Braamfontein is one of Joburg's most eclectic and fast-paced suburbs. New fashion trends spring up daily thanks to the area's entrenched youth culture. If you're not one to follow the crowd when it comes to expressing yourself through fashion, then this is the shopping district for you. Let's check out Braam's best retail precincts and clothing stores to get you started on your journey.
70 Juta is Braamfontein's original mini high street and has become one of the most recognizable landmark sat the intersection of Juta and De Beer streets. This contemporary retail precinct is all about community engagement and promotion of young, local entrepreneurship. Stores pop in and out of here on a monthly basis, so there is always something new to see. With its open air courtyard and adjoining art gallery, this is a shopping centre unlike any other in the city.
44 Stanley is situated in Braamfontein Werf, near Milpark. This popular mixed-use precinct offers a boutique-style shopping experience coupled with great food and entertainment. Visit their awesome fashion stores and design studios to get your hands on handcrafted goodies and artisan products. 44 Stanley also hosts regular weekend markets, bringing you the very best in fashion, craft, design and food out in their lush courtyard. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to stay up to date with events.
Now, this isn't your typical shopping centre. However, the Neighbourgoods Market brings in hundreds of foodies, shoppers and fun seekers to Braamfontein over weekends. Situated at 73 Juta Street, which also houses a ground floor retail space, 1st floor office spaces and a rooftop venue, the market is the place to be on a Saturday afternoon in Braamfontein. Visit their diverse selection of stalls to get all your organic, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free food goodies. From pickles to jams, fresh produce, nuts and honey, the Neighbourgoods Market has all you need to live a healthy lifestyle. Oh, and the gourmet street food is pretty good, too. The market takes place every Saturday from 09:00 - 15:00, so don't miss out!
Archive is sneaker head central in Braamfontein. They stock a range of premium fashion brands, including Nike, Adidas, Puma and and Vans. Situated on the ground floor of the 73 Juta Street precinct, Archive exudes an atmosphere of youth culture and urban fashion. But this is so much more than just a shoe store. Archive hosts regular exhibits of their latest collections, telling the story of street culture and shaping fashion trends in one fell swoop. You can also purchase top of range sneaker care products here to ensure that your kicks stay looking brand new for as long as possible.
Avid Puma brand fanatics should visit their store located on Corner De Korte and Melle streets in Braamfontein. Come and get your hands on limited edition apparel and shoes here. This is definitely the place to go for trend setting fashion and chic urban wear. Join the "cool kids" fashion wave and get your sports gear and leisure wear at Puma Braamfontein.
Studio 88 is South Africa's largest independent fashion and footwear retail chain of stores. Their Braamfontein 'Varsity Vibe and Soccer Outlet' stocks a range of sports wear brand apparel and shoes. They also carry a wide variety of supporters gear for both soccer and rugby clubs, including FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City FC, Pirates, Chiefs, Sundowns and the Springboks. Students can get a 10% discount by joining the Studio 88 Varsity Vibe app. Download the app from Google Play or the Apple App Store.
X-Trend is an exclusive sportswear, fashion and lifestyle brand. Their store in Braamfontein stocks limited edition men's and women's apparel and sneakers by some of the world's biggest brands, including New Balance, Adidas, Nike and Reebok. X-Trend is a must-visit for athleisure wear, branded t-shirts, latest edition sneakers, caps and funky socks. Stop by to find your next weekend fit or a new look to debut at the start of the semester.
Are you a fan of GUESS? Then be sure not to miss out on the opportunity to get 25% off your entire purchase of R1 500 or more on full-price items until 28 November 2019. Shop your heart out and get your hands on denim, t-shirts, dresses, rompers, shorts and polo shirts and enjoy this amazing discount, only in GUESS stores and online. Click here to start shopping now. Ts&Cs apply.
And if you love dressing up your little ones in GUESS clothing, you can also get a special offer on their fashion must-haves. You'll get 20% off your entire purchase of R1 200 or more on full-price kid's clothing items! This offer ends on 28 November 2019, so be sure not to miss out. This offer is only available in GUESS Kids stores and online. Click here to get shopping now. Ts&Cs apply.
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Everyone loves to feel good and we have found a haven for ladies that will change your lives. Ever heard of Colourbox? If you haven't, it's about time that you know all about this amazing store where all wardrobe dreams come true.
Colourbox considers themselves a one-stop fashion and lifestyle store. They opened their first physical boutique around 2016 and this was the start of many fashion wardrobes receiving so much love, pizzazz and personal touches to an outfit. You will be ticking off that Colourbox to being fashionably fabulous in no time.
They also bring in some good quality clothing with brands like Aldo, Maaji, One Season, Medusa, Mr Boho and many more. Some of their clothes are sourced locally and internationally, so you've got the option of the best of both worlds.
The pride themselves in their selected offering, making sure that anyone who has their clothing or accessories feel beautiful and fashion forward.
Here are some items that they offer...
They have full piece swimwear and bikinis. If unique and creative is what you are after, then Colourbox is just the place you have been looking for. Right when you thought it's all about ladies, they added an element of surprise. They also have trunks for the guys, and some cute swimwear for the kids, too.
Their clothing range has diversity with knitwear, destination wear as well as active wear. Their clothes are trendy with unique designs and the quality is absolutely great.
What's an outfit without accessories, right? They have a range of bags such as weekender bags, clutches and beach bags. It doesn't end there, they also have unique and bold jewellery pieces and stylish eyewear by Mr Boho.
If you want more inspiration and want to keep up with the trends and news in fashion, Colorbox also has a cool blog that you can follow. Their blog focuses on keeping you informed about new products in the fashion industry as well so you can be the first to get the scoop on what could inspire your next outfit.
Colourbox has amazing gifting options. They have Pink Milk Bathing Range of bath soak as well as sugar polish. These come in a super cool packaging with design. To top that all off, they also have gift vouchers in case you want to open the avenues of the receiver.
Where You Can Find Them?
Colourbox is situated in the urban contemporary Melrose Arch and they also have another branch in Morningside.
Alternatively, if going into store is not your idea of fun, then you also have the convenient option to utilise their online cart to make your purchases and hard decisions (their stuff is too cool, good luck).