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A Marvellous Makeover -La Lucia Mall

Nearly 50 years since first opening the doors, La Lucia Mall is now one of the most elegant, contemporary shopping malls on the North Coast . . . all thanks to its fantastic new revamp!

To know it is to love it. Loyal La Lucia Mall shoppers are thrilled with their newly upgraded mall – and new visitors are sure to be impressed as well. Take a browse through our essential guide of what to expect from the hottest revamped mall in town . . .

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When it comes to fresh, modern shopping experiences, La Lucia Mall is certainly a leader of the pack. The mall recently underwent an impressive R66-million upgrade, which saw it being modernised and updated in an attempt to offer customers a more comfortable and pleasurable shopping experience.

The beautifully welcoming new entrances, airy atria, higher shopfronts, classic neutral colour palette, patterned porcelain tile floors, timber ceilings, state-of-the-art bathrooms and low-energy lighting were all carefully thought out by the hardworking team behind the scenes.


Heading up the team is La Lucia Mall Centre Manager Vanessa Blevins. “The upgraded La Lucia Mall is crafted to meet the needs of its unique shoppers and community and give them an exceptional retail experience. Besides the elegant new aesthetic, it also has a fresh brand identity and new shopping options.”

One of the most exciting additions for shoppers is without a doubt La Lucia Mall’s new Cotton On store, which Vanessa says reflects the brand’s new global direction with authentic wood, brick and metalwork, creating an urban feel while being modern and youthful.

“We are excited about the recent opening of our new Cotton On store at La Lucia Mall with all of our brands under the one roof, including Cotton On womenswear and menswear, Rubi, Cotton On Body and Cotton On Kids,” says Candie Myrise Agustoni, Cotton On Africa PR and social media manager. “It includes exciting additions with Cotton On Body’s new Beauty range. We’ll also be introducing men’s footwear to the range with a collection of casual shoes on offer to complete the look.”

With WBHO as the main contractor for the upgrade and Bentel Associates International, which designed the original La Lucia Mall which opened in 1972, the architect for refurbishment of the centre, the revamp was destined for success.
Amazingly, the mall continued trading throughout the construction, something that was made possible by meticulous planning and careful behind-the-scenes project management.

Meet the La Lucia Mall team

The centre management team: Nazrana Premlall, Patricia Zama, Pamela Hira, Vanessa Blevins, Donovan Solomon, Andreas Msomi and Cindene Sheasby

Vanessa Blevins – Centre Manager
Vanessa has been in the retail industry for 27 years and has been the La Lucia Mall centre manager for the past 16 years.

Donovan Solomon – Operations Manager
Donovan started his career at Heritage Market in 2006 before moving to the regional office to look after the commercial properties portfolio. He joined the La Lucia Mall centre management team in 2018.

Nazrana Premlall  – Leasing Consultant
Nazrana’s retail career retail started 24 years ago. She is passionate about strategic leasing and loves being at the forefront of retail trends.

Cindene Sheasby- Marketing Manager
Cindene has enjoyed 10 years as the marketing and exhibitions manager at La Lucia Mall. She is passionate about retail, public relations, marketing and the Durban North community.

Pamela Hira – Property Administrator
La Lucia Mall has been Pamela’s home away from home for 18 years. She is a proud member of the centre management team and looks forward to continuing her journey.

Andreas Msomi -Maintenance Supervisor
Andreas has worked at La Lucia Mall for 13 years and is grateful to have been a part of the journey.

Patricia Zama – Receptionist
Patricia was recently promoted to receptionist after 10 years as a customer care consultant at La Lucia Mall.

Details: www.laluciamall.co.za, Social media: @laluciamall

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