Move over Cape Town — South Africa has another fashion capital ready to show off its most stylish threads.
Brimming with plush shopping malls, cool independent boutiques and vintage flea markets, Johannesburg is home to an eclectic mix of traditional, contemporary and often contradictory influences. Take a look at the best of Jo’burg’s thriving style scene with these fashion destinations.
Located in Jo’burg’s trendy Braamfontein area is the Neighbourgoods Market, a melting pot of culture, fashion and food in the city. The market is home to a number of stalls selling an array of stylish pieces, and you’ll be able to stay up to date with all the latest trends. While you’re there, why not also sample some tasty bites from the artisan food stalls?
A popular fashion emporium, MeMeMe has established itself as one of the best places in town to visit for South Africa’s top designer collections. Known for its curated selection, this stylish Jo’burg outpost boasts pieces from home-grown South African talent such as jewelry designer Janine Binneman.
Market on Main
This weekly inner city market is a local celebration of the best food, crafts and fashion you can find in Johannesburg. With more than 100 independent stalls to choose from, Market on Main fashion foragers will be in their element trying to snag a steal, whether it’s a vintage piece or a locally designed one-off. Plus, for any night owls who don’t want to miss out on some superb shopping, there’s a night market the first Thursday of each month.
Rosebank African Craft
If scouring markets looking for one-of-a-kind stylish buys sounds like your idea of heaven, then Rosebank African Craft Market will be right up your alley. Situated next to one of Johannesburg’s biggest malls, this market is brimming with colorful traditional African clothing and intricate jewelry from all over Africa.
Despite having a few stores dotted across South Africa, The Space in Rosebank is an awe-inspiring and original concept store. Housing hand-picked collections from a variety of cutting edge local designers, the store prides itself on celebrating and showcasing the very best of South African fashion.
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