Local is Lekker – Shopping Local in Cape Town

Are you looking for the best places to shop in Cape Town? Great – you’ve come to the right place!

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Every year, thousands of people visit the beautiful city of Cape Town to explore its stunning natural landscapes and diverse culture. But shopping local is one of the best things to do on a trip to Cape Town. From local designer clothing brands, to artisan markets and craft fairs – you can truly shop till you drop in Cape Town! This guide will give you everything you need to know to shop local in Cape Town – from hidden gems to bargain buys.   

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Where To Shop For Local Designer Clothing Brands 

If you’re looking for unique clothing pieces from local designers, Bree Street and surrounds is your go-to spot. This bustling street is home to some of the most exquisite designer stores like PICHULIK, which offers ethical jewellery and accessories made by a team of pan-African women. It’s also home to stores just off it like Skinny laMinx, a fabulous fabric store. Be sure to pop down to Black Betty Jewellers, founded by South African designer, Kristen Weixelbaumer. Her unique pieces blur the boundaries between contemporary and ancient beauty. These stores and their talented artists should be on everyone’s to-do list when visiting Cape Town.  

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When And Where Are The Markets?   

Cape Town is home to many artisan markets, craft fairs and flea markets where locals showcase their artsy creations. Expect unique jewellery, handcrafted bags and clothing suited for every style. One popular market is the Neighbourgood Market at the Biscuit Mill every weekend, rain or shine – it has over 100 specialty stores selling everything from fresh produce, handmade crafts, antiques, clothing items, jewellery and so much more! Another popular market is Bay Harbour Market located at Hout Bay Harbour on Friday evenings and weekends – this market offers live music performances along with a variety of both locally made products as well as gourmet food stalls. So whether it’s a sunny day or an evening out on the town – markets like these will provide plenty of entertainment along with unique finds from local artisans.  

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Shopping local in Cape Town can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only will you find amazing fashion pieces but you’ll also get an authentic glimpse into what makes this city so special – its culture and its people! So next time you visit Cape Town don’t miss out on all these fantastic spots – they truly have something for everyone. And don't forget – when buying anything, always remember that “Local is lekker!” Happy shopping!  

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