Is your little darling a future prima ballerina? While you most likely beam with pride as they pirouette and pliè, the cost of dance wear probably has you sprouting a few grey hairs. Check out That's Dancing located in Fourways and Bedfordview. This family run dance wear boutique has been supplying tiny dancers with perfectly polished shoes, tulle tutus and fancy hairnets since 1997. They also stock Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Spanish and Latin American dance style wear. And, if you find yourself in need of a costume for the little ones recital, That's Dancing can custom design one for you. How convenient is that?
Details: Bedfordview - (011) 825 3764 | Fourways - (011) 465 2906 | Email: [email protected]
Tiger Lilly Dancewear
Tiger Lilly Dancewear is based in Knysna, but they ship orders nationwide. Their brand of athleisure wear for teens and young adults is unique and bang on trend. They stock everything from ballet costumes and accessories, to yoga and pliates gear and even swimwear. Their satin soft pointe shoes are especially affordable - at only *R299, these are an absolute steal! Check out their online store for more deals.
Details: 071 450 6800 | Email: [email protected]
Do you struggle to coax your kiddie out of the pool? Get them the best swimwear from these top local retailers:
Sportmans Warehouse is still one of the top retailers for kiddies active swimwear. They stock a wide range of swimsuits for boys and girls at reasonable prices. There are at least 14 stores situated around Joburg. But, if you are short on time, check out their online store.
Baby Banz is a bespoke kiddies apparel store. Their products are top quality and come in at market price. Unfortunately, they are an online store only. But, their range of swimsuits, caps, swim shoes and polarised sunglasses are well worth taking a peak at. Baby Banz stock swimwear for kids aged 3 months to six years old. The best thing about this store? All Baby Banz Protective UV clothing carries SPF Skin Protection of UPF 50+, so you will never have to worry about the little ones getting sunburnt again.
Details: 083 442 7279 | [email protected]
Umbro - Woodmead Retail Park
Umbro is one of the most trusted sportswear brands in football. Their retail store located in Woodmead Retail Park supplies sports gear, soccer boots, athletic shoes and street-wear for kids and adults. If you aren't able to make it out all the way to Woodmead, visit their online store. They have regular sales on all sportswear, including boots and full soccer kits.
Details: (011) 802-0187 | Email: [email protected]
Soka Diski pride themselves on being a one-stop soccer shop. While they mainly supply schools and training academies, they do have an online store where individual purchases can be made. Their footwear range boasts some of the most affordably priced big name brands, including Adidas, Nike and Puma. Plus, they have adorable sets of junior boots ideal for little footies just starting out. These come in kids sizes 9 -13 and are priced at *R210.
Details: 011 432-1532
Shakti Shanti Online
Kiddie yoga is fast becoming a go-to for busy parents. Think about how much time you can save by enrolling your child in a yoga class at the very same studio you attend? It's also a great bonding experience as you can exercise while having fun together! Get your mini me all kitted out with Shakti Shanti online. They stock the most adorable printed leggings and cami vests for girls.
Details: 042-294-0904 | http://www.shaktishanti.co.za/
Cotton On Kids
Is your teen interested in taking up yoga or pilates? Visit Cotton On Kids to find great deals on leggings, yoga mats and other exercise accessories. Currently, they are running a promotion on plain full-length leggings. Get a pack of four for only *R450.
Visit their website for more special promotions and store details.
The Karate Shop - Centurion
You may have to travel a little out of Joburg for this store, but it's well worth it. They supply all kinds of martial arts gear from Karate, to Judo, Tae Kwon Do and even Ju Jitsu. This is a great store to visit if your kids are just starting out with this fierce sport. They will gladly explain the different uniforms and accessories needed for each kind of martial art sport.
Details: 107 Klip Street, Hennopspark, Centurion | 072 392 7306 | [email protected]
Bushido Martial Arts Supplies
Bushido Suits is located in Johannesburg South. Since 2005, they have supplied martial arts aficionados with top-quality, locally produced suits. Their specialty - suits for the very little, lightweight fighters (18 to 36 months). These 'teeny tot' suits also come with a belt. Visit their store in Bassonia or check out their website to find exactly what you are looking for.
Details: 011-432-3458 \ 082-579-0890 | [email protected]
Have we missed out on any great kids active wear stores in the city? Let us know about them!