Discover Cape Town fashion at its finest on this 4-hour tour of the capital’s most exciting boutiques and design studios. Traveling by air-conditioned minibus and by foot, your fashion tour includes visits to four boutiques and design studios where you’ll meet some of the city’s most talented designers. Visit quirky shops like Thulare Monareng’s Fashion Deli and see an eclectic array of African merchandise at Hanelli Rupert’s Merchant on Long.
Home to South Africa’s style elite, Cape Town has always embraced fashion to its core. Boasting a rich history of bespoke tailoring, the city has evolved from a place where everyone’s relative was a seamstress or wholesaler, to a city where cutting-edge fashion designers fight for recognition on the international stage.
On this 4-hour tour, meet your guide for a welcome drink, and then set out by minibus to meet the people at the forefront of Cape Town fashion, learning about the city’s street style and trends. Your exact itinerary is decided on the day, but you’ll definitely visit at least four boutiques or design studios where you'll meet the designers. A full list of places that you may visit can be seen in the Itinerary section below.
Visit creative hotspots like Thulare Monareng’s Fashion Deli, a concept store where you can browse for clothes in the same way you’d shop for groceries. Displayed in soda crates and fruit racks, Monareng’s urban street wear is inspirational as well as eye-catching.
Cape Town’s Olive Green Cat is a studio, home to an up-and-coming design duo. Check out their innovative jewellery range, comprising Perspex cuffs and delicate earrings, and speak to the designers themselves about fashion in the city.
Head over to Long Street to browse its independent boutiques with your guide and see for yourself why so many consider it as the creative heart of the capital. Visit the famous Merchants on Long shop, owned by Cape Town fashionista Hanelli Rupert, and marvel at its tantalizing merchandise, sourced solely from Africa.
After four hours of touring the city’s fashion hotspots, your guide will drop you (and any shopping bags) back at the start point in central Cape Town.