44 Stanley Avenue has long been one of the best shopping centres in Joburg. In fact, with its olive tree and fountain-adorned courtyards and loads of natural light, it sets the benchmark for a good shopping experience. If you’ve visited over the past few months you would have noticed a number of new developments and stores — not to mention a huge upgrade of surrounding roads and parking. Two of our favourite new additions to the charming centre happen to be neighbours. The Storer This lifestyle store opened its doors last month, and we defy you to walk past without being sucked in. The showroom is heaving with things you know you shouldn’t buy but will want immediately nonetheless. Beautifully embroidered throws, Persian carpets, kaftans, jewellery, earthenware — they’ve got it all. As the stock might suggest, the aesthetic is pretty much "rich bohemian" — with goods sourced from all over the world. The coup de grâce as far as our wallets go is undoubtedly the mini in-house florist....

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