44 Stanley

  44 Stanley Ave, Milpark      +27 11 482 4444     31 Aug 2019
created 15 May 2015
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 and fashion
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. Also look out for Cape Town’s hip handmade leather accessories label Rowdy Bags and Odrin a super chic menswear store.

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 VinylAmong many other must-visit stores is the divine Belgian chocolate store Chocoloza, record shop and Mungo Design where you will find luxurious woven linens made according to traditional 19th-Century techniques. For the cutest gift cards and stationery pop into the design studio and gift store Brunch.

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.

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.
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Open 09:00–16:00, Sun 10:00–15:00.

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