We are at the pointy end of the retail year. You don’t have to get lost braving the hordes and remote carparks of soulless shopping malls. You can do it all in Fremantle! Fremantle is the best fresh air shopping centre in WA, with great bookshops, music, fashion (men & women), jewellery, homewares, food, art & design, renowned restaurants, hotels and cafes.
The Christmas lights in Kings Square are on. The true and the best Santa is in residence in Fremantle from Wednesday to Sunday from 10.30am to 3.00pm. Over 40 businesses have dressed their windows for the Festive season, sparkling and bright. Parking Santa and Elves are roaming the streets paying for the parking of shoppers. The first hour of parking is always free at Queensgate, Parry Street and Beach Street.
We have some national chains in the Fremantle CBD with the likes of Target, Mountain Designs, Cotton On, Kathmandu but what sets Fremantle apart is the really exciting independent retail.
Friday to Sunday, the Fremantle Markets and E-Shed Markets add to the retail landscape with an extraordinary range of specialist retailers and between Thursday and Sunday, MANY in Kings Square has a whole raft of local products, retro and start up retailers.
If you looking for sparkle – head to Blue Buddha, Fremantle Opals, The Artisan Store, Creations, Kailis or Found (at the Fremantle Art Centre).
If it is beauteousness you seek, try The Lip Lab, Djurra, Clear Skin Clinic or Clara Beauty.
Home & Lifestyle: The Home Provedore, Stunned Emu Designs, Kate & Abel, Pigeonhole, The Archive and Kitchen Warehouse (O’Connor).
In menswear Warrens, Bousfields, Terrace Men cover off all ages and lifestyles. In women’s wear you should never go past Megan Salmon on Queen Victoria or in the CBD, Morrisons, Spectator, Ami Bel, Creato Amano, Eros, Casa Rialto.
Gender everyone: Margaret River Hemp, 3 Stories, Pigeonhole.
Shoes: Bodkins Bootery, Bobs, Paul Carroll, Mi-Life, KeySol, Hunter, Hype.
For books and music – New Edition, Mills Records, Record Finder, Bill Campbell Books.
Food Retail is almost endless – first begin at Kakulas Sister and Little Sister. Then when you get sick of shopping you can break to have a snack at Culley’s, or something more substantial at Benny’s, Sandrinos, The Monk, Bathers Beach House, Clancy’s, Cha Cha Bull, Little Creatures, Ciccerello’s and so it goes on. True post retail therapy can be found with ride on the Ferris wheel or a swim at Bathers Beach. If all gets too much then take off with Rottnest Express.
May it be a fruitful and enjoyable Christmas for your customers, staff and family!