Ares Holdings is a proudly South African company with a strong world view. We specialise in connecting Global Brands with the diverse Southern African consumer. Our current multi-channel network includes over 2500+ wholesale doors, 60+ retail stores and 6 of our own operated e-com platforms.

Our business model provides for sustainable, long-term brand penetration and market share growth across footwear, apparel and accessories. We offer end-to-end solutions for our global partners, leveraging our extensive industry and market knowledge. These, along with our distribution network, a significant investment in systems/technologies, and a deep understanding of brands make us the preferred partner for brands entering or expanding their presence in the region.

our mission

Our mission is to be the premium distribution company in Southern Africa, delivering leading global footwear, apparel and accessories brands to our consumers effortlessly and with excellence, while providing an inspiring and seamless brand experience.

our vision

Our vision is to be an inspiring employer of choice, connecting purpose-driven individuals with aspirational and passion-filled brands. Within a supportive and inclusive work environment, we celebrate creativity and drive innovation to achieve collective success, leaving a positive and transformative mark on our employees and the broader industry.

our values

/ We embrace the power of brands and nurture their growth responsibly.
/ We foster the development and growth of our teams, benefiting all stakeholders.
/ We are dedicated to ongoing investments in our people and business platforms.
/ We hold a strong commitment to both our environment and our people.

our brands


We execute global brand strategies in the local market by:
/ Creating and implementing purposeful and sustainable business plans.
/ Infusing each brand’s DNA into every touchpoint, particularly our people.
/ Supplying leading industry DTC solutions.
/ Managing the full ‘Go-to-Market’ process, from range building, product selection and ordering to importation, delivery, marketing and connecting products with consumers.
/ Leveraging analytics, data and business intelligence to ensure healthy business and brand growth.
/ Providing an integrated business platform to support our brand and sales teams.

contact us

2nd Floor Block 3
Northgate Park
Section St & Koeberg Rd
Paarden Eiland
T. +27 (0)21 856 8460
E. contact@aresholdings.co.za