It became a farmers' market in 1710 and is now the city's best-known flea market. It is also home to many buskers including dancers, singers and musicians as well as some of Cape Town's more colorful and eccentric characters. It is bordered by a good selection of restaurants and cafés with outdoor tables for alfresco coffees. Beautiful old buildings, including the Old Town House, look over the square. The best time to explore Greenmarket Square is on a sunny Saturday morning. Credit card acceptance vary between businesses.
Afraid of Mice is a quintessential women’s clothing store that stocks all the clothes that you’ve wished your mom had set aside for you. The store is located on Long Street at the corner of Longmarket in Cape Town, South Africa. It is known for its unique collection of second hand and vintage clothes that are handpicked by Simone and Bianca Brandi: the owners of the store.
Canal Walk Shopping Centre at Century City is a major tourist attraction and a small shopping and entertainment city in itself. The diverse retail experience over here includes about 400 stores and boutiques that represent some of the best national and international brands. The complex also includes a massive food court with plenty of restaurant, cafes, bars and clubs, 20 cinema halls, an entertainment park, MTN science center, a skate park, a gaming zone and a host of other facilities—Canal Walk has just about everything you can imagine. If all this is not enough, the mall also has a huge multi-functional event space which hosts an array of festivals, competitions and fun activities for kids.
This designer clothing boutique can be found on Cavendish street in the suburb of Claremont in Cape Town, South Africa. Studio 8 prides itself on stocking original and high fashion garments from designers in the United States and Europe. Most of the well-known brands can be found in this store along with some lesser known ones that are just as chic.
Merry Pop Ins is both kid and environment friendly. The store sells an extensive selection of second hand clothes that are well washed, well loved and ready to be purchased. The ideal of this store to reuse provides customers the opportunity to get great clothes at great rates while preventing harm to the environment caused by wastage. This store also has a play area and arts and crafts area to keep visiting children entertained.
Since its establishment in 2010, Babette clothing has grown tremendously and now has a dedicated following. The store features a collection of garments and accessories that are vintage and vintage inspired. This collection includes both imported items as well as articles that are regional designer wear.
One of 18 branches countrywide, Exclusive Books in the V & A Waterfront offers high quality service and a good variety of books, magazines and videos. Amongst other sections, there is a good choice of books on computers, business, art, photography, and architecture, and the selection of magazines - both foreign and local - are worth perusing. Join the Fanatics Club to earn points and receive discount vouchers. Check website for other details.
Vaughan Johnson's wine and cigar shop stocks a large range of Cape wines and Cuban cigars, as well as whiskey and spirits. It also offers professional advice on wine, storage, shipping and new releases. A global export service is offered and six bottle boxes can be packed which can be checked in as baggage, or carried on board. Staff also offer information on wine routes in the Western Cape.
Best described as living stores, Nap is home to anything and everything from furniture pieces to food. The idea behind it all is to house locally chosen, made or designed items that come under the term ‘Feel Good’. Nap was started in 2004 by Carina Marescia and her daughter Tamryn. It has since grown and can now be found in a number of localities in South Africa. To truly appreciate all the store has to offer one must step in through its doors first.
Since its establishment in Greenmarket Square in Cape Town, South Africa, the lifestyle brand Just Cruizin has grown into a formidable name. The brand now has a number of stores both at home as well as abroad. Pure cotton clothing, top quality, comfort, simplicity and versatility, are just a few things synonymous with the clothes manufactured by them. These qualities along with designs inspired by nature and use of lovely soft muted shades make visiting their stores a treat.
This gallery specializes in pieces of furniture and artifacts from China—all sourced by the owner. The unique pieces are brought back to Cape Town and minimally restored allowing clients to re-arrange their homes for optimal health and good fortune–according to the ancient principles of Feng Shui. Pieces date back to the fourteenth century and Global Heritage will export to any international destination.
The name Baraka comes from a Swahili word which roughly translates to blessing. The shop was started in July 2007 and has gained a lot of fame. This shop has an overwhelming range of décor, jewelry, crafts, gift items, vintage items and more. Most of their pieces are made of recycled materials. These pieces are predominantly sourced from small, local and independent craftsmen of South Africa. The shop has been garnered with lavish accolades and has won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015.