Luxe African fashion store with a difference comes to town

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Businessperson Sandi Mazibuko opened her store FabroSanz at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton on Africa Day. Photo: Supplied
Businessperson Sandi Mazibuko opened her store FabroSanz at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton on Africa Day. Photo: Supplied

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After selling clothes online for eight years, Sandi Mazibuko decided to take FabroSanz deep into the heart of Sandton and opened her very first physical store at the Nelson Mandela Square.

And if you thought African prints were boring, you need to step into FabroSanz and your mind will be blown away.

It made sense for Mazibuko to officially launch her store on Africa Day, May 25. The intimate event was graced by some of Mzansi’s A-listers, stylists, fashion influencers and some of her top clients such as Zinhe “DJ Zinhle” Jiyane, Big Brother Mzansi’s Thando “Acacia” Madi, actors Busisiwe Jili, Thandolwethu Tsekiso as well as activist Criselda Kanada.

The personalised little cup cakes looked charming at the entrance, right next to the welcome drinks.

The concept of the FabroSanz flagship store was inspired by Zulu architecture and motifs as well as the core principle of encompassing royalty in its garments and brand identity. Its famous Nguni print is infused with Venda print to complement the shop’s aesthetic, including the reception.

Big Brother Mzansi’s Thando “Acacia” Madi at the FabroSanz launch. Photo: Supplied

Clothing racks and window screens are drenched in the gold, black and white colour palette. The changing rooms make you feel like you have just walked into your own closet – for a true retail therapy experience.

Speaking on the new store, Mazibuko said:

Working on this store has been a dream come true for me. I got to work with some of the best creatives in the industry. I would like to thank all my old, current and new clients who have welcomed us into their lives and closets. Each garment is an extension of who I am.


Mazibuko, who had been designing clothes since 2010, elevated the African luxe brand by gracing runways and showcasing in shows including Milan, Paris, the African Fashion International Fashion Week, Africa Fashion Week London, and Amsterdam Fashion Week to name a few. She also dressed Miss Universe 2019, Zozibini Tunzi, and the Miss SA 2020 Top 10 finalists.

House of FabroSanz is the epitome of class, and elegance while keeping in touch with African roots.


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