• KLUK CGDT

    Malcolm Kluk and Christiaan Gabriel du Toit decided to become a design duo in 2005, where the well known KLUK label became locally and internationally recognized as KLUK CGDT. Malcolm Kluk was born and bred in Durban, studied Fashion at the Internationally renowned British School of St Martians and proceeded in doing his final year apprenticeship with John Galliano. His counterpart, Christiaan, was born and bred in Worcester and studied at and graduated from the Cape Technicon School of Fashion. The two designers are well known for their impeccable style, graceful designs, and their perfect understanding of the female form and demur. KLUK CGDT has taken South African fashion to another level and has given South African fashion an international flare with their clean lines and attention to detail.

  • Cape Town Fashion Council

    Registered as an industry association in 2006, the Cape Town Fashion Council (CTFC)’s purpose is to represent, develop, support and grow the Western Cape’s fashion sector. The CTFC’s vision is for the Western Cape’s fashion design sector to be nationally and globally recognised and desired for its uniqueness and excellence. The Council represents over 900 members including local fashion brands and industry stakeholders within the Clothing and Textiles value chain. The strategic goals of the CTFC are to provide initiatives that develop and support the fashion industry in the Western Cape as well as ensuring that local fashion designers access, maintain and grow their market share.

  • Smith and Abrahams

    Smith and Abrahams General dealer and Mens outfitters ( S & A) is a tribute and update to the idea of the men’s outfitters that were a mainstay of the retail space in Woodstock Cape Town, going back to the early 20th century. S & A follows the design philosophy behind 2Bop which they term as ‘future nostalgia’-the phenomenon of encountering something of quality and value in the present that one knows one will look back fondly and cherish in the future.

  • Merchants on Long

    Start your shopping spree by stepping into Merchants on Long, a platform of carefully curated African designs – all locally sourced and sustainable – set in a charming Art Nouveau building. Everything in this store is vibrant and stylish, from the much-loved knitwear brand MaXhosa by Laduma to luxury women’s label Christie Brown. Before you leave, enjoy a cup of coffee in store or treat yourself to some eco-friendly Africology skincare products. Nearby gems: Kamili Coffee

  • MeMeMe

    MeMeMe is a much loved boutique and emporium that stocks the best of Ready to Wear South African designer clothing, accessories, shoes and handbags. The company was started by award winning sculptor and fashion designer, Doreen Southwood in 2001, with the goal of establishing an accessible and independent fashion emporium for South African fashion designers.

  • Take Care

    Jessica Harwood took the leap into fashion four years ago, establishing womenswear label Take Care in late 2008. The range offers beautifully finished styles in jersey, knits and woven fabrics with designs centered on pure, soft forms and fluid volumes.

  • Mr and Mrs

    With their love for travel and treasures, husband and wife team Cecil and Sarah Jane Bosman opened Mr & Mrs on Kloof Street, home to a candy-coloured collection of lust-haves like silk cotton kaftans, dainty jewellery and block printed quilts. This store is absorbing; we suggest dedicating more time than you think to explore, as, like us, you’ll probably fall in love with most of the merchandise by Copelia, I Love Leroy and Sitting Pretty. Conveniently located close to Melissa’s, you can stop here for a bite to eat.

  • Mungo & Jemima

    Don’t miss Mungo & Jemima, a firm favourite amongst local fashionistas for timeless, relaxed frocks, feminine florals and fashionable jewellery. As the owners – Kirsty Bannerman and Marian Park-Ross of Good – are designers too, you’ll be sure to find a selection of stylish and elegant picks designed to make the wearer feel special. Nearby gems: Imagenius and Me Me Me

  • Olowsdotter

    With a desire to make people feel good, Olowsdotter aims to inspire people to seek a new level of approval that comes from within. The range uses high-quality materials to ensure a long-lasting product. The pioneering brand promotes a strong environmental presence and is dedicated to Fair Trade practices and natural processes.

  • Township Patterns

    This social enterprise comprises three underlying entities: marketing, growth and development. The primary aim is to create a sustainable vehicle for economic empowerment. Inspired by informal settlements, Township Patterns’s garments are vibrant, fun and easy-to-wear.