The Space is very high up on my list of favourite shops. Chocked-full of unusual items of clothing, eclectic decorating bits and bobs, there is something to inspire even the least creative. At the moment they have fantastic wooden hearts which have been painted with black-board paint and could be used for anything you could imagine. I have used the larger ones as a feature in my study and am keping a pack of the smaller ones for gift tags. They’re a bargain at R59 a pack (of 4 big ones and 6 small). South African star designers abound such as Collen Eitzen, Amanda Laird-Cherry, Sibu Msimang, Leigh Schubert and Miss Moneypenny. From tailored jackets (with just enough detail to make them stand out without jumping up and down) and ethereal summer sunfrocks, it’s all at The Space. Find them at Gateway and at the Argyle side of Florida Road.

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