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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.

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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.

Find them at 73 Kloof Street in Cape Town, South Africa. Visit their website at shopcollective.co.za and follow them on Instagram @_shop.collective

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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.

Find them at Oranienstraße 24, Berlin, Germany. Visit their website at vooberlin.com and follow them on Instagram @voostore

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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.

Find them at Kleine Markt 13, Antwerpen, Belgium. Visit their website at stvincents.co and follow them on Instagram @stvincents

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Images courtesy of Master Studio, photography by Sarah de Pina

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.

Find them at 277 Main Road, Seapoint, Cape Town, South Africa – visit their website at sanscommunity.com and follow them on Instagram @sanscommunity

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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.

Find them at 75 Grant Avenue, Norwood, Johannesburg, South Africa. Visit their website at nysm.co.za and follow their Instagram feed @nysm_norwood

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