Can I get a whoop whooop?! If you're not the ghetto "wooping" kind then I think a round of applause would suffice - ladies and gentlemen, South Africa has itself its very first Zara store!
Now I know today is 11/11/11 (and it's a Friday) and, apparently, it's a day of miracles but this week's Zara opening was a little bit of miracle in itself wasn't it? Let me elaborate.
I believe that the opening of this amazing, trendy, innovative and (lest we forget) affordable store attests to the fact that South Africa (and the greater Southern African region) is on the precipice of a huge foreign fashion investment take over, Zara is the brave guinea pig and I predict it will find huge success, and with success comes more investors and with more investors comes more stores for you and I. Do I hear the pitter-patter of Topshop and H&M footsteps headed this way?? I think so!
Some may think I'm being overly optimistic here, sue me, I'm happy the world is beginning to recognise us for things other than our shoddy politics and high mortality rates - and besides - it's 11/11/11, ridiculous amounts of happiness are warranted today :)
I was unable to go the grand opening that went down in Sandton, Johannesburg this week (Grahamstown?Sandton Joburg?exactly) but luckily my favourite local bloggers Miss Milli and Tee Tee popped in and took a look around.
Are you excited? I'm excited.
Peeped at: missmillb.blogspot.com and teeteeiswithme.com