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.

What Are You Looking For?

4th Avenue

4th Avenue

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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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.

What Are You Looking For?

Shopping Centres
Independent Stores

Shopping in Braamfontein

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Shopping Centres

70 Juta Street

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.

Visit 70 Juta Street.

44 Stanley 

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.

Visit 44 Stanley.

Neighbourgoods Market 

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!

Visit the Neighbourgoods Market.

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Independent Stores 

Archive

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.

Visit Archive.

Puma

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.

Visit Puma Braamfontein.

Studio 88 

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.

Visit Studio 88 Braamfontein.

X-Trend

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.

Visit X-Trend.

Sheer Makes A Comeback

If you've just bought a pair of opaque tights to see you through winter, we apologise. The 1980s-inspired sheer tight is back this season! While not totally practical, these tights do add a touch of sexy to almost any outfit. However, you don't have to stick to boring old black, because this winter trend has undergone a major modern update. Sheer red tights, polka dot tights and striped sheer stockings are what's "cool" at the moment. Get quirky with your winter look and throw on a pair with your favourite mini-skirt or winter dress.

Styling Tips:

Sheer tights are prone to ladder or rip. Make sure to invest in a good pair to avoid mishaps when pulling them on. If you aren't comfortable with wearing near-naked tights, invest in a sheer blouse instead. Go for a blouse with a cuffed peasant sleeve to emphasise the 80s aesthetic or a cute pussycat bow for added sweetness.

Where To Get It:

You should be able to get a good pair of sheer tights from a range of retailers this winter, including Woolworths, Edgars and Truworths. However, we adore this sheer polka dot blouse from Mr Price Clothing. It's a great way to ease yourself into the sheer look if you've never attempted it before. It's the perfect balance between classic chic and modern edgy.

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Houndstooth 

If you've ever wanted to own a houndstooth coat or suit, now's the time to invest in one. While checkered patterns were in last winter, in 2020 you're likely to see fashion fundis turn towards the more classy houndstooth look. The great thing about purchasing a coat or suit in this pattern is that it's a classic. It's likely to stick around for at least another two seasons and even then it never really goes out of style. Longer length coats are still the go-to for this season as well, so avoid a close-fitting mid-waist fit and go for the asymmetrical look instead.

Styling Tips:

This classic pattern is both demure and bold, but it can be intimidating to style. If you're going to wear it from head to toe, stick to one set pattern. But if you're going for a more casual approach, brighten things up with a colourful blouse or skirt. If you are blessed with curves, throw on a wide belt with your coat to accentuate your waist rather than your hips.

Where To Get It:

You can choose to save or splurge here. Our save option is this houndstooth knit jersey by Telma from Superbalist. Warm and snug but super stylish, this would be a great winter wardrobe addition. If you have a little extra to spend on yourself, take a look at this houndstooth coat from Zara. It's classic, yet edgy with ample pocket space.

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Faux Leather Trench Coat

The androgynous look is gaining more and more purchase in fashion circles, as gender norms shift to embrace fluidity. Winter is the ideal time to play around with your androgynous style and get more daring with your fashion choices. Invest in a faux or PU leather trench coat this winter to get started. The dramatic length of a trench coat may be difficult to navigate at first, but fashion is never much about comfort. Pretend that you're in the Matrix if you have to, but not in front of other people.

Styling Tips:

Brown and tan PU leather is the colour of the season, along with good old black. These colours are relatively easy to style, but try to stick with a less is more approach to ensure that the coat stands out as the centrepiece of your ensemble. Again, wear a belt if you are worried about looking bulky. If you're on the petite side, wear high heels to avoid disappearing underneath your coat.

Where To Get It:

Superbalist has three faux leather trench coat options to choose from. We personally prefer the understated pleather coat, but if you're all about high stakes fashion get yourself one of their vinyl patent PU trenches. This trench is available in jet black or neutral for only *R1 199.00. Pair your coat with a slick pair of shades and you'll look super cool (in this dimension or any other).

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Need to do a bit of winter shopping but aren't quite ready to step out into the real world? Check out these top online fashion and beauty stores offering delivery in lockdown. 

