In our monthly shopping blog, we look at what's new to shop in Joburg, seeking out cool brands, interesting stores, limited edition products, and must-visit spaces to put on your shopping agenda.
In this month's edition, we've got plenty of fashion, a major warehouse book sale and the biggest sportswear concept store you've ever seen. Catch up on August's edition of our Joburg shopping blog here.
Me & B bring clothing for the curvy to 44 Stanley
Launching soon at boutique shopping centre 44 Stanley, Me & B is a locally made fashion label run by a mother-daughter duo who are dedicated to designing "fabulous women’s fashion for young and old with inclusive sizing". Everything in the Me & B range is available in 32 to 44 and their designs include super cute summer dresses, jumpsuits, blouses and trapeze dresses. Keep an eye on their Instagram page for news on their launch.
The Exclusive Books warehouse sale is back
The 2021 Exclusive Books warehouse sale kicks off from Sep 24 to 27 providing bargain-hunting booklovers with four full days to get their hands on a range of fiction, non-fiction, and children's books all at R45 per book. This spring book sale is always a good place to stock up on gifts or just refresh your own reading list. Things sell fast at this event so we recommend you get there early to grab the best reads.
The sale takes place at Rosebank Mall over the Heritage Day weekend and is open 07:00–17:00.
Era by DJ Zinhle opens at Mall of Africa
DJ Zinhle is a major South African house music DJ, author, media personality and with the launch of her own label Era, a fashion designer too. Her accessories label Era specialises in statement jewellery, sunglasses and watches including the distinctive Era signature range of chockers, earrings and medallions. You can purchase the items from the comfort of your home on the online store or if you're the type to try on items before you purchase, DJ Zinhle has launched her first flagship store at Mall of Africa. You can also find Era at Nelson Mandela Square, Soko District in Rosebank Mall and at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria.
Decathalon launches huge Bryanston concept store
Decathalon, the world's largest sporting goods retailer, opened its first South African store in 2017 and has four 'classic' stores across Gauteng in Alberton, Boksburg, Roodepoort, and Centurion. The newest addition to the family is Decathalon's immense Bryanston Sports Hub, a three-storey African flagship store that has everything the avid fitness fanatic could want. In addition to two floors of retail space selling apparel and equipment for pretty much every sport you can think of, there's also a playground for customers to test out products, coffee shop, a regular social running club, sneaker cleaning facilities and a wellness and strength and conditioning centre.
Located at cnr William Nicol Dr and Wedgewood Link Rd, Bryanston. Find out more here.
Peruvian designer label Aguaclara comes to South Africa
It's not often that we get to shop South American designer labels in South Africa and so the arrival of Peruvian luxury label Aguaclara, a favourite among monied sunbathers from Miami to Rio, is a unique opportunity for those who love obscure, hard-to-find designer labels. Made in Peru from Italian fabrics, Aguaclara's designs are inspired by the founders' passions for travel and the natural splendour of the Amazon. The brand has been in Sandton this month showcasing their 2022 collection of bikinis, one-pieces, exotic tunics, dresses, and glam beach gowns at a pop-up at The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. Get your hands on the latest collection until Sep 28 by appointment by contacting Fabiana Hoy at email@example.com or call +27 76 085 6110.