January 17, 2013
Fazielah’s top three weekend bargain shopping spots in Cape Town
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
So, it’s the middle of January (or, as our team likes to call it, Januworry) and you’re broke, but you simply HAVE to start shopping for that über-fabulous J&B Met, Swedish House Mafia or Madame Zingara outfit …
Stash those credit cards, my frugal friends, and come and hunt for bargains with me at these shopping spots in Cape Town from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 January, 2013:
Conveniently situated just around the corner from Kenilworth Racecourse, home to the J&B Met, this factory wonderland offers you a variety of clothing options, from the discount ball gowns at Hip Hop Clothing to the chic-but-cheap items at Mr Price.
Take a much-needed break from your retail therapy with great value-for-money lunches at the Fruit & Veg store or trendy café Nino’s while you’re there.
For a detailed listing of all of its fabulous stores, visit www.accesspark.co.za.
Saturday mornings are Grand Parade market mornings in the Fairest Cape, and I just cannot sing the praises of this little flea market mecca in the city centre enough!
You can find everything here, from gorgeous evening wear to sparkling accessories and that too-cute-not-to-buy cocktail dress, for less.
Muizenberg flea market
Sundays in the Mother City are just not complete without a visit to this sprawling market in Muizenberg.
Take a walk along the shore and grab a bite to eat from the many tantalising food stalls, before indulging in a lazy afternoon of browsing through the bountiful jewellery and clothing stands.
Check out our top things to do for free here.