August 29, 2014
9 Exclusive Fashion Boutiques That Will Make You Fall in Love with Clothes All Over Again
A swashbuckling word-nerd and life-time student of the creative edge, Alessandro spends his time cooking up funky stories and getting his teeth kicked out at Thai Boxing. His geekiness comes in useful where he gets put to work fashioning digital content that sizzles. When not searching for the perfect metaphor, Alessandro hunts for the quirky, the arresting and the powerful, since following Dr Seuss’ maxim you gotta:
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the THINKS you can think up if only you try!”
Half the fun of coming to another city is leaving with more than you came with!
Get your hot little hands on the summit of Cape Town's legendary fashion scene when you visit these 9 exclusivev boutiques:
1. Kat von Duinen
Using subtle cuts to create a striking and refined elegance, Kat von Duinen's original craftsmanship and personalised service has seen her brand develop a passionate following of high-end female clientele. She was absolutely devastating form at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town earlier this year, with an infusion of African-Moroccan style.
Address: Shop 101A, The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock, Cape Town
Tel: 021 447 6582
Known for its sensational ability to read ahead of next season, A-List Boutique is one of the retro fashion jewels of Cape Town's famous Long Street. You can dress up or down depending on your tastes, with a selection of dresses, bags, shoes and talented designers. Check out their blog for a quick taste of what to expect!
Address: 110 Long Street
Tel: 021 422 4844
3. Me Me Me
Another one for the ladies, Me Me Me is a boutique and fashion emporium packed with quirky femininity with a hint of the nostalgic. Their selection of designers is also top notch.
Address: 117A Long Street (corner of Church Street)
Tel: 021 424 0001
4. Ice Cherry
Ice Cherry is a trendsetting boutique store known for dressing the stars, stocking big names with bigger reputations like Chanel, D&G, Hermes and Herve Leger.
Address: Shop 5, Buchanan Square, Pearce Street, Claremont
Tel: 021 829 6513 / 079 522 3648
5. Chelsea Village
An exclusive clothing boutique in Cape Town offers a stunning selection of local and international talent, from Holland to Paris to Italy and back to Cape Town.
Address: Chelsea Butik, 23 Wolfe Street , Chelsea Village , Wynberg, Cape Town
Tel: 021 762 0547
Bold urban chic with an edge, Traffic offers men's and women's fashion with an eye on the trendy youth. It's high-end fashion with attitude!
Address: 195-197 Long Street
Tel: 021 426 0465
7. Mungo and Jemima
A forward-thinking boutique that gives a contemporary twist on classic themes, the outlandishly trendy Mungo and Jemima brings like Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town talents of Selfi and Spilt Milk to the table amongst its impressive selection. We particularly loved these rugby socks on the catwalk from the former at this year's event!
Address: 108 Long Street (corner of Church Street)
Tel: 021 424 5016
8. The Vintage Experience
A once a month event, the Vintage Experience offers bargain prices on your ultimate old-school-is-cool fantasy world. Hand-selected traders bring the best of retro fashion and accessories whilst Cape Town's cutest and trendiest creatures out to play among many a glass of wine!
Tel:082 440 9234
Another vintage mecca, Wardrobe brings the glamour of the grander generations back into swag, with a strong selection of accessories, handbags and dresses from the best of Cape Town's local designers and vintage aristocracy.
Address: 45 Kloof Street, Cape Town
Tel: 021 4222885
If you're a fashion fiend you'll love these exclusive pictures from all the glitz and glamour at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and our interview with the king of dressing hunky men, Ruald Rheeder. What do you think of our list of fashion boutiques? Have we covered all of your favourites? Send us your comments on Twitter!