I’ve always had a soft spot for exquisite print and patterned garments. Purr’s collection of branded clothing, both local and international, seem to fit perfectly into my personal niche of needs.

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I have recently had the pleasure of working with Francisca, the owner of Purr clothing in Kloof street in Cape Town, South Africa. If you haven’t heard of Purr by now, it is a boutique that has been around for many years and proudly boasts lush materials and quality designs.

I would call it one of the most iconic beautifully styled clothing and accessory stores in Cape Town.

There is a particular brand that I found scrolling through Instagram one day that has the most incredible prints I have ever seen and I totally fell in love with it. Much to my delight, I discovered that Purr clothing stocks this very exclusive brand called Totem.

Naturally, I had to go and check it out first hand for myself! I instantly set my eyes on this burnt orange zig-zag dress with its flowing sleeves and maxi length. It can easily be styled to suit any function be it corporate or entertaining guests at home.

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Either just as is on its own with a self-tie belt and slip-on shoes OR change it up by adding a wide-black leather belt with big buckles, adding a plain leather jacket to give it an edge. Alternatively, for those colder days, make it work for you by adding a black knit, half tucking it into the belt – this gives a cinched waist and creating a skirt effect. Voila! One item turned into three diverse looks. What’s there not to love?

If you are not keen to drive to town just yet, don’t despair as they have a great online shop. Not only do they stock the imported Totem brand but they also stock much loved local brands such as Sitting Pretty and Hannah Lavery, and so much more.

Take a look and remember to support our local entrepreneurs!

Yours in fashion,