Cape Town

Cape Town Loves to Shop

Cape Town’s Afro-Euro clash of cultures is as evident in its design-savvy shops as it is in its fashion and dining scenes. Visit the Watershed to sample the best in gifts and home decor. Woodstock (a short cab ride from the city) is essential for contemporary design and independent galleries, while Greenmarket Square and Long Street for fashion and African flavoured souvenirs.

 

The Biscuit Mill

This pedestrianized open-air mall is a great primer on made-in-South Africa crafts and gifts. Try Heartworks for colorful upcycled gifts, Plush Bazaar for antiques and Imiso for ceramics. Neighboring Salt Circle Arcade is great for fashion and one-off artworks.

375 Albert Rd

Woodstock

www.theoldbiscuitmill.co.za

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African Image

Authentic Africana beadwork, contemporary crafts and colorful furnishings dazzle in this shrine to idiosyncratic African art and artefacts. Especially strong on textiles and rugs.

52 Burg Street

www.african-image.co.za

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Watershed

Ceramics, furniture, textiles and fashion. With over 150 stalls, this V&A Waterfront favorite is a perfectly curated snapshot of the best in South African design. In need of some TLC? ‘Wellness at the Watershed’ is a great urban spa retreat.

17 Dock Rd

www.waterfront.co.za/watershed

 @vandawaterfront

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Okha

One of Cape Town’s best interior design boutiques, Okha’s deft touch takes in glassware, furnishings, accessories and art.

109 Hatfield Street

www.okha.com

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Woodstock Exchange

For beautiful leather bags, hats and accessories, head to Kingdom & Dark Horse, while Buchanan Square’s trendy shops, bohemian cafes, and handcrafted souvenirs are worth a browse.

66 Albert Rd

www.woodstockexchange.co.za

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Fashion Shops

Cape Town’s fashion scene fuses an African-inspired love of bold colors with cooler, contemporary twists from the country’s inventive crop of new designers. The city’s awash with boutiques too – from the swish malls of the V&A Waterfront to the local designers’ stalls at Cape Quarter or Greenpoint Market. One tip: mix it up.

Victoria & Albert Waterfront Mall

V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

waterfront.co.za

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Second Time Around

If you’re after vintage clothing and accessories, South African-style, you’re in the right place here. From retro jewelry to swinging sixties gear, cool cocktail dresses to leather shoes, this is as fun as fashion gets.

196 Long Street

secondtimearound.co

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A List

Always on the money, this Long Street favourite plays fast and loose with the rules – mixing up retro sensibilities with cool modern silhouettes, the result is a collection that celebrates what’s so refreshing about South African fashion right now.

34 Kloof Street

a-list.biz

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Ice Cherry

With its edgy urban aesthetic, Ice Cherry is one of the city’s cooler fashion destinations. Expect global brands of the D&G and Chanel calibre alongside some of South Africa’s most exciting homegrown talent too.

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Me Me Me

Always a centrepiece of the eclectic South African Fashion Week, Me Me Me’s individual take on fashion blends the feminine with the nostalgic, the traditional with the modern. Look out for their bespoke handmade shoe range.

117 Long Street

mememe.co.za

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Mungo and Jemima

Elegantly cool store featuring designers Coppelia, Michelle Ludek and I Love Leroy. Think classics that transcend the whims of the fashion police. Simple tailoring, fine fabrics. Less is definitely more, here.

108 Long St

mungoandjemima.com

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