Leisure & Entertainment

Monday, 04 November 2019 09:05


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Perfectly timed to bring a plethora of artisanal gifting ideas to shoppers ahead of Christmas, Hyde Park Corner is delighted to welcome VYx44, a collaborative store conceptualised to bring the artisans, makers and designers from arty 44 Stanley and Victoria Yards to the north.

44 Stanley and more recently Victoria Yards have re-invented urban spaces in Johannesburg and brought together local makers and artisans. Although distinctly different, both properties focus on sustainable practices and a return to artisanal craft and making with an increased emphasis on social development. This November, Hyde Park Corner brings these artisans, makers and designers to you. 

Opening on 1 November in the month of Hyde Park Corner’s 50th birthday celebrations, YVx44 will be a place to discover fashion and accessories, furniture and décor, craft and design and coffee from Africa’s first Certified Fairtrade, organic coffee roaster.

Housed in a trendy warehouse-like space in a prime location at Hyde Park Corner, YVx44 is a perfect addition to the Hyde Park Corner’s mix of elegant and upmarket stores, restaurants, medical practitioners, aesthetics, movies and experiences.

The participants in YVx44 are:

Bean There Coffee Company African Free trade Coffee Roastery 44 Stanley 
Bonsai Studio Bonsai and plant specialist 44 Stanley 
Colony Design Leather design & furniture  44 Stanley 
Guillotine Design SA contemporary fashion by Lisa Jaffe 44 Stanley 
Lunar Ladies fashion 44 Stanley 
Odrin Premium menswear 44 Stanley 
Rowdy Bags South African manufactured leather bags 44 Stanley 
Lucky Fish Gifting & fashion 44 Stanley 
Moma Apparel Premium menswear 44 Stanley 
Mungo Design Locally manufactured textiles 44 Stanley 
Mambu Design Locally crafted jewellery and design 44 Stanley 
Ashanti Shades Deckchairs and umbrellas Victoria Yards
Coote & Wench Handcrafted Lighting design Victoria Yards
David Krynauw Furniture design Victoria Yards
Delaney Studio Artist studio Victoria Yards
Drybone co Leather wear and fashion Victoria Yards
Koop Studios/Mpho Clothing Local fashion and clothing Victoria Yards
Ours Alone Handsewn items Victoria Yards
Sarah Cronin Designs Metalwork Victoria Yards
Smelt Handblown glassware Victoria Yards
Tarp & Twill Bags and accessories Victoria Yards
There & Back Suitcase covers Victoria Yards
Tshepo the Jeanmaker Custom denim Victoria Yards
Wrapt Knitwear Design Victoria Yards
YOL Jewellery design Victoria Yards
Young Bucks Handmade bespoke notebooks and stationery Victoria Yards

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to do some late-night shopping until 8pm every Wednesday from 6 November to 11 December.

For more information on what’s happening at Hyde Park Corner, visit www.hydeparkcorner.co.za or on Facebook @HydeParkC or Twitter @HPCHydePark.

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For more information on Hyde Park Corner contact: Annie Hodes on 083 325 4445.
For more information on VYx44, contact: Vicky Ross e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. t: 082 8251834 

About Hyde Park Corner
Hyde Park Corner is celebrating its golden anniversary with '50 & Fabulous’ celebrations that include exciting events, lucky draws, prizes, special offers, opportunities to give back, milestone exhibits and a whole lot more in October and November.

Hyde Park Corner has the auspicious history of being the first fully enclosed shopping centre in South Africa when it opened in November 1969, and has evolved to meet the changing needs of a discerning clientele, providing the quality and sophistication they enjoy. The elegant centre has 130 stores serving the local community and international travellers with a wide range of luxury brands, fashion, top restaurants, and more.

About Victoria Yards
Victoria Yards was born from a passion to bring together an eco-system where an eclectic mix of artisans work together as a community capturing the hardworking history of the location. The space has been transformed from dilapidated Lorentzville warehouses to a uniquely urban cohesive community, where greenery and creativity reigns and most importantly a space that benefits the local area and its inhabitants through an urban city farm school and social development programme. Food gardens and greenery surround the buildings which retain their historic, industrial feel and house studios and workshop spaces for fine artists, metalworkers, glass-blowers, silkscreen printers and furniture-makers.

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