At the heart of South Africa’s luxury capital stands Sandton City, which has seen an array of sizzling new stores opening in 2022, many of which are making their debut in South Africa.
- Following a booming festive season, the centre continues to outperform the industry with a 98.3% occupancy.
- Shoppers now have access to even more of the world’s top brands as the centre has added flagship stores and new concept stores to its variety.
- Sandton City has an exciting facility for children aged 3 – 6 years old, themed THE CLEVER CATERPILLAR, a new custom-designed clamber area.
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In a first for Johannesburg, Chanel has opened a flagship fragrance and beauty boutique, which also hosts the brand deluxe sunglass collection. The newly opened Dior Emporium takes the luxury brand’s presence in the centre further, now giving Sandton shoppers access to a broader assortment of its sought-after skincare, fragrance and makeup ranges.
The trendsetting Armani Exchange boutique was created by Giorgio Armani for street fashion lovers and those living a metropolitan life. The centre has also welcomed ARC, South Africa’s first-ever luxury beauty destination hosting an unparalleled selection of exclusive cosmetic brands.
Sandton City also now boasts the first of its kind globally Mercedes-Benz experience with over 1000 square metres of showroom space, providing a truly unique dealership experience where people can explore all of the latest vehicles on display, book a test drive, interact with the staff for any product related queries, explore unique brand merchandise and, for the first time ever in South Africa, discover the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
A new addition to the centre’s Diamond Walk, luxury fashion house Alexander McQueen will soon be making its premiere in the country with the unveiling of a much-anticipated new boutique that will be opening in the first quarter of 2022.
Other new stores opening their doors in Sandton City include 361 Sport, Chiapas, Desch Women, Foto First, GAP, Gorimas, Hydraulics, Huawei, KFC, Kokoro Asian Food Market, Move On Footwear, Neyborly, One Mind Body & Soul, SID Forman and The Real Repair Company. Sandton City also welcomes new multiple other new retailers with several stores in the centre also having recently undergone revamps, including Arthur Kaplan, Browns Jewellers, Calvin Klein, Celilini, Frans Taylor, J Lindenberg, GANT, Kurt Geiger, Poetry, Samsung and Spitz.
Our commitment to constant innovation, premium experiences and bringing the world’s most coveted brands to Sandton City shoppers are at the heart of our centre’s success. Sandton City is proud to have welcomed so many iconic new retailers, which, added to our existing outlets ensure an ever-evolving, dynamic and retail experience.
// General Manager of Sandton City, Preston Gaddy
Despite what was a turbulent year, Sandton City exceeded 2020 foot traffic volumes with 1.7 million visitors to the centre in December 2021, delivering a 22.3% increase on the previous year. Additionally, the centre has seen positive growth in annual turnover with an increase of 31.3% 2021 vs 2020 (4.3% growth 2021 vs 2019). Furthermore, the centre’s 2021 December trade saw positive growth of 12.4% in comparison to 2020 (10.8% growth 2021 vs 2019).
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