
2.6.4. Our online store is separate from our physical stores, and as such, products that are available online may not be available in-store or vice versa.
Check out the” SIZE CHART” tab on the product pages for measurements.
Once you have created a personal profile/account on the Studio 88 Website, you will be able to log into My Account anytime you like. This is the place to go if you want to change your password, delivery information, email address or e-mail preferences.
To stay connected with the latest news, looks and updates from Studio 88, sign up to receive our weekly Newsletter. You can do this by setting up an account or using the link on the homepage.
You can cancel your account by sending an e-mail to [email protected] &; Your account will be reviewed and cancelled within 3 (three) working day.
Yes and no. In theory we do not stock any Product/(s) you cannot see on the Studio 88 Website. However, it might still be worth your while to contact us at [email protected] to find out whether we can source that specific Product for you.
Yes. Studio 88 Store guarantees 100% authenticity. We do not sell, accept, or otherwise deal with fakes or factory variants. Buy with confidence as all products offered for sale are thoroughly inspected by experienced staff for condition and authenticity.
Studio 88 purchases the Branded product from the licenced brand holders operating in the Sub-Saharan regions. These licence holders are official distributors and resellers of product to local retail chain stores. Studio 88 is against the practice of selling or the promotion of counterfeit product and strongly urge the public to report such cases to their local SANPS, advise the Brand themselves or to forward such cases to [email protected] for further investigation. Don’t forget you can also tag the brand on social media to alert them in such cases.
Yes. All imagery is shot in-house, and is of the actual Product which you will receive. We aim to provide the highest clarity we can offer. However, we cannot guarantee that the product/(s) you receive will be exactly the same as the images displayed on the Studio 88 Website, as the display the device used to view the Product/(s) on the Studio 88 Website may distort the colour, size and style of the Product in the images displayed.
Unfortunately, no this is not an available option.
The majority of the product displayed on the Studio 88 website is available in stores. Some product is only available at selected stores and some product is only available online.
You can search for your nearest Studio 88 Store by clicking on our handy “store locator” tab on the Studio 88 Website. Should you require further assistance please contact us at [email protected]
3. COMPLAINTS / COMPLIMENTS
4.1.1. SiD (Instant EFT) - You can pay using EFT secure, one of South Africa’s most trusted online payments since 2007. EFT secure is supported by FNB, Nedbank, Standard Bank, Capitec and ABSA.
4.1.2. CREDIT CARD: VISA AND MASTERCARD - Your order will be sent immediately, please note that you will have to have a card that has been 3D secured, if you have a new card this should automatically be done, if not you will have to go and activate this at your nearest bank branch. Don’t be nervous about 3D secure it does a brilliant job of helping us all to have a more secure and fraud free e-commerce experience.
4.1.3. For more information on what is required to process a payment, proceed to checkout, select your desired option and follow the instructions.
Yes, this may occur due to import currency fluctuations in regards replenishment stock, prices are therefore subject to change without prior notice.
You can pay using South African Rands only.
All prices on the website are inclusive of (local) VAT / Sales Tax.
These are the latest security implementations to secure customers who are shopping online. They have recently been implemented by all relevant banks and require users who wish to purchase anything online to register their credit or debit cards for this purpose. Once your card is registered, you will receive an OTP (One Time Password) which allows you to complete your transaction. Registering your card does not take long, and you would need to do this sooner or later.
5. LAY BUY
5.1.1. We currently do not offer a lay-buy option for online purchases.
5.1.2. We do offer a lay-buy facility at our stores, purchases are secured with a 30% deposit.
5.1.3. The total Lay-buy period is 3 (three) months.
5.1.4. PLEASE RETAIN YOUR TILL SLIP.
5.2.1. Lay-buys will be cancelled if you fail to comply with the Terms.
5.2.2. Lay-buys terminated by yourself will be refunded to the total of the amount paid to date in full.
5.2.3. PLEASE RETAIN YOUR TILL SLIP.
You can send an email to our customer service agent. Please see our Online Shopping Terms, which are available on the Studio 88 Website for the complete terms and conditions relating to any returns, as well as instructions on how to make a return.
7. VACANCIES AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES
If you are interested in joining our Team please send your CV to [email protected] highlighting the job you are qualified for i.e. Buyer / Planner / Accounts etc.
Should you be looking for a job at a store near you, you are welcome to contact the store directly to enquire availability, please ensure you have a recent CV and references for the process to move forward should there be a position available – you would meet with the store manager, he / she will be able to advise availability and interview you.
Studio 88 model applications: If you have a portfolio that would entice us to consider you for a photo shoot, please email your .pdf to [email protected] and title the email as such.
Studio 88 Brand Ambassador applications: Please submit a detailed and motivated proposal document including photographs and your social handles for consideration to [email protected] and title the email as such.