Beauty Bests

Winter is well on its way, so now is the time to stock up on all your beauty care essentials. From must-have makeup, to moisturising face masks and everything in between, you can now shop for the best in beauty online at these stores:

Dis-Chem Pharmacies

Yes, we know that Dis-Chem has been open for trade throughout lockdown. But they are now allowed to sell all makeup and beauty products in-store and online. For budget-friendly beauty care, turn to this trusted pharmacy retailer. Dis-Chem online beauty is back with a bang, offering you discounts on a variety of items, including fragrances and skincare products. So, not only can you spruce up your at-home beauty routines, but you'll be saving a pretty penny to treat yourself with once lockdown is over.

House of Cosmetics

This is no time to be traipsing from store to store in search of all your beauty essentials. Rely on House of Cosmetics instead to bring you the very best from top local and international makeup and beauty care retailers. They represent both Essence and CATRICE cosmetics - two of Germany's biggest selling makeup ranges. All orders over *R300 are delivered for free, so get shopping!

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Fab Winter Fashion

If you haven't yet ventured out to stock up on winter woolly warmers, perhaps you should consider shopping online instead. It's much safer than heading out to a crowded mall and it's tons of fun, too! Here are our top picks for winter fashion shopping online:

Mr Price

Times are tough for us all at the moment. Rather than blow your budget on over-priced winter fashion pieces, spend wisely with Mr Price online. Whether it's on-trend must-haves you're after, or everyday staples, Mr Price has something for everybody. You can now order for delivery to your door for only *R45 extra, or click and collect at your nearest store. Either way, it's contactless shopping at its best. Sign up for online shopping here.

Zando

During this time of uncertainty, many of us will turn to our favourite and most trusted brands for comfort. But you needn't spend a fortune to get your hands on the best winter gear from the likes of Reebok, Adidas, Nike, Aldo and Utopia. Visit Zando.co.za for budget deals on brand wear for kids, women and men. Their winter selection is both practical and fashion-forward, so you can look your fabulous best when you do step out into the real world again.

Accessorise 

Accessories are always a must, even in lockdown. Putting on your favourite pair of hoop earrings or a snazzy watch in the morning can really help lift your spirits. Get shopping for something sparkly and new at these online accessory stores:

Superbalist

Superbalist is great for all things fashion, but its their collection of accessories that truly shines. From handbags to belts, eye wear, jewellery and scarves, their online store has all you need to look your absolute finest this winter. Their prices range too, from wallet wise to special occasion spoils. With brands like Aldo and Steve Madden on the bill as well, you can get top quality accessory pieces without having to step foot outside.

Bella Luna 

Birthday celebrations in lockdown can be quite a sad affair. But they don't have to be! Spoil yourself or that special someone with a trinket or accessory from Bella Luna. This local stockist of the best international brands for jewellery, watches and custom accessories is offering a 50% discount on a huge range of jewellery and watches until the end of June. So, get shopping!

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Where will you be shopping for all your beauty and fashion essentials this winter? Let us know if you find any other online stores offering delivery in lockdown! 

As we progress through lockdown level 4 and hopefully get downgraded to lockdown level 3 by 01 June 2020, Killarney Mall's stores are reopening to resume trading and supplying their customers with everything they need during the lockdown period. To find out which stores are open and operating and their trading hours, keep reading to find out more.

Click here to find more malls in Joburg who are open and operating during the lockdown.

Safety Precautions In Place at Killarney Mall

Killarney Mall have, where possible, put additional measures in place to enhance cleaning and hygiene protocols within the centre to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The frequency of cleaning the bathrooms and all surfaces in the mall has been increased.

The cleaning team have been issued the necessary equipment.

Soap dispensers in the bathrooms are accessible and available.

Standard personal hygiene and COVID-19 information will be readily available in the mall.

All events and in mall activations have been postponed until further notice.

Hand sanitiser stations will be available at all the mall entrances, as well as at the office tower entrance.

Following these additional safety measures, access to the medical suites from the inside of the mall will be closed. To access the medical suites, use the entrance from the Pick ‘n Pay upper-level parking.

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Groceries & Services

Restaurants*

*Please note: Ordering from the above restaurants is exclusively via UberEats and MrD apps. 

