Where to shop in Joburg – January 2024

28 Feb 2024
Whether you’re a thrifter, collector or designer-label enthusiast, you can be sure that somewhere in Joburg there is something new for you. Every month we scout out shopping hot spots, pop-ups and the latest labels that may not yet be on your radar… 

Keeping up with kimonos 

Embrace tradition with a twist, the kimono comeback is here. Photo: Project Inflamed via Facebook. 

Reviving Japanese chic, kimonos strut back into the limelight as the ultimate style statement. These T-shaped, free-flowing robes are reclaiming the fashion scene, seamlessly pairing with jeans or tailored pants for an effortless look with more character. Elevate your wardrobe with the vibrant hues of Project Inflamed in Maboneng or opt for the denim allure at Ifuku's store at 44 Stanley. 

Find your scent with JUCE fragrances

It's time to up your fragrance game with Juce. Photo: Juce Fragrances via Facebook. 
We've seen their minimalist bottles on social media and were immediately intrigued. Juce Fragrances, born in Cape Town in 2022, is all about wow-worthy scent experiences that capture your personality but don't break the bank. Their scents are sourced from the fragrance mecca of Grasse, France, with a local twist in their bottling process for that extra charm. Their perfumes are top-tier and will make sure your scent is still wafting around the room even after you leave (in a good way). Plus, you've got Jennie, their online fragrance guru, who will help you find your perfect scent, like Coastal Daze (think Tom Ford Neroli Portofino vibes), Miss Jasmine (hello, Gucci Bloom), or Golden Boy (Paco Rabanne 1 Million Man). 

MaXhosa makes it in New York

There's something proudly South African opening in Soho, New York. Photo: Laduma Ngxokolo via Instagram. 
An acclaimed Joburg-based fashion brand, MaXhosa is set to make its international debut in February with the opening of its first store in Soho, New York. The news was enthusiastically shared by Laduma Ngxokolo, the visionary behind Maxhosa, on Instagram in November 2023. Known for its distinctive blend of traditional African aesthetics and contemporary design, MaXhosa has garnered international acclaim for its innovative approach to fashion. The brand has become synonymous with luxurious knitwear adorned with vibrant patterns inspired by Xhosa beadwork and cultural heritage. And we're here for it. 

Monochrome Market at Picnic&Thrift

Picnic & Thrift
Find hand-crafted items and pre-loved fashion at the latest edition of Picnic&Thift. Photo: Picnic&Thrift. 

Picnic&Thrift is a regular pop-up market that combines enjoying the outdoors while shopping for the best vintage finds at super thrifty prices. Bring along picnic blankets for an afternoon in the park and enjoy the 80 thrift, craft, food, and drink stalls. Every edition of the market comes with a different theme. This one entails dressing up in your best monochromatic outfits (dressing up in one colour with different shades). Catch the first market of 2024 on Sun, Jan 28 at the Rivonia Recreation Club.

Keep an eye out for Orm Atelier

Seeing in style. Photo: Orm Atelier via Instagram. 

Designed in South Africa and meticulously crafted in Japan we've just discovered Orm Atelier, an avant-garde eyewear label with a pop-up at 44 Stanley. Where have these glasses been, all our lives? With a commitment to sustainability, this luxury label is turning heads with stylish frames in unique designs and colours. A must for Joburgers who really want to stand out, but you better hurry because the 44 Stanley pop-up shuts shop at the end of Jan. 

Shopping Weekend Out at Mall of Africa

Shop this season's sales at Mall of Africa's Shopping Weekend Out. Photo: Mall of Africa. 

Shopping Weekend Out is a highly anticipated event at Mall of Africa from Sat, Jan 26 – Sun, Jan 27. It promises to be a shopaholic's dream come true, offering an incredible array of the latest tech gadgets, trendy fashion pieces, stylish home décor, chic shoes, and much more, all at unbeatable prices. Whether you're looking to revamp your wardrobe, accessorise your home, or find the perfect gift for that special someone, this is the place to be. 

Thebe Magugu x Canada Goose

We're in love with this Heirloom Mystique Parka by Thebe Magugu x Canada Goose. Photo: Canada Goose. 

While it may not be cold yet, Thebe Magugu's collaboration with Canada Goose demands attention. Hailing from Johannesburg, Magugu, with his eponymous label, intertwines cultural honour, novelty, and unwavering quality. Infusing tradition with modern flair, he transforms Canada Goose's Mystique Parka with a Basotho blanket-inspired print (and we're a bit obsessed; it also features his signature Sisterhood emblem). Bring on that Joburg winter!

S.W.A.N.K gets a revamp

Get in style with S.W.A.N.K at 70 Juta Street. Photo: Play Braamfontein via Instagram. 

A hot and hip streetwear brand located in the heart of Braamfontein, S.W.A.N.K is celebrating 10 years in 2024. The young creators behind S.W.A.N.K have brought their hot orange revamp look to Play Braamfontein's The Making Space, where they are "transforming spaces into places where people connect, create, and live their best stories". Pop in to level up your look and find new pieces; S.W.A.N.K also has their 1st Delivery holiday collection available in-store. Orange definitely is the new black. 

Puma Braamfontein closing sale

The Puma Store is bidding a permanent farewell to Braamfontein with a bang. Enjoy an additional 20% off on selected sale items and snag those classics and trendy sportswear at unbeatable prices only until Wed, Jan 31. You saw it here. 

End of an era at Noush Projects

After a decade of crafting quirky, resin-cast Noush Dolls, Noush Projects bids adieu to their unique, Durban-made creations. Inspired by the iconic African Clonette doll, these dolls serve as talismans, hand-carved from jacaranda wood. Orders close Fri, Mar 8 and production ends at the end of March. A tough call, but as Manoushka Kraal puts it, "Necessary, but heart-wrenching." Snap up these one-of-a-kind idols for bookshelves or tables; it's literally your last chance. DM on Instagram or email to order. 


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