Hermanna Rush was established in 2007 by working mother-of-two Jacqueline Corfield, who aims to design easy-to-wear yet stylish pieces for the everyday woman. The fashion brand is known for its beautiful patterned dresses and tunics, as well as handbags and shoes and Jacqueline is specifically inspired by Parisian style.
Me and You
Me and You is the place to go for ready-to-wear statement pieces and most of what you’ll see in store is locally designed and manufactured. The store was opened by Mishka Morrison in 2012 and stocks exclusive ranges from South African designers. The beauty of this store is that new stock arrives weekly, so there’s always something fresh on offer; plus the ranges are limited – making it extra special.
70 Juta Street, Braamfontein. +27 79 089 6969
HSE of Bespoke
Started by fashion designer, make-up artist and stylist Waseefa Hutton, HSE of Bespoke is all about sophisticated designs and creates beautiful pieces with a focus on elegance. Waseefa opened the HSE Lifestyle Emporium to showcase her own designs as well as a range of items from local designers, and the store is filled with unique fashion pieces aimed at the modern day woman.
Colourbox in Parkhurst is possibly best-known as being the country’s premium stockist of Maaji swimwear. The store also sells one-of-a-kind clothing items and jewellery from local and international lifestyle brands, not widely available in South Africa.
25 4th Avenue, Parkhurst. +27 84 912 4444
Stitch & Steel
Stitch & Steel, founded by Linda Gale, specialises in quirky designs made from authentic fabrics sourced from all over Africa. Special attention is given to detail and items are truly one-of-a-kind. Stitch & Steel sells women’s clothing but also has a fun men’s range, including ties and patterned shirts.
300 Commissioner Street, Maboneng Precinct. +27 7204 5841
Convoy in Melville is a collaboration between six South African fashion designers. The boutique, in Melville’s Bamboo Centre, is a beautifully styled space. Labels like Selfi, Hannah Lavery, Anmari Honiball and MerweMode are for sale, allowing locals to purchase some of the most coveted pieces all in one spot.
The Bamboo Centre, Melville. +27 83 548 5321
Vintage Zionist is the place to pick up a tailor-made, timeless leather jacket. The boutique stocks a variety of clothing pieces but the jackets are really what it’s all about. The one-of-a-kind jackets are made by recycling second-hand leather jackets and each one is unique.