Nothing makes me happier than exploring my beautiful city, finding new little spots, and getting to share them with you. Recently I missioned out (and if you know how much I hate driving, you’ll understand why I say mission) to Bryanston Shopping centre for some frozen yoghurt. Now, that may sound ridiculous, but bear with me – Pureberry in the Bryanston Shopping Centre is pretty much the only place I’ve been able to find sugar-free froyo, and as a diabetic, when the craving strikes, you gonna take it seriously. So last week I headed out there to satisfy my sugar-free cravings, and while I was there I spotted this incredible shop next door: Freerange.
When you walk into the Freerange store, it has the most wonderful atmosphere that takes you right to the KZN Midlands – which is exactly where this South African store draws its inspiration from. Glass, natural tones, grass weaves, and calming patterns fill the store, giving it an earthy, relaxed feeling that I love. I wanted to buy pretty much everything in the store to fill my home and my wardrobe.
Though the interior decoration items in the store are from all over the world, there’s definitely a strong African influence, with pieces from Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and of course SA. There are so many gems in the shop, and so many little pieces that I loved, and the best news is that they’re super reasonably priced.
All of the clothing is made by hand in KZN – don’t you just flippen love all the beautiful things that are coming out of South African designers at the moment? The clothes are comfortable, breathable, extremely flattering, and super beautiful. I was immediately drawn toward this button up long-sleeve dress in black (you CAN’T have too much black in your wardrobe, MUM) and I absolutely love it. I feel so lovely in it. I paired it with my Catarzi Hat (again) and some FIX Flats because I was heading out for an afternoon meeting, but you can also dress it up a bit with some nice heels or ankle boots. It also looks FAB with a belt.
Freerange will be having their store launch on Thursday, and I can’t recommend highly enough that you come along and see some of the wonderful things that have for sale. I’ll be there burning a hole in my credit card – come say hi if you see me.
Thank you Freerange for making such beautiful, proudly South African things, and for supporting Lucy Sarah.