If you are tired of flicking through pricey boutiques, try one of the many Cape Town discount shops and warehouse stores to find some great deals. There are a range of shopping options available in Cape Town, so if you are sick of walking out of shops after looking at the first price tag, move right along to a place that will leave your bank balance a little fuller.
Why shop at discount and warehouse stores?
- The most obvious advantage of shopping at discount and warehouse stores is that you will be able to find the goods you’re after for more competitive prices. Warehouse stores buy items in bulk and often allow you to buy mass items, saving money in the process. At discount stores some of the good may be factory over runs or factory rejects. Don’t be put off by the term “reject”, as this often refers to a very slight imperfection that goes unnoticed.
- Warehouse design allows for a huge space for the retailer to display a wide range of products. This makes warehouse shopping very convenient as you can find almost everything you need under one roof. At Makro wholesaler, for example, you can find a range of good from car accessories, home appliances, tools, clothes to non-perishable food items.
Where can I find discount and warehouse shopping in Cape Town?
Cape Town discount shops and warehouse stores can be found at a number of locations in and around the city.
Cape Town is home to a number of franchise warehouse stores, such as Makro and Builders Warehouse. Because these warehouses buy their products in such huge bulk it means that these savings can be transferred to the customer’s pocket. Some of the discount franchise options are stores such as DionWired and Game, which can be found in many major shopping centres such as Canal Walk.
There are a vast number of factory shops at Access Park Shopping Centre, found at two venues; on in Kenilworth and one in Bellville. At Access Park, you can find major brands at up to 50% less than the usual retails price for various items such as shoes, clothing, luggage, and a host of other products such as:
- Sports accessories and clothing
- Restaurants and fast food outlets
- Party goods and toys
- Fresh produce such as fruit and vegetables
- Spectacles and sunglasses
- Motor sport and sound
- Bridal wear
- Hair salon and skin care
Factory shops are able to sell these goods at discounted prices by cutting out the middle man retailer, selling you good straight from the factory. You can also sometimes find even cheaper factory rejects and overruns at these stores.
If it is clothing in particular that you are after, 2nd Take Fashion Clothing Shop in Sea Point offers high quality second hand clothes from well-known brands such as Polo, Zara, and Yves St Laurent. You also have the opportunity to trade in your old designer threads to help you buy something new. All clothing and accessories are almost as good as new. There is also a selection of art, fragrances, jewellery and unique gifts.
For the foodies, try Akila Foods Factory Shop in Maitland. Akila Food supply major wholesalers, retailers, food businesses and the hospitality industry with dry grocery goods, so some straight to the source to take advantage of lower prices. Products include spices, baking supplies, sugar, rice, beans, pickles and herbs.
Discount and warehouse shopping not only keeps your wallet happy, but can also be a lot of fun so be sure to take your trolley a little off the beaten track next time you are on the hunt for bargain buys.