IMG_5644RAD, a new store to open up on Jan Smuts avenue in Johannesburg is exactly what it claims to be. A sister-store to Warm&Glad (equally rad) a coffee and lunch spot with its accompanying array of international magazine/books/vinyls/art etc., (you get it, they’re packing a lot of awesome onto one floor). After having their retail section in Warm&Glad they decided to branch out and thus opened their first stand-alone one-door down. There certainly is a gap in the market as LOOM in Parkhurst and Cape Town closed their doors for good. You can however buy from them online.

The logo for RAD was designed by Jana + Koos and the brand colours (neon yellow and grey) came out of that and are reflected in the interiors. Featuring a host of well, rad brands like SUPER sunglasses, New Balance, Converse and Nuew, they are in discussions with some exclusive brands to join them. There will certainly be expansion in future plus more of an equal split between men’s and women’s products.

Visit for now, although this is temporary. The boys are working on an upgraded site and online store  by the new year!