Dunusa - Quality fashion at a fraction of the price
From vintage fashion to underwear, it's all on display at Dunusa in the Jo'burg CBD. The M&G finds out why second-hand clothing is so popular.
De Villiers Street in central Johannesburg is, at first glance, pure sartorial chaos.
Every inch of the three blocks of pavements from Rissik to Hoek streets is covered with stalls selling second-hand clothing. From jackets to skirts, shoes and even underwear, sellers of pre-owned clothing are doing a roaring trade, with food and hair vendors squeezed in between for good measure.
Underlying the apparent chaos is a well-oiled informal economy machine that is meticulously run under the leadership of the African Traders Organisation (ATO).