Must-see shopping in Johannesburg

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    Workshop Newtown

    Occupying part of the 1911 Potato Sheds building that is now part of the Newton Junction mall development, this small arcade offers up emerging fashion…

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    Elizabeth Kading is the meticulous shirtmaker at this tempting atelier inside the 44 Stanley complex. She uses fine cottons, some with beautiful prints,…

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    Rosebank Sunday Market

    As well as a car boot sale, this weekly market is a fun place to shop for traditional carvings, beadwork, jewellery, books and fertility dolls. It’s held…

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    Nelson Mandela Square

    Adjoining, and similar to, Sandton City Mall, this large mall is built around an Italian-style piazza full of restaurants. There's also a 6m-high bronze…

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    1 Fox Market Shed

    Occupying part of a former industrial warehouse on the western edge of downtown Jo'burg, this thriving marketplace offers mainly gourmet outlets, food…

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    In a new smaller location on the corner of Ntemi Piliso and Commissioner Sts, Kohinoor is one of the best sources of African music, and sells everything…

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    Rosebank Mall

    If you’re after serious retail therapy, head to this interlocking series of upmarket malls. Central parking is available on the corner of Cradock Ave and…

  • Oriental Plaza

    A bustling collection of mostly Indian-owned stores selling everything from spices to cheap watches to cookware. If you need your mobile phone fixed, this…

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    KwaZulu Muti Museum of Man & Science

    This quirky, highly photogenic venture – always ask permission first – is the most accessible of the downtown muti (traditional medicine) stores. Amid…

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    Market Square Market

    Held on Saturday mornings around the Market Theatre, there’s a lively, cheerful atmosphere here. Although many stalls sell flea-market rubbish, there are…

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    Xarra Books

    This excellent bookshop deals in books on African literature, history, politics and art and has an African music section.

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    Eastgate Mall

    One of Jo'burg's largest malls is located just off the N12, just east of Bruma Lake.