Must-see shopping in Johannesburg

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    27 Boxes

    This shipping-crate complex of boutiques, galleries and eateries is well on its way to establishing its Melville street cred. A newly planted park,…

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    44 Stanley

    The antithesis of consumer tack, 44 Stanley is a blueprint for future mall development. It’s a warren of lanes around shady courtyards and features an…

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    Kim Sacks Gallery

    Kim Sacks, a renowned ceramicist and ceramics teacher, has assembled an astounding collection of handcrafted pots, baskets, tapestries, rugs, jewellery,…

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    Market on Main

    Spilling out of Arts on Main onto Fox St is this buzzy weekly market. You'll find the usual selection of takeaway food stalls downstairs (look out for the…

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    Art Africa

    Arts and crafts from across South Africa as well as Mali, Ghana and the Ivory Coast are attractively displayed here – you'll be spoiled for souvenir…

  • Bridge Books

    An independently owned, mostly African literature bookstore, Bridge Books has become a literary meeting place for Jo'burg's top local authors. The books…

  • Krag Drag/The Strong One

    Krag Drag, which means 'the Strong One' in Afrikaans, is easily the best place in Jo'burg to shop for locally made gifts. Cleverly designed T-shirts,…

  • African Flavour Books

    Part of a burgeoning African literature scene in Jo'burg, African Flavour Books offers an extensive selection of fiction and non-fiction by Africans and…

  • August House

    Smack in the middle of downtown Jo'burg, August House is notable for both its location and its incredible selection of high-end South African art. Home to…

  • Chocoloza

    A haven for chocolate-lovers, Chocoloza produces handmade chocolates that are melt-in-your-mouth heaven. From zesty ginger, honey and lime to decadent…

  • Art Eye

    Once you've got over the panoramic views from this 5th-floor gallery's windows your eyes will pop at the diversity of creative works on display in this…

  • Bryanston Organic Market

    Arts and crafts are on offer here, but the main attraction is the splendid organic produce. There are five cafes as well and often live music.

  • Rosebank Arts & Crafts Market

    If you're not around for the Rosebank Sunday Market then this basement arcade is packed to the ceiling with stalls selling very similar if not identical…

  • Amatuli

    A treasure trove of pan-African arts, crafts and interior design pieces, Amatuli is the place to head if you're looking for anything from a Zulu headdress…

  • Iwasshot in Jo'burg

    This hip social project fosters creativity, provides locals with jobs and recycles trash into fun souvenirs including bags, picture frames and cushion…

  • Fama Deli

    Fama Deli, hidden in the suburb of Lorentzville, is impossible to miss with its sign proclaiming: 'Bienvenidos a la Jamonopolis de Johanesburgo'. This…

  • Collectors Treasury

    The southern hemisphere's largest bookshop is a curious affair. Some two million volumes and around half a million LP records and other collectables are…

  • David Krut Bookstore

    David Krut offers a wide selection of art books along with local fiction and non-fiction. Also an art gallery, it hosts regular exhibitions of local…

  • Neighbourgoods Market

    It's mainly about grazing and hanging out at this two-storey brick warehouse, which fills with artisan purveyors and their foodie fans every Saturday…

  • 99 Juta Street

    An art deco-style building covered in pink and green tiles, 99 Juta is home to several of Jo'burg's top local product designers, including the wildly…