Tread + Miller – Buy product on line!

Tread + Miller – Buy product on line!

A few weeks ago at the end of January 2016 I walked past the new Tread + Miller store in the Canal Walk mall. Although I was on my way to an appointment I could not stop myself from pausing briefly to look at a pair of men’s leather boots which caught my eye in the window. It was an Arthur Jack Preston boot in a dark brown colour priced at R1499. I really liked them and wanted to buy a pair as soon as possible. Unfortunately I never got…

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Edgar’s – No improvement!

Edgar’s – No improvement!

On 1/11/2015 I wrote a blog “Edgars – an unwanted shopping experience”.  My main point was the extremely poor customer service with very few untrained staff members to be found in any Edgars store. Yesterday I read the below post from a friend on Facebook…….(5/01/2016) “How Edgars expects to survive this economy with thier shocking service and retailers like H&M around is beyond me. I currently have +/- R800 of merchandise and cosmetics in my hand and have spent 15 minutes trying to pay cash for it. Now at the…

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Cotton On – Congratulations you have done a great job.

Cotton On – Congratulations you have done a great job.

Firstly let me say to Cotton On congratulations you have achieved amazing progression in a foreign country and taught the local retailers a lesson in thier back yard! Cotton On is a global brand with its roots in Australia. In 2011 it opened its first store in South Africa with a range of merchandise and price points the local consumers fell in love with. It was not long before the rapid expansion started, into top malls dominating the young fashion gap missed by SA retail stores such as Mr Price,…

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Shoes. – A simple tip for Men!

Shoes. – A simple tip for Men!

Over the years I have traveled on many domestic flights to most cities in South Africa. While in the business class lounge, or standing on the bus on the way to the aircraft, I should probably have been doing what everyone else was…..checking my mobile phone. I must admit I wasn’t. What I was doing was checking out what passengers were wearing on their feet. This became an obsession with me as I was so shocked at the style of footwear especially men, which were being worn by guys in…

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Tread + Miller – latest footwear retailer in Canal Walk

Tread + Miller – latest footwear retailer in Canal Walk

It’s always exciting when new retail concepts open in our South African malls. This is especially so when the new store has also managed to create a unique experience you won’t find from its competitors. Tread + Miller is in this category opening it’s doors in the Canal Walk shopping mall downstairs next to Foschini. The store is focused on a range of men’s footwear and also offers a small selection of Ladies shoes . It definitely has a masculine feel when you enter the store driven by the rich…

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Shopping at H&M

Shopping at H&M

As not everyone has the opportunity to visit the exciting new H&M store at the V&A waterfront in Capetown I thought I would do a little shopping and show you some items I bought. Firstly I just want to mention unlike shopping in Edgar’s, H&M have an abundance of sales associates. In fact they possibly have far too many however it confirms the attitude of this retailer, customer service is very important to them. Summer is arriving so a pair of new shorts would be a requirement. After browsing through a…

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Cape Union Mart – A retail gem!

Cape Union Mart – A retail gem!

As more and more global retailers arrive in South Africa to offer new ranges of merchandise, the local retail businesses are continually put under pressure to increase performance. A jewel in the crown of local retailers, Cape Union Mart stands out as a very together business. The range of product and quality of merchandise pushes them to the top of the customers Shopping list. Living in Capetown and going to outdoor events during the winter months, I am always amazed by the amount of people I see wearing the locally…

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