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By Chris | April 23 2007
Shopping in Cape Town can be a vibrant and exciting experience, with the chance to dive into an array of prestigious international brands, unique and trendy boutiques from local designers, and fascinating traditional and local art and crafts.
International designer and luxury shopping can be found at the dazzling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, at Century City’s vibrant Canal Walk shopping centre, and a little further afield in the fashionable suburb of Claremont, at Cavendish Square mall. Trendy Kloof and Long Streets are the places to head for chic boutiques and curios, and are wellstocked with stylish restaurants and bars for when it’s time to take a break from browsing. Take a look at our shopping highlights and listings for a flavor of what’s on offer.
Christoff is an elegant luxury jewelry boutique situated in the exclusive ‘Platinum Mile’ shopping area of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Prestigious international brands such as Cartier and Baume & Mercier are showcased alongside distinctive pieces from Christoff’s in-house jewelers. Personal shopper Shannon Van Staden and the store’s private salons ensure a personalized and discreet shopping experience. Personal Shopper: email@example.com; Phone: +27 76 858 6901
Tucked away on the corner of Long and Church Streets, Mememe has the impeccable pedigree of being owned by Doreen Southwood, one of Cape Town’s hippest designers.
A firm fashionista favorite, it offers chic, contemporary style for women from the most on-trend local names.
+27 21 551 6516
Shop 548, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, 1 Century Boulevard, Century City
The unique and prestigious Kingsley Heath offers sophisticated, exclusive clothing that aims to represent a truly African luxury, inspired by the epic landscape and spirit of adventure that have stirred so many, from royalty to artists to explorers.
Delicate, exquisitely feminine designer clothing and accessories from the owners of the sought-after Nap Living luxury décor brand.
+27 21 419 5364
Old Port Captain’s Building, Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
In the mood for something different?
To sample some local culture on your shopping trip, try the African Trading Port. Housed in the stately, century-old former offices of the Port Captain, this immense three-floor emporium is bursting with beautifully made African art and crafts, with focus on original and authentic pieces from both established and emerging artists, ethically sourced from across the continent. This is the place to go to be immersed in the creativity and spirit of Africa’s myriad cultures, and to shop for a unique piece of it.