It's time to get those festive gifts sorted out, Hello Joburgers - and what better…
Some say that life is about the journey and not the destination … but we tend to disagree. Particularly when the said journey entails spending your Saturday driving from store to store trying to tick off all the items on your shopping list. That’s why we love Oriental Plaza, which has everything you could ever hope for under one roof.
Oriental Plaza houses over 350 unique stores, and loads of those are fashion focused. Kripa Collection is the place to go if you’re in search of some fabulous pieces to update your jewellery collection – think on-trend tassle earrings, watches and rings. They also stock showstopping saris. If you fancy some new footwear, BB Shoes is guaranteed to have a pair that will strike your fancy. For travel bags, look no further than Maryam Leather and Travel Goods for quality travel essentials at a reduced price. Docrat Bros is yet another example of a store that’s completely unique and features a selection of stunning formal hats.
Bites of Orient
No visit to Oriental Plaza would be complete without grabbing a samoosa from World of Samoosas, which offers oh-so-delicious eastern pastries. You simply must treat yourself to an authentic bunny chow or tandoori from the Golden Peacock Restaurant too. Otherwise, pick up some spices to take your homemade curries to the next level at Akhalwayas Masala Centre. But don’t forget to enjoy a little sugar with your spice with a donut from Dunky Donut Bar or a candy apple at Hameeds Café!
Craft heaven, otherwise known as Habimart, offers unbeatable pricing on embroidery, lace, sewing and knitting supplies. If you’re in need of unique fabrics for your latest sewing project, make sure you pay a visit to Pastel Fabrics Land and Moosa’s Sales Room. The latter has even been visited by our very own president, Cyril Ramaphosa. Giving your home the ultimate summer update is made easy with the many homeware stores at Oriental Plaza. From crockery to baking essentials and curtains, stores like Plaza Lites and Décor, Heritage Touch and Best Buy Linen will satisfy all your decorating needs.
Forget about searching high and low for the perfect dress for your wedding day because Oriental Plaza has eight bridal boutiques that have some of the most spectacular dresses … that won’t cost you an arm and a leg! If it’s a custom dress you’re after, M.Qasim will design and make the dress of your dreams. For the grooms out there, Khaliques specialises in suit fittings. Stocking up on makeup supplies for your big day is also a must, and Rio Cosmetics and Ambers Boutique are the ideal shops to do just that at a discounted rate compared to other cosmetics stores. Finally, Kays Bridal has a wide selection of stunning wedding invitations and cards.
There are just too many amazing stores at Oriental Plaza to mention, but we can guarantee that no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it here!
38 Lilian Ngoyi Street, Fordsburg
011 838 6752
Hello Joburg was first published in April 1980 as a monthly restaurant and entertainment magazine. Over the years we have developed a network of patriotic Joburgers that love nothing more than sharing their experiences in this beautiful city!