About Chica Loca

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Meet the Owner & Designer


Chica-Loca! (which translates as ‘crazy woman’ in Spanish) was founded in 2004. It is owned and designed by Benita Allen, who describes the designs as “innately feminine with a touch of tongue-in-cheek.”

Having mastered the art of mixing colour and texture with innovative design and real-life functionality, Allen understands the importance of keeping up-to-date with trends.

Allen’s design philosophy begins with the cloth itself. Choosing the right fabric is the starting point on the journey towards a breath-taking garment.

As a designer, her main aim is to deliver something fresh, unlike anything else locally available. A Chica-Loca! piece works as effortlessly at Cape Town’s trendy Kloof street cafés as it would in the vibrant, cobbled streets of Rio. Her trademark wrap dress is a must in any chic urban wardrobe.

Our Brand DNA

 Chica-Loca!, run by an all-female team, aspires to deliver designer clothing that can be worn and treasured for many years. We create what we love – and we hope you love what we create!

Fashion is about something that comes from within you


The Values


Chica-Loca! is created by an all female team.

We aspire to deliver beautiful pieces of designer Clothing that can be treasured and worn for years to come.

We create what we love, and hope that you will Love what we Create!

Our Fantastic Partners