Cool fat girl clothes in Capetown?
January 23, 2008 2:37 PM   Subscribe

Can you recommend a plus-size clothing store in Capetown?

I'm holidaying in Capetown, South Africa, in a couple of weeks and would like to buy some new duds. I'm wondering if anyone with local knowledge can recommend a Capetown store or chain that sells cute plus-size women's clothing with a youthful, fashionable edge? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated since Google has been less than helpful in my enquiry.
posted by hot soup girl to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (7 answers total)
My girlfriend's friends have recommended Jet in the past. There's a Jet store in nearly every mall I've been to in Pretoria, but I can't remember seeing one when I was in Cape Town (then again, we were only really shopping at the Waterfront so you'd probably have better look in the centre of town).
posted by macdara at 3:56 PM on January 23, 2008

'Look'? Of course I meant 'luck'.
posted by macdara at 3:57 PM on January 23, 2008

I don't really have anything to add other than to say that you're going to be in for a wonderful time! One of my best friends lives in Cape Town and I spent a month there once a few years ago and that was the best month of my life. It's so beautiful and the people there are awesome. You will see a lot of poverty though, which is kind of heartbreaking.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 8:26 PM on January 23, 2008

I live in Cape Town and while I think it's one of the greatest cities in the world I don't have much luck buying clothes here.
That being said you can try Mr. Price or department stores like Edgars, Stuttafords and Woolworths though none of them are exclusively plus-size stores. In general if you visit the Waterfront, Canal Walk (there is a Jet store there) and Cavendish Square you should be exposed to most of the fashion that Cape town has to offer.
Enjoy your visit.
posted by rochi at 7:07 AM on January 24, 2008

The reason why Google may have been less than helpful is because you are misspelling the name of my hometown! It is "Cape Town" two words, not "Capetown" !

There a lot of excellent factory shops in Cape Town. If you go into any large CNA (newsagent chain, all over) you will be able to buy a small book that is a guide to all the factory shops.
posted by worldshift at 7:49 AM on January 24, 2008

Thanks, worldshift - I flunk Geography on a daily basis, so your correction is most welcome. (However, Google brings up the same results either way.)

Thanks all, and particularly for the words of endorsement for Cape Town - I've never been and am really looking forward to the trip!
posted by hot soup girl at 2:22 PM on January 24, 2008

You'll love it in Cape Town. Just watch out for the power cuts -- or 'load shedding', as the goverment and Eskom like to say euphemistically. There was a group of tourists stuck at the top of Table Mountain for a few hours one day last week when the power was cut to the cable cars; when stuff like this starts effecting tourism, you know you're in trouble.
posted by macdara at 4:39 AM on January 25, 2008

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