Winter is not my favourite season, mostly because I truly dislike being cold! One positive I have found, however, is Winter Fashion. Warm jackets and coats, scarves and stylish boots, almost make the cold grey weather bearable. Naturally, every look requires accessories, so I thought I would share some inspiration featuring my new Daniel Wellington watch. [Read more…]
There is not usually much need to dress up for the weekday school run but I still like to look good. The thing is, weekday fashion should not require too much effort but deliver maximum effect. In essence Casual Fashion should be understated but you should still look groomed and well put together. [Read more…]
I am definitely what is more commonly known as a Shopaholic! I love fashion and enjoy keeping up to date with the latest fashion and style trends, not to say that I only shop the seasons trends but I do think that it is fun, to have a few fashion items in your wardrobe!
I have been blessed with two mini fahionistas as well, so needless to say shopping is a big part of what we do. This is a list of My Top SA Fashion Stores, for adult and tween fashion.
Cotton On – This is probably more a favourite of my eldest daughter as their clothing does tend to be aimed at the 15+ age group. I have on occasion managed to find a few items there for myself but their trousers tend to be quite a narrow fit, not good if you have “womanly” curves! Cotton On also has great accessories, at very reasonable prices. The only negative is they do not cater for the in between ages, their kiddies range stops at age 8, so my 9-year-old cannot shop there. Cotton On also have a great men’s wear range!
Mr Price – Mr P is a great place to find awesome fashion items, at prices that will not break the bank! It is perfect for fashionable clothing that you can wear for one season and not feel too guilty getting rid of, if it is not trendy next season. I must admit I find their children’s range a bit bleak, I do however love the fact that my eldest daughter can quite happily shop from their adult range, as their items are young and fresh and not OTT.
Woolworths – Woolworths is probably the store I frequent the most, especially for items for myself. They have great classic items and although they keep up with the fashion trends, their clothing is still great quality. Woolworths also caters for a great variety of shoppers with the various clothing ranges they stock such as Studio.W, Trennery and Country Road.
Zara – I have been shopping at Zara long before they landed on SA shores and have always loved the brand. I was thrilled when they decided to open a branch at the V&A Waterfront! Although a bit more expensive than the other stores I have mentioned, you can find great quality fashion items as well as great classic pieces. There international sizing can be a bit confusing initially but once you get the hang of it there is no going back!
I will do a similar post in this series, in the future focusing on Kiddies Fashion Stores, so keep a look out for that! For more posts in My Top 4 Series click here…
Exciting news! Spanish retailer Zara to open in Cape Town! Zara will open in the V&A Waterfront, in Cape Town! There has been a great deal of speculation as to whether this major international retailer would actually be opening a store, in Cape Town but the good news was announced earlier this month. As I mentioned in a previous post, Zara is one of my favourite stores to shop at, when I visit London – not that I ever need an excuse to shop! I have bought some truly classic items from the UK stores in the past, so I hope that the local store lives up to my expectations.
David Green, CEO of the V&A Waterfront, says this popular, high street fashion brand will be an exciting addition to the already impressive line-up of internationally acclaimed brands in the V&A Waterfront fold. The new Zara store will be located in the Victoria Wharf, in the V&A Waterfront’s main shopping centre. The brand is felt to be a good fit for the Waterfront which is said to be Cape Town’s premier retail and entertainment destination.
So we eagerly await the opening, which is scheduled for later this year. Further details are still to be announced, so I will be sure to keep you undated on any news.
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How exciting – Spanish retailer Zara will make its South African debut at the newly refurbished Sandton City, in Gauteng, on November 10th! Which is really great news for all of us fashion hungry – style junkies! They are by far my favourite store to shop at when I visit London – as if I need any excuse to shop!
Zara is one of the largest international fashion companies and belongs to Inditex, one of the world’s largest distribution groups. The company was established in 1975, with one store in La Coruña , Spain – they now boast 5154 stores, in 78 countries around the world. Their unique business model places the customer at the heart of their business, which includes design, production, distribution and sales through an extensive retail network.
Their South African based operation will not be franchised; they are entering the SA market through the corporate store route, which will keep retail prices as low as possible. Zara will be sure to bring some, much needed, diversity to the local retail market, with its Spanish roots and European styling.
Zara’s core concept is to provide quality fashion at an affordable price, hopefully enticing local shoppers and promoting healthy competition among local retailers. A bit of healthy competition never goes amiss and will encourage local retailers to up their game!
So I may need to find an excuse for an emergency trip to Gauteng and do a bit of shopping! Hopefully we will soon see a store opening in the Mother City(Cape Town) – the VA Waterfront would be ideal – a bit of shopping, followed by sushi and bubbly! 🙂