Other than all the incredible restaurants and cafés 4th Avenue has to offer, there's also a plethora of interesting shops to visit if you feel like a little bit of a retail spoil. From antiques and exclusive fashion, Parkhurst offers an unique retail experience like no other suburb. Keep reading to find out more.

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There is only one place to start your shopping spree in Parkhurst, and that's 4th Avenue! From unique yet trendy couture to interesting eateries and lots of art and design in between, 4th Avenue is a lovely place to visit over the weekend if you're looking for something slower and different to the usual bustling malls and crowds. Here are a few stores you'll be able to browse through when you visit 4th Avenue.

Desray

For unique and beautiful high-end fashion for ladies, Desray Designs is just the store you should visit while strolling down 4th Avenue in Parkhurst. Here, they make their own clothing patterns, do their own cutting and sew together 95% of their ranges themselves. All of Desray's items of clothing are made with love and attention to detail, as they believe in giving ladies variety and exclusivity, along with amazing quality. You can either visit their store on 4th Avenue to see what ranges and clothing they have in-store or you can shop online. There's sure to be something stunning to suit your style and preference.

Visit Desray.

Ri.Ch Factory

Looking for vibrant and oh-so beautiful African contemporary fashion to add a splash of colour to your wardrobe? Then be sure to visit Ri.Ch Factory, founded by Rina Chunga Kutama. Either visit their store on 4th Avenue or visit their online store to see what gorgeous designs they have to offer, ranging from brightly coloured infinity dresses and Bali crop tops and pants to stunning skirts, hats, kimonos and more.

Visit Ri.Ch Factory.

Parooz Fashions

Get cool, trendy and exclusive fashion at affordable prices at Parooz Fashions. Here, their aim is to dress fashion-forward, unconventional, non-conformist, avant-garde, unique and trendy women with fresh and unique clothing. To see what fashion they have available, visit their online store and browse through their selection of dresses, body suits, rompers, swimwear, shoes and outwear. Their ensembles are slicker than the average. And if you're looking for some inspiration, parooz through their lookbooks online.

Visit Parooz Fashions.

Partisan

Established in 2018, Partisan believe that quality and sustainability combined with comfort and style is the winning formula to every man's wardrobe. Visit their online store or the physical shop on 4th Avenue and take a look at their collection of eco-friendly, vegan sneakers; smart yet fresh dress shirts; suave and cool fedoras; and variety of comfy tees. No matter what your style, Partisan is sure to have just the thing to add to your wardrobe.

Visit Partisan. 

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Green Grass Design Shop

For a unique gifting idea that's sustainably produced, visit Green Grass Design Shop on 4th Avenue. They design, create and make delightful things that you're sure to love using laser cutting! Green Grass Design has also created a unique environment for their designers and those in their upskilling workshops to create beautiful products. Visit their online store and browse through their selection of intricate boxes, coasters, dominoes, bunting banners and much more. They are proudly South African and their products reflect an eclectic mix of our different cultural roots.

Visit Green Grass Design Shop.

MØDERNIST

Looking for trendy couches to furnish your living room? Then be sure to visit MØDERNIST. They manufacture their own range of couches and stock contemporary retail products from local designers. They specialise in imported Danish mid-century furniture as well as international pieces that are from the same period. Other than stunning furniture, they provide restoration and re-upholstery services for your well-loved yet falling-apart furniture items. They also stock a variety of  retail products including lighting by Hoi P'loy and MOS, as well as paintings by Allan Barnsley.

Visit MØDERNIST.

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Tshirt Terrorist

T-shirt culture is a thing, which is why Tshirt Terrorist is just the store to visit if you're looking for the coolest, trendiest and most unique t-shirts to add to your collection. They stock their own brand, as well as guest labels and smaller, independent designers whose work they treasure and want their shoppers to discover. You can expect to find ballsy, intelligent, niche t-shirt designs for bold, outspoken, self-styled individuals.

Visit Tshirt Terrorist.

