• 11th July 2012 - By iwantthat

    I visited Typo a little while ago but i haven’t had a chance to download my pix, so my apologies for the lateness of this post. It was a little tricky as I hired a driver dude for the day and he pushed me around Canal Walk and various other places in a wheelchair as i sourced for work. So although i was MAD about everything i saw in Typo, i’m a bit sad because i only spent about half an hour there and could easily have oohed and ahhed and droooled for another hour. The driver/pusher-of-wheelchair man was looking most confused as i squealed at yet another colourful something…

    I did a fair amount of shopping at Typo – i bought the prettiest iPad cover for R90, notebooks i definitely don’t need but wanted and change purses too. I bought LOADS for the kids – their birthdays are coming up so that was great and i can’t wait to see their expressions. If you are into stationery and i know so many of you are as obsessed as i am, then give yourself some time to browse and drool and buy…in fact, i had to laugh because that afternoon i popped into my friend Chloe’s house as she broke her ankle not long after i broke my foot and she had bought a shedload of stuff at Typo i hadn’t even seen…so factor in some time my fellow stationery sl*ts, you’ll need it!

    Where to find it: Typo is situated in Canal Walk, 104 Lower Level Canal Walk  021 552 2635

    They’re closest to Entrance 4

  • 35 Comments to “Typo”

    • Lynda Ingham-Brown on July 11, 2012

      OMG! Stationery fetish alert!

    • Phillippa Duncan on July 11, 2012

      loved Typo in Oz – so glad they have hit South Africa!

    • ashe on July 11, 2012

      i officially hate everyone in cape town, sulking big time :(

    • Bridget Richardson on July 11, 2012

      Cannot wait to visit, those letters are killing me!

    • iwantthat on July 11, 2012

      Sorry Ashe, but that’s FUNNY!! We’ll have to go on a spree when you come down for Gaga. V x

    • iwantthat on July 11, 2012

      I put those letters into Good Housekeeping for September Bridget, also love them! V x

    • Chloe Buckland on July 11, 2012

      Matching wheelchairs for us next time and a few hours to kill!! Obsessed with that shop

    • ashe on July 11, 2012

      am having serious heart palpitations, i want to stroke the notebooks and drool over the pretty pens *sob* – it’s not fair *stamps foot*

    • Mandy on July 11, 2012

      Bloody hell my heart rate has literally gone up with excitement/anxiety. Literally.

    • Philippa on July 11, 2012

      Ooh! Ooh! Can’t wait – gotta go … just what I need in my messy office … love the letters too!

    • Charlene on July 11, 2012

      Stationery heaven!!

    • Megan on July 11, 2012

      Loving those letters! And they’re cheap!

    • lauren on July 11, 2012

      so bleak i never saw it, I was at canal walk last week trawling the mall on a sourcing mission….and I LOVE stationery…and i never go to canal walk…

    • Paula on July 11, 2012

      Vicki, I love, love, love the look of this shop! Have to get there soon….

    • Blair Scheepers on July 11, 2012

      So unfair! That store looks like a dream….

    • Sam Shallcross on July 11, 2012

      Oh my word, you are depressing me!! Im in Durbs :-( Just as well I suppose as I would move into this shop!!

    • Maria on July 11, 2012

      Just heard that there is one opening in Tygervalley as well! Lower level, near to Mr Price Home.

    • Sarah on July 11, 2012

      Please, please come to Cavendish!

    • Li on July 11, 2012

      I saw it for the first time this week and immediately thought VICKI!!! Stunning stunning shop *itchy stationery fetish hands*.

    • Donna Christie-Gibbon on July 11, 2012

      OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT, I WANT, I WANT!!!

    • Nicola Reardon on July 11, 2012

      wow this store looks impressive. Can’t wait to visit on my next trip to ct!

    • Ronnel Z on July 11, 2012

      Do they have a website with online shopping??!!

      Hopefully a shop scheduled for Durban soon?

    • Laura Pitman on July 12, 2012

      Hey Vicky, am actually on holiday in NZ at the mo where they are a common occurrence in all the major malls, AWESOMENESS!!!! o m w, how exciting that there is now one at canal walk!!!

    • coelho on July 12, 2012

      Drooling here in Durban…so on the list for next CT trip!

    • Shirley on July 12, 2012

      They are opening in Cavendish shortly, on the upper level opposite Sass Diva

    • Nadia on July 13, 2012

      JEALOUS!!! SOOOO JEALOUS right now! Amazing…can’t wait to visit. x

    • laila on July 13, 2012

      What country is the shop in???

    • Cathy on July 14, 2012

      You know it’s bad when the shop assistant offers to take your loot to the counter – to free your arms up to collect more! I am a stationery sl*t and proud of it!! Loving Typo!!!!

    • Alison on July 15, 2012

      Awesome looking shop….now wy don’t we have one in Jhb :( or an on-line option *sigh*
      Lol Cathy you are making me very jealous here.

    • Paula J Cairns on July 19, 2012

      PLEASE tell me that there’s a store like this in Europe. When I went to Cape Town last year (LOVED IT), I didn’t know about this!

    • iwantthat on July 19, 2012

      Paula, you are totally spoilt in Europe – not sure where you live but there’s Paperchase (there’s a great sale on at the moment), then there’s Muji, where to start on the fabulousness…then there’s Ordning + Reda for the best notebooks ever!

    • Paula J Cairns on July 19, 2012

      MUJI! Of course! And I also completely forgot about Paperchase. I go to the UK a lot, but I don’t think I’ll return in time for the sale. Thanks for the thoughttful reply.

    • judes on September 4, 2012

      I JUST came from Typo CW, bought an awesome Beatles themed mug. Anything Beatles I’m sold! I’m obsessed with stationary and now Googled for a website for Typo to check a price for their artist wooden hand model and stumbled upon ur blog. I’m thrilled to be living in Cape Town!

    • Monica Dart Photography on September 27, 2012

      I discovered this ADDICTIVE store in Australia in February….then heard they had opened in South Africa! This has made my year….absolutely…completely!

    • Carly on November 9, 2013

      I love typo so much it’s awesome it’s my fav shop in the whole canal walk

      I LOVE TYPO

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