Address:155 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

Our Story

3rd Generation Family Business

We will continue to empower our loyal staff and offer our valued customers the best workmanship when repairing your shoes, bags, leather goods and garments, on time every time.

In this ever-changing world, Premier Shoes strives to streamline our repair services and provide world-class workmanship with the addition of more quality services, all for the convenience of our valued customers.

In 1930 Mohanlal Kassen departed Walsad, India and arrived in Cape Town where he joined his elder brother in his shoe repair shop.
After a few years, Mohanlal ventured out on his own and established Premier Shoes at 124 Kloof Street. While he may have had minimal formal education, what he did have was a vision, and the drive to make it a reality. Soon Premier Shoes offered ranges of new shoes and accessories in addition to the core business of shoe repairs.
Sadly, my father passed in 1968, leaving control of Premier Shoes to myself, Krishna Kassen. Since my first day behind the counter, my aim has always been to provide our loyal customers with the best service in the shortest time. Thanks to our success, we outgrew our original premises and the store moved across the road to our current location at 155 Kloof Street
In 2004 Premier Shoes become a 3rd generation business as my son, Keemesh Kassen joined me.
Keemesh, who has now taken control of the store, has steered this almost 90-year-old business firmly into the 21st century by expanding the Premier brand into locksmithing, home security and general maintenance as well moving us into the digital age with the introduction of our online store.

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Collections & Deliveries

For your convenience we will collect and deliver your shoe, leather & bag for repairs, your laundry and dry cleaning for cleaning as well as garment repairs at a pick up cost of R35 or R70 for a pick up & deliveryWE COVER THE FOLLOWING AREAS: CAMPS BAY – ATLANTIC SEA BOARD – CBD – GARDENS – ORANJEZICHT – HIGGOVALE – TAMBOERSKLOOF
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Our Clients Say

All services provided are done so with the utmost efficiency, professionalism, sincerity, solid advice and true craftsmanship. I am yet to visit the store and not be met with a generous spirit of kindness, enthusiasm, warmth, friendship and genuine interest in myself or my family.  I travel from another suburb as their experience and services are unrivalled.

Terry Locketz

Camps Bay

The best shoe/bag repair, cleaners and locksmith services in Cape Town! Only had the best experience, always obliging, friendly and available.

Tamar Lazarus


I have lived in the City Bowl for over 25 years. Premier Shoes has always been my go-to place for dry cleaning, shoe repairs, locksmithing, luggage sales, security and many more. In fact there is very little that the Kassen family cannot assist with. I highly recommend this Kloof street treasure.

Lauren Fabian


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