I recently took a trip out to Paarl and visited Frater Square which is an exciting new lifestyle mall. The building dates back to 1845 and was originally a packing shed on the farm, Hou Moed. The building still retains its original and historical feel but has been transformed into a vibrant village-like shopping experience. They have a lovely selection of shops from decor and clothing to outdoor supplies and more. Loads of parking, open to the outdoors and fantastic views make this a real shopping treat.
On Saturday mornings they have entertainment for kids in their Studio with the energetic ladies of Kidazzle so that moms can shop in peace while the kids get creative in a fun and safe environment. Their vision for the future includes an artisan market, a kiddie’s outdoor market and a nursery at the back of the building. Sounds great! Here’s a sneak peak of some of the shops you’ll find at Frater Square…
Blanc de blanc living is a gorgeous interior and decor shop with a penchant for fresh whites. The store is beautifully styled and full of tempting homeware.
For any fashion lover, Wild Orchid is a must visit. This beautiful boutique stocks a a gorgeous selection of clothing, accessories and jewellery.
G.R.E.Y Lingerie is a a luxurious boutique specialising in exquisite lingerie.
Primi Piatti Paarl offers tasty Italian fare with their signature efficient service. I love the deep buttoned banquettes and the exposed brickwork. They have a great outdoor terrace and amazing views over the vineyards and the famous Paarl Rock.
Do stay tuned for more shop features in tomorrow’s post!
Here’s the full list of all the stores you’ll find at Frater Square and their contact details:
Primi Piatti Paarl – 021 863 3500
Daffadowndilly – 021 863 1333 – This shop has since closed
Wild Orchid Boutique – 021 863 4482
Boland Outdoor Supplies – 079 612 8050 – This shop has since closed
Blanc de Blanc Living – 074 112 1942
The Deli @ The Square – 021 863 4442 – This shop has since closed
Lullaby Baby Boutique – 021 863 2503 – This shop has since closed
The Cosmedic Centre – 021 863 1010
Sure Travel – 021 863 4115
G.R.E.Y Lingerie – 021 863 4789 – This shop has since closed
The Studio – 082 899 5318
(For daily rental- ideal for book launches, art classes, yoga classes or for a pop up store)
Frater Square, 40A Main Road, Paarl
Tel: 082 899 5318
All photography: Lana Kenney ©