event / lifestyle / 09/11/2011

Zara South Africa launch

Earlier this evening I attended the Zara South Africa launch in Sandton City, which makes it the 80th country that Zara has expanded into. It is also one of the largest stores worldwide and covers more than 2,700 square meters; and has a nice airy feel to it. 


If you’ve never been to a Zara store before, you will absolutely love how each rack has matching accessories to go with the look you want: shoes, handbags, scarves, etc. What you will love even more is the pricing – vests from R79, t-shirts from R99, jeggings from R299, jeans from R349, dresses from R499 and loads more. No more paying almost triple that price for jeans!

*EDIT* – The store includes women’s, men’s and kids wear. 

Here are some pics from the store (taken on my phone).

Studio line (pink shoes displayed on the top made exclusively for Johannesburg/South Africa):

Zara is open to the public from tomorrow, 10 November, in the new extension of Sandton City (upper level, by the Woolworths).

Happy shopping!



Nafisa Akabor
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  • All amazing. Except for the fact that I have to fly for two hours to shop there. Boo hoo 😉
    Nice review though, N.

  • dude, it will be totally worth it! 😀

  • Awesome. Guess where Im going looking for a dress for the retinue im in next year? 🙂

  • You should start ‘looking’ tomorrow 😉 They will be getting new stock brought in twice a week. And if you see something you like, buy it immediately!

  • Good tip. Thanks 🙂

  • Zeenat

    Any word on a cape town store???

  • They didn’t say anything as far as I remember.

  • Itumeleng Sekhu

    wow, the clothes are totally mind blowing…so matured bt still sophisticated, I’m so going to shop till i drop on the floor!!!

  • When Dion Chang said it was going to be game changer in SA, he was so right!

  • I know, right! And any excuse to see Jozi. I love shopping at Zara when I’m overseas… Affordable clothing that’s great quality.

  • kelly

    Did they mention anything about opening a Durban store at Gateway? so excited anyway!

  • Wow cool!.. So going there this weekend!… 🙂

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  • Zac

    It’s like 99% womens clothing though 🙁

  • Zac – sorry, I forgot to add that they have mens wear; as well as kids.

  • @Kelly – nope, they didn’t say anything about a Durban store.

    @Razia – you won’t regret it! 🙂

  • I was surprised that they have SO MUCH menswear 🙂

  • Large kids section too!

  • I was completely underwhelmed. There were a few pieces I wouldn’t mind owning, but I’m concerned about the sizes. Things look small and short – couldn’t even find shoes in my size! And a lot of the nice bits were a bit to bling for every day wear.

    I loved the caped dress we saw on entry, but the fact that the cape only covered one arm, made it look like they ran out of fabric halfway through. Maybe I’m just not fashionably evolved enough. Oh well; each to his own 🙂

  • Sindiswa Mbhotwe

    I am so exited that we will have our own store in KZN, Will you keep me updated as to when will this be launched. I have saved enoughto shop for my kids and myself

  • Oh Oh man the store is on top of the world, i”m telling, but i was suggesting maybe if they could make it up for Durban also Gateway would be the perfect place.

  • For those who asked, the Zara store in Gateway, Durban is opening on Friday, 2 March at 9am. Happy shopping, ladies! 😉

  • Angela Silva

    Love the clothes, schoes, handbags, belts, you name it Zara. I love. Have shopped at Zara when I am overseas and will definately do so in Sandton City.

    • Thanks for stopping by Angela!

      • Angela Silva

        Was at the Sandton City store yesterday. What a thrill.

  • stella

    when are they opening ZARA shop at Eastgate Mall

    • Hi Stella. Thanks for visiting. I’m not sure when they are opening other branches. Check with Eastgate directly as they’re more likely to have accurate info about new tenants.

  • thandeka

    afternoon I heard there`s a new Zara store to open at Eastgate mall please help about more information about applying fore a job where can I place my CV for the new store please help me…THANK YOU Vangile Radebe