Santos

From storage related products to décor items for you home, Santos on the corner of 4th Avenue and 7th Street is just the place to visit and browse through. Take a look at their range of lifestyle furniture, storage solutions, home accessories, lighting and more. There's sure to be something to suit your home, style, budget and needs. Their factory also allows for custom-made designs if you're looking for something specific.

Visit Santos.

Cloud+Co

Moms and dads and parents-to-be, if you're looking to spoil your little bundle of joy with new toys, stylish clothing and other cute accessories or need to prepare with some newborn essentials, Cloud+Co on 4th Avenue is a must-visit. This lifestyle store for children aims to provide parents with only the best products that are organic and ethically made and sourced, both locally and internationally.

Visit Cloud+Co.

Antigone Art & Antiques

Antigone Art & Antiques buy and sell unusual and rare antique pieces on 4th Avenue in Parkhurst. This spot is well worth the visit if you love antiques and would like to take an interesting journey back into the past. The store is filled with unique items. To name a few that's on their website at the moment (August 2020):  a Vintage Vampire Kit circa 1880; a Carousel Horse circa 1940; Herman Moll Map of the World (1719); and a fine Stinkwood Rusbank circa 1860.

Visit Antigone Art & Antiques.

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Barter Buys

Barter Buys is a wonderland of unique antique collectables and vintage furniture. Located along Queen Street in Kensington, this paradise should be your first stop on the road to finding the most rare trinket items. From teaspoons to music boxes and everything in between, Barter Buys has it all. Make sure to give yourself ample time to explore this antique store, which spans across an entire two storey home.

Details: 167 Queen St, South Kensington, Johannesburg | 011 615 6920 | [email protected]

Ye Olde Collector

Another Queen Street must-visit is Ye Old Collector. With an extensive collection of porcelain treasures, this is the place to shop for all things old and interesting. Just be careful not to knock anything over in this crowded store of glassware, plates and fine china sets. Ye Olde Collector also stocks vintage furniture, pocket watches and old clocks with so much character you will find it difficult to leave without one.

Details: 156 Queen Street, Kensington, Johannesburg | 011 616 3578 | [email protected]

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Uncle Tim's Centre

Take a trip out to the East to visit Uncle Tim's Centre in Benoni. This Victorian-style retail centre is a treasure trove of second-hand books, military memorabilia, antiques and unique gifts. Give yourself ample time to wander around here, discovering all of its one-of-a-kind trinkets. After all that shopping, pop into the Secret Garden restaurant for a delicious milkshake and yummy eats. The centre also hosts regular collectors fairs and craft markets, so keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates.

Details: 40 High Road, Brentwood Park, Benoni, Gauteng | 010 590 8003 | [email protected]

The Warehouse Antiques and Collectables

The next stop on your journey to find priceless collector's items should be The Warehouse Antiques and Collectables in Edenvale. With a huge selection of antique furniture, silverware, ornaments and paintings, this is the ideal place to scout out some worthwhile buys. The Warehouse Antiques and Collectables is also a great store to find vintage upcycle pieces for your home, so visit them as soon as you can.

Details: 147, 7th Avenue, Edenvale, Gauteng | 082 416 3709 | [email protected]

Alshebrugar Collectables

If there is one suburb in Johannesburg known for its variety and quality of antiques and collectables, it's Orange Grove. Just on the border of this suburb is Alshebrugar Collectables - a dedicated vintage barware store. From retro Coca-Cola signage to quirky bar stools and everything in between, Alshebrugar Collectables offers you a trip straight back into the mid-20th century.

Details: 27 Alexandria Street, Sandringham, Johannesburg | 084 843 9417 | [email protected]

Bookdealers 

Finding out-of-print or collector's editions of your favourite books can be an unrewarding task. Especially if you plan to pursue it without the guidance of Bookdealers, who have been in the business of second-hand, collectable and new books for over 30 years! You can search for books on their online store, or visit them in-store for expert assistance. If they do not have your desired book in stock, they will help you hunt it down. They even have a few inscribed titles by famous authors, so be sure to check out one of their branches located around Johannesburg.

