Your Alter Ego was invited to the first store launch of Ricci-Lee Kalish Giordano International, one of the world’s leading fashion retailers, at The Glen Shopping Centre in Johannesburg and what a vibe it was. You could tell from the invitation that you can’t afford to miss it. Trust me, if a brand puts an effort in the invitation (a shopping paper bag with an invitation and a voucher inside specially delivered to our office), then you know they are in it to win it!




The star-studded soiree hosted by Nomzamo Mbatha and attended by A-List celebrities including TV Presenter and Model Tino Chinyani; Socialite and Personal Trainer Mika Stefano;  Actress and TV Personality Mbali Nkosi, TV Host and Social Media sensation Farieda Metsileng and Reality TV star Tebogo ‘Pinkygirl’ Mekgwe. 





Thursday, 06 Sept 2018

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Giordano has also collaborated with a few famous faces who will be rocking all their latest collections locally; need the Giordano Style Crew. These movers and shakers will have the opportunity to preview and share some of Giordano’s best fashion pieces and teach the local consumer how to style their looks up or down. These collaborations include TV Presenter and Model Tino Chinyani; Reality TV star Tebogo ‘Pinkygirl’ Mekgwe; Actor & DJ Nkuli M; Big Bad Wolf SA blogger Ricci-Lee Kalish; Personal trainer to the stars Mika Stefano and The Queen actor Thabang Molaba. 



Giordano, which was founded in Hong Kong 37 years ago, has expanded aggressively across the world, as consumers have responded more than positively to its quality every day looks. To date, Giordano boasts of over 2800 stores in 40 countries, globally; and its arrival in South Africa might have started at The Glen Shopping Centre but plans are already underway to take the brand nationally. 



“Today’s customer is looking for quality, every day looks which they can be able to dress up and down with any of their clothing essentials, and Giordano is perfectly positioned to cater for those consumer needs. We really are looking forward to expanding the brand’s foot print across Mzansi and to localize some of the clothing items to also give it that uniquely Mzansi flair” said Managing Director Shaheen Hartnick. 


The invitation

Host, Nomzamo Mbatha

Mbali Nkosi

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Shopping heaven

All smiles: Pharoahfi, Biso Lebitsa and Lindi

Your Alter Ego and her partner, Nthateng Seipobi

You can follow the Giordano story on Social Media by liking the Giordano South Africa Facebook page; following the Giordano South Africa Twitter page @Giordano_ZA and on Instagram @GiordanoZA. The store was officially opened to the public on Saturday, 1 September 2018 and I promise you won’t be disappointed. My partner and I managed to get ourselves stunning items from the launch and can’t wait to rock them!


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Teboho "PinkyGirl" Mekgwe

Nomzamo Mbatha and Jay Badza

Tino Chinyani

Mika Stefano and Danine Naidoo