With its picture perfect beaches, thriving shopping strips and blossoming cafe culture, Brisbane is fast becoming the destination du jour for locals and visitors alike.
Each week ongoing we’ll be asking our community of users to share their favourite stores, whether well known haunts or side street gems. The result? Lists of stores in any given area, curated by you. Our users.
Ahead, five not to miss when exploring Brisbane’s inner city streets.
Nestled in the heart of Albert Street, Violent Green offers shoppers a covetable edit of local and international designer brands with a distinct streetwear edge. Their stable of apparel, accessories, shoes, jewellery and lifestyle essentials name-checks labels like Vanishing Elephant, Karen Walker, Saturdays Surf NYC and Deadly Ponies – perfect for shoppers looking to nail that effortless urban aesthetic.
Launched in 2001 out of frustration for not being able to find the right dress, Deanne Mayocchi’s eponymous boutique has garnered a cult-like following for its vintage, Oriental inspired designs. Maiocchi’s simple silhouettes are adorned with intricate handmade details, artisanal touches and unique textures and trims, making them a go-to for women who aren’t afraid to stand out. And with every piece designed and made right here in Brisbane, there’s no compromise on local flair and quality craftsmanship.
While there’s no doubt that tees and shorts are Brisbane’s off-duty uniform, suiting up at a moment’s notice is still part of every man’s style repertoire. Italian menswear label Ermenegildo Zegna offers the modern man a complete wardrobe crafted with luxe materials and timelessly wearable silhouettes. The Edward Street boutique has you covered for impeccably tailored jackets, crisp shirting, premium denim and everything in between.
It’s called Mecca for a reason. This iconic cosmetics boutique is a veritable haven for beauty enthusiasts with its curated edit of the very best global beauty brands. With premium skin care, professional hair styling tools and cutting edge makeup from around the world all under one incredibly glossy roof, it’s near impossible to walk out without armfuls of new beauty buys to try.
Their shredded denim is the stuff of legend, but homegrown designer label Sass & Bide has a lot more to offer than just the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans. This boutique houses a full range of women’s ready to wear fashion, denim, leather, intimates and accoutrements that strike a thoughtful balance between the strong, the obscure and the beautiful. With luxe embellishments mega-watt metallics juxtaposed against the label’s signature effortless shapes, a trip to Sass & Bide will breathe new life into any wardrobe.
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