Fashion

Health, Wellness & Beauty

Homeware & Electronics

Lifestyle

Telecommunications

Bank Services

For More Information

For more information about Killarney Mall, visit killarneymall.co.za.

You can also contact them on 011 646 4657 or [email protected].

Also, follow and like them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up-to-date with the latest news, information, updates, offers and more.

Please note: this list of stores open and operating at Killarney Mall was correct at the time of writing (May 2020). Opening hours and stores operating are subject to change. 

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Who are they?

Bonakele offers some of the best items to get creative with your home. They also sell amazing fashion products that will have you inspired. Contact 0them to find out what they have in stock.

What do they offer?

Safety Precautions In Place

Not Specified

Do they deliver?

Yes

Where are they located?

Fourways, Johannesburg.

For More Information

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0761723571

Who Are They?

MANNEQUIN sells funky clothing at affordable prices.

What Do They Offer?

They offer a beautiful range of clothing.

Safety Precautions In Place

N/A.

Do They Deliver?

Yes.

Where Are They Located?

Unit 12 Pontebello, 299 Main Avenue, Ferndale, Johannesburg.

For More Information

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 071 626 3917

Who Are They?

Rubi Blu is an online clothing retailer that sells fashion for men and women.

What Do They Offer?

Women's and men's clothing.

Safety Precautions In Place

You can shop from the comfort of your home.

Do They Deliver?

Yes.

Where Are They Located?

Cedar Avenue, West, Fourways, Johannesburg.

For More Information

For more information, visit their website.

What You Need

Knitting can be a fun and rewarding hobby! With a few video tutorials, a few balls of wool and lots of practice, you'll be well on your way to making scarves, beanies, baby booties and much more. Once you get the hang of various patterns, the possibilities are endless. But for now, lets start with a few easy beginner-friendly knit projects to get you practicing. All you need are:

A Few Basics

So, you'll also need to know how to do various stitches. We have found some of the best knit tutorials for you to follow, practice and master before you get started.

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A Basic Scarf

To get you started with a basic knit, we suggest you start off with the garter stitch. What makes this easy for beginners is the fact that it's the same knit pattern over and over. This gives you the perfect opportunity to figure out how to hold the knitting needles, master the stitch and start making your very own scarf! Head to All About Ami for the full written tutorial, images and a helpful video to help you through crafting your first scarf.

A Winter Beanie

With winter on the horizon, what's the bet you're looking for a cosy beanie to keep you warm? Why not make your own from scratch with this tutorial from Utopia.org? There are pictures for you to view as well as step-by-step instructions you can follow. And don't worry, knitting a beanie is far easier than you think it is. It will take a little bit of trial and error, but once you get the pattern down to a fine art, it becomes easier. And if you're looking for the simplest way to make a beanie without knitting needles, here's how to make a loom knit beanie! We've tried and tested this, and it's super easy!

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A Knitted Headband

Another simple and oh-so easy project you can get started on is making your own knitted headband. It's a must-have winter accessory to add to your seasonal wardrobe. Utopia.org has another step-by-step written tutorial and images to help you make your own. But just watch out at the end of the instructions, there's a twist waiting which might be tricky. Don't have a circular needle like they suggested? Then why not use your hands and finger knit this beautiful turban headband by Simply Maggie?

A Patchwork Blanket

Creating your own woolly, cuddly and cosy blanket is a simple project to get you crafting and making something useful for the upcoming colder winter months! Since you have some time on your hands due to the lockdown, why not get started on a patchwork blanket? Basically, knit a bundle of "patches" or squares in various colours, then sew them together to make a beautiful blanket. One of the best tutorials that we've tried comes from WikiHow! Choose your yarn and size of knitting needles and get started! A quick tip: the larger your needles, the looser the knit will be and the quicker it'll be to make the various squares.

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Cute Boot Cuffs

Winter is boot season, so why not accessorise your look with a pair of knitted cuffs to peek out from the top of your favourite pair? Not only are they cute, but they're super easy to make! Veronica Marie on YouTube has a chunky knit boot cuff video you can follow with your pair of knitting needles. And if you'd rather loom yourself a pair of boot cuffs, here's another YouTube tutorial by LoomaHat.com.

