Spotlight: Sandton City

The mecca of shopping in Jozi, Sandton City is where you’ll find every brand, label and designer under one roof. We’ve picked a few of our favourite stores, but there are so many more waiting to be explored that we suggest you set aside a whole Saturday – comfy shoes on, of course – to enjoy some retail therapy. Purses at the ready!

7 for all Mankind

Born in Los Angeles, California, this is your one-stop store for premium denim. You’ve probably seen a pair on international stars like Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Alba, Ashton Kutcher, Ryan Reynolds and Penn Badgley – so it’s high time to get a pair for yourself. They stock every style imaginable, including bootleg, skinny, boyfriend, cropped, Josefina and straight, so there’s definitely a look that will fit you like a dream.

Call 011 783 3585

Banana Republic

The American luxury brand is loved for its classic, stylish clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women. Nothing beats a sophisticated blouse that’s made to look like it was tailored just for you – and this is exactly where you’ll find such a piece.

Call 011 783 5212

Ben Sherman

This one is just for the men. Ben Sherman have been creating key men’s pieces since 1963, but are mainly known for their exceptional tailored shirts – something every guy should own at least two of. They’ve since expanded into offering more casual tees, shirts, trousers, jeans and knitwear.

Call 011 784 1019

Boss – Hugo Boss and Hugo Boss Ladies

The German brand has been at the forefront of fashion since 1924. Expect quality clothing, accessories and footwear in an array of styles and cuts to suit every shape and size.

Call 011 884 1437 and 011 783 4726


Headquartered in London, British fashion house Burberry is adored for its quintessential English designs and fabrics: gabardine (a breathable and weatherproof fabric invented by Thomas Burberry in 1879), trench coats, tweed, coats, herringbone and jackets.

Call 011 326 7835


The upmarket retailer specialises in fine jewellery, gifts and luxury timepieces in classic designs. This is where you’ll find that one-of-kind gift that’s meant to dazzle and impress.

Call 011 666 2800

Cloth & Label

Focusing on offering something a little different, more exclusive and utterly luxurious than the norm, the Scottish fashion house likes to keep its clothing lines simple and classic, based on the concept of a basic wardrobe design of black, white, navy and denim.

Call 011 883 3215

Country Road and Trenery

The two Australian brands are both well loved by South Africans for their gorgeous clothes and accessories, comfortable footwear and on-trend décor pieces – all of which are modern in approach yet classic in style.

Call 011 290 2500


The brainchild of SA entrepreneur Vanessa Gounden, the D’Oré boutique is home to exclusive designer collections, such as Emilio Pucci, Escada, Elie Tahari and Rupert Sanderson. It also offers a range of prêt-à-porter clothing, including gowns, evening wear, cocktail dresses and corporate wear.

Call 011 783 7316/7/8

DuSud Emporium

Another proudly South African label, DuSud is the creation of renowned designer Errol Arendz. His designs are pure glamour, style and finesse, which is why he’s dressed the likes of Sharon Stone, Priscilla Presley, Basetsana Khumalo, Michelle McLean, Brumilda van Rensburg and Jacqui Mofokeng.

Call 011 784 3907

Giorgio Armani

The celebrated Italian design house – now in its fourth decade – is noted for its clean, tailored clothing collections. Think exceptional suits for men and jaw-dropping dresses for women.

Call 011 326 7853


Started in 1976 by Olivier Baussan at the young age of 23, L’Occitance has now grown to become a household name in natural skincare products and fragrances. There are various collections and scents to suit all skin types and conditions.

Call 011 326 5433

Louis Vuitton

It all started in 1837 by 16-year-old Louis Vuitton when he began apprenticing for French designer Monsieur Maréchal and became a valued craftsman at the Parisian atelier. Noticing that baggage was handled roughly, the young Vuitton used his skills to custom-design boxes and, later, trunks, according to clients’ wishes and needs. Cue the iconic LV trunk and luggage we’ve all come to love.

Call 011 784 9854

Scotch & Soda

The Dutch youth fashion brand, founded in the 80s, is all about keeping it young, fun and current, and their men’s, women’s and children’s collections are all inspired by travel.

Call 011 784 3233

Tommy Hilfiger

This is the definitive brand for the all-American look: classic, cool style, featuring preppy with a twist. A must-have label for every wardrobe.

Call 011 326 6827

Our top tip: You can park for 2 hours on the level-eight roof parking for a flat rate of only R5.

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