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A unique shopping center, where every shopkeeper owns their store, Oriental Plaza is a true bargain hunters destination. Over 360 shops are housed here, each offering its own unique array of bargains, and best of all, bartering is expected, so the best deals are always within reach. Everything from exotic jewlery, to bright and beautiful fabrics, to spices and toys are available, making this a one-stop center for just about anything you might need. A variety of restaurants are also located at the center, with such delicious options as samoosas, candy, and curry. Contact each shop owner for information about their store. A full directory can be found on the center's website.
At American Swiss, all that glitters is not gold, at least not all of it. It may be platinum or silver for that matter, but you can be rest assured when stepping into one of the 192 American Swiss stores nationwide that quality is the highest priority. Since its modest inception in 1896, American Swiss has mushroomed into one of the largest jewelery chains in the country. In addition to its range of bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings, local and foreign watches are stocked.
The large Woolworths store, at the intersection of Eloff and Market Streets is a popular shopping venue in Marshalltown. The Woolworths stores are presently spread all over Johannesburg, in most neighborhoods of the city. Woolies, as they are nicknamed, are often claimed to be Marks and Spencers of South Africa. These department stores boast of a expansive inventory that includes apparel for men and women, clothes for children of all ages, footwear and other accessories, gifting items, groceries, fresh produce, food products, packaged food items and lots more.
Liebermann Pottery Gallery has everything you could possibly need to turn your front yard into a beautiful garden or spruce up your house with a few pots and urns. Opened in 1956 by Sammy Liebermann, the shop has two branches, one in Cape Town and the other in Johannesburg. From Urns, fish ponds and platters to rustic pots and rare porcelain there's lots to explore here. Bonsai enthusiasts will be delighted at their collection.
A branch of the department stores, Woolworths, Woolworths Food offers an extensive inventory dealing with fresh food, groceries, produce and much more. With outlets all over the city, these supermarkets are more or less a household name. Located on at the intersection of Harrison & Main Streets, their Marshalltown outlet is a popular shopping space when it comes to daily grocery and kitchen shopping. The prices are just right and the open hours are long (7a onwards on weekdays and 8a onwards on Saturday).
Located in the middle of Johannesberg is Fordsburg Square which is a chiefly Indian market. The marketplace and square have historical significance as being important strategic points during the Rand Rebellion by the miners of black gold in 1st January, 1922. Today, you can shop for Indian fabrics, basmati rice, fragrant incense, exotic spices and more. Sip on chai from shops and stalls and nibble on kebabs from food stalls. All in all the winding streets of this market is perfect for spending some time exploring the Indian culture which has thrived in South Africa since the Colonial times.