Shop up a storm at this bustling suburb in the heart of the Joburg inner city. there's sure to be something that'll catch your eye. You never know, you may just find your new favourite shopping destination right here in Maboneng.
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Shopping In Maboneng: Arts on Main
Arts on Main is a mixed-use arts hub right at the centre of the precinct. Housing artist studios, Canteen restaurant and the Centre For The Less Good Idea, this is a must-visit spot in Maboneng. Here, you can also find the David Krut Bookstore, Love Jozi and i was shot in Joburg!
David Krut Bookstore
The David Krut Bookstore stocks one of the most diverse collections of art books in Joburg. If you have any interest in visual art, print medium, film, theatre or design, then this is the bookstore for you. Adjacent to the David Krut Gallery at Arts on Main, the bookstore is the ideal place to start your shopping journey.
Love Jozi is a t-shirt design company that specialises in local flair and unique everyday fashion wear. Using the Joburg skyline as inspiration for almost everything they create, Love Jozi should definitely be on your Maboneng shopping list.
i was shot in Joburg
i was shot in Joburg is a community project, started in 2009 with the intention of teaching children living in and around the inner city how to use photography as a means of changing perspectives on Joburg. They now sell photo prints, notebooks, postcards and fridge magnets. They also sell awesome custom t-shirts, canvas bags and cushions. This is a great place to pick up gifts and mementoes from your time spent in Maboneng.
So, what are you waiting for? Visit Arts on Main and get your hands on proudly local literature, prints, t-shirts and touristy mugs, and much more. Visit them from Tuesday to Sunday between 09:00 - 17:00.
Details: 264 Fox St (Cnr Berea Rd), Maboneng Precinct, City and Suburban, Johannesburg | [email protected]
Shopping In Maboneng: Market on Main
Market on Main is the centre of action over weekends, when the precinct sees its most visitors. Also housed within the old Arts on Main warehouse parking lot, this foodie market is one of the most popular in the city, offering culinary explorers a wide array of tasty street-side dishes and sweet treats. Once you have filled your belly, head outside onto the bustling Fox Street. Meander through the multitude of craft stalls, pavement exhibitions and thrift store displays. Be prepared to haggle for a bargain here.
Market on Main takes place every Sunday from 10:00 - 15:00.
Details: 082 868 1335 | [email protected]
Herbert Evans Art
Your favourite art supplies and craft store, Herbert Evans, opened a store on Fox Street in February 2019. This is the perfect place to pick up your basic drawing, painting and sculpting tools. Their stationery is to die for as well, so get ready to shop till you drop. Visit them this Black Friday, 29 November 2019, for 25% off all items in store! It's sure to be a mad dash, so get there early.
Details: 264 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct, City and Suburban, Johannesburg | 011 614 0000 | [email protected]
Bridge Books are proud supporters of African authors. Their store in Maboneng is located at the Cosmopolitan building on Albrecht Street. This Victorian-style club meets art gallery also houses a restaurant and bar, so you can sit back and relax with your new collection of books. Bridge Books also host regular events for African literature enthusiasts, including the Underground Booksellers Tour, which takes you on a walking of the inner city's informal book trade. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for upcoming events.
Details: 24 Albrecht Street, Jeppestown, Johannesburg | +27 79 708 4461 | [email protected]
Your final stop on this epic Maboneng shopping adventure should be Vintage Zionist. The precinct boasts a number of quirky boutiques, selling thrift items and custom-designed African traditional wear. However, Vintage Zionist is undoubtedly the coolest fashion brand in Maboneng. Using up-cycled leather and suede to produce edgy street fashion, this local initiative is well worth supporting. Check them out the next time you go on the hunt for amazing shopping deals in Maboneng.
Details: Commissioner St & Albrecht St, Jeppestown, Johannesburg.
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