19 Nov 2021 Zara debuts their new concept store at the V&A Two floors spanning over 2,700 square meters is what visitors can expect to see at the first-ever Zara concept store, now open at Victoria Wharf Shopping centre. The all-white in-store design, featuring brown and stone finishes is an intentional layout, purposefully thought out to give priority to the visual aesthetic of the garments for easier shopping. Many brands have come into the fold when it comes to building sustainable stores, putting the environment first. Zara continues the movement with the design of this store, the build complies with Inditex’s (global fashion retail group) environmental commitments and incorporates the latest innovations to reduce water and energy consumption compared with a conventional store. Their sustainability efforts also continue into the manufacturing process of creating garments. V&A scores at Absa Supplier Development Awards The 2021 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards recognises and celebrates companies committed to using Supplier Development to build thriving, inclusive, and transformative supply chains in Africa. The Awards encourage collaboration and learning by sharing best practice across the African continent, presenting winners with a platform to share their own experiences. The V&A’s win was for its contribution to supporting small businesses within the V&A, during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the second win at these awards after winning the Newcomer Award last year. New in the neighbourhood: Please join us in welcoming the following new stores to the Victoria Wharf shopping centre: Denham Est. Weekend High-quality women’s fashion brand featuring leisurewear and a variety of international brands for a versatile wardrobe. Find them located next to The Cross Trainer. What’s on in the neighbourhood: Be the change and join the Ladles of Love Sarmiethon Ladles of Love, a food security NPO, is challenging themselves to a sandwich-making contest. The NPO is hoping to make 50 000 sandwiches, and they are urging all Capetonians to partake in the challenge to help them reach their goal. Visitors can also buy sandwiches to go towards the 50 000 mark, at just R50 for 10 sarmies. Date: 24 Nov 2021 Venue: JETTY2 at the V&A Waterfront (opposite Table Bay hotel on the dockside near Mozambik). Time: 9am -5pm Cost: From R50 Footfall update Despite entering the quietest mid-month period, we are still seeing over 270K weekly visits and continuing to experience month on month and year on year growth.