Cape Town abounds with luxurious and unique opportunities to tempt even the most discerning shopper. Whether you are looking for something unique, a well-known brand or a classic outfit that seems it was made only for you, Cape Town is the place to hit the streets, markets and malls to find the perfect match for your retail needs.
NEO, located within the luxury Cape Town One&Only hotel, is no exception, offering a range of brands that can be found nowhere else in the city and, in some cases, the country.
Here, the world’s most wanted labels such as Matthew Williamson, ACNE, Temperley and Charlotte Olympia are found alongside equally desirable accessories such as those created by Zoja, Chrome Hearts, Bubba and Bex Rox. The menswear collection features striking items by 120% Lino, Edun and Horiyzoshi, hanging alongside swimwear from Marie France Van Damme and Schlaer. Brands such as Balenciaga, Marios Schwab, Alaia, Josh Goot and Thierry Colson make their South African debut at NEO.
South Africa is also well represented by creations from Philosophy by Jenni Button, Leather Rose and Purple Smoke. A bag created by Anya Hindmarch in collaboration with Lalela is available only at NEO, with proceeds from sales contributing to the Lalela Project in Hout Bay.
With African designers starting to feature on the international catwalk scene, the boutique is right on the money when it comes to the latest trends, while remaining true to its African roots. This is particularly attractive to visiting tourists, along with local hotel guests and walk-in patrons.
Wonderful African Art from Benin, Baka and the South African Ndebele and Zulu tribes, is also showcased on the glossy walls which are embossed with gold leaf. The luxurious decor is complimented further by natural wood covered in slick black gloss and cubic panels, cocooning visitors in svelte luxury at every turn.
A champagne bar and iPod station adds to the appeal and the boutique creates an inviting atmosphere for relaxed socialising while making your choices.
Chantal Kerzner, founder of NEO is justifiably proud of her showpiece, remarking that, “The name NEO, which in many languages signals something new, felt perfect for the entire experience. NEO also means ‘gift’ in the Sotho language of South Africa.”
Image credit: Neo Boutique