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There’s no debate as to why Cape Town was chosen as World Design Capital 2014—the city’s fashion, crafts, and accessories scene is booming, even more... Read More

There’s no debate as to why Cape Town was chosen as World Design Capital 2014—the city’s fashion, crafts, and accessories scene is booming, even more so since it passed off its crown at the end of its reign. A favorable exchange rate means a shopping spree of the best of South Africa’s design offerings is in your destiny.

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  • 117 on Long

    Local brands A Love Supreme (stationery), Ceramic Factory (ceramics), and ArtVraat (textiles) collaborated to open this unique gallery on Long Street... Read More

  • Africa Nova

    Modern African design is showcased at this high-end gallery, which fills its well-lit split-level space with an eclectic collection of fine jewelry,... Read More

  • Clarke's Bookshop

    Clarke's has been a Long Street institution since 1956, building a reputation among dedicated bookworms as a serious literary paradise. The two floors... Read More

  • Greenmarket Square

    Though it was historically a place where veggies were bought and sold (hence the name), these days Greenmarket Square is more geared toward tourists.... Read More

  • Imiso Ceramics

    Zizipho Poswa and Andile Dyalvane are the talents behind the Woodstock ceramics studio Imiso Ceramics. Don't expect conventional pottery from this duo... Read More

  • John Vogel

    There's a reason hotel brands like Singita approach this designer to commission pieces for their luxe safari lodges: John Vogel's signature chairs and... Read More

  • Klûk CGDT

    Malcolm Kluk and Christiaan Gabriël Du Toit are the doyens of Cape Town fashion. With the late 2014 opening of this Bree Street flagship, Cape Town's... Read More

  • Luvey N Rose

    Behind a dusty pink façade on Loop Street, you'll find a rambling old house converted into an unusual gallery space. Everything at Luvey N Rose is for... Read More

  • Maison Mara

    Fashion buyer Kelly Withey opened Maison Mara as a tribute to the brands she loved when she lived in Paris. Even if shopping for Kenzo, Chloé, and Petit... Read More

  • Merchants on Long

    Heiress Hanneli Rupert is a savvy businesswoman and designer, and her Long Street boutique is a testament to that—the heritage building's antique... Read More

  • Missibaba/Kirsten Goss

    Pick up a handcrafted geometric-print leather bag by Capetonian accessories line Missibaba and mod statement earrings from designer Kirsten Goss at... Read More

  • Neighbourgoods Market

    The original hipster haven, Neighbourgoods has been around since 2006 at the atmospheric Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. In fact, this market is often... Read More

  • South African Market

    Head to this airy, minimalist showroom overlooking Bree Street to see what's hot in the local design scene. SAM proudly carries South African designers... Read More

  • Stable

    Since its August 2013 opening, Stable has quickly became the go-to shop for home décor, accessories, lighting, and furniture by up-and-coming South... Read More

  • Watershed

    Stretched for time? Ever since the Watershed craft and design market opened at the V&A Waterfront in late 2014, harried tourists have been able to... Read More

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