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Top Choice Shopping Centre in Johannesburg

27 Boxes

It took a while for this shipping-crate complex of boutiques, galleries and eateries to find its feet but it's now well on its way to establishing its Melville street cred. A newly planted park and fun kids' playgro…
Top Choice Market in Johannesburg

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 one serving delicious cups of Ethiopian coffee or spiced tea…
Top Choice Mall in Johannesburg

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 eclectic collection of local designers and speciality boutiques …
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Soweto

Thesis

Typifying the new Soweto are the crew who run Thesis, a streetware brand selling colourful design T-shirts and hats made locally. Next to the boutique is an excellent cafe where you can sample shawarma, burgers and …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Johannesburg

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 choice whether you're in the market for a carved wooden mask, bead…
Homewares in Johannesburg

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 to kinti cloth from Nigeria or carved masks from Madagascar …
Chocolate in Johannesburg

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 salted caramel ganache, there is something for everyone. The man…
Fashion & Accessories in Johannesburg

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 covers. It also uses urban photography to decorate various stati…
Books in Johannesburg

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 piled high and scattered over nearly every crevice and corner …
Food in Johannesburg

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. Upstairs you can grab a bench, groove along to the DJ, watch the …