Photo credit: Merchants On Long

Photo credit: Merchants On Long

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.

34 Long St / +27 21 422 2828 / info@merchantsonlong.com / 10am-6pm Mon-Fri, till 2pm Sat / merchantsonlong.com 


Photo credit: Mungo

Photo credit: Mungo

Mungo

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.

78 Hout St / +27 21 201 2374 / hello@mungo.co.za / 9am-5pm daily / mungo.co.za 


Photo credit: Missibaba + Kirsten Goss

Photo credit: Missibaba + Kirsten Goss

Missibaba + Kirsten Goss

Boho babes stock up on Missibaba's funky leather sacs and Kirsten's stone-encrusted bod candy at this snazz love-child of the native design duo.

229 Bree St / +27 21 424 8127 / shop@missibaba.com / 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm Sat-Sun / missibaba.com


Photo credit: Africa Nova

Photo credit: Africa Nova

Africa Nova

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 / africanova@iafrica.com 


Photo credit: The Watershed

Photo credit: The Watershed

The Watershed

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.

17 Dock Rd / V&A Waterfront (next to the Two Oceans Aquarium) / +27 21 408 7600 / smallbusiness@waterfront.co.za / 10am-7pm daily / waterfront.co.za


Photo credit: Granger Bay Market

Photo credit: Granger Bay Market

To Market

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).

Granger Bay Market / Granger Bay / V&A Waterfront / +27 83 628 3426 / market@ozcf.co.za / 9am-2pm Sat, till 3pm Sun / ozcf.co.za

Old Biscuit Mill Neighbourgoods Market / 373-375 Albert Rd / Woodstock / +27 21 447 8194 / info@neighbourgoodsmarket.co.za / 9am-2pm Sat / theoldbiscuitmill.co.za