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Take something home with you and discover why Cape Town is ranked as one of Africa’s top design cities

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Cape Town is a fashionable city and a visit to the Mother City means you need to be on the lookout for all the talented local artistes that call the city home. Here’s our list of design stores not to miss – from jewellery and fashion to interiors. Arts, Crafts and Interiors Skinny LaMinx Heather Moore’s iconic brand, Skinny…

The Cape Town Diamond Museum and the Shimansky Diamond Experience at the V&A Waterfront is a must. The song goes that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. No argument there, because I’ve never met a girl who doesn’t like something with a nice sheen to it. But then they work pretty well for guys too, particularly when they’re trying to…

Found in Cape Point, you can purchase a variety of memorabilia at this Cape Town gift shop.

If you’re looking for the perfect South African gift for your partner, family, friends, or simply for yourself, Baraka Gifts & Décor has a little something for everyone. Baraka is a treasure trove of arts, crafts, jewellery, décor and accessories, with highlights ranging from African paintings to the biggest selection of scarves in Cape Town.

Cape Cobra Leathercraft is a three-generation family-run business that designs, develops and produces exquisite handcrafted leather goods. Find a range of timeless and elegant handbags, evening bags, briefcases, belts, wallets and other leather accessories.

First Diamonds offers a personal and unique shopping experience in the heart of Cape Town. Now you can buy directly from one of the most trusted first-hand traders in the South African diamond industry. Visit our wholesale offices for the ultimate private buying experience. Our industry experts will personally welcome you and give you the opportunity to view our extensive…

Royal African Diamonds is Africa’s most exclusive diamond showroom, and is not to be missed for any gem enthusiast or those shopping for engagement rings, anniversary gifts and special pieces.

African music has a uniquely vibrant and beautiful sound, and the aim of African Cream Music is to share this sound with the rest of the world. African Cream is an independent record label based in Johannesburg with an online music store where they sell a selection of some of the best artists the continent has to offer.

With 35 years of experience, African Gems and Minerals are veterans of their industry. They deal in every aspect of gemstones, crystals, fine minerals, fossils, antique mining memorabilia and lapidary. Visit the website to browse the online catalogue.

Afrogem, since 1966, has flourished in its role of being a semi-precious stones shop in South Africa, selling products such as diamonds, tanzanite and gemstones. A beautiful showroom plays host to guided tours in English, Afrikaans, German or French, where you can take stock of jewellery, facetted stones, carvings, minerals and more.

The owner and founder of Luthii Leather Bags and Accessories is committed to providing luxury leather Cape Town products. All are designed and crafted by industry experts with decades of experience, creating work that takes on its own character as it ages.

What better way to indulge yourself than by browsing through unique and bespoke Cape Town craft. For those with discerning taste and a flavour for the exquisite, Avoova produces hand-crafted décor and interior pieces clothed in a mantle of ostrich eggshell. Along with decorative accessories, there are also larger interior pieces.

The warmth and comfort of Cape Alpaca goods is spun from locally-farmed and bred herds of the animal so as to create yarns, throws, rugs and knitwear. Also coming out of the Quenti Alpaca & Mill are stylish ponchos, baby blankets for the little ones as well as cosy socks and scarves.

The Cape Craft & Design Institute (CCDI) is a non-profit organisation and key role-player in the development of creative businesses in the Western Cape. CCDI support the local crafting community, from the production of ceramics and bead products to wire works, wood sculptures, textiles and more.

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