GAMING consoles and games, tablet computers and spice racks were among the most popular gift choices this year, as millions of shoppers descended on four of
Canal Walk recorded more than 2 million shoppers between
"The average shoppers per day were 85 000 over the 24 days. We believe that Canal Walk would be looking at approximately 2.5m for the month. The busiest day of the month was
Electronics were the gift of choice this year, according to Gerber, who said the Dion Wired branch at the mall made "a couple of million" in one day on
At their gift wrapping stations, every second gift was electronic gaming (both games and consoles), or electronic devices.
The number of cars using the mall suggested that
The V&A Waterfront was equally busy, and spokeswoman
"Each year people vow to be prepared, but there is always a last-minute rush. We are tracking slightly ahead this year, with 24 million visitors for 2013, compared to 23 million in 2012," she said.
The Waterfront's new 6 500m2 Pick n Pay had been consistently busy since the beginning of December.
The northern suburbs also had increased shopping numbers, with
"This is up by a small percentage from last year. Tenants have also seen an increase in turnover," said
They noted a trend in fashion sales this year.
One of the top sellers was a spice rack from Woolworths for R150. He predicted they would also see "massive sales of fashion" this week, as retailers started their sales.
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