In the mood for spoiling yourself with some new additions to your wardrobe? Look no further than the masterpieces of South Africa’s very own gifted designers. We’ve round up the places stocking the best of local fashion so you can shop up a storm come payday.
Launched in 2001 by fine art graduate Doreen Southwood, Mememe is a popular boutique on the vibrant Long Street. Over the past 10 years, the boutique has housed designs by the cream of the crop in South African fashion, including Adam & Eve, Friends with Jenny and Barbara Rishworth. Shoppers are invited into an intimate space to admire unique garments and accessories to help express their individuality.
2 The Space
The Space is certainly no run-of-the-mill store. Opened to offer a platform for the exposure of young talent, this outlet stocks items by premium local designers such as Amanda Laird Cherry, Leigh Schubert and Colleen Eitzen. Each of their ranges boasts a distinctive flair, allowing the wearer to flaunt their personal style in true South African fashion. What’s more, the stores sell an assortment of delightfully quirky gifts and trinkets including baking kits and room sprays.
When Cavendish Square: Monday – Saturday 9 am – 7 pm, Sundays 10 am – 5 pm; Canal Walk Shopping Centre: Daily 9 am – 9 pm
Where Shop L69, Cavendish Square, Cavendish Street, Claremont; Shop 463, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century Boulevard, Century City
Contact Cavendish Square: +27 21 674 6643; Canal Walk Shopping Centre: +27 21 001 8240, thespace.co.za
3 Mungo & Jemima
In 2008, fashion designers Kirsty Bannerman and Marian Park-Ross joined forces to bring this timeless fashion brand into being. The brand made its mark with a flagship store on bustling Long Street but has since grown and opened a second store in the tourist-infused V&A Waterfront. GOOD, Coppelia and I Love Leroy are just a few of the clothing ranges stocked, while you can find the best trinkets from Famke, Laloo, Pichulik and WAIF too.
Situated on the sophisticated Kloof Street, A-List commissions its own community of local designers to produce their garb, suitable for any occasion. Customers have raved about the knowledgeable and friendly sales assistants, who will go out of their way to guarantee that you leave looking and feeling fabulous.
5 Calegra Bridal House
Engaged ladies on the hunt for their fairytale wedding dress need not journey across borders to find it. Calegra Bridal House brings the creations of the country’s wedding fashion elite to their doorstep. Brides-to-be will be wowed by the collections traded, namely Jeanelle la Amour by Casey Jeanne, Anna Georgina by Kobus Dippenaar and Fleur de Ballet by Hanrie Lues. Professional consultants will shower them with attention, gifting them with a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.
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