Sandton City’s new Diamond Walk to open in April

An artist’s impression of Sandton City’s striking new Diamond Walk, set to open to the public on 30 April 2015 and boast a brilliant new clutch of international super-luxury brands. Diamond Walk – a R185 million redevelopment project – reinforces Sandton City as Africa’s definitive luxury and super-luxury retail destination.

Sandton City’s new Diamond Walk will open to the public on 30 April 2015 staking its position as Africa’s definitive luxury and super-luxury retail destination.

The striking Diamond Walk at Sandton City is set to dazzle with a brilliant new clutch of the world’s most wanted brands: Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Billionaire Italian Couture, Jimmy Choo, Tod’s and Arque Champagne Crescent. Louis Vuitton and Gucci, both already part of the Sandton City Complex, are also taking the opportunity to enlarge their offering and form part of the stellar list of international fashion houses at Sandton City’s Diamond Walk.

Alex Phakathi, Stanlib Fund Manager for the Liberty Property Portfolio, says: “Sandton City’s new Diamond Walk adds yet another luxurious dimension to the ultimate shopping variety and experience on the continent.”

Already established as South Africa’s most desirable shopping destination, Sandton City offers an unparalleled retail experience with more than 330 shops in a contemporary, stylish setting. It is in the heart of the country’s most affluent playground and is the retail darling of Africa’s elite and fashion-forward.

Phakathi comments: “Sandton City is an icon of African urban luxury and sophistication. It offers unrivalled shopping with leading global and South African retail brands. Invariably, this makes Sandton City the first choice for international luxury brands seeking to enter South Africa. For the new Diamond Walk, we harnessed this allure and approached the luxury and super-luxury brands that best complement the centre’s existing range of brands.”

He adds: “The launch of Sandton City Diamond Walk, featuring the world’s leading names in luxury and super-luxury retail, creates an even greater range of exceptional shopping available at Sandton City. Coinciding with the launch, as of April Sandton City will have longer trading hours from 9am to 8pm Monday to Saturday. On Sundays and public holidays Sandton City will be open from 9am to 6pm. Diamond Walk’s development, together with the new extended trading hours, strongly reinforces Sandton City as the prime luxury retail location in sub-Saharan Africa.”

Sandton City’s Diamond Walk can be found in a spectacular new mall where Sandton City’s upper level links with the Sandton Sun and InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers hotels. The stylish walk was crafted in a R185 million redevelopment project to fashion a stunning setting befitting of the world’s most coveted luxury retail brands with all the glamour of world-class shopping.