Details: 011 440 7936 | [email protected]

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Serial Thrillers

Finally, we have Serial Thrillers. A store brimming with must-have collector's pieces, situated within the heart of the rose gardens at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia. If you are looking for first edition comic books, this is the place for you. They stock the likes of Asterix and Obelix, The Adventures of Tintin and Betty and Veronica, as well as classic children's books and adult fiction alike. You can also find vinyl records, figurines and art work here, often available at discount prices.

Details: Olifants Rd, Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, Emmarentia, Johannesburg | 061 448 2933

Do you know of any other top trinket and collectables stores in Johannesburg? Let us know about them! 

We love buying good quality products and collectables, however the price tag can be quite heavy on the pocket. Although beauty and exclusivity is worth buy, why not do competitive purchase and stand a chance of making a bargain with these auction spots.

To Buy Or Not To Buy

Going to an auction is not only just entertaining at times, but probably the best option to make sure that you acquire value for money.

What is even more pleasing about this is the fact that you can literally get auctions for almost anything. It can range from vehicles, art, furniture to antiques - the list is endless. It's just a matter of knowing what you want and going to the right place to find it.

Making the right bid can be a bit nerve wrecking at times, however just like wine - it gets better with time.

Going Once, Going Twice, Sold!

Let's get you better spots or a kick-start at attending and potentially making your first buy, take a look at these auction spots around Joburg and what they specifically auctioneer:

Auction Johannesburg

Strauss & Co - Fine Art Auctioneers

Art is what Strauss & Co are all about, auctioning some of the most wanted pieces and fine art you will ever see, maybe even never see.

They have art pieces that are really one of a kind and the only reason you would want to go for an auction there is to get a one of a kind piece. You know, one of those pieces that you see in movies in high-end galleries - that's the kind of standard you will find here.

Strauss & Co is situated in Houghton so you can already imagine the "stereo-typically true" level of quality they have.

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Bryanston Auctioneers

The Bryanston Auctioneers specialises in antiques, art as well as collectables. They also have household goods that will last for years, if not forever.

They also have online auctions that they run so you can make your bid in the comfort of your home. The few standout pieces that they have are the Watercolour Signed Maude Sumner and the Gold Nugget Brooch.

They encourage anyone who is perhaps moving to sell with them and have proven themselves to be quick with payout.

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Russell Kaplan Auctioneers

Russell Kaplan Auctioneers prides themselves in having an eye for detail and art.

They are however not limited to that, and also auction antique, unique furniture and household items. "RK" as it is known, has a lot of art by African artists which have done really well.

They have upped the ante with collectables by providing some very  pleasing prices, so if you want to start an auction journey somewhere, this is the place.

So let the bids begin, find what you are looking for in better quality and at a bargain.

Sold! 

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We love buying good quality products and collectables however the price tag can be quite heavy on the pocket. Although beauty and exclusivity is worth buy, why not do competitive purchase and stand a chance of making a bargain buy with these Auction Spots.

To Buy Or Not To Buy

Going to an auction is not only just entertaining at times, but probably the best option to make sure that you acquire value for money.

What is even more pleasing about this is the fact that you can literally get auctioneers for almost anything. It can range from vehicles, art, furniture, antiques - the list is endless. It's just a matter of knowing what you want and going to the right place to find it.

Making the right bid can be a bit nerve wrecking at times, however just like wine - it gets better with time.

Going Once, Going Twice, Sold!

Let's get you better spots or a kick-start at attending and potentially making your first buy, take a look at these Auction Spots around Joburg and what they specifically auctioneer:

Auction Johannesburg

Strauss & Co - Fine Art Auctioneers

Art is what Strauss & Co are all about, auctioning some of the most wanted pieces and fine art you will ever see, maybe even never see.