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Looking for more things to do during the national lockdown? Here are a few more suggestions: 

Autumn is officially here, which means it is time for new and exciting trends. The colder season is bringing beautiful and colourful trends to look forward to.

Make It Your Own

When it comes to style, it's always great to make fashion your own. This helps you feel comfortable and allows you to enjoy what you are wearing without any self-doubt.

Fashion is what you make it, don't be afraid to be expressive and creative.

Be Bold

Being bold doesn't mean going to extreme lengths, just try something that you have never tried before.

Here are three things to try and where to get them:

Something Boho Chic From Habiba

Habiba specialises in boho and belly-dancing clothing. If you are looking for a wide range of patterns and colours, then Habiba is definitely the place for you.

Lindy Tennant, owner of Habiba, has a soft spot for boho styles and has travelled throughout Egypt to bring you the most unique and daring pieces.

This boutique is situated in Cape Town, but has an online purchase option.

Check out more boho chic fashion statements here.

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A Warm Jacket From Cape Union Mart

A jacket is vitally important when the weather starts cooling down. Jackets are easy to match with almost any outfit.

Cape Union Mart has many trending jackets this autumn and winter - especially over-sized jackets.

The perk about shopping at Cape Union Mart is that you can get all the clothing you need under one roof.

Find the perfect jacket here.

Tsonga

Shoes From Tsonga South Africa

Tsonga South Africa is inspired by Africa. They have some of the most beautiful shoes that are high quality and long lasting.

This winter, invest in a pair of their stylish leather boots that will last years to come.

Check out more on winter shopping here.

Fashion Today

As much as fashion evolves, old trends always come back into fashion. 90s-inspired fashion has made a big comeback recently, with fashionistas choosing 90s patterns, hairstyles and even shapes. Fashion designers are combining 90s-inspired designs with a modern flair.

Here are a few 90s-inspired items that are coming back:

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The Moon Bag

Also known as the fanny pack, this accessory has made a huge comeback.

Some of the most vibrant and bustling areas in the city are filled with people wearing these and showing off their sense of style by dressing up to accommodate the moon bag.

Some stores to find these:

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The Ankle High Pants

Ankle high pants are back and bolder than ever. These pants are great for any occasion, whether casual or formal.

For an added old school touch, pair these pants with a pair of Vans.

Some stores to find these:

For more, check out our article on cool trends.

Jackets

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The Colour Crazy Bomber

The bomber jacket has been trending for a while, but this season is calling for the colour crazy bomber jacket. Go for a bomber with abstract and unexpected colours that make a statement.

A good pair of jeans, sneakers and a colourful bomber should always be your fashion go-to.

Some stores to find these:

For more, check out our article on fashionable jackets for winter.

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Sneakers

While sneakers have never gone out of style, certain styles from the 90s are making a big comeback. From the awkward shapes to the unexpected colour coordination, the 90s sneakers are here to stay.

Some stores to find these:

For more, check out our article on must-have sneakers.

What are your favourite fashion items from the 90s? Let us know in the comments section below!

If there is one thing that is truly taking over, it is women standing together to make it in business. SLAY Festival South Africa showed us how they are making things happen for women in South Africa.

Slay All Day!

The SLAY Festival is powered by She Leads Africa and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD. These are organisations that support the youth who want to make a different and have ambitions to become women in the business industry. A first in South Africa, the event is hoping to create big changes through the empowerment of women.

It is all about bringing women together to create a space where they can grow together and change the face of women businesses, empowerment and development.

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This year brought keynote speaker, Bonang Matheba, a women proving that females are strong, intelligent and beautiful. Bonang took to the stage to discuss how women can claim their success while still staying true to the sisterhood.

"Keynote Speaker Bonang Matheba electrified a packed crowd as she shared her lessons on growing her brand and making money moves in 2020" - SLAY Festival

SLAY is hoping to grow in the country and create a platform and opportunity to pick the brain of women who are carving an inspiring an great path for generations to come.

The event collects upcoming entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs and businesswomen from all over the African continent.

What SLAY Festival 2020 Had In Store For Us?

