Every person has their own unique style and we sometimes find it difficult to discover the perfect store to buy at. I had the same problem, bouncing around from store to store, until one day when I came across my heaven on earth. Knowing exactly where I can find clothing and accessories for my unique style saves me a lot of time and puts a smile on my face, seeing the end result.
Therefor I want to help you locate the perfect store for your style. In order to do this, we firstly need to determine your style. According to the Figures Modelling Agency (2008: 53-56) there is 4 types of style:
1. Impulsive dresser
This person takes fashion risks. They dress impulsively and can not care less about what other people think. Their fashion icons are people like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Johnny Depp.
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2. Romantic dresser
This person wears soft and feminine dresses and blouses. They wear light and romantic colours and love a flower pattern. Their style icons are people like Scarlett Johansson, Paris Hilton and Zac Efron.
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3. Casual dresser
This person loves to wear jeans and t-shirts. They believe that comfort is key. When they want to dress up, they usually work around their jeans to do so. Their style icons include: Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz and Colin Farrell.
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4. Executive dresser
This person is known for wearing neutral colours like black, brown and white. They always look professional and polished. Their style icons include Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian and Bradley Cooper.
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Now that you have determined your style, see what stores can become your piece of heaven on earth:
1. Impulsive dresser:
Iron Fist – KZN: Gateway (DBN), Idols (Musgrave centre DBN), Soho and Revolution – Pavillion.
EC: Johnos Skate shop (East London), Clash Apparel (Hartenbos Heuwels) and Surf centre (PE).
WP: Grounded (Melkbosstrand), Baseline Studios (CPT), Courage and Candy (Stellenbosch), Rust skate shop
(Claremont), Boogaloos (Canal Walk), Music Cavendish (CPT), Revolution (CPT) and Skatelab (George).
GP: Iron Fist (Centurion mall and The Zone Rosebank), Point Break (Stone Ridge Edenvale), Fast Forward
(Alberton), In Pieces (Bedfordview), Boo- Dna (Monte Casino), Omni Surf (Top Crop Centre), Fantasy
Casual wear (Eastgate mall Bedfordview), Boogaloos (Menlyn, Stoneridge, Brightwater, Cresta, East Rand
mall and Monte Casino), Revolution (Cresta, Festival and Menlyn), Sidewalk Surfer (Centurion, Clear-
water, East Rand, Kolonade, Carnival Mall and Northgate), Surf centre (Fourways), Toxic candy
(Cavendish glen), Full Throttle (Edenvale) and Surf Worx co (Green stone shopping centre).
FS: Rockabilly (Loch Logan Waterfront)
NW: Mighty Irons (Upper Level City Mall Klerksdorp), Sidewalk Surfer (Waterfall Mall Rustenburg)
Zoot – PTA: Menlyn Park shopping centre, Brooklyn Mall and Bylsbridge Promenade (Centurion).
DBN: Gateway shopping centre.
CPT: Canal Walk
Foxy – Sandton City (JHB)
2. Romantic dresser:
Forever New – CPT: Canal Walk and V&A Waterfront.
GP: Clearwater, Cresta Randburg, Eastgate Bedfordview, Fourways, Melrose Arch, Sandton City,
The Glen, The Zone Rosebank and Woodlands.
Limpopo: Mall of the North Polokwane.
YDE – GP: Eastgate, Cresta, Rosebank, The Glen, Nelson Mandela Square, Menlyn, Centurion, Melrose Arch and
KZN: Pavillion and Gateway.
WP: V&A Waterfront, Cavendish, Canal Walk, Somerset Mall and Tygervalley.
EC: Green Acres.
FS: Loch Logan.
East London: Hemingways.
Sissy Boy- GP: Woodlands Mall.
Stockists: Foschini (021 938 1911), Edgards (0860 692 274) and Stuttafords (011 879 1000)
3. Casual Dresser:
Levis – GP: Centurion, Clearwater, Cresta, Eastgate, Maponya, Menlyn, Rosebank, Sandton, The Glen and Fourways.
WP: Cavendish, Century City and V&A Waterfront.
FS: Loch Logan.
Soviet – GP: Menlyn, The Glen, Sandton City and Fourways.
Guess – In most popular malls nationwide. Visit http://www.guess.com to locate your nearest store.
4. Executive Dresser:
Queenspark – In most malls nationwide. Visit http://www.queenspark.com to locate your nearest store.
Wstudio at Woolworths – In most popular malls nationwide. Visit http://www.woolworths.co.za to locate you nearest store.
WWW at Foschini – In most malls nationwide. Visit www. foschini.co.za to locate your nearest store.