Situated inside Rosebank Mall, SOKO District is the latest take on a local department store, showcasing vibrant and youthful brands in a creative and engaging space offering rental flexibility rather than being tied to a lease agreement. The name “Soko” is a Swahili word for a market – perfect for a store that mixes clothing, homeware, and accessory brands with great coffee and artisanal food brands.
This is a space to browse, and to meet, with an in-store coffee shop complete with comfy couches, operated by Flight (who are also well known for their popular The Whippet, in Linden). For an easy and casual lunch, there’s Lebo Go Eats where you can buy freshly prepared gourmet sandwiches, burgers, small pizza, and plenty more, and it’s hard to resist The Lollipop League’s gorgeous handmade lollipops – with 30 flavours the challenge is real.
When it comes to food to take home, stop by Graze for their gluten-free and plant-based goods, or head for the sugar and stock up on Darling Sweets.
Rosebank Mall is generally a popular destination with locals and visitors. It’s the home of Rosebank Sunday Market, creating a weekend buzz on the rooftop and the Rosebank Art & Craft Market, Joburg’s biggest African craft emporium and a real underground attraction.
There are plenty of independent clothing brands at SOKO Rosebank – catering to kids and adults. For the little ones check out environmentally friendly Nu Nues’ as well as Annapatat Kids, and if it’s high fashion you are after look at African-inspired items from Mahone The Quiet Junkie, MOS Wear, and KoiKoi Clothing.
You’ll find plenty of statement accessories – including Era by Dj Zinhle and Ledikana. Then there’s Danielle Frylinck’s pretty dresses and casual wear. For your home, we love Rialheim’s quirky ceramics – great as gifts for you or someone else.
SOKO District is a fresh burst of energy and worth the stop whether browsing or just hanging out in the welcoming and tastefully put-together space. Important to note that the shop is found on Level 3 and all purchases are cashless. Swipe and pay with your phone.