Johannesburg

Lockdown discounts - online shopping specials from local small businesses

21 Apr 2020
With small businesses hardest hit as South Africa's lockdown came into effect many have come up with innovative ways to make sure that staff are paid and the lights can be turned back on when the restrictions are lifted. Local tourism and hospitality businesses are offering excellent value 'buy now and enjoy later' vouchers on unique Joburg experiences - see our round-up of the many great local experiences you can invest here.

Meanwhile small retailers, including local boutique fashion labels, bookshops and record stores are offering some incredible online shopping discounts that you can buy now and spend once the lockdown is over. Here's a look at some of the many brilliant deals currently being offered by Joburg's small businesses. 

15% off everything from Tinsel Gallery

The beautiful boutique jewellery store Tinsel Gallery is offering 15% off absolutely everything throughout the month of April. A treat if your tastes are for unique and one-off pieces, Geraldine Fenn and Eric Loubser's exquisitely curated gallery showcases unique locally-made contemporary jewellery pieces by South Africa's top designers. Shop for jewellery online at Tinsel Gallery here.

Gift vouchers from Guillotine 

Purchase a gift voucher now from fashion boutique Guillotine at 44 Stanley. Amounts are from R100 up. It's a great gift item for you or someone else to enjoy later. Simply email guillotine.sa@gmail.com for options. Browse the online store here.

Get 20% off Lunar's winter fashion collection 

The beautiful Lunar store at 44 Stanley is offering vouchers at 20% off. Pre-orders from their winter collection will also attract a 20% discount for delivery in May and June and 10% of your purchase payment will go towards the Solidarity Fund. Email them at info@lunarlife.co.za. Browse the online store here.

James Findlay Collectable Books and Maps vouchers 

The extraordinary James Findlay collectable books and maps shop at Rand Club is offering great deals on vouchers to be used once the Rand Club Store re-opens. The vouchers can also be used for online purchases. Buy a gift voucher for R500 and get R750 in value, or spend R1000 and get R1500! Email James@jellyfishtree.com. Browse the online store here.

20% off homeware and masks from Mungo 

Mungo, who produce beautiful textiles for the home, are also producing masks and will donate one for every one purchased on their online shop (your masks will be delivered during lockdown). While you're there buy something else for post-lockdown delivery. They are offering 20% off on their online store during lockdown if you use the code STAYHOME. Browse and buy from the online store here.

20% off all pre-owned titles from Mr Vinyl

Head to Mr Vinyls' online store for 20% off all pre-owned titles (use the code 'stayhome'). And while you are at it take a listen to the great playlist put together by Mr Vinyl himself Bret Dugmore for Johannesburg In Your Pocket. Check out what's on offer at the Mr Vinyl online store.

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