Pink Travertine and Rusty Velvet in a Coolly Minimalist Cape Town Boutique
On a recent family trip to Cape Town, I determined to go to the best restaurant in the city, to revisit to my favorite beach hangout (Beta), and, thanks to a hot tip from a friend’s Instagram, to pop in on a store that can only be described as #sosightunseen. The eponymous boutique of fashion designer Margot Molyneux, the shop opened at the end of last year, showcasing the brand’s minimal-chic designs — in a color palette of peach, green, rust, white, and black — with a store design by Molyneux’s husband to match. “We wanted to create a beautiful store that women would love visiting and where they would feel entirely comfortable,” says Molyneux. “We also wanted the space to be sophisticated so that it would echo the classic styling that has always been at the heart of our brand.” What this translates to in the space is thinly curved black clothing racks, a sitting area highlighting some of our favorite designs by Dimore Studio, brass-accented Michael Anastassiades lights, and — the showstopper — a wraparound, emerald green cash desk dramatically set against a floor-to-ceiling wall of pink travertine sourced from Iran. The shop also features great, organically-shaped jewelry by local designer Gisele Human; the two are collaborating on a larger homeware collection launching later this year. Take a peek inside the shop, and be sure to visit if you’re in the neighborhood!