Women Empowerment

First and foremost, SLAY Festival creates a space for women from all walks of life to gather and be inspired. The first year of this amazing festival saw many beautiful African women come together to mingle, have fun, network, showcase and take home some inspiration to kick-start their own careers.

SLAY Festival brought some of the most influential women to the event, this includes big names such as  Africa Director at Global Citizen Chebet Chikumbu, doctor and mental health advocate Dr. Khanya Khanyile, Managing Director for TRACE Southern Africa Valentine Gaudin, chef and entrepreneur Mogau Seshoene, actress Ayanda Thebethe, author and personal finance coach Mapalo Makhu, Head of Marketing for Google South Africa Asha Patel, Swiitch Beauty CEO Rabia Ghoor and many more who keep the footprint visible.

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Hair

Dark and Lovely proudly showcased their natural hair range while teaching women how to style their hair using the best products in Mzansi. Dark and Lovely spoiled some guests a full glam station where they were able to get brand new styles from the talented stylists.

The ladies were also able to explore a Dark and Lovely range that introduces nourishing natural hair moisturisers, hair food with nutrients, shampoos and so much more goodies to give those coils, waves and crowns some extra love.

The crowd was also able to partake in the social campaign where they could win a full range of hair products. This was quite a hit!

Fashion & Accessories

Entrepreneurs came out to showcase and sell some beautiful garments and accessories inspired by Africa and the beauty of women. The festival had various stalls with detailed African print garments, bags, accessories and so much more.

The ladies did not disappoint as they came out in masses, dressed to perfection. Women of all kinds - from creatives and fashionistas to influencers and businesswomen - came out to support this initiative.

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Business & Informative Talks

SLAY Festival is a great platform to inspire upcoming entrepreneurs and creates a space where people can network and form long-term relationships to make something magical.

The festival opened up a panel discussions, networking sessions, masterclasses and mogul talk sessions. This also included the best shopping experience from local vendors who are taking retail and fashion to a whole different sphere.

We had a great time and encourage you to attend the next SLAY Festival.

Thanks To...

Sponsors for the event included some massive names, including Global Citizen, TRACE, Women Will, Glade and Dark and Lovely.

"SLAY Festival Johannesburg was proudly supported by the ​African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), alongside partners Glade, Dark and Lovely, TRACE and Women Will, a Grow with Google program​. The event was hosted at ​Fox Junction Event Venue​ and produced by ​She Leads Africa." - SLAY Festival

 

What Is It

The event, fashioned along the lines of the highly successful Doek on Fleek All White Picnic held across the country every week, will showcase the products and services of some of the region’s enterprising female entrepreneurs. Ladies are invited to round-up their friends for a spectacular day of entertainment, networking, picnicking, sharing and fun.

Women are called to dress up in white and rock their head wraps for this special event. Get ready to enjoy a celebration for women by women at the Carnival City Festival Lawns. The brainchild of social activist Nomthandazo Thandi Mavata, the Doek on Fleek movement is turning the “Pull her down” mentality on its head, encouraging women to empower each other. This movement has taken place through a series of regular gathering that attract up to 8000 women at a time, in different cities and towns. At these meetings, where the wearing of a “doek” is mandatory, women receive life coaching, business grooming, career advice, and are encouraged to support each other’s businesses.

When Is It?

Sunday, 10 May 2020 at 11:00 - 19:00.

Where Is It?

Sun City Resort, R556, Sun City, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Not communicated yet.

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Boho Chic

Whisper Between Worlds prides themselves on their boho chic clothing. All of their designs, patterns and sewing are done in store, so you know you are getting the best quality.

This clothing store offers the convenience of online shopping, so you can really take your time checking out their stuff and choosing keepsakes for your wardrobe.

For more, check out our article on top boho chic stores.

Boho Chic Johannesburg

Denim

Denim is something that will always be trendy. Not only is it affordable and comfortable, but it can also be worn even when it's torn and damaged. These are our fashion must-haves:

Jeans And Jackets

Woolworths is a great place to find almost anything denim related, especially jeans and denim jackets.