They have art pieces that are really one of a kind and the only reason you would want to go for an auction there is to get a one of a kind piece. You know one of those pieces that you see in movies in high end galleries - that's the kind of standard you will find here.

Strauss & Co is situated in Houghton so you can already imagine the "stereo-typically true" level of quality they have.

Auction Johannesburg

Bryanston Auctioneers

The Bryanston Auctioneers specialises in antiques, art and well as collectables. They also have household goods that will last for years if not forever.

They also have online auctions that they run so you can make your bid in the comfort of your home. The few standout pieces that they have are the Watercolour Signed Maude Sumner and the Gold Nugget Brooch.

They encourage anyone who is perhaps moving to sell with them and have proven themselves to be quick with payout.

Auction Johannesburg

Russell Kaplan Auctioneers

Russell Kaplan Auctioneers prides themselves in having an eye for detail and art.

They are however not limited to that, and also auction antique, unique furniture and household items. "RK" as it is known, has a lot of art by African artists which have done really well.

They have upped the ante with collectables by providing some very prices so if you want to start an auction journey somewhere, this is the place.

So let the bids begin my good people, find what you are looking for in better quality and at a bargain.

Sold! 

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What Is It?

Antique collectors and enthusiasts will not want to miss out on the ever-popular Nelson Mandela Square Antique Fair! This particular antique fair is the largest and most prestigious of its kind in the country. It is also South Africa's longest running table top fair. There are over 70 antique dealers available, who are willing to help you find the missing pieces to your collections. Browse through a number of antiques and vintage items, and add to your own personal collection. The Nelson Mandela Square Antique Fair takes place on the first Sunday of every month. Be sure to not miss a date and subscribe to their monthly news letter on www.thecollector.co.za.

When Is It?

Sunday, 05 May 2019 from 10:00 - 16:00. This fair takes place every first Sunday of the month.

Where Is It?

Nelson Mandela Square, Rivonia Road and 5th Street, Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance to the fair is FREE.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit their Facebook event page.

Junkie Charity Store

Charity stores often stock some of the best vintage items finds around town, and fortunately for us, Melville is stocked with these kinds of places. One that stands out is the Junkie Charity Store on 4th Avenue. To give you an idea of what is on sale here note the following: turn of the century furniture, quirky lampshades and hospital beds... pretty cool, eh? The vast array of items marked for sale is so big that you could call Junkie a department store.

Click here for more information.

Modern Antiques

Greymont is the go-to place if you're antiquing. On weekends cars flank Long Road on both sides as people rush to get their hands on the finest old-school wares. One of the shops that stand out the most is Modern Antiques which specialises in collectors' items and the restoration of old furniture.

Click here for more information.

Hunters Rest Antiques

We're staying in Greymont for now because there's just so much to see. Hunters Rest Antiques is the candy store we've all been searching for. From rustic Coca-Cola signs to old-school petrol pumps, it's all here. Welcome, you have arrived at the coolest place on earth, and it's within driving distance from home - what a win. Hunters also specialise in artwork, jewellery, furniture and everything in between. Also, be sure to check out the coffee shop while you're there.

Click here for more information.

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Hospice Wits

Nothing hurts quite as much as the vintage we didn't buy. From loungy armchairs to tracksuit pants purchases, all the cash goes to a worthy cause. HospiceWits provides care and support to the communities within the Johannesburg Metropolitan District, primarily Johannesburg and Soweto. Be sure to check them out and maybe score some cool deals while helping someone in need.

Click here for more information.

Bounty Hunters

This list will not be complete without mentioning the store with all those cats in Melville. Two stories of yesterday's treasures are waiting for you to be discovered among a mountain of kittens. Be sure to know that the money you spend here will be used to better the lives of feline friends all over town. The shop sells everything from hand me down clothes, tonnes of books to random items such as wetsuits and dirty playing cards.

Click here for more information.

Barter Buy Antiques & Interiors

Barter Buy is a wonderland of antiques and collectibles. This furniture refurbishment specialist store is housed within a two-storey former residential property in Kensington. The ground floor alone stretches on for what seems like at least half a kilometre. Barter Buy are experts in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian furniture restoration and stock a vast collection of antique utensils, decorative pieces and unique statement furnishings.

