I was one of the lucky bloggers flown down to Cape Town for the launch of The Fix in Canal Walk. I got to go on this adventure with my girls Fayinthemaze and Thando and it was non stop fun since we stepped onto that flight.
So you may know the name Fashion Express, well those stores are being upgraded to The Fix. The Fix is the new fashion forward, funky and fun brand that you will fall in love with! They mix fashion with affordable, making it, in my opinion, the new front runner in affordable fashion. I loved all of the items and it was pretty hard deciding what to buy! There are shoes (amazing shoes), accessories, clothing and basically anything you need to put together an entire look. You could walk in wearing your underwear and walk out in a whole outfit, handbag and hat included.
From the moment we arrived at the store the atmosphere was electric. The music set the mood with the hottest little DJ spinning some beats. Her own dance moves tempted your hips into matching her beat. Fayinthemaze: “I don’t even like this song but I can’t stop moving to it.” We didn’t know where to look first, but it became clear when we spotted the actual print campaign models being live mannequins modelling the outfits. It really helped bring the clothes to life! We walked around doing a quick lap to see everything and made mental notes of our favourites. We then sat at the awesome kicks station where we could design our own high tops! Every girl’s dream. Their favourite design will be made into an actual shoe and sold in their stores! There were indefinite amounts of pizza squares floating about as well as walking candy stations. Basically everything we love (speckled eggs hello!)
We went on our shopping hunt, starting off together but then it was every
man woman for herself! About half an hour later I found the girls again, after trying on all of my looks and heading to the till. I may have (definitely did), sign up for the loyalty card, because who doesn’t want to be rewarded every time they shop?
What I love about this brand is not just their amazing prices, because who can afford to buy an entire new wardrobe these days? But I love the style as well. It is so funky and fresh, we desperately needed another affordable fashion brand so we aren’t all walking around in the same thing. You can shop pieces to go with your existing wardrobe which I love. Their jackets and coats are amazing fabric that are actually perfect for Durban even in Summer. There is a coat that Fay got and I didn’t and now I am so sad that I have to go and get it because FOMO! If you haven’t seen that pic you should check out her instagram!
We were lucky enough to be able to stay another day with our family in Cape Town so Fay and I did a little tour of the coffee shops and
diabetes causing treats we have been eying on instagram for so long! It was so fun running around Cape Town with her and also being able to see my bestie who is due to pop any day now with her baby boy. It was such a special trip all round and I can’t thank the Foschini group and The Fix enough for the opportunity. The Joburg bloggers we met have already become friends (we even have a whatsapp group now), and the Cape Town blogger is the most stylish gorgeous girl as well! Everyone we met at the event was worth their weight in gold. Nothing makes me happier than good natured, down to earth people that are so friendly and nice!
Thank you Cape Town! If you missed it all on snap chat, I’ll be putting together a little vlog this week on my youtube channel GiJaneSA
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