AfricaRise launches a beauty department
AfricaRise, launched in 2020 by leading South African fashion designer Thula Sindi, is a fabulous department store showcasing an array of top African fashion brands with branches in Sandton City, Menlyn and the Joburg City Centre. New for 2022 is AfricaRise Beauty, a carefully curated selection of cosmetics, natural hair care and wellness products created exclusively by local boutique brands. Brands you can now buy at AfricaRise include natural haircare products by labels such as Purpul Hair, Masodi and Vana Naturals, luxury fragrances by WICK and Mocebon's handmade scented candles. Find AfricaRise at Sandton City, Menlyn Mall and 66 Anderson Street. You can also shop AfricaRise online at africariseonline.co.za.
Save the date for The Linden Market autumn edition
The Linden Market is coming back for its Autumn edition on March 5 and 6 at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia. Themed the ''Simply Autumn Edition'', this installment of one of Joburg's most popular boutique open-air market experiences promises more than 150 stalls with an emphasis on the local and artisanal, including fashion, art, decor, jewellery and gifts as well as a dedicated vintage shopping area. There's also a super collection of food trucks and pop-up bars plus live music throughout the day.
Decor and design at 44 Stanley
44 Stanley is always a favourite for unique home decor items. After 5 years at 44 Stanley one of the most popular boutiques, Mungo Designs, is expanding their space to showcase even more of their beautiful natural fibre woven blankets, linen, towels and tableware in a range of geometric designs and colours. Also new this month at 44 Stanley is a one-month pop-up from Minimaal, who specialise in vintage and retro-styled furniture with a distinctly minimal and modernist feel. Check out their pop-up located next to Ifuku until Feb 26.
Even more luxury shopping at Sandton City
The bling-filled Diamond Walk at Sandton City is Joburg's leading designer shopping arcade, and if the flagship stores of labels like Prada, Louis Vuitton and Gucci were not enough, there are now even more glamorous designer labels to shop. New stores include a flagship fragrance and beauty boutique by Chanel, Dior Emporium which sells Dior's sought-after fragrances, skincare products and cosmetics and ARC which specialises in other luxury beauty and cosmetics ranges. Also new is a branch of Armani Exchange and in the coming month luxury fashion house Alexander McQueen debuts its first fashion boutique in South Africa.
I want that! What's on our shopping wishlist this month...
Who doesn't love a bit of window shopping? We love local, and from fashion to decor, gifts and accessories in Joburg there's always something creative to catch your eye. Here are some beautiful things that we spotted this month that we're definitely adding to our February shopping wishlist.
HANDMADE IN AFRICA: Zambian Maselo baskets from Amatuli
Handmade by a unique traditional weaving technique that uses fine root hairs from the Makenge tree, this new range of Zambian baskets at Amatuli are each totally unique. Find them at Amatuli, 6 Desmond St, Kramerville.
VINTAGE FIND: Chappy Vintage Collectables in Linden
Whether it's hunting through the tables at a market or trawling the rails at a thrift shop, we love a good bit of vintage shopping. Our latest new thrifting find is the super quirky Chappy Vintage Collectables next to The Whippet in Linden. As well as fashion, they also have other fun retro finds including vinyl records and kitchenware. Find them at 56 4th Ave, Linden.
STYLE FILE This African print kimono from Ri.Ch Factory
For rails filled with women's African contemporary fashion and that splash of colour that you can dress up (or down), for everything from a date night to a lobola wedding, Ri.Ch Factory is where it's at. This African kimono from their latest collection has that perfect mix of African colour and boho-chic style. Find them at Ri.Ch Factory, 25 4th Ave, Parkhurst.
GREAT GIFTS: Gift cards from Brunch
An extension of the graphic design studio Paper Snap, Brunch is a stationery and illustration shop at 44 Stanley that stocks a range of unique notebooks, illustrated greeting cards, prints, zines, tote bags and wrapping paper. Of course in time for Valentine's they have lots of new romantic gifts cards in stock. These ones are especially cute. Find them at 44 Stanley, Milpark