Click here for more information.

Kensington Trading Antiques

Another Kensington antique store to check out is Kensington Trading Antiques. This is a vintage clothing and music lover's paradise. Their vast array of vinyl collectibles alone makes visiting them well worth your while. For the ladies, there is an entire section of the store dedicated to vintage clothing and accessories, some of which date back decades. These unique fashion items are not only in fine condition, but are generally fairly priced. The store also stocks bespoke furniture, Art Deco light fixtures and retro gaming stations.

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Junkie Charity Store

Charity stores often stock some of the best vintage item finds around town, and fortunately for us, Melville is stocked with these kinds of places. One that stands out is the Junkie Charity Store on 4th Avenue. To give you an idea of what is on sale here note the following: turn of the century furniture, quirky lampshades and hospital beds... pretty cool, eh? The vast array of items marked for sale is so big that you could call Junkie a department store.

Click here for more information.

Modern Antiques

Greymont is the go-to place if you're antiquing. On weekends, cars flank Long Road on both sides as people rush to get their hands on the finest old-school wares. One of the shops that stands out the most is Modern Antiques which specialises in collectors' items and the restoration of old furniture.

Click here for more information.

Hunters Rest Antiques

We're staying in Greymont for now because there's just so much to see. Hunters Rest Antiques is the candy store we've all been searching for. From rustic Coca-Cola signs to old-school petrol pumps, it's all here. Welcome, you have arrived at the coolest place on earth, and it's within driving distance from home - what a win. Hunters also specialise in artwork, jewellery, furniture and everything in between. Also, be sure to check out the coffee shop while you're there.

Click here for more information.

HospiceWits

Nothing hurts quite as much as the vintage we didn't buy. From loungy armchairs to tracksuit pants purchases, all the cash goes to a worthy cause. HospiceWits provides care and support to the communities within the Johannesburg Metropolitan District, primarily Johannesburg and Soweto. Be sure to check them out and maybe score some cool deals while helping someone in need.

Click here for more information.

Bounty Hunters

This list will not be complete without mentioning the store with all those cats in Melville. Two storeys of yesterday's treasures are waiting for you to be discover them among a mountain of kittens. Keep in mind that the money you spend here will be used to better the lives of feline friends all over town. The shop sells everything from hand-me-down clothes and stacks of books to random items such as wetsuits and dirty playing cards.

Click here for more information.

Barter Buy Antiques & Interiors

Barter Buy is a wonderland of antiques and collectibles. This furniture refurbishment specialist store is housed within a two-storey former residential property in Kensington. The ground floor alone stretches on for what seems like at least half a kilometre. Barter Buy are experts in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian furniture restoration and stock a vast collection of antique utensils, decorative pieces and unique statement furnishings.

Click here for more information.

Kensington Trading Antiques

Another Kensington antique store to check out is Kensington Trading Antiques. This is a vintage clothing and music lover's paradise. Their vast array of vinyl collectibles alone makes visiting them well worth your while. For the ladies, there is an entire section of the store dedicated to vintage clothing and accessories, some of which date back decades. These unique fashion items are not only in fine condition, but are generally fairly priced. The store also stocks bespoke furniture, Art Deco light fixtures and retro gaming stations.

Click here for more information.

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On A Side Note

Other places to check out for that vintage antique hook up are all in a list we made just for you of all the thrift stores around town. Giving you all the best of the best, and you know us; we've always got you. You'll find the greatest gems and amazing antique items. So, be sure to check out all of these amazing places here! You won't regret it.

If you have any suggestions be sure to comment down below!

What Is It?

The Antique Fair Hyde Park Corner is a recurring event that takes place on the last Sunday of every month. This fair features a select group of traders with a fine variety of antiques and collectables and caters to collectors as well as those who have an interest in antiques.

When Is It?

