Where to shop in Joburg – March 2024

02 May 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… 

The 411 on 44 Stanley

The eco-friendly cork details on Reefer sneakers; find them at 44 Stanley. Photo: Supplied.

So much happening at one of our all-time favourite Joburg destinations, 44 Stanley. From wine to shoes, millinery to other magic, here's the highlights.

The Manor, a cultural space created by photographer and creative director Trevor Stuurman, is set to open its next instalment at 44 Stanley. This space will pay homage to African heritage and bring together art, culture, and music in one place.

After a successful pop-up in December and January, Orme Atelier is opening a new permanent store at 44 Stanley. What makes Orme Atelier unique is that their glasses and sunglasses are designed in Joburg and handcrafted in Japan, and they offer personalised design consultations and quality manufacturing. Expect an optical store that feels more like an art gallery. 

Reefer has recently made 44 Stanley their new home. In 2019, Sebastian Matheson established a shoe brand inspired by his passion for sneakers. He also wanted to create a brand that is eco-friendly by using materials such as hemp textiles and cork to make his shoes both stylish and comfortable for everyday wear. 

Harry Overvoorde and his team have opened a new space at 44 Stanley where you can explore some exquisite local wines and bubblies. Well-known in the wine industry, Vinosity offers a variety of unique and lesser-known wines. You can drop in every Sat for wine tastings and even take wine courses. It's worth checking out if you're a wine lover!

Coming soon
The Gift Store by Path Nomad, Crystal Birch concept store, a trendy cycling concept, and a new restaurant. Watch this space. 

Rich Mnisi debuts A/W 25 Collection in Paris 

Rich Mnisi is known for his cool and colourful patterns. Photo: Rich Mnisi via Instagram.

Exciting news! Joburg-born designer, Rich Mnisi will debut his A/W 25 Collection called Mihloti, meaning 'tears' in Xitsonga. The collection will be available to preview from Thu, Feb, 29 –Sun, Mar, 3 at Palais Brongniart (if you'll be in Paris, that is). 

Maxhosa's MXS Kulture Festival 2024

MXS monogram in this matching cardigan and skirt. Photo: Maxhosa via Instagram.

Fashion label Maxhosa announced that MXS Kulture Festival takes place on Sat, Mar 23 at the Sargent Family Estate in Meyerton. The event is a curation of everything Maxhosa champions about culture and heritage. Maxhosa's upcoming Autumn/Winter collection, as well as a line-up of some of the best live acts from across the African continent, will also be showcased.

Step into style with Blu Betty

Blu Betty finally has a permanent store in Parkhurst. Photo: Blu Betty via Instagram.

Blu Betty has been teasing Joburg shoe lovers with their wildly popular pop-ups and has now opened a permanent store in the city. Looking for some beautiful, handmade leather footwear that's both stylish and comfortable? Their locally-made range includes leather sandals, brogues and ankle boots in quirky designs. If you want to try on some of their amazing shoes, just head over to their new store at 69 11th Street, Parkhurst.

Fashion Weekend Out at Mall of Africa

A fashion lover's dream at Fashion Weekend Out. Photo: Mall of Africa.

This weekend Mall Of Africa lights up for Fashion Weekend Out on Sat, Mar 2 – Sun, Mar 3. If you love all things beauty, hair, and fashion, and keeping up to date with the latest trends, then you won't want to miss this weekend celebration at Gauteng's biggest mall. Use the Gautrain to get there.

Galxboy lands in Joburg

Smart and ambitious streetwear and accessories, available at Galxboy. Photo: Supplied.

Popular Pretoria fashion and lifestyle label Galxboy has travelled south and opened two new stores – one in Mall of Africa and the other in The Zone @ Rosebank. The label known for its bold and expressive designs captures the vibrancy and innovation energy of South Africa's urban culture. Use the Gautrain to get there.

Unlock treasures at Brooklyn Antiques Fair

Unique pieces like this tea set can be found at Brooklyn's Antiques Fair. Photo: Brooklyn Antiques Fair via Instagram.

The first Sat of every month sees Brooklyn Mall host one of the best antique fairs in Gauteng. From jewellery to accessories, ceramics to décor, you can find a wide range of unique and vintage items that are sure to catch your eye.

Antique aficionados at Nelson Mandela Square Antiques Fair

Shoppers at the trove that is Nelson Mandela Square's Antiques Fair. Photo: Nelson Mandela Sqaure via Instagram.

If you're an antique lover looking for treasures closer to home, Nelson Mandela Square hosts an antique fair on the first Sunday of every month. Similar to its sister fair in Brooklyn, you'll find unique and vintage items that will capture your heart. Use the Gautrain to get there.

Dress in diversity with Heart & Heritage

Some of the most popular pieces you can buy at Heart & Heritage in Craighall Park. Photo: Johannesburg In Your Pocket.

Heart & Heritage is a local women's ready-to-wear label that creates beautiful, artisanal garments with unique silhouettes. We visited their studio last week and so enjoyed meeting designer Lesley Kellerman, whose designs are inspired by the city's diversity. At the moment, they are offering a fantastic deal on their remaining stock from the last season to make room for their new pieces. You can shop these pieces at their studio at REEA Foundation Centre in Craighall Park, at Convoy in Melville, or online. Keep an eye out for their collection from the SA Fashion Week in April.

Thule joins The Neighbourhood

Make navigating the great outdoors easier with Thule accessories. Photo: Supplied.

Drawing inspiration from their Stockholm flagship store, Thule's new 110-square-meter store incorporates clean lines and a minimalist look. Located in The Neighbourhood Square in Linksfield, Thule has always been a "destination" brand, with a focus on vehicle accessories such as roof racks and carriers for road sports (bicycles) and water sports (kayaks and canoes). Their Active with Kids range with sport and city strollers and child bike seats makes this store a great pit stop for adventurers to gear up. With that in mind, check out our hiking guide for some great outdoor adventures.

Kimono cool in the city

Fabiana Hoy incorporates African prints in her kimonos as an ode to the place we call home. Photo: Fabiana Hoy via Instagram.

Joburg has become kimono city, with the once-ancient Japanese garment becoming a statement piece of casual cool. To help you ace the look, we’ve put together a list of our favourite Joburg-based designers who have added a local twist to the traditional kimono.​​​​


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