One of the best parts of travelling is experiencing the design a city has to offer, so we’ve compiled a list of local and international concept stores to add to your travel itinerary immediately.
Shop Collective – Cape Town, South Africa
Boasting pieces from 21 local designers, Shop Collective is a one-stop source of the best of South African design. Brands include: AKJP, Thalia Strates, Pichulik, Selfi, Hannah Laver, House of Gozdawa and Nebnikro.
Voostore – Berlin, Germany
In the heart of Berlin’s creative scene, Voostore’s clean aesthetic and precise selection of designer brands and products makes for a unique shopping experience. Fashion brands include: Ance Studios, Loewe, Dries von Noten, JW Anderson, Marni, Raf Simons, a variety of sporting brands like Adidas, Reebok and Nike and a carefully curated homeware section.
St. Vincents – Antwerp, Belgium
A multi-story boutique, café, exhibition and event space beautifully curated with earthy hues and stark white walls. Brands include: Studio Cober, Studio Corkinho, Honest Skincare and Apparatus Studio.
Sans Community – Cape Town, South Africa
Designed by Master Studio’s Yaniv Chen, Sans Community the high-end minimalist homeware store includes an Aésop boutique, organic greengrocer and coffee shop to complete the perfect slow living retail experience. Brands include: Aésop, Industry of All Nations, Rain and many more.
Now You See Me – Johannesburg, South Africa
Perhaps the coolest optometrist in history, Now You See Me‘s concrete exterior leads into a one of a kind space flawlessly executed by Jo’burg creatives Tristan du Plessis of studioA and Jana + Koos. Eyewear brands include: Karen Walker, Mykita, Dior, Gentle Monster and Jaques Marie Mage.