Menlyn Park Shopping Centre has become a hotspot for the fashion-forward, trendsetting community that has a love for all things African. The Centre, recently named the home of Project Runway SA, is designed to offer Africa’s most unique shopping experience, with more than 300 stores spread over 17 000 square metres. As the largest mall in Africa, it comes as no surprise that Menlyn houses over 21 stores that focus solely on local designers and brands.
“As the biggest fashion hub on the continetnt, we are all about supporting local talent and business. We want to be the springboard that many of our young designers need to become the next international fashion label. Our foot traffic through the walkways gives these local brands the visibility they need to grow,” says Olive Ndebele, general manager at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre.
As local designers, prints and brands receive more international exposure, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre aims to be the one-stop venue of choice for all your fashion requirements. The variety of stores offers you everything your closet will ever need, from T-shirts to chic eveningwear, traditional African prints and designs reinterpreted into modern, trendy garments.
“The international spotlight has been shifted to South African fashion and now it’s time to let our rich tapestry of culture, design, fashion and people, shine. We need to capitalise on this as we see more of our labels being showcased in New York, London and Paris and on many other celebrated catwalks,” concludes Ndebele.
Taking a stand to support locally produced items sets Menlyn Park Shopping Centre apart from its competitors, with this unique shopping experience making it South Africa’s design shopping destination of choice, which will boost both tourism and retail in our country.