All Things Denim

Tshepo The Jeanmaker specialises in denim, crafting shirts, dungarees, jeans and so much more. Find them at Victoria Yards for all your denim needs.

Jeans, Shirts And Jackets

Cotton On has clothing for men, women and kids. Here, you can find some of the trendiest jeans, shirts and jackets.

For more, check out our article on the latest fashion trends.

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Suits

Tailor Me designs and tailors suits that are unique. Their clothing is innovative and they always strive to produce fashionable suits that will have everyone talking.

They focus not only on the clothing, but on creating garments just for you. Their apparel is designed to tell a story of who you are.

For more, check out our article on Tailor Me.

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Sneakers

Shelf Life is one of the most well-known stores for sneakers, sneaker culture and collections. The store offers the most exclusive sneakers on the market.

Shelf Life is all about bringing together lifestyle and urban culture.

For more, check out our article on places that set fashion trends.

Shelflife

Glitz

Young Designers Emporium, better known as YDE, is all about the edge, style and glam of fashion. The Young Designers Emporium plays an integral role in the fashion industry. They bring the best garments while striving to give young and talented designers a platform to showcase their skills. This is the best place to find all your investment pieces.

For more, check out our article on The Young Designers Emporium.

Young Designers Emporium

Want more? Check out our article about designers you wouldn't dare call average.

What are your must-have fashion keeps for your wardrobe? Let us know in the comments section below!

Dressing up is a great way to lift your mood, but dressing to impress can prove difficult in winter. Most of us just don't know where to begin. But, don't worry - we've got you covered.

Just like summer bodies are made in winter, the best winter fashion prices are in summer. So now is the time to start shopping for all your winter must-haves.

Winter Fashion

This winter, switch things up and add some character to your personal taste. Try out different textures, patterns, colours or colour blocking (this works with the right combination). Don't be afraid to push the boundaries or just simply break the rules.

Fashion is a form of expression, a sense of freedom and a way of telling the world about yourself.

Winter Fashion

Pattern Designs And Textures

Pattern designs have been coming and going and have inspired new trends. This is why traditional patterns, like polka dots and stripes, are the perfect go-to. They are timeless and never go out of style.

Don't shy away from playing around with ideas - an ankle high chino, polka dot top and tiny scarf go a long way. Gentlemen, you can also rock pattern designs and textures with confidence, just choose items that complements each other.

Quick tip: Pattern designs aren't just about clothes - think shoes and accessories, too.

Where to begin?

Check out the fashion keeps in 2020 or the fashion at YDE.

A Good Coat/Jacket

A life saving must-have item for winter is a good coat. Whether it's for ladies or gents, coats and jackets are necessary to keep away the winter chill. The best thing about coats and jackets is that you can dress it up or down and still look great.

Coats are also easy to experiment with. Simply add a pop of colour and you are good to go or mix and match different colours.

Quick tip: Match two items together, either a jacket and scarf or a coat and bag or shoes.

Where to begin?

Take a look at these winter buys and check out these spots for winter jackets.

sneakers

Put Your Best Foot Forward

What is warmer and more alluring than a pair of boots this winter? Everybody needs a good pair of boots in their life and there are tons of ways to work a boot into an outfit.

A stylish boot can bring any outfit together and allows for simplicity. Pair with jeans and you will be turning heads.

Quick tip: Always go for warmth and comfort, and don't be afraid of colour.

Where to begin?

Check out some must have kicks.

Be Bold

Don't be afraid to add some colour and accessories to your outfit, be bold Joburg!

Tell us what your winter must-have is in the comments section below!

Moosa's Fabrics

Moosa's Fabrics offers a world of fabric. Situated at the Oriental Plaza in Fordsburg, this store is all about premium fabric and variety, they have different kinds of fabric for different purposes. So if you are looking for something that is versatile, this is the place.

The store has a range of fabric for multi-purpose use, fashion, home textiles and more.

Moosa's Fabrics have gone as far as the red carpets and major events in South Africa, dressing and suiting up many famous artists in the country.

Fab In Fabulous Fabric

Benjamin Woollens Fabrics

The Benjamin Woollens Fabrics store stocks unexpected and unique high quality material.

