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First True Religion store opens in Sandton City

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Johannesburg, South Africa. – No more shopping online and paying hundreds of rands to ship those sought after True Religion jeans from America to your home. The True Religion store is finally opening in Sandton City saving local fashionista’s lots of money. That’s right. Whether it’s the jeans, the fabulous accessories like the handbag, hat, belt or the yummy TR fragrance, it’s all coming to South Africa. Thanks to the Surtee Group – one of the most highly recognised retailors in high-end fashion in South Africa, a True Religion store will be opening in Sandton on Friday 16 May 2014. The store will be located on the upper level of the mall at shop no. U47A. True Religion refer to their jeans as ‘premium denim’ which is handmade in America. And while the flagship store is located on Manhattan Beach, California, opening in 2005, today they have over […]

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SA attracts foreign clothing retailers

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It was inevitable SA’s vibrant clothing retail sector would eventually attract foreign players. And arriving they are, with big-name players Inditex (Spain) and Gap (US) having recently opened a smattering of stores in up-market SA malls. Inditex, the world’s largest apparel retailer, is the real heavyweight. Through 10 brands, including Zara, which it has brought to SA, it operates more than 5400 stores worldwide. The Spanish retailer is clearly aiming up-market. The first two Zara stores have opened in Sandton City and Umhlanga’s Gateway mall and a third is on its way in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. Inditex is playing its strategy in SA close to its chest, noting in a written response to the FM: “More openings will arrive as new good opportunities arise.” Nedbank Capital retail analyst Syd Vianello believes Inditex is looking to open 20-40 Zara stores. “Leading malls will want them and make […]

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