Festive shopping in Rosebank
The annual #BlackFriday sales have kicked off and with less than a month to go until Christmas, Rosebank is getting geared up for the festive shopping season.
The shopping precinct, centred around our three shopping malls; The Firs, The Zone@Rosebank and Rosebank Mall, is looking especially beautiful with the Christmas decorations up and with hundreds of shops, as well as the Rosebank Art & Craft Market and the weekly Rosebank Sunday Market, Rosebank is the place to be this season to get all your festive shopping done.
Here’s a look at some great places in Rosebank to shop for gifts this year.
An impressive shopping zone with some 150 stores Rosebank Mall has all of your high street shopping favourites.
There are tons of big brands such as H&M, Cotton On, Truworths, Cape Union Mart, The Body Shop, Mr Price and Mr Price Home, Typo, @Home, Coricraft, Refinery, Sportscene, Forever New, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Edgars Beauty, Factorie, Incredible Connection, YDE and Le Cresuet to name just a few, as well as Woolworths and Pick n Pay supermarkets and Dischem and Clicks pharmacies.
Books always make a great gift for children and adults of any age and the Rosebank Mall Exclusive Books has the biggest collection of all the latest titles to put under the Christmas tree this year.
For the best selection of Christmas decorations to bring some festive colour to your home, the pop-up Christmas Shop (level 3 opposite Foschini) is always a favourite.
After such a challenging year, everyone deserves a little time out at the salon. You can buy hair and beauty gift vouchers at Dream Nails, Carlton Hair, Sorbet or Sorbet Man.
On Sundays head to the rooftop (level 4) for the weekly Rosebank Sunday Market where there is a brilliant selection of small owner-run stalls selling unique gifts, and on the last two Sundays of the month one of Joburg’s biggest car boot sales.
Save the date for a special Christmas edition of the market on Sunday December 6 with carol singing and lots of free entertainment and activities for kids.
Rosebank Art & Craft Market
Next to the entrance to Rosebank Mall on Cradock Avenue (opposite the Christmas tree) is the Rosebank Art & Craft Market, one of the biggest craft markets in the country.
Make sure to head downstairs to the lower level where you can find more than 100 different stalls selling the biggest collection of handmade items ranging from impressive beaded sculptures and wooden carved figurines to paintings, hand-woven baskets, ceramics, leatherware, jewellery, colourful African fabrics and bright Afrochic clothing. Many of the traders are also able to make custom designs and run under the motto ‘This is Africa. We Bargain’ you will always been able to get a good deal.
The Zone @ Rosebank
The Zone@Rosebank is known for having some of the coolest local brands and if you have a dedicated fashion follower in the family this is a great place to find gifts for them. At The Space and The Space Man you can shop for fashion and accessories by dozens of small local boutique brands, and next door Big Blue has the quirkiest collection of T-shirts and fun stocking fillers like mugs, notepads and key rings.
Also on Level 1 is ZA etc, a shop specialising in locally made accessories with an African flavour and Dr Pachanga, known for his retro-cool women’s fashion designs. Meanwhile if it is sports labels you are after you’ll find all the big ones include Ellesse, Nike and Puma.
A little pampering is also a great gift idea for someone special in your life. Why not book them an appointment at the Africology Spa or buy a bath bomb hamper from Lush. For ladies make-up kits from MAC are always a nice treat while for men looking for the most stylish cuts there’s the Legends Barbershop.
For art lovers Herbert Evans art shop (Level 2) is one of the biggest art supply shops in the city and the perfect place to pick up everything from paper and paints to crafting materials and gift cards. Opposite Herbert Evans is Foto First where you can get photos printed and mounted, a good place to go if you are looking for a gift with a personal touch.
At the Firs you can find some of the most exclusive fashion labels like Vanessa Gounden for women’s designer fashion and Veronica Anderson for glittering jewellery. The homeware shop Vendage is another great stop for beautiful homeware items and accessories like cheese and baguette boards, carefully sourced glassware, basketware, ceramics, Champagne buckets and other items to add style to any entertaining area.