Lerato Kganyago owns several pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes and a handful of designer bags but that doesn’t mean you won’t find her browsing the latest fashion at MRP

The TV and radio personality weighed in on a debate on Twitter about celebrities shopping at ‘regular’ stores.

Actresses Gabisile Tshabalala, Kgomotso Christopher and Pasi Koetle revealed that people are often surprised to find them bargain hunting at Pep or Ackermans.

“I think confusion is that some of us don’t take this ‘celeb’ thing to our heads. We are like any other person who has the right to shop from Pep to Chinamall and we exercise that freedom unashamedly,” Kgomotso tweeted.

Their conversation started an interesting discussion online about why people are obsessed with keeping up appearances just to impress people they don’t know.

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While many said there was nothing wrong with celebrities saving money, others questioned why they didn’t spend their hard earned cash at stores that offered better quality.  

Lerato weighed in on the matter with some words of wisdom

“The people that are always looking down on Mr Price, have Instagram pages that look like Mr Price Factories! There’s nothing wrong with Mr Price and Shoprite!

“Do what suits your pockets, not what suits social media my children, baska lehlanyetsa! Mr Price has really cute stuff!” she tweeted.


Lerato added that affordable doesn’t always mean bad quality.

“Also Shoprite has some really great beauty products that are very affordable! Mr Price has the dopest and most affordable gym equipment!!!”