Diesel Outlet Store
Diesel is a trendy label – most well known for high-end jeans – that has grown into a lifestyle brand. Choose from a large selection of denim, T-shirts, jackets, footwear, swimwear, underwear, wallets, belts, sunglasses and international designer wear at a discounted price… What’s not to love?!
Details: Atterbury Value Mart, Faerie Glen / 012 991 8218 / global.diesel.com
This much-loved South African clothing store started out as a pop-up at a flea market in the late 1980s. Founders, Philip and James, created Big Blue as an escape from their corporate day jobs. Due to the economic sanctions at the time, fabrics and textiles were limited, leading them to print their own fabrics on locally produced cotton using homegrown craft techniques. Today, Big Blue is a hugely successful high-end clothing retailer (that also stocks some wonderfully wacky merchandise) with an authentically South African flair.
The factory shop in Colbyn sells mostly end-of-range clothes at around 30% less than usual retail prices. Because proudly South African never goes out of fashion, this is a factory outlet well worth a visit.
Details: 129 Thompson Street, Colbyn / 012 342 4309 / www.bigblue.co.za
Old Khaki is a South African favourite when it comes to leisurewear. This quality brand offers unassuming designs that advocate a distinctive style. Old Khaki stocks casual men’s and women’s wear, shoes and accessories. Old Khaki is known to be good value for money, making the factory outlet a super-saver.
Details: Atterbury Value Mart, Faerie Glen / 012 991 1937 / www.oldkhaki.co.za
The Hub is the revamped version of the mega clothing store, Meltz. Now a large-scale department store, The Hub offers shoppers a large selection of inexpensive women’s, men’s and children’s fashion as well as home- and kitchenware. Looking for cheap and cheerful shopping? You found it!
Details: Centurion Mall / 012 663 4401 / www.hub.co.za
Cotton On & Cotton On Kids
Cotton On is an Australian clothing retailer that stocks fashionable, down-to-earth men’s and women’s clothing collections. Cotton On Kids is the kiddie label of this international value brand. Both the Cotton On and Cotton On Kids factory shops offer end-of-range clothing items at significantly reduced prices.
Details: Atterbury Value Mart, Faerie Glen / 012 991 3081 / www.cottonon.co.za
Long gone are the days when Nike simply meant a good pair of tekkies. This uber-popular brand has basically become synonymous with quality sportswear and everyday athleisure fashion. The Nike factory shop in Pretoria has clothing, footwear and equipment that are suitable and specifically designed for action sports, dance, football, golf, gym training, running, swimming, tennis and yoga. If you need anything sporty, at a fraction of the original price, the Nike factory shop is a good place to start.
Details: Atterbury Value Mart, Faerie Glen / 012 991 4314 / www.nike.com/za
Naartjie is a sought-after South African baby and children’s wear brand. As original and cute as Naartjie outfits are, all too often the price tag is hard to justify, considering the fact that kids outgrow their clothes so quickly! The best thing about the Naartjie factory shop, except of course for a range of super-sweet get-ups, is that the cheaper price tag helps you keep up with your child’s wardrobe needs without taking a large chunk out of the household budget.
Details: Atterbury Value Mart, Faerie Glen / 012 991 2591 / www.naartjie.co.za
If there’s one item that you really shouldn’t skimp on, it’s a comfortable, sufficiently supporting bra. However, considering what a good-quality bra costs, it’s no wonder most women make do with inadequate support for the girls. The Triumph factory shops stock underwear from this internationally acclaimed brand at a budget-friendly price. Whether you need a push-up, strapless or sports bra, bra extenders or discreet underwear, you’re likely to find it here.
Details: Atterbury Value Mart, Faerie Glen / 012 991 2972 / www.triumph.com
By Jana van der Linde