Brats Basement is a family business in every respect, it was founded in 2009 by good friends Audrey Martin and Pamela Massey. With two boys each, Audrey and Pam were frustrated with the struggle of trying to find affordable toys and novelties, not only for their boys to spend their pocket money on, but also to buy as gifts for family and friends. They knew what the children in their family and friends circle liked, they also knew what these children had dreams of playing with. They decided to take a leap of faith and make those dreams come true. Stocking the latest trending toys, educational toys and small party pack surprises Bratz Basement was born.
meet our team
From humble beginnings operating out of a spare bedroom from home, the business quickly grew in popularity and Bratz Basement moved to a larger premises at Victoria Drive in Newlands, Harare, where it remained for 7 years. As the business expanded and toy stocks started to exceed floor space, Audrey and Pam made another move to the Queen of Hearts Complex in Highlands, a tranquil and peaceful shopping complex offering a wide variety of restaurants and boutique shops, with a wonderful play area for children.
When the toy store opened they concentrated on offering a selection of quality, affordable toys and novelties for all ages. They have since progressed and expanded their selection, through the guidance of their customers, to offer a large range of dress-up costumes for both adults and children, balloons of all descriptions, party decorations – which includes themed table ware for all occasions. On the shelves you will find educational toys and DIY play activities for all ages. Novelties, gadgets, magic tricks and puzzles, big and also small enough for party favour packets. The range is vast and if Bratz Basement don’t stock it, they’ll do their best to find it and get if for you.
When you visit the store, you will find Audrey or Pam and Sharon and Ku to assist you. Collectively they have over six decades of experience in supplying happiness, let them help you put a smile on a little one’s face.
I am forever buying from Bratz Basement for items to make things in arts and crafts. Their prices are so reasonable and staff friendly.
Got my superhero costumes today! Suffice to say, I'm their favourite parent today (take that, Wife!) - Now to just find a way to teach them stealth so they play in silence 😂
For years l have managed to pull any event including my own wedding decor!!!! I don't even knw what l would do without Bratz Basement.