Topshop has finally opened it's doors in South Africa and people couldn't wait to get their paws on all their clothes (some people even slept over to be the first in). I went through this morning and was completely overwhelmed.
The shop is small-ish (if you're comparing it to the Oxford Street Topshop), with quite a small shoes section (I didn't find anything in my taste) but there is a full make up bar and a large denim section!
I found most of the clothes to be very dark and edgy - a lot of gold, black, velvet and studs on everything (!) and I gravitate more towards the plainer items. That being said it is flipping awesome to have the latest stuff straight from London, on trend and will definitely change the way the average South African sees fashion. Price-wise, it's similar to Zara but I actually found some of the items to be a bit more expensive like the blazers were R1000 compared to Zara's R599, and the jeans/pants were around R699 (the clothes are very high quality though and definitely worth the splurge.)
Here are a couple of items that caught my eye.
What can I say? I love the basics.
I also bought some of their make up which is amazing (My favourite red lipstick is from Topshop. It's called Rio Rio and it's the nicest shade of red). Did you know their make up is made in the same factory as Mac? So it's similar quality just a bit cheaper ; ).
Go have a look, i'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed!
So remember a while back I wrote this post about Topshop coming, and had to recall it because it was eventually discovered that it was "all rumour". That was embarrassing, but I can finally say it has been confirmed by Edcon and the House of Busby that Topshop and Topman will be in Sandton city in November. YAY! Let's do a little dance! : )
3. A special delivery to my sister & brother in law - the brand new parents.
4. Vovo telo sandwiches & cold cokes while working on our house.
5. Blue skies through the beams of our home.
6 - 10. Supper at brand new sushi, dim sum & noodle bar in Parkhurst called YuMe.
11. Yesterday we went to Decorex, and there was a stall by RNA (magazine distributers) and they were selling stacks of new (July 2012) international magazines for R10 each - we got over excited and a bought a whole bunch not realizing the commitment they would be on our shoulders for the rest of the day. (Totally worth it though!)
12. Lastly - sky planters! My favourite purchase from Decorex by far. We bought two for our bedroom and kitchen but I think I could've bought the whole shop. They are such beautiful things and add such life to a room.
The Sky Planter is available from Emile-et-Son in Parkhurst, Johannesburg, l-emile-et-son.com, 083-308-7188
How beautiful are they?
What did you guys get up to this weekend? Anybody hit decorex?