Skipper Bar offers top local and international fashion brand collections.

Skipper Bar is a men’s fashion retail chain founded more than Fifty years ago as a small knitwear store in the center of Johannesburg with T-shirts, or skippers as they were better known in those days being the core of the business. A hotel bar counter was bought at an auction and formed part of the shops’ fittings hence the name Skipper Bar was born. Skipper Bar has developed from selling only T-shirts to adding imported shoes and men’s trousers, to carrying all the major brands that fit their target market, their biggest success being their ability to adapt to the trends in an ever evolving market.

Skipper Bar has sets the pace for the man who wants to wear the latest in classic and fashion apparel with footwear completing the look. Skipper Bar was bought by the Studio 88 Group of Companies in February 2012 and an aggressive expansion plan is in motion for the much loved Skipper Bar brand.

At Skipper Bar we stock only the best brands, from adidas, Nike, Converse, Puma and Levis, not to mention all the local brands from SA, including Dickies, Nikos and Marina. Brands new to our stores like ellesse Heritage and Reebok Classic, plus a whole lot more in store. We also stock our own new footwear & apparel brand “London Republic”. Skipper Bar has extended its retail market across South Africa and some of our neighboring countries in Africa, like Lesotho and soon in Namibia. With over 87 stores, and more opening soon, it not so hard to catch us in your favourite Mall or shopping Complex.

At Skipper Bar, we pride ourselves in offering you not only the best in local and international clothing and footwear, but also the best price you can afford. We are still considered the best retailer in the market with the best price.

What Can We Do For You ?

The lay-bye period falls over three (3) months. Excludes Sale/Promotional items. A minimum of 30% deposit is required and the outstanding amount is to be paid in full over the next two (2) months. Note: full payment must be received within a three (3) month period from the date of purchase. You can get in touch with us here if you have any questions. Provide your ID/driver’s license and contact details to get started. Clearly indicate the item(s) you wish to lay-bye and ensure the correct sizes are stipulated. Sale items are not available for lay-bye. Pay a minimum of 30% deposit A minimum of 30% deposit is required and the outstanding amount is to be paid in full over the next two (2) months. Note: full payment must be received within a three (3) month period from the date of purchase. Keep your receipts safe for collection date. Collect your items! Once the 3 month lay-bye period has been completed and full payment has been made, collection may be made with proof of payment. To ensure speedy assistance, please provide your payment receipts and ID/driver’s license for verification. Congrats! You are now the proud owner of some awesome new fashion gear!


You will need your original lay-bye till slip to make a payment. When you make your last payment, you must have the original copy of your till slip or your ID/driver’s license. If you can’t collect your lay-bye, then whoever goes on your behalf will have to provide a letter or copy of your ID as confirmation that they will be collecting it for you.


You will need to provide the original lay-bye till slip or proof of your identity. If you no longer have your original till slip, bring a copy of your ID/driver’s license. Only the till slip holder can cancel a lay-bye refund.You, the cashier and the manager will then have to sign the refund documents. You will receive a full refund on all the money you’ve paid on a cancelled lay-bye.


Skipper Bar will accept returns within sixty (60) days of purchase. The goods must be in their original shop purchased condition with swing tags attached along with the till slip indicating proof of purchase.

Skipper Bar stores do not offer store credit or accounts.

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