Friday, December 17, 2010

City Slicker: Cape Town’s best kept style secret

Tali Barnett (24) lives in Cape Town. She has a passion for fashion, loves writing, reading and running, and is the editor of a community newspaper. Visit her blog at

Hello CLEO ladies,
I’m so excited to be CLEO’s guest blogger of the month, and I think the moment calls for sharing a style secret. I’m a Cape Town girl through and through, and this one is mainly for the girls from my sexy, sunny city… but seeing as the whole of Joburg and Durban descend on Cape Town in December, this is the perfect time to let you in on it too!

The ultimate fashion hotspot in Cape Town is Slick. Tucked away in Sea Point, you have to look out for its bright pink flags or you’ll miss it. Inside, the boutique is a treasure trove of up-to-the-minute items mixed with classic pieces and some daring ensembles – all of which you simply won’t find anywhere else. Take your time browsing the numerous racks filled with fashion and savouring the moment as you stumble upon something perfectly pretty, bold and brilliant, or elegant and classic that you will wear forever.

Over the years, my closet has filled with dresses, jeans, tops, cardigans, skirts, leggings, jackets and shoes from this Cape Town gem. While their prices are sometimes a little on the steep side, Slick also treat their loyal clients to 50% off sales – so get on their mailing list and an SMS will alert you to these! And every December they give away oversized tote bags, which are your new best friend for the beach. They also have trunk shows in Joburg and Durban, so check their website to get a taste of Slick in your home town.

Just the other day I bought these gorgeous lace up sandals from Slick, which couldn’t be more perfect for summer. They hit every trend note – the laces (so hot!), the neutral tone (ideal to go with floral dresses) and the wedge (comfortable and stylish!). I’m completely in love with them!
Slick is one of those places that when you’re asked where you got that gorgeous dress from, you just smile secretly. But CLEO girls need to know these things – so be quick to get to Slick this summer!

Xoxo Tali

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