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Culture is dead – Skim Milk drops its socio-politically charged spring/summer collection
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Culture is dead – Skim Milk drops its socio-politically charged spring/summer collection

Although we may not be living in the US of A, it’s hard to deny the influence that America has on the rest of the world. Thanks in large part to its deranged president, the world’s most powerful country has been spending even more time in the global spotlight than usual. It seems like every day there are stories coming out that beggar belief – but there are some upsides to the crazy times we live in. Skim Milk is a brand turning this uncertainty into art, all while giving people a vehicle to wear their heart on their sleeve. more

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Straight outta your dad's wardrobe – Quiksilver drops its rad and retro Mad Wax capsule collection
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Straight outta your dad’s wardrobe – Quiksilver drops its rad and retro Mad Wax capsule collection

You don’t exactly have to be the biggest wave shredder to know that Quiksilver totally dominates when it comes to all things surf. From the boards to the clothes and right down to the competitions, the brand has long since established itself as one of the greats in surfing history. One such moment that cemented Quiksilver’s status as a true tastemaker in the scene was the release of Max Wax, its cult surf film that celebrated a turning point in the sport’s culture and aesthetic. Inspired by the icon, Quiksilver’s Mad Wax capsule collection is serving up threads straight out of your dad’s wardrobe circa 1987. more

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Full fashion disclosure – wear your ethical values with designer basics from A.BCH
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Full fashion disclosure – wear your ethical values with designer basics from A.BCH

When it comes to the fashion industry, sometimes it feels like being totally sustainable is an impossible task. Most of us – whether comfortable with it or not – are willing to turn a bit of a blind eye to the fact that clothing labels rarely reveal everything there is to know about their product. Ignorance is bliss, right? Not exactly. Melbourne-based label A.BCH is building a range of luxury unisex basics that are as ethical as can be, providing full disclosure across every facet of the brand – without cutting any corners. more

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Get suited up by one of the masters of style when Harrolds and Tom Ford team up
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Get suited up by one of the masters of style when Harrolds and Tom Ford team up

Listen, we all know that a good suit is an investment – so it needs to be perfect. One of the best ways to cut a sleek figure is by donning a perfectly tailored ensemble, so Harrolds and Tom Ford is giving gentlemen the chance to get it right. From March 19–20, aspiring Don Drapers can score an appointment with Tom Ford’s master tailor Luca Gervasi – one of the sharpest stylists in the business. more

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Get set to shop up a storm when Zara launches its Australian online store
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Get set to shop up a storm when Zara launches its Australian online store

Skip that pricey brunch and volunteer to be the designated driver on your next night out – you’re going to want to ensure your wallet is as full as it can be by Wednesday March 14. Why? Well, it’s looking more likely than ever that fashion giant Zara will soon boast its own Australian online store – filled to the brim with the brand’s cutting-edge clothing and accessories. Splurge season is fast approaching, so get ready to give your wallet a workout. more

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Sweating just got sweeter – ASOS has dropped its in-house activewear range
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Sweating just got sweeter – ASOS has dropped its in-house activewear range

Anyone with a jones for online shopping would be familiar with ASOS. The UK-based fashion retailer stocks a mind-blowing selection of brands from all over the world, as well as its own label across almost every item of clothing you can think of – all for some seriously competitive pricing. Just when we thought we couldn’t love them any harder, the powerhouse online retailer had to go and gift us with an in-house activewear range – and there’s one each for the ladies and the gents. more

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Look sharp while getting fit with the new Kinesis Collection from SQD Athletica
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Look sharp while getting fit with the new Kinesis Collection from SQD Athletica

Whether we’re bulking up, slimming down or staying toned, the end result is to feel healthier and more comfortable in our own skin. One way to help boost your confidence level when breaking a sweat is to ensure you’re equipped with some quality gear. SQD Athletica is a top-notch outfitter for active souls, and its latest collection, designed in conjunction with photographer William Patino, is the perfect addition to your workout wardrobe. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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Sport some sweet vintage threads from Ricky Bees
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Sport some sweet vintage threads from Ricky Bees

If you enjoy rocking vintage apparel but don't necessarily want to invest every waking moment of the weekend rummaging through op shops and rack sales only to come home empty handed, say hello to Ricky Bees. They do the hard trawling for you so you can enjoy the fruits of their labour without the effort, that's win win in our books! more

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The 2018 Levi's Pride Collection is giving us all of the happy feels
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The 2018 Levi’s Pride Collection is giving us all of the happy feels

Levi's etched its place in fashion history when it first invented the blue denim jean back in the late 1800s. Right now, it's etching a place in our hearts with the release of the Levi's 2018 Pride Collection. What's even better is that the pot of gold at the end of this rainbow (aka the proceeds) are all going back into benefitting LGBTQ communities. This has us bursting with joy and we can't wait to rock this denim with pride. more

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Flower power – Tyler, the Creator and Converse drop the next round of colourful collab GOLF le FLEUR*
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Flower power – Tyler, the Creator and Converse drop the next round of colourful collab GOLF le FLEUR*

Hip-hop and sneakers go together like peas and carrots – it’s a simple fact. The two cultures are so intrinsically linked that it just makes sense when artists and brands link up to collaborate. Sometimes these pairings end up being a dubious cash-grab, with poor adoring fans buying the shoes simply because a name is attached. Other times, the world is gifted with a collection that is totally and genuinely rad – a case in point being the teaming up of Tyler, the Creator and Converse to create GOLF le FLEUR* more

