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FRANCES HENDRIE brings a killer athleisurewear edit to James Street
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FRANCES HENDRIE brings a killer athleisurewear edit to James Street

Whether you’re a proper gym junkie or more inspired by the cool-girl aesthetic, athleisurewear is having a real moment. It’s not hard to see why – it’s functional, it’s comfortable and it’s cool as hell. With these core principles in mind, it makes perfect sense that the minds behind luxury basics label FRANCES HENDRIE have decided to dip their toes into the athleisure pool. Now open on James Street, FRANCES HENDRIE ATHLEISURE has arrived to kit you out in the coolest workout gear on the market. more

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Make your designer fashion dreams a reality at the Harrolds mid-year sale
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Make your designer fashion dreams a reality at the Harrolds mid-year sale

Jeans, jackets, boots and sweaters are items that typically don’t get to make much of an appearance during our sweltering summers, but once the temperature drops we finally get to play with some new options. What better excuse to update your style than some serious discounts? Luxury department store Harrolds is holding a mind-boggling sale with up to 50% off its huge range of premium brands – that’s Balenciaga, Acne Studios, Saint Laurent, Balmain and loads more for half the price. We’ve picked five winter essentials available at the sale to kickstart your shopping inspo, but this is just a taste – shop the full range from Friday June 1. more

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Stand out from the crowd with super small-batch jewels from 100 of One
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Stand out from the crowd with super small-batch jewels from 100 of One

If you’ve ever been going through a rough patch at work, you can probably relate to the crushing anxiety that can come with it. Practising mindfulness (read: distracting your brain from the bad stuff) is one of the oldest tricks in the book for dealing with stress, but it’s not often that our hobbies turn into hustles. For dentist Jana Nikolovski, making jewellery was a sweet escape that transitioned into a fully-fledged business that utilised her unique skill set in a totally different way. The inspiring origins, small-batch concept and unique manufacturing process are just three reasons that 100 of One should be on your radar. more

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Same-same but different – the company embracing odd socks
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Same-same but different – the company embracing odd socks

Much like bobby pins and the will to get out of bed on a Monday morning, there seems to exist a special portal somewhere in the universe where all of our odd socks go and never return. We’ve all experienced the annoyance of losing or damaging a sock, rendering its fellow foot partner totally useless. Well, this issue can be a thing of the past (except in the case of your current sock collection, in which case you’re on your own) – SOLOSOCKS™ are changing the game by embracing the odd side of life. more

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Travel the silk road with luxury scarves from David Subroto
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Travel the silk road with luxury scarves from David Subroto

When it comes to timeless fashion pieces, it’s hard to top a luxurious silk scarf. These swish squares of fabric are so versatile – you can dress them up, wear them down, use them to add a pop of colour … they are pretty much a sartorial Swiss army knife. If you’ve been hunting for the perfect new addition to your wardrobe that goes a little outside of the box, look no further – David Subroto scarves are the missing piece you seek. more

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Well Made Clothes is the online fashion marketplace of your ethical dreams
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Well Made Clothes is the online fashion marketplace of your ethical dreams

Make no bones about it – we are absolute fiends for online shopping. What’s not to love about sprawling out on the couch with a glass of wine and picking up a killer new outfit from the comfort of your own home? Well, one of the things not to love is the fact that plenty of our favourite dotcom shopping haunts are actually littered with brands that aren’t actually all that friendly to the earth. Here to save you all of the Googling and put your mind at ease is Well Made Clothes, an online shopping hub that only stocks brands that are good in every sense of the word – not just aesthetics. more

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Inside and out – the chic slippers you can wear anywhere (even the pub)
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Inside and out – the chic slippers you can wear anywhere (even the pub)

