Gauteng is host to some of the finest and most exclusive fashion stores in South Africa. With so many options, the task of finding the best clothes can be quite daunting. That’s why it’s sometimes perfect to be able to shop somewhere where the staff know your name and your personal style. Whether you’re in the mood for window shopping, online browsing or the familiar feeling of shopping in a brick and mortar store, Gauteng has it all.
So, we’ve gone through the trouble of window shopping and browsing to list five of the best boutique fashion stores in Gauteng. Whether you’re looking for formal wear or something for your vacation, we’ve got you covered.
Hannah Lavery is a designer based in Cape Town who produces, alongside a team of known and skilled makers, a subtly innovative and locally grounded line of clothing for women. This lifestyle brand celebrates the clean lines of the body and the intrinsic movement of the materials used. The range features natural fabrics, genuine leather bags and shoes, and softly tailored pieces – providing a complete aesthetic offering to customers. The brand is dedicated to ethical production that is transparent and relational, feeding opportunity into the local industry wherever possible. Although based in Cape Town, the flagship store was opened in September 2018 on the vibrant 4th Avenue in Parkhurst, Johannesburg. With the assistance of artist and designer Justin Brett, the brand created a store that embodies their celebration of subtlety with its neutral palette and clean lines. Justin drew inspiration from the natural textures of the fabrics used in the clothing, the context of the building the store is housed in and the classic stability of the aesthetics of the brand. Hannah Lavery has created a shopping experience representative of the brand and invites customers to experience the unique one-on-one attention that they value in their production process and relationship with customers.
When: Tues – Fri 10am – 6pm | Sat – Sun 10am – 3pm
Where: 34 4th Ave, Parkhurst, Randburg,
Email: email@example.com | Tel: 076 018 8160
Facebook: Hannah Lavery | Instagram: hannahlavery.sa
Established in 1973, D’Oré, meaning “gold” in French, had humble beginnings as a specialist bridal store and over the years has become home to some of the most luxurious high fashion brands in South Africa. Today this iconic store with a fashion heritage spanning over 45 years has re-opened its flagship store in a new location in Sandton City. D’Oré has also unveiled a wide range of both international and local luxury brands which are sold exclusively in store. True to its golden name, the new D’Oré store has touches of Rose Gold throughout the shop. D’Oré employed one of South Africa’s leading architects, Christos Pattichides, from Pattichides & Partners, to add glitz to the Sandton boutique giant. Pattichides’ designs ooze with resplendency, reflecting the flourishing contemporary world in which his clients live. Patrons of D’Oré who have come to know it for its vast range of prêt-à-porter clothing including ball gowns, evening wear, day-wear, cocktail dresses and corporate wear, need not worry about losing household brands such as Escada, Vanessa Gounden, Marina Rinaldi and Bally as they will continue to be offered by the ritzy boutique. D’Oré also has an accessories range to suit all outfits for any occasion for all women who appreciate timeless elegance and style.
When: Mon – Sat 9am – 8pm | Sun 9am – 6pm
Where: Shop U73, Sandton City, 5th Street, Sandton
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 011 783 7316
Facebook: Dore Fashion | Instagram: dorefashionsa
Hayley Joy is a size inclusive ladies fashion brand, offering all sizes, and specialising in plus sizes. The Hayley Joy collections are sized from a small to a 7XL. They are a proudly South African company, manufacturing and retailing all their fashion and fabric collections locally in Johannesburg. Designing respectful plus size clothing is Hayley’s real passion, and her commitment to designing true shapes, for all shapes, is what really sets Hayley Joy apart. You can visit the Hayley Joy retail store in the Dunkeld West Shopping Centre or you can shop online at hayleyjoy.com
When: Mon – Friday 9am – 5pm | Sat 9am – 2pm
Where: Shop 10, Dunkeld West Shopping Centre, 281 Jan Smuts Ave & Bompas Rd
Email: Hayley@hayleyjoy.co.za Tel: 011 325 2488
Facebook: Hayley Joy| Instagram: hayleyjoyshop
South Africa’s much-loved maternity brand, Cherry Melon, specialises in making women feel as comfortable as possible during their pregnancy. They create trendy, feminine and easy-to-wear maternity clothes for pregnancy, feeding and beyond. The soft fabrics and great fit of their designs will support your body and your bump as it grows. Over and above that, they have a wide offering of styles, from casual to work to date-night and more. Cherry Melon garments are designed and manufactured locally in South Africa. They also have an online store with speedy delivery. You can browse their website for a “where to start” guide (giving you maternity wardrobe tips), reviews, sales as well as a gallery of customers dressed in Cherry Melon. With stores in Pretoria (Menlyn) and Johannesburg (Cresta), you’re within a 20-minute drive of their stores wherever you are!
When: Mon – Thurs 9am – 6pm | Fri 9am – 7pm | Sat 9am – 6pm | Sun 9am – 3pm
Where: Johannesburg: Shop U61, Cresta Shopping Centre, Randburg | Pretoria: Shop G120 Menlyn Shopping Centre, Menlyn Park
Email: email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 021 510 1927
Facebook: Cherry Melon Maternity | Instagram: cherrymelonmaternity
P&H Boutique is South Africa’s home of modern African print fashion and the fastest-growing African print retail brand in South Africa. All clothing and accessories are hand-made from scratch with careful attention to detail, using the highest quality African wax print fabrics and 100% dashiki material. P&H Boutique is one of South Africa’s biggest online websites dedicated to African print fashion and facilitates nationwide delivery across the entire country. Because of its outstanding quality and sterling reputation built from years of sound business practice, P&H Boutique has established itself as the shopping destination of many South Africans looking for high quality convenient shopping. Their range includes dresses, shirts, jackets, jumpsuits, skirts, tops, pants and accessories – meaning there’s anything and everything you need for all occasions. The colours and patterns used are indicative of Africa’s rich cultural heritage and diversity.
When: Mon – Thurs 9am – 8pm | Fri – Sat 9am – 9pm | Sun 9am – 6.30pm
Where: Joburg South: Southgate Mall | Joburg West: Westgate Mall | Joburg North: Cresta Shopping Centre | Pretoria: Menlyn Mall
Email: email@example.com Tel: 071 484 2656
Facebook: PH Boutique | Instagram: ph_boutique