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The Rooftop Market at the Rosebank Mall has been a Sunday tradition in Johannesburg for years. A cultural hub as well as a shopaholic's paradise, the market sells a range of art, trinkets, CDs, clothes, jewelry and antiques of both African and Western origin. African dance performances and other cultural programs are also hosted here from time to time.
Established in the year 1987, Grand Hotel Antiques is a treasure-trove for olden day artifacts which range from items dating back to the Victorian times to 1960s collectibles. Along with furniture and memorabilia, one can find old jukeboxes, toys, old musical instruments and radios. Rare and unique artifacts can also be found here.
Located in Newlands, this largish house promises to transport you to a different time. Step in to discover a treasure-trove of objects and curios. From period furniture and crockery to antique artwork and vintage jewelry, the store's expansive collection is impressive. Apart from antiques, the store also offers intriguing collectibles like model cars. The store itself is designed around the theme of a vintage house and is a treat to explore. Don't miss the coffee shop upstairs serving coffee, tea and cakes on Saturdays. Check website for more.
Located in a charming converted old house, Barter and Buy Antiques is a browser's paradise and is filled to the rafters with a cornucopia of lovingly restored antique and art deco objects. Those in the market for something out-of-the-ordinary are guaranteed not to leave empty handed. Barter and Buy Antiques stocks all manner of objects including chairs, tables, wall cabinets, light fittings, clocks and paintings.
Queen Street belongs to the Kensington neighborhood which is one of the oldest suburbs in the city. As such, it still has a Victorian feel to it. The street is lined on both sides by antique stores as well as a few classy restaurants. Its mixed ethnicity and diversity is a sort of a concentrated reflection of the cultural variety of city of Johannesburg itself.