There’s nothing more rewarding than finding a great deal, whether you’re looking for the latest trends or thinking wholesale. Here are some of our favourite places in Joburg for a bit of bazaar bargain bliss!
Are you a fan of samoosas? Colourful fabrics? Shoes? Delicious curries and bargains? If you have answered yes to any of the above then the Oriental Plaza is a must for your Joburg shopping adventures. The Plaza, as it is affectionately referred to, has an array of different shops, from shoes to clothes to kitchenware and then of course there is the wonderful food. Located in the beautiful area of Fordsburg, it is one of the most popular places to shop in Johannesburg, no matter your shopping strategy…
Buy it! We have found some of our most favourite dresses here at the plaza. From colourful loose-fitting dresses that are perfect for the heat of a Joburg summer to big brands at a fraction of the price, there really is something for everyone here. Dive in! Another thing that the Plaza is known for is shoes, glorious shoes – not just the range of shoes, but also the great bargains! Bhamjees Shoes at the west entrance are particularly fun – if you’re a shoe fanatic and enjoy exploring an array of different shoes, then you have come to the right place!
Make it! Moosa’s Sales Room is your first stop, rightfully billed as ‘a feast of fabrics’. You can find it in the central round area of the Plaza, right at the top. Once inside, you’ll be spoilt for choice with fabulous fabrics from every corner of the globe, in every colour you can think of, and friendly service too. Don’t forget to bargain – it is customary and expected.
Eat it! A visit to the Plaza just isn’t complete without sampling some of the delicious local and Indian cuisine on offer. World of Samoosas offers a wide range of delicious samosas – and don’t forget to try a mango lassie too. Yum!
Another great spot for bargain-hunting is China Mall, which is not too far away from the Plaza in Edgardale. China Mall is like a maze – filled to the brim with every kind of gadget, party item or flashing bouncing ball available, as well as heaps of fashion to suit every taste! It is great to shop here for a party or an event as there is a great selection of party decorations and outfits – go wild! You really can find pretty much anything here.
When it comes to factory outlet shops, Joburg has its fair share of hidden gems. Take a trip to Woodmead, where you’ll find the world’s biggest brands at outrageous prices. Retail centres like the Woodmead Retail Park, Woodmead Commercial Park and Woodmead Value Mart are home to factory outlets of international brands like Billabong, Nike, Adidas and Fossil. From camping equipment to shoes, there’s a fabulous selection of goods at great discounted rates to be found.
Never let it be said that you can’t shop ‘til you drop on a budget! Happy Bargaining!