High Street In Melrose Arch
Grab your bestie by the hand and make your way to Melrose Arch in Birnam for a stroll, shop and perhaps even a bit of decadent dining on High Street. Here, you'll find a wide variety of stores offering all things fashion, footwear, accessories and jewellery, spa and pamper, and so much more. And best of all, the entire mixed-use precinct offers something unique, so be sure to wander everywhere. You'll find brands such as Bridal Wardrobe (perfect for brides-to-be looking to find their dream wedding dress); Camelot Spa (for all your indulgent pamper needs); and Indian Motorcycle (offering gorgeous motorbikes for thrill seekers). And once you're done, why not grab lunch at Old Town Italy (offering some of the best Italian in town) or indulge in something decadent at PAUL (think confectionery and light meals).
4th Avenue in Parkhurst
For a High Street shopping experience that covers all the bases, be sure to take a drive to Parkhurst and take a stroll down 4th Avenue. Here, you'll find an interesting mix of couture, interior design, beautiful antiques and fabulous dining spots, all along this lively street. A fair warning, it is always bustling here! And we think it's best to arrive here via Uber, as finding parking may prove to be challenging. To kick off your shopping spree, why not grab a hot cuppa coffee at Espresso? As for retail therapy, there's a wide selection of stores to explore, ranging from fashion, décor and design to art, hair, beauty and specialty items. You'll never know what you'll find at spots like Rich Factory, Green Grass Shop, The Beautiful Life Store and The Gorgeous Shop. And after your stroll, why not stop at one of the many eateries along the way to grab a bite to eat? You'll find popular hangouts including The Station Kolonaki, Modena, Embarc, La Parada, Nice on 4th, and Hudson's, just to name a few.
4th Avenue and 7th Street in Melville
A popular spot for students considering it's rather close to the University of Johannesburg, 4th Avenue and 7th Street in Melville are other High Street Shopping gems that no one really talks about. Other than have some of the best cafés and eateries – including Love Me So, Bambanani, and Café Picobella Trattoria – there's also the popular retail space created out of shipping containers – 27 Boxes – as well as a variety of unique stores that's sure to offer a selection of interesting goodies ranging from fashion (this is a great area to do some thrift shopping, too), antiques, book dealers, unique clothing shops and charity stores and more. And along 7th Street, you'll find a lineup of after-work/after-class hot spots like Smoking Kills Bar (on 4th Avenue), Sixes Cocktail Bar, Sips Wine Bar and Hell's Kitchen.
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Grant Avenue In Norwood
Bustling with must-visit restaurants and unique little stores, Grant Avenue in Norwood is a must if you're looking to enjoy a little bit of retail therapy along the streets of Jozi. A few spots we suggest you visit if you're feeling hungry and looking for something delecious is Ba-Pita, The Schwarma Co. and Cafe New York. As for shopping, there's a selection of fashion shops, convenience stores, and a retail space called The Factory on Grant. So, why not get on a pair of comfortable shoes, grab a shopping or adventure buddy and take to Grant Avenue for a day out exploring.
The Diamond Walk in Sandton City
Alright, so this one isn't technically a high street, BUT you'll feel as if you're worth a million bucks walking down the blingy Diamond Walk at Sandton City, browsing through all of it's high-end stores. Offering only the best in international brands, couture, accessories and more, the Diamond Walk is the place if you're looking to indulge in the ultimate shopping spree. Wondering what well-known and loved brands you'll find here? Well, think along the lines of Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Cartier and many other luxurious and exquisite brands.