Shopping Malls

44 Stanley

A former 1930s industrial complex transformed into a boutique shopping destination, 44 Stanley offers a great selection of designer clothing stores, cafes and coffee shops spread across a series of pretty interlinked courtyards. Explore the shops, grab a drink with friends, or make an afternoon of it, in the shade of the olive trees, and hang out over a lazy outdoor lunch.

For dedicated followers of fashion this place is a treat, and has become a magnet for some of South Africa’s leading fashion designers whose work regularly graces the catwalks of local fashion weeks.

Contemporary design
44 Stanley is home to a number of local independent fashion labels. At Guillotine by Lisa Jaffe you'll find sensual fitted forms and luxurious fabrics, with an emphasis on the architecture of each clothing item. You’ll find timelessly chic pieces (including bridal and ready-to-wear items) at Lunar, and for bold, creative and artfully constructed fashion statement pieces, pop into Black Coffee, or explore companion label Love Jozi for statement T-shirts and quirky homeware pieces that reference Joburg's distinctive skyline.

Wander through Wizards Vintage, a bit like walking through a Hollywood starlet’s dressing room with its display of well-priced pre-loved designer pieces. Street fashion aficionados should head to La Sape by Dr Pachanga, for bold vintage fashion pieces inspired by the sheer panache of the Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes (The Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People),a social movement that has its roots in Brazzaville, Congo.

Browse through the ultra-urban The Heirloom Treasury for unique custom-made corporate, executive and personal gifts, or simply lust after their exquisitely handcrafted wooden toys on display. The atelier bookshop is a visual feast for bookworms, with imported, limited edition, collector’s item books, for adults and kids, and has a functioning antique printing press, where specialised prints can be ordered. Opposite the store, you can find the quaint second hand bookshop L’Elephant Terrible, to satisfy your literary needs without breaking the bank with a wide range of Africana titles, first edition classics and beautifully illustrated botanical reference books. For that hard-to-find jazz title or the latest vinyl releases visit Mr Vinyl.

Wyatt is an eco-conscious hair salon, owned by acclaimed stylist, Candice Wyatt-Minter. Get a signature adventurous Wyatt hairstyle, while sipping coffee in a salon suited to a décor magazine shoot. Polish Nail Spa offers nail treatments with a superb range of colours (the latest OPI and Shellac ranges always available) as well as a professional threading service. Staffed by polite and professional nail technicians, and owned by two fabulous sisters who also own Park Café in Parkwood (where you can find their first Polish salon) the space is light and airy, and perfectly positioned next door to one of Joburg’s finest coffee roasters. Relax while you get the perfect tips. For those in a rush, Polish offers an Express manicure.

Places to eat
Hungry for homemade pasta and sumptuous Italian cooking, while enjoying the sunshine, head to Il Giardino. For a delicious breakfast or a relaxed family meal, Salvation Cafe is an ideal choice, with one of the best selections of both savoury and sweet breakfasts. Enjoy the scent of freshly roasted coffee at Bean There, South Africa's first roaster of Certified Fair Trade coffee, and don’t forget to buy a bag to take home. Vovo Telo takes bread to an art form with a wide range of healthy, sweet and savoury breads and at Vicky Bain's Belgian chocolate Chocoloza you can find some of the finest handcrafted chocolates as well as seven different varieties of hot chocolate. For delicious takeaway meals to reheat at home plus freshly made salads and deli items pop into The Leopard + Kitchen + Larder + Can Do, run by much praised chef and cookbook author Andrea Burgener.

Meanwhile for post-shopping drinks, retreat to the old hunting lodge setting of Stanley Beer Yard where you can relax on the sofa, grab a pint and warm up next to the fire on a winter’s day or relax in the courtyard enjoying live music on Saturdays.


Social Links


Outside seating
Guarded parking



Open 09:00–16:00, Sun 10:00–15:00.

Associated Venues

Stanley Beer Yard

 44 Stanley, Cnr Owl St and Stanley Ave, Milpark


 Shop 5, The Parks Shopping Centre, cnr Wells Ave and Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood

Three Marys

 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark


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