The brainchild of retail heiress Hanneli Rupert, Merchants on Long is a unique two-story boutique dedicated to contemporary African fashion. The Art Nouveau building houses an eclectic range of items, such as beautiful woven sweaters by Laduma Ngxokolo, Sawa shoes, Patrick Mavros jewelry, Ardmore Ceramics and Rupert’s own beautiful leather goods line, Okapi. Rupert’s expert eye, combined with her expansive knowledge of local artisans, makes Merchants a requisite for anyone seeking high design that thoroughly reflects the continent’s vibrant minds. Located at the heart of Long Street, escape the busy bar scene after a stint of shopping by heading to the nearby Sky Bar at Grand Daddy Hotel, a rooftop saloon bedecked with seven vintage airstream trailers.

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MERCHANTS ON LONG

34 Long Street

Cidade do Cabo, Western Cape