Online Shopping’s Huge, and it’s Not Going Anywhere
If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve made at least one or two online purchases in the last year. Big or small, pick-up or delivery, those purchases added to the R45+ billion spent on online shopping alone in South Africa in 2018. This is up almost 20% in 2017 and its forecast to grow even more over the coming years. The reason, convenience. In almost all cases it’s faster and easier to shop online, and often it’s cheaper as well!
In light of this boom, it’s no surprise that many brick and mortar stores have joined the fray. Some have launched fully-fledged e-commerce offerings, others have established an online presence but balance retail with their physical shops.
The Point’s Online Offering
As a wellness and lifestyle destination, The Point has a broad offering across its tenants and between them, they offer a variety of e-commerce options and solutions. We broke them down according to the three most popular categories among South African online shoppers; clothing and apparel, entertainment and education, and event tickets.
Clothing & Apparel
Between Sportmans Warehouse and Pick n Pay Clothing there’s little in the way of clothing and apparel you can’t find. Both have extensive online catalogues and Sportmans Warehouse offers online shopping with delivery or in-store collection.
Entertainment & Education
If you need a bit of entertainment, are looking for a break, or simply just want a change of scenery Bootlegger, Knead Bakery, and NV-80 are all superb options. Each has its full menu online and you make reservations if necessary.
Entertaining at home? Look no further that Checkers and Checkers LiquorShop. You can view their full product offerings online and with Checkers’ Click & Collect service you can reserve food platters and fruit baskets, as well as your choice of drinks, which you can collect in-store the next day.
At Checkers’ Money Market you can collect any Computicket events tickets. Simply browse and purchase online, and collect at your convenience.
Although it’s useful grouping these by category, many of The Point’s tenants fall outside of these. Yemenya Spa & Hair and Sorbet Sea Point both have excellent online offerings which include products, vouchers, and bookings. Similarly Banks Kitchen Boutique has an impressive variety of products available for online purchase.
Next time you’re browsing around online looking for something to buy, don’t forget to head to The Point. You might just find exactly what you’re looking for!
Until next time,
The Point Team x
Father’s Day 101: Find the Perfect gift for dad
A dad is your first best friend, someone who you love and admire from a very young age. This month, on Father’s Day, we get to spoil them a little more than usual and treat them to their favourite things. If you aren’t sure what to get the dad in your life, you’ve come to the right place.
Below is a list of amazing gifts we have available for Father’s Day at The Point.
THE SPORTY/ACTIVE DAD
Whether he is the ultimate sportsman or simply the best supporter you know, he deserves a gift that shows the champion that he is to you!
Find dads favourite supporter and/or training gear at this sporting mecca. Treat dad to a new pair of trainers or that Springbok jersey he’s always had his eye on.
Make sure dad has all the right accessories when he hits the gym, ask for their professional recommendations and advice in store.
THE TECH & GADGET DAD
This is for the tech savvy dad who is always after the latest and greatest gadgets. Have a look at what we have at The Point to up dads “Tech-Cred” this Father’s Day.
Here you can find everything a gadget guy could ever need. Be it a new phone, memory card, data, wireless earphones – you name it, they have it!
THE FOODIE DAD
There is a foodie in all of us but if your dad thinks he’s the next Gordon Ramsay, we suggest you treat him to a delicious lunch at one of our wonderful eateries. Lunch date not what you had in mind? Give dad a luxury foodie basket full of his favourites that he is sure to love.
Take dad out for a delicious lunch or steak dinner at this phenomenal restaurant, it’s sure to be a real treat!
We love the laid-back atmosphere and great homestyle food, so it’s the ideal place to take dad for a scrumptious breakfast or hearty lunch.
This is a great breakfast or lunch spot with healthy and indulgent options, it’s also the perfect snack stop if you have a few activities planned for dad. Make sure to try out their new menu!
With an amazing wine and cheese selection, all you need to do is browse the aisles for their new and exciting products. Add all dads favourites into a box or basket and presto, you’ve got the perfect foodie hamper!
See how to create the perfect board here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKwyrzXS8HQ&feature=youtu.be
For the dad with a sweet tooth, we recommend treating dad to his favourite frozen yoghurt at Myog. Take it one step further and get him a gift card to enjoy his sweet treats whenever he wants!
