Summer time shopping at Ferndale

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The sun is out and the silly summer shopping season is upon us. Whether you feel like shopping just because the days are bright and you’re mentally working towards a proper December break (don’t get too excited yet…), or whether you need to get your house and wardrobe in summer mode, now is the time to see what’s out there.

The shops are loaded with everything you need for the season and if you’re one of those people who like to start with festive season shopping before the December craziness hits, then you need to head out to the brand new Ferndale on Republic shopping mall soon.

In the summertime, when the sun shines brightly, our wardrobes get lighter and heavy winter attire is moved to the back of the closet, it’s always a good idea to have a sober look at what you have and what to change. Get rid of stuff you haven’t worn for a while (and Kathy, that includes all the “thin” clothes from your student days, 15 years ago…), donate to charity, make space and do a little revamp all-round for an extra-light spring in your step!

Grab one of your besties (the one who knows you best, obviously) and head out to peruse the latest trends - nothing like a bit of visual stimulation to get the creative juices flowing. Change can be very therapeutic; if you’re anything like me, you’ll know the high you get when you change something at home and keep on walking back to that specific room to bask in the glory of your interior revamp. You’d be surprised at the joy small changes can make. For some people, it’s replacing an old coffee table or replacing a rug and scatter cushions. I get a ridiculous amount of joy just from replacing a dead pot plant with something less dead. But maybe that’s just me.

Online shopping has its own virtues, but to see and touch something in real-time is so much more satisfying - and you don’t have to wait for delivery or deal with returning stuff that just doesn’t look as hot as it did last night, online, after too many glasses of wine. No judging, most of us have been there.

On average, men spend a little less time in the mall than their female counterparts, so if you’re in a hurry for whatever reason - keep in mind your lifestyle and profession when grabbing something off the shelf - light-weight and functional is key.

Spoil yourself, spoil someone else, or go find inspiration - Ferndale on Republic is brand spanking new with an interesting variety of retailers, of which the last three is opening this week (the last shops that will be opening their doors  include Outdoor Warehouse, Crazy Plastics, Spectacle Hut, Rebel Recording Studio… - I did not lie when I said there is variety).

The best summer vibe is being happy in your own skin, all the rest is just a bit of fun “accessorizing”. And we can all do with a bit of fun!

Ferndale on Republic has a bit of everything for everyone - if you need more info about the shops, then have a look on Facebook or email them directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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