General Business Links

The Long Street Antique Arcade

This wiggly windy 'mall' plays host to a myriad different antiques and collectibles stores bearing a diverse range of potential gifts ranging from maritime ephemera to books, jewellery, crystal glassware and crockery. There's pretty silverware and porcelain knick-knacks - so all magpies out there beware! On Fridays the market outside adds an extra bargain-hunting element...

Rhubarb Room

Rhubarb Room For quality decor, fashion and lifestyle spoils, often with a romantic or country edge, visit this lovely store situated on the edge of the Bo-Kaap, easily recognizable for its cheerful red and white striped awning, look out for items from pretty scented candles to wonky edged ceramics, beribboned jars of bath salts and vintage stationery. A good stop if you're shopping...

Imagenius

Imagenius This through-the-looking-glass type space is crammed full of owner Jacqui Hunter's delightful finds — from turn-the-key collectible tin animals to hand-hewn ceramics, Tord Boontje flatpack metal garlands, jewellery by top local talents and kitsch and quirky doodads to make you smile. A Long Street delight! Hours: 9.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri; 9.30am-1.30pm Sat.

Church

The owners and crew at this zany shop on historical Church Square believe in the old adage: ‘A change is as good as a holiday’. Set up by a renowned local design group and owned by Peet Pienaar and Hannerie Visser, this gift shop is no run-of-the-mill. Catering for a large range of people, their stock is widely sourced and guaranteed to surprise. They also change the look...

Avoova

Avoova Enjoying prime location on the corner of Shortmarket and Bree, this shop showcases the A fro-contemporary creations of Cape- and Karoo-based artists and designers, most notably intricate, mosaic pieces made with shards of ostrich egg shells salvaged from farmers. Hours: 9.00am-5.00pm Mon-Fri; 9.00am-1.00pm Sat.

Mali South

If a taste of Africa is what you want to inject into your wardrobe, then make a beeline for this authentic store where bespoke suits, shirts and ensembles are made up for you in a slew of Malian fabrics by Meiga abdulaye and his team. Plain shirts take 24 hours tocomplete while you’re looking at around two or three days if you'd like one embroidered.

Bonafide Clothing

Bonafide Visit this cool spot for on-trend international labels including the likes of cult Australian sports and leisure brand Mooks, street-smart label Carhartt for hoodies and other week end wear essentials. Look out for streetwear by Tom Ford and Adidas and don't forget to stock up on bikinis by Love Water Love for your beach babe. Hours: 9.00am-6.00pm Mon-Fri; 9.00am - 3.00pm...

Merry Pop Ins

Merry Pop Ins You'll find slightly used clothes, cots, prams, toys and all the paraphernalia in between that comes with having kids. This store has plenty to offer for the bargain hunters out there. Hours: 10.00am-6.00pm Mon-Fri; 10.00am-2.00pm Sat. No- Credit Cards are accepted.

Olive Green Cat

Olive Green Cat Take two local talents with differing but complementary jewellery styles and team them in one studio and you have many a happy devotee. Ida-Elsje is a whiz at engagement and dress rings and Philippa Green has garnered a reputation for her resin and Perspex diamond combinations. They specialize in bespoke work but sell off-the-peg too. Hours: 8.00am-5.00pm Mon-Fri; Sat by...

Bead Merchants

Hundreds of years ago, beads were a source of payment on the African continent and the sense of wonderment they inspire continues at these sibling stores where shoppers are given a tray and encouraged to fill it with all the sparkly 5 baubles their hearts desire. They also have all the paraphernalia you'll need to make your own jewellery at home but off-the-peg pieces are...

Photo STAA

Photo STAA This photographic and video quipment store has been around since. 1940 and its central location could not be better for visitors that need gear or advice in the nick of time. They are also accredited insurance replacement retailers. Great camera sales and developing service all in one convenient space. While they stock all the top brands they are more than happy to...

Incredible Connection

This shop has all the computer stuff you could ever imagine - from the latest version of The Sims to firewire cables, USB ports, computer bags, stands, faces and printers. Oh, and a huge selection of PCs and laptops too. Hours: 8.00am-5.30pm Mon-Fri; 9.00am-2.00pm Sat; 10.00am-1.00pm Sun.

Cameraland

The clue to what it is that they sell is in the name, of course. Selling all the camera brands and accessories, this store is perfect for those getting into photography as well as for more serious photographers. The staff are knowledgeable and will be able to point you in the right direction or answer even the mast trivial of questions. Hours: 8.00am-5.30pm Mon-Fri; 8....

Food Lover's Market

This lovely food stop is the perfect place to pause if you're looking for a healthy for hearty meal. Choose from salads, sandwiches or pasta to go, or take a delicious home-cooked ready-made meal there’s also a sushi bar, fresh produce and other basics to stock up on. Be warned though; it gets crazy busy around lunch time so best get there a bit early. Hours: 7.00am-6....

Chefs Warehouse and Cookery School

This sexy new store is the retail arm of Liam Tomlin's popular cookery school where top chefs demonstrate a variety of skills while foodies scribble furiously, committing their secret to memory. You'll find all the accoutrements that all the best chefs swear by - from the knives to the suitably shiny copper pots and crisp white chef's jackets too. Quirky finds for the...