Sunday, 27 January 2019 from 10:00

Where Is It?

Hyde Park Corner, Jan Smuts Ave & William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park, Johannesburg

How Much Is it?

Entrance is free

For More Information?

For more information visit the Facebook page or visit their website.

What Is It?

The SAADA Antiques, Art and Design Fair is a yearly boutique-style exhibition where local and international exhibitors will be showcasing their finest collections. All original items on display (some available for the first time publicly) will be available for sale to serious collectors and to the public. So, if you're an antique afficionado or just looking for unique pieces, you do not want to miss this.

When Is It?

Thursday, 11 October 2018 (opening at 18:00) - Sunday, 14 October 2018 (from 10:oo daily over the weekend)

Where Is It?

Crystal Room at Killarney Country Club, 60 5th Street, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

For More Information?

For more information, visit Quicket here.

What Is It?

Head to the Vintage and Artisanal Market where you can experience the best of everything from yesteryear in one place. In addition to vintage clothing and antiques, you'll be able to find ceramics and jewellery, as well as handcrafted homeware. This will be the Christmas edition of the market so you can get an early start on your Christmas shopping. There will also be activities for the kids so moms and dads can have peace of mind while browsing through the stalls. Delicious food and drinks will be on sale.

When Is It?

Sunday, 25 November 2018, 08:00 - 15:00

Where Is It?

91 Oxford Road, Saxonwold, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Entrance is R10 per person for adults and free for children under 12.

For More Information

Visit the event Facebook page.

27 Boxes

An absolute must-visit while you're in Melville is 27 Boxes situated on 4th. This unique market is made up of a collection of shipping containers, which are used as 'shops' for a variety of local vendors, craftsmen, creators, designers and entrepreneurs. You can expect to see everything from jewellery, fashion and art to interior design, home decor, specialty stores and, of course, loads of good food and drinks. And if you love the market vibe, don't miss out on their Night Markets which make for a good night out on the town with your family and friends.

Details: www.27boxes.co.za / 011 482 1090 / [email protected] / 75 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg

Creme De La Creme

Whether you're looking for a spot to satisfy your sweet tooth or simply want to meet up with a friend to catch up over a cuppa, Creme De La Creme on the corner of 4th and 7th in Melville is just the cafe. And best of all, it's within walking distance of all the other stores in Melville. Start off your day with a lovely breakfast, tuck into some tasty sarmies and wraps for lunch and if you're looking to stock up on some sweet treats on the go, don't forget to see what the bakery has freshly prepared. From flavoured croissants, jam biscuits and millionaire shortbread to apple crumble, Baklava and a variety of indulgent cakes, there's certainly something sweet that'll delight your taste buds.

Details: www.cafedelacreme.co.za / 011 726 7716 / [email protected] / Corner of 4th Avenue and 7th Street, Melville, Johannesburg

Junkie Charity Store

Love finding a bargain, looking for something vintage to add to your wardrobe or just love strolling through a store for hours checking out all of the cool, interesting and quirky items on their shelves while enjoying a few flashbacks? No matter what the reason, you'll love spending an afternoon browsing through everything at Junkie Charity Store on 7th. This store is a non-profit organisation and accepts kind donations of unwanted items from the public. The proceeds from the sale of the donated items are given to a charity of the donor's choice. You can find anything and everything here, from trinkets, art, vintage clothing and a whole bunch of accessories to an array of homeware, furniture and appliances, haberdashery, toys, books, records – you name it! You never know what treasures you'll find. 

Details: www.facebook.com / 011 024 5284 / [email protected]7A 7th Street, Melville, Johannesburg

Snow Lion Artefacts

Snow Lion Artefacts on 7th brings you a variety of Tibetan and Nepalese products. If you're into Buddhism, meditation and yoga, then you'll love to suss out all the goodies that this spot has to offer. Many of the goods are handmade and support a range of communities in Africa and across Asia. Think malas, fragrances, lotus body products, statues and masks, jewellery, burners, yoga mats, Buddist books, DVDs and CDs and so much more. Intrigued? Then check it out!