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Attention threadheads – NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER team up with Balenciaga for hot collection
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Attention threadheads – NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER team up with Balenciaga for hot collection

You read that right – some of the biggest names in the fashion game today have casually announced a partnership that will have us all scrambling for our credit cards. Esteemed fashion house Balenciaga has paired up with two of the biggest online fashion outlets for a capsule collection of ready-to-wear garments and accessories that will have heads turning all season. more

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Special delivery! Cult bun-slinger Ben’s Burgers now has merch
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Special delivery! Cult bun-slinger Ben’s Burgers now has merch

The burger craze may well have swept Brisbane and still be going strong, but there is one bun that stands head and shoulders above the rest – we’re talking Ben’s Burgers, baby. Operating on the basis of no substitutions or alterations (only additions), the clean-cut menu at Ben’s boasts a concise collection of burgers that proves you really don’t need to mess with perfection. Oh, and the special sauce? Oof. Now you can wear your heart (and buns) on your sleeve – Ben’s Burgers merch has arrived. more

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Can’t slow down – Fast Times brings a slice of true skate culture to The City
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Can’t slow down – Fast Times brings a slice of true skate culture to The City

Any skating die-hard would no doubt be familiar with Fast Times, the Melbourne-based skate shop that has been a go-to for the best gear since 2008. From the hardware to the threads, this cult favourite is a destination for both the skating community and appreciators of the lifestyle alike, creating a dedicated following all around the country. Well you don’t have to trek down south or be restricted to the online shopping experience any longer – Fast Times has opened its first bricks-and-mortar Brisbane store right in the heart of The City and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. more

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Online men’s style mecca MR PORTER drops its in-house label – get acquainted with MR P.
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Online men’s style mecca MR PORTER drops its in-house label – get acquainted with MR P.

Any dude with a solid sense of style and a penchant for online shopping would be well aware of MR PORTER, the digital playground full of curated collections of the best designer brands on the planet. Well, this online style mecca wasn’t content with just providing gents worldwide easy access to the finest labels going – it wanted to create its very own. Fellas, it’s time to introduce yourselves to MR P. more

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We love this city – Brisbane’s own Apartment and Parliament unite for a killer collab
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We love this city – Brisbane’s own Apartment and Parliament unite for a killer collab

When it comes to Brisbane’s street culture, there are certain names that stand head and shoulders above the rest as true kingpins and innovators. Two such institutions have come together to gift us with a truly city-centric collaboration and we couldn’t be more thrilled. OG purveyors of street style Apartment have linked up with good pals and local legends Parliament Skate Shop, dropping the first taste of what plans to be a regular project. more

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Siblings of style – Calexico Man unveils its dapper new digs
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Siblings of style – Calexico Man unveils its dapper new digs

Any Brisbane gal who doesn’t mind a bit of luxe retail therapy would no doubt be familiar with Calexico – the Fortitude Valley fashion mainstay has been saving our wardrobes with its signature edit of designer threads since 2010. Not one to rest on its effortlessly cool laurels, the Calexico brand is expanding its empire to include an offering that caters to the opposite sex. Opening up right across the road from its female-focused sibling, Calexico Man has arrived on James Street as a premier destination for all things menswear. more

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All white, all right – the must-have pieces for your Le Dîner en Blanc outfit
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All white, all right – the must-have pieces for your Le Dîner en Blanc outfit

Ladies and gentlemen, we’re getting dangerously close to Le Dîner en Blanc time. If you were lucky enough to get tickets to the sophisticated soiree, you’ll no doubt be aware that one of the most exciting (albeit challenging) aspects is the outfit selection. How hard can it be to hustle an all-white ensemble? Turns out it can be really darn tricky – but worry not! We’ve done our research and handpicked some of the best spots in Brisbane to sort you out from head to toe, as well as highlighting some killer pieces to make your outfit look white-hot. more

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Treat yo'self – splurge your hard-earned cash at Brisbane City's high-end stores
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Treat yo’self – splurge your hard-earned cash at Brisbane City’s high-end stores

Look, it would be great if we lived in the sort of rap fantasy world where we could drape ourselves head to toe in LV without batting an eyelid or maxing out our credit cards. For most of us, getting kitted out in those fancy labels and iconic monograms seems like a pipe dream … but it doesn’t necessarily have to be. A totally achievable way to level up your sartorial game is to invest in one killer luxury piece that goes the distance, which is what high-end labels tend to specialise in. We’ve combed through some of Brisbane City’s most luxe fashion houses to find lust-worthy items that will anchor any wardrobe. more

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Standing out from the crowd – shop local at Brisbane City’s best boutiques
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Standing out from the crowd – shop local at Brisbane City’s best boutiques

The benefits of shirking bigger chains in favour of shopping local are pretty much endless. Not only do you get to support the little guy but you also end up cultivating a way more unique sense of style. Most of us are suckers for some chain store basics – hey, we’re only human – but it’s those high-quality pieces and distinctive finds from independent shops that really hold a special place in our hearts (and wardrobes). We’ve handpicked some of Brisbane City’s best, coolest and most interesting boutiques for you to fall in love with. more