Known as, "the house of quality", they sell fabric with the most unique patterns and textures. The creativity and authenticity is amazing. Some of the world's major fashion houses get their fabric here.

Pop by for any fabric and sewing items you need.

 Benjamin Woollens Fabrics

Black Fabrics 

Black Fabrics is a favourite spot for interior designers. With a diverse range of fabrics for walls, textiles and rugs, we are not surprised.

So, if you have been day dreaming about transforming your home, this is the place for you. Black Fabrics has taken creativity to a whole new level, offering unique rugs, a children's collection as well as international brands.

Be sure to pay them a visit the next time you're searching for fabric.

Fab In Fabulous Fabric

Fiona's Fabrics

If Charlie and The Chocolate Factory was a fabric factory, Fiona's Fabric would be it. Situated in Randburg, this store is the home of fine fabric.

They have a wide variety of fabrics that you can choose from, with different textures and patterns on offer. Apart from selling an array of fabric, they also make curtains and offer a re-upholstery service.

This store is definitely a must-visit!

Fab In Fabulous Fabric

Do you know of any other fabric spots we may have missed? Let us know about them in the comments section below!

The sneaker culture in Johannesburg is growing profoundly. And sneaker lovers are always searching for something fresh, new and different to make them stand out from the crowd. The sneaker culture is an influential part of fashion, art and storytelling.

Heart Of The Art

Sneakers 4 Change is an amazing initiative, aiming to help those less fortunate and to push growth in the young talent of the country.

"Sneakers 4 Change is a collect and donate initiative that collects and donates sneakers to the less fortunate. To date, the initiative has collected and donated over 7000 pairs to orphanage homes, sports clubs and individuals that lack proper footwear" - Sneakers 4 Change.

S4CKick Exhibition - Sneakers 4 Change

The S4CKick Exhibition

Sneakers 4 Change spruces up used sneakers. They take sneakers that were worthless and turn them into something that can help the less fortunate.

S4CKick Exhibition - Sneakers 4 Change

They have also created a platform where the youth can create art with sneakers and use the S4CKick Exhibition space to present their creations.

What started out as just an idea has become an influential portal that aims to change the lives of many.

S4CKick Exhibition - Sneakers 4 Change

Sneaker Art Exhibition

The sneaker art exhibition is the work of four artists who help upcoming artists enter the industry and present their art.

If you are looking for something new and groundbreaking to be part of, then keep an eye out on Sneakers 4 Change.

S4CKick Exhibition - Sneakers 4 Change

Collect And Donate

Sneakers 4 change collects and donates many pairs of sneakers every year. The organization has donated sneakers to orphanage homes in and round Johannesburg.

Some of the orphanage that have received donations include:

  • Twilight Children's Home
  • Emmanuel Children's Home
  • Ndlovu Children's Home
  • Johannesburg Children's Home
  • Barona Care Centre
  • Skatestain

Events

Sneakers 4 Change often host events around the city to help market themselves and spread word of their good cause.

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Sneakers 4 Change will have some of the sneakers under the clothing range Kai Endy. This will be a marketing tool to help raise funds.

For more information, click here.

Clothing

For Him

Khaliques

Khaliques has built up a reputation over the years for quality and stylish clothing. They design suits for different occasions, whether it's a gala dinner, the office or black tie events. And they also have great accessories, such as Happy Socks, bow ties and arm bands for those who want to add some quirky aspects to their look. No matter what you get, this store is the perfect spot to spoil yourself.

For Her

Woolworths

Woolworths is known for their quality and fashionable clothing. Their brand makes anyone feel confident for any occasion. Whether you're looking for something casual, high fashion or formal attire, Woolworths is the store for you.

Suit Spots

Accessories

For Her

Pandora

Pandora has the perfect collection of jewellery for fashion forward women. At this store, you'll find the perfect piece to suit your character. Their charming offerings are the perfect shopping indulgence.

Ladies Jewellery Stores Johannesburg

Shoes

For Him And Her

Aldo

Aldo is the perfect spot to find good quality shoes in a variety of different styles for both men and women. The shoes here are trendy, fresh and stylish.

