By Bianca Shannyn Hartel:
Is it just me or is Canal Walk super on top of things lately? One might even go as far as to call them, as we say here in Cape Town, oppit. This year alone the popular mall has opened the doors of several huge international fashion brands such as Topshop and Forever21 and just in time for the holidays they’re at it again, this time introducing the wildly popular River Island brand to Cape Town soil.
Last week I headed on over to check out the new store on behalf of Simply Siyaam as it opened its door for the media for an exclusive sneak peak. River Island is known for its stylish and affordable fashion and the unique touches they bring to their collections, which allows the brand to standout from the rest. The brand has come to be known internationally for its great going-out looks, amazing denim and fabulous shoes and bags, as well as being the perfect place to pick up everything you could need to get a complete head-to-toe look (all of which I have verified with a very thorough browse – everything is so pretty!). While we raided the rails of gorgeous garments, a DJ got us all hyped up while we nibbled on the little breakfast treats being served.
Of course, selfies (by the hundred) were taken and there was even a flower crown making station, I can’t say I had much success in that department however haha. I had a lovely morning and can’t wait to see what the brand holds for us in the future. Be sure to check out the new River Island store located at shop 428 on the upper level, Canal Walk.
Thank you to Bianca for attending on behalf of the SS Blog.
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