About Us

Our Story

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.

Audrey Martin

“I knew from the moment we started the business that I was going to love my new career, but I found that there was additional enjoyment to be had as I saw the smiles on childrens faces as they were searching and finding exactly what they wanted to buy

Pamela Massey

We’ve been operating for over ten years now, my joy has come from watching “our” children grow. Little people that came in as toddlers in nappies are now teenagers who still pop in to Bratz Basement to get stationary for school or a costume for a dress-up party. It is a real sense of community

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.

 

At Bratz Basement you can find the latest and hottest “gotto-hav’ems” that children love. Pop in and enjoy the experience.

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