It’s highly unlikely that you’d hear these words come out of many fashionistas’ mouth – what many folk don’t know is that, this is changing.
I was lucky enough to be invited to a meet and greet at the newly refurbished East Rand Mall and I must say I’m pleasantly surprised. At some point I thought I was lost as I walked through and spotted Forever New and Burgundy Fly but the mall’s GM, Petra Foord reassured me that I’ve not teleported to the north, I’m still in the east and it’s all real.
“We’ve always seen ourselves first and foremost as a haven for fashionistas and with the revamp, I’m certain they’ll see it as that too,” she explains.
I live for fashion and bargains and so every time sale season hits I find myself on the Gautrain trekking between Sandton and Tshwane to shop for the latest trends. Thanks to the new and improved East Rand Mall I now have access to over 190 stores at just under 20 minutes.
I literally found myself strutting as I walked through the new mall just because my normal waddle isn’t going to cut it anymore! What struck me first is that the feel of the mall has certainly moved up a few notches with a more modern feel to the space and the fresh flowers in the bathrooms are such a lovely added extra.
What I also appreciate is the tenant mix which caters for all budgets so if you want to splurge on that investment piece, there’s a shop for that and when the budget is low, they’ve got you covered too.
Petra is hushed about what’s coming our way in terms of international fashion brands that are still coming our way – but she promised that the great trek across the R21, N1 and N12 to get to my favourite fashion destinations will be a thing of a past!
I missed out on the fashion show but here are a few snaps and a link to the video below:
Check out the short video from their recent fashion showcase, I’m hoping they’ll hit me up when they add plus size outfits to the next show!