Details: www.snowlion.co.za / 078 046 7488 / [email protected] / Shop 12b 7th Street, Melville
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Hobo Collection

Who doesn't enjoy a little retail therapy? If you feel like doing a little shopping for stunning items to add to your wardrobe, then you'll definitely want to check out the styles, designs and collections at Hobo Collection. You wouldn't think Melville had one of the best-kept fashion secrets in the city, would you?  With founder Edna Noel's amazing eye for choosing the best summer and winter collections of international brands from the heart of Italy, France and Spain, you know you're bound to find something stunning.

Details: www.hobocollection.co.za / 011 726 3624 / [email protected] / Shop 10, 7th Street, Melville Johannesburg

Love Books

Bookworms, this is the perfect hangout for you. Love Books are passionate about – you guessed it – books! This is a lovely escape if you're looking to get your hands on some new reading material, as their beautifully edited collection makes the task of finding the right book easier than ever. On top of all the wonderful books, they're also an exclusive stockist of Joostenberg wines from the old family farm in Stellenbosch. They also host book launches for new releases, as well as story time every Saturday for kids ages between four and eight years old.

Details: www.lovebooks.co.za/ 011 726 7408 / [email protected] / The Bamboo Lifestyle Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville, Johannesburg.

Clyde on 4th Antiques

Take a trip back in time by sussing out a few antiques and vintage pieces in the heart of the historic suburb of Melville. Whether you're an avid collector or just love browsing through vintage collections, Clyde on 4th Antiques is a unique spot to visit while you're out and about. The shop offers a variety of Georgian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and 1950s objects, which are all displayed in a quaint old Melville residence complete with a charm of its own. So, if you have a piece that's missing from your collection or want to sell antiques that you no longer want, give Clyde on 4th a visit.

Details: www.clydeon4th.co.za / 011 482 3266 or 011 482 4259 / [email protected]75 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg.

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Irish Club Boot Sale

The early bird catches the… antique lamp? This car boot sale takes place at the Irish Club in Linden every Sunday – and starts, bright and breezy at 07h00. With over 50 stalls offering a variety of bric-a-brac and vintage gems, take a leisurely wander through the cars and stalls before indulging in a well-deserved pint.

Uncle Tim's Centre Car Boot Sale
Taking place at Uncle Tim’s Country Fair in Benoni, it’s a day of “open boots”, with a selection of second-hand items and clothing on sale. Food and drinks will be available, but it’s recommended you bring cash, as a credit card machine might be tough to come by.

The Rosebank Sunday Market Boot Sale

A vibrant and dynamic market, you can enjoy views over the spectacular Joburg skyline while browsing a world-class marketplace. Visit from 09h00 to 16h00 on any Sunday, and keep an eye out for interesting bric-a-brac, handmade art and unusual antiques.

The Melrose House Antique Fair

Though it’s not technically a car boot sale, you will be able to find rare and vintage pieces at this fair held on the grounds of the Melrose House Museum in Pretoria. The next one will be held on the 16th of December 2017, which means you have plenty of time to make a list of the items you need to round off your collections.

Nelson Mandela Square Fair

As it’s been running for 28 years, the fair has become an institution in the area. It’s even so popular that “collector tourists” plan their holidays around the fair. The event sees 60 dealers coming together to showcase their vintage and antique wares. It takes places every first Sunday of the month, from 10am to 4pm.

Brooklyn Square Antiques Fair 

Held every first Saturday of every month from 9h00 till 15h00, you’re bound to find that vintage or antique piece you’ve always had your eye on here. Upcoming dates for the rest of the year are: 4 June, 1 July, 5 August, 2 September, 30 September, 4 November and 2 December.

