A round-up of our style finds from earlier this week…
MITAT: PROFESSIONAL DAYDREAMING
The team behind Mitat call themselves ‘professional daydreamers’ and live by the motto ‘We’ve done so much with so little for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing.’
Their quirky, antique-inspired range covers everything from shoes to notebooks to lampshades. We especially love this vintagey, proudly local tea towel.
Get it at mitat.co.za
WHY MISS SCARLET…
Established by Leigh O’Kennedy earlier this year, Scarlet Creations is a Cape Town creative design studio specialising in the design and production of leather handbags, gift paper and stationery.
We love her two-tone clutches, particularly this monochrome edition.
Get it at scarletcreations.co.za
Following the success of their first pop-up shop in Cavendish Square last year, Fabricate has moved into Gardens Centre to offer you more of its covetable collection of local design brands and products.
It’s a contemporary designer pop-up emporium with all products designed and made in South Africa – the perfect excuse to buy local this festive season.
Where 1st Floor, Gardens Centre, Cnr Mill & Buitenkant Streets, Gardens
Trading Hours Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday 9 am – 2 pm
Contact [email protected], www.fabricatecapetown.co.za
THE BIG BOY SHORTS
There’s a fine line between ‘quirky cool’ and a nomination for a naughty hipster award – we think The Big Boy Shorts is a brand that toes that line perfectly.
These shorts are available in a range of styles so out there, the chances of rocking up anywhere in the same outfit as someone else are slim to none.
Get it at kingjuliet.com
GET SHORTY AT BABETTE
Fashion designer Barbara Lotter curates a beautiful collection of vintage items at her Cape Town store, Babette. Each lovingly sourced piece is altered or reworked ever-so-gently to make it more wearable for today.
Lace or crochet shorts aren’t going anywhere this summer. We think you should nab this Babette pair before anyone else does.
Get it at Babette, 41 Church Street, CBD or Intaba Centre, Vineyard Road, Claremont
GO GREEN WITH GROWbag
Made from recycled billboard vinyl skins that would otherwise end up in landfill, GROWbag planters are the greenest way to green your outdoor spaces. They’re super-durable (those billboards are built to withstand Cape Town’s weather after all) and we love that each bag’s design is unique.
Click here to check out the range of bags available.
Cost R175 – R450
Get it at Bonsela.co.za