Merchants On Long
One-stop honeypot of African fashion stars. This old-worldly boutique stacks a bang-up-to-date design edit from across the continent. Ones to shop for incl Sindiso Khumalo's bold geometric prints, Lukhanyo Mdingi's androgynous menswear, MaXhosa by Laduma's chunky knitwear and Thabo Maketha's snug wearable blankets; also home to luxe ethical leather brand Okapi.
Heirloom-worthy linens, soft cotton robes and blankets produced by hand at Mungo's very own micro-mill. The Itawuli flat-weave towels are the perfect replacement to your threadbare Turkish.
Insider Tip: Peek behind the scenes by taking a tour of the mill.
For souvies you actually want to take home with you, nip into this gorgeous store shelving a chic and desirable cache of tribal and contemporary African arts n' crafts. Browse the artisan-made ceramics and jewellery; standouts include the potato-print fabrics by women in Hout Bay and Ronel Jordaan's handmade felt 'rock' cushions.
Cape Quarter / 72 Waterkant St / +27 21 425 5123 / 10am-5.30pm Mon-Fri, till 5pm Sat & 3pm Sun / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mega shopportunity awaits at this vast artisanal market repping 300+ Capetonian and South African artists, designers and makers, incl our faves Granadilla, Mungo & Jemima and A Love Supreme. A wellness centre is perfectly posi'd for post-shop trotter relief.
Stock up on scrummy artisanal eats and local maker treats at quintessentially CT Granger Bay Market (Sat-Sun) near the Waterfront and the Old Biscuit Mill Neighbourgoods Market (Sat).