Where to shop in Joburg – July 2024

25 Jun 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… 

Don't miss Blu Betty's Factory Flaw Sale

Make winter more fashionable with Blu Betty's Ty boots. Photo: Supplied.

Blu Betty, known for its handmade leather footwear and apparel, hosts an exciting Factory Flaw Sale at their Parkhurst store from Fri, Jun 28 – Sun, Jun 30. This sale is a chance to snag beautiful Blu Betty leather shoes in quirky and cute designs, including leather sandals, brogues, ballet pumps, ankle boots, and kicks. These items, with minor imperfections that prevent them from being sold at full price, are still stylish and durable additions to any wardrobe. Don't miss this opportunity to get your hands on Blu Betty footwear at great prices. 

Chic sustainability with Asha Eleven, Urban Flock, and Vintage with Love

The stylish new Asha Eleven store in Parkhurst. Photo: uMaZululoves via Instagram.

Thanks to some new players in town, Joburgers can embrace style while supporting eco-friendly practices. Asha Eleven's colourful patterned dresses, coats, and kaftans are stylish and crafted with sustainable materials like 100% EcoVero (renewable wood sourced using an eco-responsible production process). The intricate designs and superior craftsmanship of Asha Eleven's garments, created by artisans in Cape Town, offer a distinct alternative to fast fashion. 

Established in 2018 with Cape Town roots, Asha Eleven has expanded rapidly with stockists in Nairobi, Bermuda, and now their newest store in Joburg which opened Thu, Jun 20. The store features their latest Autumn/Winter 2024 collections: Tausi and Suzani. The Tausi collection, inspired by the elegance of peacocks, features garments made from OEKO-Tex-certified materials, (a testing and certification system for textile products from all stages of production). Meanwhile, the Suzani collection focuses on zero-waste fashion by repurposing waste materials into something that truly stands out. If you want ethical fashion with a playful and colourful twist, Asha Eleven is a place to check out.

Visit Asha Eleven's Joburg store at 34 4th Avenue, Parkhurst.

Knitwear drives creativity and community at Urban Flock. Photo: Urban Flock via Instagram.

During winter, who doesn't love handmade crocheted clothing, knitwear, and playwear to keep warm? That's where Urban Flock excels. However, the backstory of Urban Flock is even more impressive than its products. We discovered them on our most recent concierge walk day  It started as an initiative to empower women in Johannesburg by teaching them craft skills. Now it's a thriving collective of around 12 talented women, crafting high-quality items like hand-dyed Merino yarn baby blankets and jerseys. Urban Flock offers handcrafted products and also provides women with a means to earn a sustainable living, all while working flexibly from home. It is a testament to the power of creativity and community.

Shop Urban Flock at Victoria Yards, Lorentzville or visit their online store.

The softly curated shopping atmosphere of Vintage With Love. Photo: Vintage With Love.

We teased Vintage With Love’s Birnam store opening in last month’s shopping blog, and now it's officially launched with a glamorous affair that attracted a big turnout on Wed, Jun 19. The event featured drinks and lively conversation as guests explored the store’s beautifully colour-co-ordinated racks, showcasing an eclectic mix of affordable steals and higher-end items, catering to a variety of budgets.  Adding to the store’s appeal are friendly volunteers, who are on hand to assist if you just can't decide what to buy. With style centred around community spirit, we reckon Vintage with Love will become a favourite shopping spot for pre-loved fashion treasures.

Shop at Vintage with Love at 102 Corlett Drive, Birnam. 

Karibu Outdoor Gear transforms waste into good-looking outdoor essentials

Karibu's outdoor essentials. Photo: Karibu via Instagram.

Who would have thought that duffels and beer cooler bags could become durable and desirable merch? That's exactly what Karibu Outdoor Gear offers – hardy and handy outdoor gear that you want to own. Karibu collaborates with 34 local artisans and seamstresses across three locations in Gauteng. Their products are lined with recovered-waste plastic. It's an innovative approach that not only creates durability but underscores Karibu's mission: to educate people about how valuable waste actually is.

Shop Karibu Outdoor Gear at Victoria Yards, Lorentzville or visit their online store.

Uncover vintage gems at Brooklyn and Nelson Mandela Square Antique Fairs

Statement pieces at Nelson Mandela Square Antique Fair. Photo: Nelson Mandela Square via Facebook.

Curious about the worth of your family heirlooms, whether it's antique china or a misunderstood painting? Make use of the free appraisals at the Brooklyn and Nelson Mandela Square Antique Fairs to discover if your items are hidden treasures. While you're there, explore a selection of vintage jewellery, new art pieces, china you'll love, and more. The Brooklyn Antique Fair takes place at Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria on the first Sat of each month. Prefer something closer to home? Visit the Nelson Mandela Square Antique Fair, held on the first Sun of every month. Both events feature a diverse array of special items that are sure to capture your attention.

The next Brooklyn Antique Fair takes place on Sat, Jul 6. Catch the Nelson Mandela Square Antique Fair on Sun, Jul 7.

Discover style, design, and décor at Decorex 2024

Textiles galore at Decorex Cape Town. Photo: Supplied.

For three decades, Decorex has been at the forefront of décor, design, and lifestyle trends, hosting over 100 events and helping to launch thousands of businesses, significantly shaping the textile industry. This year's edition, in collaboration with 100% Design Africa, takes place from Thu, Aug 1 – Sun, Aug 4 at the Sandton Convention Centre, and continues to champion innovative design that reimagines the world. There's so much to look forward to at this event, from discovering new products and services to connecting with industry experts, and potential business partners. Whether you're in the industry, or just love décor and design, Decorex is a must-attend event.

MaXhosa tiles: Where fashion meets function

MaXhosa Africa's two latest homeware ventures, tiles (left) and cooler boxes (right). Photo: MaXhosa Lifestyle via Instagram.

We gave you the scoop on the MaXhosa Africa x Fieldbar cooler box collaboration in our April shopping news (read it here). Now, MaXhosa’s latest foray into lifestyle involves a partnership with Tile Africa in the form of MaXhosa Tiles. This innovative range, launched at Decorex Cape Town in early June, showcases modular mosaic designs adorned with MaXhosa’s distinctive geometric motifs, crafted for vertical, decorative applications. 

Following its successful debut, the Ntyatyambo collection is now stocked at Tile Africa flagship stores nationwide. The Ntyatyambo range, which means 'bloom', 'blossom', or 'flower' in isiXhosa, is available in three colourways: Nude (nude base with colour accents), Mono (black and white), and Luxe (black base with primary accents). Additionally, the Bespoke line allows clients to customise their tiles by choosing from 14 colour options, providing a unique way for homeowners to express their personalities.

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