Fashion Kapitol

This rejuvenated square sits right in the heart of the historical Fashion District, the home of Joburg's early garment industry and an area that still houses dozens of fashion stores, small manufacturers and fabric shops, which attract traders from across the continent.

The Fashion Kapitol has been created as a platform for young designers to show off their wares and as a place where fashion students and graduates can also find studio space. 

For shoppers the main attraction is the great range of pan-African fashion. For wax print fabrics and the original Three Cats shweshwe (once used by traditional Xhosa women and now an Afro-chic favourite) there is Studio 109, while those looking for the coolest fashions from yesteryear should head to Fruitcake Vintage. 

For African-inspired haute couture make an appointment with Bongiwe Walaza, who also has a store on the square, and before you leave drop by the Fashion Shack for a budget-priced light lunch.

At the centre of the square is a specially constructed catwalk regularly used at weekends for fashion shows. On Saturdays from 9am to 2pm a pop-up fashion market takes place.

Hours: Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm; Saturday 9.30am to 2.30pm; closed Sunday


Physical Address 130 Pritchard Street (off Troye Street), New Doornfontein, Johannesburg
Phone Number +27 (0)11 333 7372