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The Fringe Arts

An exciting new pop-up store has recently opened it’s doors in the Alfred Mall at the Waterfront. The Fringe Arts is a store and gallery space that is carefully curated by Chantal Louw and Thessa Bos. Together this talented duo has put together a fantastic collection of art, jewellery, decor and craft all designed and made by South African creatives. It’s the perfect place to visit for some early Christmas shopping or just to be inspired and see what South African designers are getting up to. I wanted to list some of the designers but there are just too many involved, you’ll have to visit and discover them for yourself.
The Fringe Arts, Cape Town
The Fringe Arts, Cape Town
The Fringe Arts, Cape Town
The Fringe Arts, Cape Town
The Fringe Arts, Cape Town
The Fringe Arts, Cape Town

The Fringe Arts will be at the V&A until the end of October and after that it will be popping up again at Spier in Stellenbosch, visit their facebook page to keep in touch.
The Fringe Arts, Shop 6 & 7 Alfred Mall, V & A Hotel, V & A Waterfront
Tel:  +27 (0)79 494 1156
Did you spot that strange looking giant red sculpture in the photo above? In the background of the yacht basin… in case you were wondering, it’s Elliot, an 18m tall cratefan made out of Coca-cola crates, about 4200 to be exact! A giant red lego man at the harbour’s edge with Table Mountain behind him, quite a sight. Built by Animal Farm with the aim of keeping the excitement going after the World Cup has left Africa. The World Cup may be over but there’s definitely still a lot of creativity and excitement in SA as you can see!
Elliot Cratefan, Waterfront, Cape Town
Elliot Cratefan, Waterfront, Cape Town2
All photography: by me


  1. Mariska Meijers

    7 October

    What a lovely fresh shop!

  2. colores

    7 October

    I wish I could fly right now to CapeTown… such lovely shops!!! You should be named as shopping ambassador for the city!!! Congratulations!!!

  3. Alessandra

    7 October

    how many beautiful things!<3


    7 October

    What a fabulous shop! And I just love that structure too. I will get there one day and I know just the right person to ask for the lowdown on what's fabulous 🙂 xoxo

  5. Daydream Living

    7 October

    Hi Lana!
    I love that shop! Wish we had such nice stores here in Switzerland with normal prices… And Elliot is too cute! Thanks for showing a piece of SA, I've never been there, so it's nice to see more about it. All the best,

  6. alison (semi-fab lane)

    8 October

    this shop looks so cute and it may be a bit dangerous…on the wallet.

  7. Lena

    8 October

    This is lovely! So wonderful to see all this Cape Town creativity in the spotlight!

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