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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


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Rack city – SWOP opens a new home for pre-loved style and eclectic cool
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Rack city – SWOP opens a new home for pre-loved style and eclectic cool

West End's SWOP Clothing Exchange has been one of Brisbane’s best locations for vintage discoveries for years, and for good reason! This emporium for trendy thrift finds is a reliable source for savvy shoppers thanks to its constantly evolving range of gear, which is why were pretty darn excited to announce that SWOP has opened a new location in the heart of The City. We’re talking a sizeable range of garments from dreamy denim to fabulous frocks and everything in between – SWOP is a new one-stop shop for inner-city style seekers. more

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alice McCALL and Furla lead Westfield Chermside’s premium fashion offering
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alice McCALL and Furla lead Westfield Chermside’s premium fashion offering

If you’ve opened up your wardrobe recently and almost cringed at the selection of garments within, don’t worry – we get it. There are few feelings better than adding a handful of new items to your outfit selection, and Westfield Chermside is shaping up to be the spot to do just that. This year has seen Westfield Chermside put its best foot forward in the fashion stakes, adding a whole new shopping precinct and following it up with a string of premium openings. If you want to shake up your look, we’ve listed some of the top spots to shop. more

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Japanese mainstay visvim’s latest collection brings us a dose of Americana cool
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Japanese mainstay visvim’s latest collection brings us a dose of Americana cool

Trends come and go, but true style is forever. Sure, it’s fun to experiment here and there, but often the pieces that we gravitate towards are the ones that follow two rules – they are made well and designed thoughtfully. Iconic Japanese brand visvim is a testament to this, creating collection after collection filled with items that are both swoon-worthy but totally practical. The brand’s latest drop holds up to its reputation, featuring a signature style laced with touches of Americana cool. more

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Put your best foot forward at Westfield’s Fashion Weekend
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Put your best foot forward at Westfield’s Fashion Weekend

Winter is like, so last season. We’re all about spring now and, as such, we need to dress appropriately. Before we know it, it will be racing season and then beach season, so restocking our wardrobe with some brand-new threads is an issue of paramount importance. Westfield is wasting no time capitalising on the seasonal change, hosting a seriously stylish celebration across all of its shopping centres on September 9 and 10. We’re talking killer retail offers, pop-up bars, live entertainment and much more – get ready people, dressing room montages are coming. more

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Wish you were here – Emma Mulholland channels vacay vibes for new label Holiday
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Wish you were here – Emma Mulholland channels vacay vibes for new label Holiday

Who doesn’t love holidays? When we think about the chance to take a break, kick back and max out our relaxing, we get a little bit giddy with excitement. One person who has accurately captured the aesthetic of vacation vibes is Emma Mulholland, the Sydney designer who has taken a departure from her signature style to create a brand-new label. Let Holiday The Label take you someplace dreamy– go on, you’ve earned it. more

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The Weekend Series: spoil your old man with some Father’s Day gifts that don’t suck
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The Weekend Series: spoil your old man with some Father’s Day gifts that don’t suck

We don’t mean to alarm you, but Father’s Day is this weekend. On Sunday September 3, dads all over the country will be showered with gifts of all kinds. If this realisation has caused a moderate amount of alarm, we urge you not to panic. Just because you may or may not have forgotten to get a present this year is no excuse to opt for a cop-out gift. You’ve still got a bit of time to put an order in for something special, and it just so happens we’ve got a handy list of gift ideas that don’t totally blow! At this stage these gifts might arrive a bit late, but trust us – they'll be worth it. No need to thank us, we’re just doing our duty. It’s the dads that deserve your thanks – they helped to give you the gift of life, after all. more

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Groovy, baby – Billionaire Boys Club's latest drop goes subtly psychedelic
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Groovy, baby – Billionaire Boys Club’s latest drop goes subtly psychedelic

By all accounts, the 1960s were a pretty wild time – the Vietnam War was raging and the American youth were revolting against the violence around them by advocating for peace. From this counterculture sprang the hippie movement, and with it came a whole new wave of fashion. Free love and flower power were the name of the game, with many followers of the movement wearing their hearts on their sleeves via tangible symbols of tolerance and pacification. It is this time period that has influenced the Billionaire Boys Club’s Fall 2017 drop, infusing touches of the era with its own signature aesthetic. more

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Phoebe Paradise brings a splash of colour to The Valley with new store
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Phoebe Paradise brings a splash of colour to The Valley with new store

If you’ve seen a bunch of fashionable folk strutting around in some loud and vibrant clothing recently, there’s a good chance they’re dressed in Phoebe Paradise. The Brisbane-born label run by the talented artist of the same name has become more and more coveted and acclaimed in recent years, and now Phoebe Paradise has opened a brick-and-mortar space on Ann Street in Fortitude Valley. Inspired by Phoebe’s own eclectic, D.I.Y. aesthetic, this space is set to be much more than just a super-fashionable boutique. more

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Camp Hill Antique Centre and TART Cafe settles in to its brand-new digs
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Camp Hill Antique Centre and TART Cafe settles in to its brand-new digs

Though the closure of the Woolloongabba Antique Centre broke our hearts, we barely had time to mourn before Camp Hill Antique Centre opened and established itself as Brisbane’s new home of eclectic, pre-loved furniture and accessories. In addition to a gargantuan space filled wall to wall with all manner of paraphernalia, Camp Hill Antique Centre is also home to TART Cafe – a fetching mid-century inspired diner that plates up the perfect fare to fuel your imminent shopping spree. more

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Get ready for the warmer weather with Double Rainbouu
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Get ready for the warmer weather with Double Rainbouu

It won’t be long now before your winter woes will disappear for another year, so it’s high time you started thinking about your warmer weather wardrobe. If you associate summer with colour, then Double Rainbouu is a brand to need to become acquainted with immediately. Self-described as a label for ‘beach babes and pool punks’ Double Rainbouu is an arresting and eye-catching range of garments for those that want to add an edge to their summer attire. more

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Wrap yourself up in wearable art from Sydney's Wah Wah
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Wrap yourself up in wearable art from Sydney’s Wah Wah

Whoever said knitted sweaters weren’t punk rock obviously has never seen the stylish beauties crafted and distributed by Wah Wah. The creator of cool and cosy clothes is renowned for teaming up with bands to reimagine album artwork as comfy jumpers. Before winter ends, consider adding a couple of these eye-catching numbers to your wardrobe. more

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Slip into the some Australian-designed kicks from Athletikan
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Slip into the some Australian-designed kicks from Athletikan

For the uninitiated, sneaker culture is a big deal. Shoes are more than just a comfortable necessity – they are a crucial part of the overall style game. A couple of forward-thinking upstarts are making a splash in the local sneaker scene, recently launching Athletikan – an athleisure brand that produces kicks that can be taken from the street to the gym and beyond. more