In the mood for some Retail Therapy, we know just the place…
Grab an insider’s tips on some great shopping spots around Braamfontein’s neighbourhood.
No shopping escapade in Jozi would be complete without a drop-in at the iconic 44 Stanley shopping precinct, which is fast becoming a well-known and well-loved icon in the heart of the city of gold.
44 Stanley Shopping Precinct
Retail, leisure, and art come together in a series of industrial 1930’s buildings, repurposed to create a buzzing district under the greater eclectic Jozi skyline. Speciality health and beauty, food, fashion, furniture and showrooms form the retail backbone of this popular shopping precinct. The ambience is relaxed, leafy courtyards create welcome opportunities to meander through the arcades and savour this inner city oasis. It has been described as the antithesis of consumer tack and a ‘blueprint for future mall development’ (lonelyplanet.com).
Look out for Art on paper Gallery. This gallery opened in 2007 and it specialises in hand-printed, limited edition artworks, drawings and sculptures.
Guillotine by Lisa Jaffee, is a fusion of art and design offering form-fitting and exquisitely tailored clothing. The design style is all about sensual fitted forms, luxurious fabrics, with an emphasis on the architecture of each clothing item. The store also stocks L’mad, Lucy MacGarry’s range of silk printed scarves bearing original artworks.
Stanley borders on a nearby loft development, The Refinery. Once drab warehouse buildings have been proudly converted and become havens for art directors, designers and producers wishing to stay conveniently close to the nearby Atlas Studios, an important commercial hub for production houses and other independent media actors.
Anatomy for beautiful homeware and other specialist boutiques. The thoughtfully curated retail space specialises in homeware, lighting, furniture and kitchenware. The products have clean and simple lines, but are still chic and stylish, and feature high up on the ‘sought-after’ list.