Beauty Fashion Bedford Johannesburg

Pamper

For Him And Her

AFRICOLOGY

After a day of shopping, spoil yourselves at AFRICOLOGY Skincare & Spa.

Here, you can get an array of treatments that will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised. A good full body massage is just what you need after a long day of shopping. But if you're short on time, grab some of their skincare products for a luxurious spa treatment at home.

Africology

Hair

For Him And Her

Franco International

If a spa day isn't enough pampering, then pay Franco International a visit. Ladies will love their hair care treatments, hair dye and hair styles. And gentlemen can get a fresh haircut from one of the qualified barbers. The skilled professionals at this salon have the best techniques to keep your hair healthy, nourished and on trend.

Franco International Sandton City

Tell us what treats you spoil yourself with in the comments section below!

Denim

Denim is something that will always be trendy. Not only is it affordable and comfortable, but it can also be worn even when it's torn and damaged.

Jeans And Jackets

Woolworths is a great place to find almost anything denim related, especially jeans and denim jackets.

All Things Denim

Tshepo The Jeanmaker specialises in denim, crafting shirts, dungarees, jeans and so much more. Find them at Victoria Yards for all your denim needs.

Jeans, Shirts And Jackets

Cotton On has clothing for men, women and kids. Here, you can find some of the trendiest jeans, shirts and jackets.

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Leather

Leather is a timeless fabric that will last you a lifetime. This fabric is also used for multiple items that we use on a daily basis, including bags, jackets, pants, belts, shoes and much more.

Clothes

Dry Bone Co offer an edgy and fashion-forward look with their leather apparel. This is the perfect brand for anyone seeking a bold look.

Bags

Rowdy Bags is one of the best places to get quality crafted leather bags that are finished off with unique touches.

Shoes

For the best quality shoes perfect for any occasion or weather condition, invest in leather shoes.

To find more leather clothes, shoes, bags and accessories, click here.

Versace

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Colourful Sneakers

Who doesn't need a good pair of sneakers? Sneakers are worn by almost everyone and complete any look, whether it's high fashion or casual.

A great place to find sneakers in Shelflife. This sneaker spot offers unique designs, collections and limited editions.

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What trends will you be bringing into 2020? Let us know in the comments section below!

Best Foot Forward

When it comes to shoes, diversity comes in all forms. Some of us love heels, others prefer anything with a good fit and some are trendy fashionistas, who only wear fashionable styles, brands and colours. No matter your choice of shoe, there is a store perfect for you at Eastgate Shopping Centre.

Shoe Stores Eastgate Johannesburg

Sportscene

Sportscene is your go-to for trendy sneakers and urban fashion. No matter what style you're looking for, they have something to meet your needs.

This store will add to any look, whether formal or casual.

Shoe Stores Eastgate Johannesburg

Green Cross

If comfort is what you are looking for, then you have found the right place. Green Cross specialises in shoes that are comfortable and stylish.

These shoes are perfect for both men and women. Green Cross also offers shoe care products to keep your shoes in top shape.

Europa Art Shoes

It's a world of footwear at Europa Art Shoes. The shoes on offer here are unique and gorgeous shoes, with a wide range of styles, colours and sizes.

Europa Art Shoes offers shoes for formal wear as well as casual wear.

Shoe Stores Eastgate Johannesburg

Timberland

Timberland is one of the most unique brands around, with their signature boots.

But this store is not just about boots, they also have fashionable shoes for kids, men and women, as well as unique sneakers, heels, shoe care and more.

Shoe Stores Eastgate Johannesburg

Call It Spring

Call It Spring offers fashion forward footwear for trend setters.

This is where you'll find shoes that are different from all the rest.

They have lovely shoes, with a wide range, from casual footwear to heels perfect for the red carpet.

The Cross Trainer

Every sportsman or woman should be shopping at The Cross Trainer. They sell sneakers for every sport available. This store also has great fashion kicks on offer.

They stock many well-known and trusted brands, so pay them a visit.

Tread + Miller

Tread + Miller have mastered the art of footwear, offering a wide selection of leather shoes for you. This is a great spot to find formal, good quality shoes.

Check more out here.

What is your favourite shoe store at Eastgate Shopping Centre? Let us know in the comments section below!