This weekend I’ll be in Joburg for the Baileys Trunk Show (come and say hello). The event takes place for one day only and features a number of SA designers. It’s being held at Art Extra in Craighall Park and the event plays with a couple of ideas. The pop-up store trend is an obvious one but we called it a Trunk Show rather because we wanted to play with the theme of the original trunk shows (which were effectively pop up stores under a different name). The idea is designers would take their collection (in trunks) to cities away from their home base and sell their work to local clients. Each designer will have their own uniquely designed space at the gallery to sell their work from and there will be a social area around the Baileys bar.

Designers include:

Maya Prass
Mad About House (furniture)
Thula Sindi
Stiaan Louw
Mzansi Designers
Abigail Betz
Miss Scarlet
Carbon de Afreeque (bags/furniture)

If you want to come RSVP via the Facebook Group or send an email to