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Highsnobiety‘s roaming series of retailer spotlights, having recently hit up Moscow, Berlin and New York, heads to the Southern Hemisphere — South Africa, to be precise — to see what’s up with Cape Town retailer Corner Store.

Home to several South African labels like SOL-SOL, 2Bop and Young and Lazy, the retailer is an integral part of the country’s streetwear scene, despite being only a year or so old. Each of the three labels has control over their space in the store, and they also have their own studios in an office space above, alongside local artists and designers — a great example of smaller labels helping each other out for the greater good.

Head over to the Corner Store’s website to browse a selection of South Africa’s finest streetwear.

Name: Mathew Kieser
Occupation: Co-Owner & Director
Brands: Journal Standard, Supreme, SOL-SOL, Bianca Chandon & Vans Vault

Name: Anees Petersen
Occupation: Co-Owner & Director
Brands: Palace, Supreme, Chinese Shop, Dickies & Converse

Name: Anthony Smith
Occupation: Co-Owner
Brands: 2BOP, Vintage Tin-tin, $kollyhood & Converse

Name: Luke Doman
Occupation: Manager & Designer
Brands: Supreme, SOL-SOL, Not Seen Store, Parra, Young and Lazy & Reebok Classics

Name: Adam Randles
Occupation: Assistant Manager
Brands: Vintage items & Vans

Words by Alec Leach
Digital Fashion Editor

Alec Leach grew up in Brighton, England, but now lives in Berlin, where he leads Highsnobiety's digital fashion content.

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