Started as a project space by Doreen Southwood in 2000 this store has become quite the Long Street institution. Individuals with a keen eye for style will find no shortage of feminine, romantic, simplified and nostalgic designs with a twist, many of which featured on the runway at SA Fashion Week.
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“This is a top-notch vintage store offering classics at affordable prices,” says Elle Magazine, “a shop to spend a good part of your day in.”
Ice Cherry is a trendsetting boutique store known for dressing the stars, stocking big names with bigger reputations like Chanel, D&G, Hermes and Herve Leger.
LOVE MILO: Ex-film colourist and avid photographer Nicki Ellis Malherbe established this contemporary, classically Capetonian range of ceramics, lights, fabric and wood products in an attempt to give her striking images a home on functional everyday objects.
MR & MRS: Tucked away on the corner of Kloof and De Lorentz Streets, this tiny MUST-visit boutique store is a treasure trove of beautiful cottons, ceramics, jewellery, furniture and clothing.
Known for its sensational ability to read ahead of next season, A-List Boutique is one of the retro fashion jewels of Cape Town’s famous Long Street. You can dress up or down depending on your tastes, with a selection of dresses, bags, shoes and talented designers.
A kilometre from Cape Town’s city centre, Woodstock used to be home to more textile factories than fashion outlets. But in very recent years this industrial area with mountain views has dramatically changed. The transformation of the Old Biscuit Mill into a hub of cafes and creativity led the way for further regeneration in the area. More recently the opening of the Woodstock Exchange, a collection of workshops-cum-boutiques, cafes and collectives, has bought even more fashion and design to the area..