Category Archives: Shopping

Pick of the week: a market a day

  A market a day keeps the doctor away … although it could add to the waist line and might not do your bank balance much good. If you want to avoid chain stores and same-old same-old bland international chic malls, it’s possible to shop until you drop at a different market in Jozi every [...]

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Liz at Lancaster’s Pick of the Week 25th Nov: Piece in the Firs, Rosebank

Piece in the Firs in Rosebank is one of Joburg’s most special shops run by a remarkable woman.  Their printed ‘brochure’ says it all: Expect the unexpected – pieces with attitude where old meets new, and contemporary design meets ancient tradition Started by Eugenie Drakes in 2000,  Piece showcases a variety of South Africa’s exquisitely crafted [...]

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Trendy Rosebank hosts SA Fashion Week

South African Fashion Week  launches the Spring/Summer 2013 Collections at the Crowne Plaza, The Rosebank, Johannesburg from 11 – 13 April 2013. Designers include Black Coffee, Rubicon, Colleen Eitzen, Ephymol, Naked Ape, Lunar, Vesselina Pentcheva and Clive Rundle.  The SAFW Buyers Lounge will be open for a closer viewing of the collections featured on the [...]

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Beautiful beads – exquisite, seductive and addictive

  Necklaces are my thing … so when Joni Brenner started working with Marigold Bead Collective and brought their wonderful products down to South Africa from Zimbabwe, I was in heaven.  Joni, a well known Johannesburg-based artist, has a fine eye for the aesthetic and the exquisite and when her eye for the beautiful met [...]

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The largest second hand bookstore in the Southern hemisphere in inner city Jozi

I’m a sucker for second hand bookshops, actually I’m a sucker for bookshops, period. But if you want a real experience visit the Collectors’ Treasury in Commissioner St in Joburg’s eastern inner city.  It is located in an 8 story building – a very unprepossessing post-war structure, which is slightly further west of Arts on [...]

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