Black Friday is happening this Friday, 23 November, effectively jumpstarting our shopping spree for the coming festive season.
Here are some of our favourite shops, all selling divine goodies with a creative South African flavour.
This ingenious shop has a range of t-shirts, photographs, handbags, purses, notebooks and much more, all with inspiring and relevant Joburg themes. Their products are very hip and trendy, but come with community consciousness. IWASSHOT started as a photographic project, helping to get the homeless off the streets. Check out their online store for original gifts, or visit their pop-up stand in the Rosebank Mall.
Jewellery from Kirsten Goss in Birdhaven Shopping Centre, Birdhaven
If you are after jewellery, head to Kirsten Goss in the Birdhaven Shopping Centre. Here you will find handcrafted gold and silver pieces with precious and semi-precious stones. All have exquisite delicate designs.
Owner run, Love Books is small, personal and inviting, with a great selection. One can buy a book and immediately start reading by walking directly into the Service Station Cafe next door for one of their fresh salads and a choice cake with coffee.
Vinyl records are all the rave now. MrVinyl stores are popping up all over Jozi. Our favourite one is located at 44 Stanley, which is a haven for shopaholics. At MrVinyl you will find new and pre-owned records and also some festive gift specials.
Retro furniture from Re-Trend in Linden
If you do not own a turntable for your vinyl’s, not to worry – you will find one at the eclectic, vintage furniture shop, Re-Trend. Their furniture is gorgeous and one has to jump to buy a piece as they sell as fast as hotcakes! Their slogan: Mid-Century Modern & Retro Living.