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“Family-owned and worn bears are records of loving hearts. They are
as much a part of treasured family history as china, jewelry, or silver”.
(American teddy bear artist & collector)

Fred-i-Bear Shop

In September 2009 Lynette Kennedy opened a shop at Lifestyle Garden Home, Johannesburg, South Africa.  Irene Rantsimele is the manager and a competent Teddy bear Artist.We have a new assistant, Silica who works on a Thursday and Sunday.  Fredibear,  is the South African stockist for the well known and loved Charlie Bears,Merrythought,  Steiff, Mary Meyer ,Beatrix Potter, and  Peluche 

For customers wanting to make their own teddy bears, the shop keeps a wide range of mohair, and other fabrics, plus all the supplies to complete a teddy bear. Irene is competent in helping you with your teddy bear making questions.
A large selection of imported lace and antique christening robes, imported from England in stock. Fine cotton lace, difficult to find, especially in South Africa.
For collectors, the shop sells the Jim Shore Range of collectible figurines, Willow Tree, and Beatrix Potter
Candles:  We stock Yankee Candles.
The shop is open 7 days a week,  Monday-Friday 9.00am-4.00pm and Saturdays & Sunday 9.00am-3.30.00pm. Shop telephone number +2711 792 6166.

To date ( 2023) presently, our shop is the only teddy bear shop in South Africa. Thank you to all our loyal customers for the constant support