The recent hike in the petrol price and a possible carbon tax increase in June doesn’t have to affect your shopping budget if you do your shopping in a clever way.
Big Blue is a very unique brand that has been using local craft techniques to print their own fabrics on South African made cotton. They have many shops in Pretoria but their shop at 129 Thompson Street in Queenswood is a factory shop where you might be able to find authentic clothing pieces and other interesting products at a lower price.
There is a Playtex Factory Shop at Castle Walk Shopping Plaza in Erasmuskloof where you can buy quality underwear at a fraction of the cost. The shop sells both male and female underwear at discounted rates and includes brands like Playtex, Wonderbra, Bear, SA Shock Absorber and She-Bear Underwear. They also often run specials on their extensive assortment of lingerie.
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This upscale clothing and accessory brand has a factory store at Atterbury Value Mart on Atterbury Road in Faerie Glen, trading as Global Brands. They offer Diesel’s surplus products – a sizeable collection of high-quality products like their well-known denim, sunglasses, tops, watches and shoes – at discounted prices.
If you are looking for linen, mattresses, curtains and homeware, this is probably where you will find the best quality products at factory prices. They sell products like 300 thread Simon Baker Egyptian Cotton bed linen, fur throws, headboards, memory foam bath mats and more. They have a store in Sunderland Ridge, Centurion but you can also shop online. They have regular sales on a variety of their products and their online store features all their special rates and sales.
This unique warehouse/factory shop concept is a leading furniture importer, manufacturer and retailer and was developed over 25 years ago. Most of their products are sourced and developed from factories in Indonesia, Malaysia, China, India and Vietnam and they bring products in that are suitable to the South African market. They claim to limit the frills, cut the costs and give you the best deals. They have a store in Centurion at the corner of Sarel Baard Crescent and Vicki Drive.
Good quality seafood is always difficult to find in the Northern parts of the country and with it being so far out from the sea, it is also more expensive. Sea Harvest has a couple of factory shops around the country, including one on the corner of Simon Vermooten and Axle Road in Silverton and one at 118 Jakaranda Street in Hennopspark, Centurion. They sell an array of bulk frozen pre-packed products, as well as a selection of speciality items at lower prices.