Arabesque is a family owned business, founded by Zelda Strauss as a small shop in Mossel Bay in 2007 and expanded ever since to become one of the top destination shops on the Garden Route. In 2011, a second shop was opened in Stellenbosch by Lee Nel, Zelda’s daughter. Following on that, in April 2014 Zelmarie Strauss, Zelda’s oldest daughter, opened the third Arabesque in the very fashionable Kloof Street, Cape Town. A fourth shop was opened by Lee in Somerset West at the end of 2014, and the fifth Arabesque shop will open on 1 December 2015 in the newly refurbished George Mall.