SOKO District started with a small group of visionaries, dreaming about changing the retail industry for the better. From the start, we've believed that some of the best brands out there simply don't get the space they deserve to grow and we wanted to help make that happen.
Despite everything moving online, people have a need for authentic and meaningful personal interactions and relationships in the context and sense of local community and belonging.
In 2020, the dream finally started to come to life. We had a big job to do with a small but highly dedicated team that worked tirelessly to make the dream a reality. Hyprop became a major investor in the SOKO District initiative and we couldn't have asked for better partners!
Our first district launched on 30 July 2021 at Rosebank Mall. It’s the first of many to come, and what a good place to start – in the bustling heart of Jozi. This location resonates with one of the SOKO District pillar principles of creating a regenerative space, a space that encourages constant movement towards fresh ideas.
SOKO District exists to enable authentic brands to connect with their customers like never before by providing everything they need to grow and expand their businesses in a physical space. Flexibility plays a major part here.
Our mission is to enable our retailers to take centre stage and to expand their businesses without sacrificing the authenticity of their brands. At the same time, we want to give the community a space to explore and experience their favourite online brands in real life.