Great factory shops – the Moneybags guide

Pretty much anything you can buy at a mall is available for less at a factory shop. Here’s our guide to local factory stores offering a variety of products at prices well below retail.

Johannesburg

Coricraft Factory Shop
One of South Africa’s most famous furniture stores runs a clearance centre in Wynberg. The store sells stock that is post-sale, slow moving, slightly damaged or shop-soiled. If you’re furnishing your home and looking to purchase anything from a dining room set, a lounge suite or a few stylish accessories, then this factory outlet is recommended.

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Coricraft Factory Shop
Unit 1A Game Complex
Crnr Arkwright Ave and 4th Street
Wynberg
Tel: +27 (0) 11 555 0000

Meltz Factory Shop
Established 14 years ago, Meltz is an institution amongst fashion factory shoppers, and has won various consumer choice awards over the years. Their vast stores sell over-runs from international fashion brands such as H&M, Topshop, Nike and River Island, as well as their own selection of house brands. They also run a loyalty and reward programme for avid factory shoppers.

Meltz Factory Shop
13 Spartan Crescent
Marlboro Ext 3
Sandton
Tel:  +27 (0)11 555 0777

The Toy Factory Shop
The Toy Factory Shop has a varied selection of children’s toys at reduced prices. Stock includes baby products such as play pens and prams right through to balance bicycles, colouring books and even a ten pin bowling set for only R16!

If your kids often break or lose their toys, there’s simply no need to pay retail prices – which tend to be very high. Cheaper alternatives can also be found at China Mall in Johannesburg West (103 Main Reef Road, Amalgam), Plastics for Africa (Fourways Value Mart, Forest Rd, Fourways), or any Crazy Store in your area.

The Toy Factory Shop
Entrance 4
Greenstone Centre
Edenvale
Tel: +27 (0) 11 452 9366

Nike Factory Shop
This store sells closeout Nike products at slightly reduced prices. If you’re looking for good quality sportswear and footwear, make sure you pay this shop a visit. Nike’s running shoes are some of the best on the market, and this store sells men’s, women’s and children’s. They also stock  socks, caps, fashion items and accessories.

Nike Factory Shop
Shop 22 Woodmead Value Mart
Waterfall Crescent
Sandton
Tel: +27 (11) 802 0755

Cape Town

CAB Foods Factory Shop
This store seems to have it all: groceries, seeds and nuts, cleaning products and most especially their remarkable range of baking goods. Items are sold both in bulk and smaller quantities. You’ll find everything you need to bake the perfect cake, as well as a great variety of decorations for kids’ parties. This store is definitely worth a visit for food purchases, or if you have an upcoming children’s birthday.

For tips and ideas on how to host a fabulous budget party for your kids, check out our guide here.

CAB Foods Factory Shop
Crnr Frans Conradie and Kenwil Drive
Okavango Park
Brakenfell
Tel: +27 (0)21 982 5095

Bargain Books Factory Shop
Bargain Books is a large retailer selling remainder and promotional books at over 50 stores countrywide. Their Diepriver factory shop is a Moneybags’ favourite, stocking a vast variety of books at very reasonable prices. You’ll find novels, academic books, health and fitness books, cook books, children’s literature…the list is endless. If you don’t have the time to scour second hand bookstores (where the prices are usually better), then Bargain Books Factory Shop is well worth a visit.

Bargain Books Factory Shop
89 De Waal Rd
Diepriver
Tel +27 (0)21 706 1461

Stingray Factory Shop
A store full of gadgets and gizmos, from braai sets to cameras, pedicure machines to car seat covers. We found household basics such as blenders, telephones and retractable washing lines, and plenty of reputable brands at a discount.

Stingray Factory Shop
5 Beach Rd
Woodstock
Tel: +27 (0)21 442 1540

TCW Warehouse
One of the biggest clothing factory stores in the country, TCW Warehouse is a great spot to stock up on basics, with leggings selling for a mere R39 on our last visit! You’ll also find homeware and toiletries, as well as a selection of children’s toys.

TCW Warehouse
7 Benbow Ave
Epping 1
Tel: +27 (0)21 534 7029

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*All prices and information correct at time of publication and subject to change thereafter.

 



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