Khanyi Dhlomo’s Luminance boutique pops up in Cape Town

Destiny magazine’s founding editor, Khanyi Dhlomo, is about to open her very own boutique, Luminance, in Jozi’s Hyde Park Corner.

Khanyi on the cover of this month's Destiny mag.
Khanyi on the cover of this month’s Destiny mag.

Aside from offering an array of items from the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Mark Jacobs and Giorgio Armani, Luminance will also be home to more affordable labels like Kate Space and BCBG Max Azaria. You’ll also find the odd SA designer in the mix; think Stoned Cherry, Gavin Rajah and co, as well as exclusive, luxurious beauty goodies like Tom Ford Private Blend and Armani Prive fragrances.

Because Khanyi likes to share the love, she’s breezed into Cape Town to run Luminance’s pop up store at the V&A Waterfront. I was invited to the launch last night and got to sip on champers while browsing the store.

Here’s a peek at what’s inside:

Clutches from top to bottom: Alexander McQueen skull clutch, Balenciaga envelope clutch R11 370, Kara Ross tan jeweled clutch. The Sonia Rykiel dress is R5 840, the Guiseppe Zanotti ballet flats are R8 860 and Red by Valentino shirt is R6 840.


Top: The beaded Marchesa dress is R10 501, the Mulberry chain bags (love!) are R15 050. Bottom: I didn’t get the price of that pretty Mulberry clutch or the Alexander McQueen bag.

Celebrity guests included Elana Afrika, Liezel van der Westhuizen who served as MC who mingled along with fashion folk like Candice Lee Kahn and Catherine Zachariou from Fairlady and fashion bloggers Ritza and Elrico from Luxo.

From top left clockwise: Catherine and Candice; Karisa, Liezel and I; Elana and hubby Ian Bredenkamp; Myself, Khanyi, Karisa and Thandi Kupe; Elrico and Ritza.

Of everything I saw, typically I most taken with le goodies and had to stop myself from splurging on a Comme des Garcons Sherbet Series 5 fragrance in Cinnamon. It made my arm smell good enough to eat and I fell head over heels in love with it. (The fact that I’m on Atkins right now and craving carbolicious goodness ‘cos also be adding to the fact that anything that reminds me of a cinnamon bun gives me crazy eyes.)

Yum, yum, yum. I smell like a cinnamon bun.
Commes des Garcons Sherbet Series 5 in Peppermint, Rhubarb and Cinnamon.

Keen to shop up a storm? The pop up shop is in Cape Town until the 29th of this month and open from 9am to 5pm. It’ll also pop up around the country as follows:

Bloemfontein 25th  – 28th April

Nelspruit 2nd- 5th May

Durban 22nd – 26th June

Polakwane 30th May – 2nd June

Pretoria 6th – 9th June

For more information on Luminance, visit their website over here.

Love, love


One thought on “Khanyi Dhlomo’s Luminance boutique pops up in Cape Town

  1. Hi my name is Sharon I would love Miss Khanyi to sponsor me with a big please please.I honestly cannot afford it now but 1 day when I do I wil be your number 1 customer as I admire and what she stands for.My contact num is 079 253 3737

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