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Walkerville Showgrounds

Taking place on the first Sunday of every month, you can expect a chilled day out from 09h00 to 14h00 at the Walkerville Showgrounds. Whether you’ve got something to sell or buy, you’re encouraged to wander between vendors and eye their wares. Encouraging you to make a day of it, there are also food stalls and even a pub showing live sports – possibly for husbands who can’t bear the thought of viewing another vintage milk jug.

The Kattebak Boot Sale

Inspired by the brocante markets in the French countryside, or car boot sales as us South Africans like to call them, this market takes place one Saturday a month, at the trendy Palms Centre in Woodstock. With free, secure parking and bubbly on offer, this is the chance to browse through old LPs, crystal and more – in style.

The Milnerton Flea Market

One of the Cape’s oldest bargain bazaars, this market is growing in popularity among younger generations and the food-loving crowd, with many industry professionals seen scouting for beautiful antique kitchenware, all in the name of food styling. Elegant teaspoons are set against old clothes, traditional cinnamon pancakes and records from the 80s. Open on Saturdays and Sundays, against a backdrop of Table Mountain, it’s one of the Cape’s more iconic car boot sale locations.

SARDA Car Boot Sale

Put your new antique find towards a good cause with the monthly SARDA (South African Riding for the Disabled Association) car boot sale in Constantia. It takes place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 09h00 to 13h00, with proceeds going towards providing the opportunity of therapeutic and recreational horse riding for disabled people.

Plumstead Presbyterian Church Car Boot Sale

Deep in the Cape’s Southern Suburbs, you can find the Plumstead Presbyterian Church car boot sale on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. With up to 50 traders, dedicated off-street parking and a separate clothing section, it might be the perfect place to update your winter wardrobe with a little vintage style. The “white elephant” section’s proceeds go towards church funds.

Montagu Boot Sale and Indoor Flea Market

Keen to explore a bit further out of town, the Montague Boot Sale and Market offers city-dwellers a glimpse into country living. Part of the famous Route62 – the longest wine route in the world – it’s worth making a day out of it.

Durban

Greyville Car Boot Sale

Established in 1992, this car boot sale takes place on the old circus, behind the Greyville Racecourse. With plenty of free parking and visible security, shoppers are welcome to browse through the many stalls – and look for a thrifty bargain or vintage gem. The market is open every Sunday, until 13h00, and offers everything from old DVDs to bedding, bicycles, crockery, books and more.

Old Apostolic Church Car Boot Sale

Taking place on the first Saturday of every month, it boasts “bargains galore”, along with entertainment for little ones and plenty of food on sale. 17 Mariannhill Road, Pinetown.

By Candice Bresler

Finally, Tommy Hilfiger has their own exclusive store dedicated to all thing denim! So, be sure to head to Sandton City to browse and shop through their Fall/Winter 2015 Hilfiger Demin collections to find the perfect pair of jeans to make any outfit a fashion statement.

What is it?

Hilfiger Denim is the latest addition to the Sandton City family. The store is operated by Stuttafords, who is an exclusive distributing partner of Tommy Hilfiger for Hilfiger Denim in SA. The opening night of the store included guests, actor Cyprian Ndlovo and presenter Naomi Noinyane, both dressed in Hilfiger Denim, as well as musicians, LeAnne Dlamini, Bianca Le Grange and Da Les, TV presenter Chris Jaftha, and Carlo McFarlane. Glamour’s editorial executive, Eva Shuman, also joined in on the celebration.

The Sandton City store will be showcasing the latest Fall/Winter 2015 Hilfiger Denim collections for men and women, along with a variety of accessories to complete your look. The store is designed to reflect the mix of classic and modern influences that epitomize Hilfiger Denim’s “preppy with a twist” heritage. American antiques, vintage fixtures and industrial accents throughout the space reflect the brand’s cool, rock and roll, all-American spirit.

When is it open?

The Hilfiger Denim store is open! The media launch took place on Thursday, 01 October 2015.

Where is it?

Hilfiger Denim, Sandton City, Lower Level, Johannesburg.

For more information

For more information on the store or the brand, be sure to join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #HilfigerDenimSandton which trended on the opening night.

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