Where To Shop For Winter Essentials

The mid-winter sales are on! If you still need some winter essentials, now is a great time to go shopping. Here’s our pick of what and where when it comes to mid-winter shopping.

Due South

A warm jacket is a winter wardrobe staple and puffer jackets, especially the gilet type, are definitely trending this winter. Due South has a broad selection of puffer jackets and gilets as well as a great collection of (non-puffy) casual coats. While you’re in Due South, make sure to also have a look at the range of fitted long-sleeve vests. These are great for layering under that shiny new puffer. Due South clothing is quality casualwear but you’ll also find top brand names North Face, Columbia, Hi Tec and Adidas jackets and coats in Due South stores.

Due South outlets are located in Menlyn Park, Menlyn Maine, Brooklyn Mall, Centurion Mall, The Grove Mall, Woodlands Boulevard, Kollonnade Shopping Centre, Forest Hill, Wonderpark Centre and Irene Village Mall.

Details: www.duesouth.co.za  


If Due South is a bit too sporty for your style, you’ll find something more sophisticated at Poetry. With an exclusive selection of puffer jackets and gilets, Poetry caters to the style of the well-travelled and well-read woman. For a unique addition to your winter wardrobe, also browse Poetry’s chic range of bomber, denim and leather jackets. Poetry also has a broad variety of ankle-length and knee-high boots. Keep those tootsies warm, and in style, with the Rare Earth Nude Pippa ankle boots and the Kath Boots available in brown and black.

Poetry stores are located in Menlyn Park, Brooklyn Mall, Centurion Mall, Woodlands Boulevard and Kollonnade Shopping Centre.

Details: www.poetrystores.co.za


When it comes to elegant and stylish clothing, Queenspark is a trademark South African store. Winter essentials from this longstanding label include a range of printed knitwear, sleeveless puffer jackets and longer-length woven puffer coats. The recently launched Cath.nic label is exclusive to Queenspark and adds a fresh, edgy style option to this beloved outlet. Cath.nic winter wardrobe feature items are an asymmetrical black coat, cowl-neck poncho and floral-print bomber jacket.

Queenspark stores are located in Menlyn Park, Brooklyn Mall, Centurion Mall, Woodlands Boulevard, The Grove Mall and Kollonnade Shopping Centre.

Details: queenspark.com


Rage is well known for stunning shoes but their winter clothing range is well worth a look. Winter essentials at Rage include a selection of neutral and bright-coloured coats, baggy and fitted knitwear, and a variety of printed midi dresses. Layer and pair any of these with Rage skinny jeans, available in blue and black, tucked into some snazzy ankle-length or gorgeous knee-high boots. This is a look that will keep you feeling cosy and looking classy.

Rage clothing outlets are located in Menlyn Park, Brooklyn Mall, Centurion Mall, Hatfield Plaza, Parkview Centre, The Grove Mall and Wonderpark Centre.

Details: www.ragesa.co.za

Lily & Rose

A Lily & Rose Infinity winter scarf is a must-have! These comfy knitted scarves are available in thick, soft touch and plain textures, in a variety of single colours as well as patterned designs. The perfect addition to any shirt dress, wrap dress or all-black ensemble, a Lily & Rose Infinity is definitely on our winter essentials list.

Lily & Rose’s accessories range includes earrings, necklaces, bangles, rings and scarves, all available online at zando.com and spree.co.za.

Details: www.zando.co.za / www.spree.co.za


Oh, good old Woolies. The winter wear at Woolies has a distinct athleisure trend. Maintaining a style that is simultaneously sofa- and street-ready, essential winter items you’ll find at your favourite Woolies include lace-up velour hoodies, velour track pants, sweater dresses, satin bomber jackets and lace-up velvet sneakers. Woolworths also has a great children’s clothing section. With a selection of value-for-money everyday wear as well as pricier, distinctive garments, it’s a one-stop-shop for kiddies winter essentials. Recommended Woolies winter gear for the little ones include a hoodie, jacket, turtle neck knitwear, pair of high-top cuff boots, leggings, track pants and knitted beanies.

You can find Woolworths clothing stores in Menlyn Park, Brooklyn Mall, Centurion Mall, Woodlands Boulevard, The Grove Mall, Irene Village Mall and Kollonnade Shopping Centre.

Details: www.woolworths.co.za


At some point, we all have to do some children’s shopping. Whether it’s for your own sprouts, nieces, nephews or a friend’s little one, a piece of clothing is always a better buy than yet another toy. Naartjie’s winter collection includes super-cute and functional girly items like twin pack tees, a knitted hooded poncho, sparkle fleece dress and faux fur jacket. For the boys, you can choose from a parka jacket, bomber jacket and quilted fleece sweater.

Naartjie stores are located in Atterbury Value Mart, Menlyn Park, Irene Village Mall and Woodlands Boulevard.

Details: www.naartjie.co.za

By Jana van der Linde