For the dad who loves to take care of himself and always looks the part. Why not shop at our favourite pampering locations or book him a treatment to help maintain his amazing hair or beard?
For the man that loves to be pampered and could really use some new products, pop into Sorbet on the second floor to stock up.
Take advantage of the brilliant Father’s Day specials at Yemaya and spoil dad like the king that he is!
Shop dads new winter look or find the perfect top to toe essentials in-store on the 1st-floor.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter what you buy, it’s the thought that counts and the time that you choose to spend with him. We hope it’s one for the books!
Happy Father’s Day,
The Point Team x
Let’s do Lunch
The only thing that trumps a great lunch, is pairing it with an awesome activity.
In this blog, we’ve picked four of our favourite lunchtime activities that’ll be sure to make your next lunch date not only delicious but fun, too!
LUNCH & WALK
We love nothing more than taking a stroll through a beautifully landscaped garden or along the beachfront promenade. Take your pick from these amazing eateries, book a lunch and then enjoy the serenity of your surroundings.
Moyo at Kirstenbosch
Babel or the Conservatory at Babylonstoren
Winchester Mansions across from the Promenade
LUNCH & SHOP
Shopping can work up quite an appetite and having a few restaurant options close by certainly makes it easier when you need to eat, quickly! We love the V&A Waterfront for its abundant shopping options and their variety of restaurants that will impress even the fussiest of eaters.
LUNCH & PAMPER
From manicures to massages, find your favourite pampering experience at one of these phenomenal locations and end it off with a magnificent lunch. If that’s not a day fit for a king or queen – we don’t know what is.
Mount Nelson Hotel and Spa
The Vineyard Hotel and Spa
The 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa
LUNCH & SURF
For those who love nothing more than being close to the ocean and breathing in the fresh sea air, why not opt for a paddle or a surf followed by a delicious lunch? This is a great day out for the entire family, just don’t forget the sunscreen!
The Blue Water’s Cafe
With such a great variety to choose from, what are you waiting for? Don’t forget to share your lunchtime activities by tagging us in your posts, we would love to see what you are up to!
The Point Team x
Introducing Granadilla Swim to The Point
South Africa’s leading men’s swimwear and beach essential brand.
Conceptualized on the Clifton 4th Beach in 2014. Granadilla is a swimwear, beach accessory and summer loving brand that amplifies the fun and spirit of summer in Cape Town.
Initially focusing on premium swim shorts made locally in South Africa, we are now expanding to women’s wear, kiddies shorts and other quintessential beach products. All featuring a locally inspired design, while staying on the forefront of fashion, culture and most importantly a summer attitude.
With the company growing exponentially in the past 2 years there are a couple things to highlight that have become priorities:
First and foremost is the importance of being a proudly South African brand, what that means in the world right now and the impact we can make. Creating numerous job opportunities and inspiring young creatives to start their own businesses. We also have a swimming academy that we teach orphaned kids to swim on a weekly basis.
All our products are made locally and all designers are local. We’ve started collaborating with local South African artists. We did our first pair of shorts with Bianca Brand an up and coming local artist. (Navy Eyes) We have a couple more artists that we’re working with artists such as Skinny G and Jody Paulsen.
All of our designs come from a unique place or story in our country. This season a couple of our favourite shorts are the Cape Town iconic Green Point lighthouse pair, our new iconic Granadilla pair and our pick of the season – the Koi Fish. South Africa is a melting pot of diversity with so many incredible cultures, it is very important for us to celebrate these cultures together and not exploit them or ever not recognize where everything comes from. Our Koi design is a perfect example of this, mixing Japanese inspired Koi drawings with a Delft pottery design (a Dutch design).
We are still only doing a maximum of 500 runs of each design, making every pair of shorts limited editions. We are also constantly working on exciting new ventures making sure to keep on trend and the stay the leading South African swimwear brand.
Made by South Africans, in South Africa, for the world.
Credit: Content and imagery supplied by Granadilla Swim
*Granadilla Swim has a pop-up store located on the 2nd floor of The Point.