While the topic of shoes can invoke some pretty strong opinions, there is one thing pretty much all of us can agree on – slippers are dope. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of coming home after a long day and sliding your weary feet into cloud-like comfort, but unfortunately our beloved slippers rarely get a run outside the house unless we’re checking the mail or sheepishly collecting an UberEATS order. Folks, the stigma has been lifted – Bertie is here to take your slipper fantasy beyond your front door and into a whole new world. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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Science impacts nearly every aspect of modern life, from agriculture, environment, and medicine to communications, exploration and, hopefully, a sense of responsibility, wonder and awe ... ~ Jennifer Wiseman more
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Take a break from reality with Karen Walker’s bold new eyewear collection
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Take a break from reality with Karen Walker’s bold new eyewear collection

Picture this ¬– you’re on an opulent cruise ship when a storm ravages the deck, sweeping you overboard and into the ocean. When you awake, you come to discover you have washed ashore, left shipwrecked on a tropical atoll with nothing but a steamer trunk full of your worldly possessions. When you pop the lid, what’s the first thing you see? A vital accessory – sunglasses. This is the premise of Karen Walker’s latest eyewear collection, Lost in Paradise. The New Zealand designer has injected her trademark blend of elegance and eccentricity into this brand-new drop that has left us dreaming of a faraway lands and tropical escapes. more

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Shop local and be rewarded at the Brisbane Indie Sale Trail
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Shop local and be rewarded at the Brisbane Indie Sale Trail

We shouldn't have to tell you the reasons why – now more than ever we need to be considering our purchase choices and turning our dollars to support local. Brisbane is blessed with a plethora of creative minds who spend countless hours curating their stores to offer us unique goodies and let's be honest – nothing beats that tangible shopping experience. This weekend, five local women-run business are teaming up for the Brisbane Indie Sale Trail, and to sweeten the day you'll be treated to a growing discount with each store you visit. more

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All eyes on me – Assembly Label launches its chic unisex sunglasses range
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All eyes on me – Assembly Label launches its chic unisex sunglasses range

Simplicity is a really tricky thing to nail, especially when it comes to fashion. If something is too pared back it becomes bland, but if the designers refuse to edit and refine it can all become a mess. One name that has always been a go-to for the perfect balance is Assembly Label, the Sydney staple that has been dressing us in its covetable threads since 2007. If you love yourself some minimalism, you will be pleased to note that Assembly Label has dropped a killer unisex range of sunglasses – and yes, it’s just as chic as you would expect. more

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Bold as love – Happy Socks celebrates the legendary Keith Haring with a fresh capsule collection
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Bold as love – Happy Socks celebrates the legendary Keith Haring with a fresh capsule collection

The worlds of art and fashion have always been intrinsically linked – each has inspired the other all throughout history. Certain names go beyond the coming and going trends to become true beacons of pop culture, and one such person was Keith Haring. The phenomenal pop-artist ruled 1980s New York City with his bright, bold and undeniably optimistic works, creating a legacy that is still recognised to this day. It is these qualities that inspired purveyors of joy Happy Socks to celebrate his work with a limited edition capsule collection. 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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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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Embrace the feminine mystique with the latest drop from YCL Jewels
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Embrace the feminine mystique with the latest drop from YCL Jewels

Goddesses from powerful mythologies are always a great source of inspiration for us ladies – after all, what’s more empowering than feeling like you have the strength to run the world? One of the most fascinating women from the history books is Freyja, the Norse goddess associated with love, sex, beauty and gold just to name a few things. This powerful creature was the inspiration behind the latest drop from YCL Jewels, drawing upon distinctly feminine characteristics laced with heady amounts of pure power. 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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ESSEN offers timeless quality shoes that you'll fall head over heels for
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ESSEN offers timeless quality shoes that you’ll fall head over heels for

Look, us ladies have all fallen into the trap of uncomfortable shoes at one time or another. Oftentimes we equate ‘sensible’ to ‘ugly’, the image of the Homypeds and Kumpfs that our primary school librarians wore seared deep into our collective subconscious. Sometimes you’ve got to sacrifice a little bit of relief in the name of aesthetics, right? The tyranny is over! We’ve found a label that manages the seemingly impossible fusion of practical and beautiful footwear – it’s time to introduce your soles to ESSEN. more