UPDATE (Friday, 01 May 2020): South Africa has now entered into a new phase of lockdown – level 4.
Level 4 is a slightly more relaxed stage of the lockdown, which amongst other things will allow businesses and restaurants to open.
Streetwear & Sneaker retailer Shelflife has just announced that two of its stores (Joburg & Cape Town) will be open for business from Monday, 4 May 2020.
Per Shelflife statement:
Shelflife is very happy to announce that just over 5 weeks in lockdown and we will be able to open our doors for business! We will be trading in winter apparel and footwear only. We really appreciate all the support and understanding during lockdown, as well as everyone that has supported us or will in the coming months!
Please see details below around trading hours.
CAPE TOWN STORE
Cape Town store will open Monday the 4th of May at 10am and trade during lockdown its normal hours
Jhb store will open Monday the 4th of May at 10am and trade during lockdown with different hours
Online will open Monday the 4th of May. We will be dispatching winter clothing and footwear only! PLEASE NOTE: there is a major backlog of orders as we haven’t been able to dispatch for 5 weeks. There could be up to 1 week in delay for all orders to dispatch due to a backlog with couriers being busy throughout South Africa. We ask kindly to bare with us as we work through this and thank you for your patience. As soon as your order leaves you will receive tracking info.
PLEASE NOTE: All releases will be communicated with dates as to when we will release through social media and our blog, with drops being via online raffle only. No releases will happen the first day of trade (Monday 4 May).
Original article (25 March 2020)
As the country prepares for nation-wide lockdown, another streetwear & sneaker retailer Shelflife announced that it will temporarily close down all of its stores to keep customers and employees safe amidst coronavirus pandemic.
Both the Joburg and Cape Town stores will be closed from Friday, 27 March 2020 until further notice. Major sneaker drops will continue to release through the online store www.shelflife.co.za, however, orders will be dispatched from the 16th April 2020.
This follows after Cyril Ramaphosa announced nationwide lockdown kicking-off from midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020 to Thursday, 16 April 2020 – one of the measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Ramaphosa ordered that all shops and businesses should be closed, except for pharmacies, laboratories, banks, essential financial and payment services, including the JSE, supermarkets, petrol stations, and health care providers.
Otherwise, stay tuned for more updates.