Must-Visit Stores In Moot And Surrounds

Pretoria Moot is one of the older, more established areas of the city. With a semi-rural feel, some have described it as a mini-Bloemfontein (although you’re not likely to find too many Cheetah supporters around here). We went exploring around this peaceful area and found a couple of must-visit stores.





Ikon Life

Ikon Life is a clothing and home décor boutique in the Waverley Plaza community shopping centre. The clothing and accessories at Ikon Life are a dynamic, quality collection of items that speak to a variety of tastes: here you can browse through a selection of mesh long-sleeve tops, printed cardigans, guipure skirts, scarves, costume jewellery and chunky oversized necklaces. The décor items at this friendly boutique have a French shabby chic feel. Think broaches, fabric flowers, novelty magnets, scarf hangers, heart-shaped tea light candle holders, bird cages and distressed wooden trays.

You’ll also find the signature Ikon Life bath product range in-store; the Bath In A Bottle makes a great gift for a friend or a superb spoil for yourself.

Details: Waverley Plaza, Villieria / 012 332 5423 / www.facebook.com/Ikonlife

Die Geskenke Trommel

Die Geskenke Trommel is a pop-up shop that sells an enormous variety of handmade gift items. This pop-up is essentially a travelling gift shop on steroids. With nearly 400 suppliers contributing towards the selection on the shelves, Die Geskenke Trommel truly spoils shoppers for choice.

Details: Kolonnade Retail Park, Montana / 082 804 1304 / www.diegeskenketrommel.co.za

Something Feminine

Something Feminine aims to provide high-end, quality jewellery at affordable prices. Established in 1985, Something Feminine owners wanted their store to become a classy outlet that could provide a piece of jewellery for a teenager who is looking for something special yet simple for his girlfriend to sophisticated wedding rings and everything in between. And they have succeeded! Whether it’s celebrating life’s special occasions or spoiling your man with a brand name wristwatch, Something Feminine has a suitable, stylish item at just the right price.

Something Feminine is a shop-in-shop outlet that stocks an impressive array of watches. Known as a destination store for watch-lovers, Something Feminine takes pride in a range of international watches available in-store.

Details: Kolonnade Shopping Centre, Sefako Makgatho Drive / 012 940 0333 / www.somefem.co.za



Whitehouse

If your bath- and bedroom are in need of a revamp, do it the Whitehouse way. Whitehouse offers shoppers a broad selection of contemporary bed- and bathroom items such as throws, duvets, blankets, pillows, throw pillows, robes, bath mats, towels and curtains. Whitehouse also has a variety of sophisticated home fashion items from which to choose.

Details: Kolonnade Retail Park, Montana / 012 548 5778 / whsa.co.za

Signorina’s Boutique

Signorina’s is a Bohemian-inspired fashion boutique that also sells edgy home décor items. In the last two decades, Signorina’s has built a stellar reputation as a go-to clothing store that offers useful style tips and unique, quality garments.

Signorina’s often has Saturday Market Days that are a celebration of artist Frida Kahlo’s life. Here you’ll not only find Frida-inspired clothing, accessories and artsy interior items, but also great specials on boutique items.

Details: Frederika Centre, Gezina / 012 330 0530 / www.signorinas.co.za

Eden Perfumes

Eden Perfumes is a leading South African manufacturer of quality, generic French perfumes. The perfumes in this stunningly scented store have a high oil content and are long-lasting once applied to your skin. Oils are sourced from a variety of French suppliers to match the original scents as closely as possible.

Details: Waverley Plaza, Villieria / 012 332 0249 / www.edenperfumes.co.za

Elite Fabrics

A list of must-visits shops in the Moot area won’t be complete without mentioning at least one of the vast number textile and fabric shops that are located in the Gezina and East Lynne area. Elite Fabrics in East Lynne Centre is worth a visit if you’re looking for any kind of fabric.

The shopping centre and store itself honestly aren’t much to look at but is quickly redeemed with the endless options of available fabrics. Here you can find everything from curtaining, tassels and upholstery to velvet, suede, lace and wool. You name it, they have it.

Details: East Lynne Centre, East Lynne / 012 800 1541 / elitefabrics.co.za

By Jana van der Linde