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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

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Deadly Ponies teams up with My Little Pony for a colourful and charming collab
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Deadly Ponies teams up with My Little Pony for a colourful and charming collab

If you're an 80s baby, then we can almost guarantee that you owned a string of My Little Pony figurines and spent hours upon hours in your bedroom brushing and plaiting their brightly coloured little mains. When we heard that New Zealand's luxury accessories label Deadly Ponies had teamed up with Hasbro's iconic My Little Pony brand, our hearts well and truly fluttered. These timeless designs are bringing some of our best childhood memories back to life. more


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ALIX YANG strikes a perfect balance with stunning statement jewels
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ALIX YANG strikes a perfect balance with stunning statement jewels

It’s a tale as old as time – you’ve constructed an outfit and have pretty much nailed it. The fit is right, the colour scheme is on point and you’re seriously feeling it, but you can’t help but take one last look and notice that it needs a little something extra to take it to the next level. ALIX YANG hears your woes – if you’re looking for the missing piece to your sartorial puzzle that's sure to make a statement, she’s more than got your back. more

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Wolfe & Ordnance brings its coveted and curated fashion edit to James Street
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Wolfe & Ordnance brings its coveted and curated fashion edit to James Street

One of the best things about the internet is shopping, no doubt about it. However, we often crave the bricks-and-mortar experience – trying on that cute dress, seeing if you can actually walk in those heels, matching that bag to your skirt … we could go on but we think you catch our drift. There’s a new player in the Brisbane fashion game that has brought its strong online presence into the tangible world and we couldn’t be happier. Wolfe & Ordnance has opened its doors on Fortitude Valley’s illustrious James Street, gathering together some of the most in-demand labels in the world for us lucky ladies to shop in one pretty place. 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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London calling – Dr. Martens and Lazy Oaf collab to show us what dreams are made of
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London calling – Dr. Martens and Lazy Oaf collab to show us what dreams are made of

Some things in life are just a perfect fit – Turner and Hooch, peas and carrots, shoo-bop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom … we could go on but we think you catch our drift. When two powerhouses come together to mash their great ideas together it’s like we get treated to a double dose of excellence. Two distinctly Brit-centric brands have come together to create some magic and quite frankly we are living for it – make room in your wardrobe for a piece of paradise born from the Lazy Oaf and Dr. Martens union. more

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Work up an appetite for fashion with Naomi Murrell’s Hungry Heart collection
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Work up an appetite for fashion with Naomi Murrell’s Hungry Heart collection

Try as you might, it is damn near impossible to resist the allure of Italian culture – it’s bright, chic and effortlessly carefree, making it the perfect inspiration point for fashion. It was from these core principles that Adelaide label Naomi Murrell’s latest collection Hungry Heart was born, taking cues from Henri Matisse papercuts, pizzeria decor and a hefty dose of pure romanticism. One look at this range will have you working up a serious sartorial appetite. more

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No apologies – Ellery brings soul to life with its rich and bold pre-fall collection
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No apologies – Ellery brings soul to life with its rich and bold pre-fall collection

The word ‘soul’ is a pretty broad word with a range of loaded meanings, most of which are intangible. What does it mean to really have soul and how could one possibly translate that to the visual realm? One lady who personifies the sound of soul is Nina Simone, the badass 1960s songstress who was the epitome of the word in all facets of her life. It was the lure of her duality and power that inspired Ellery’s outstanding pre-fall collection, combining both boldness and fragility to push the brand’s aesthetic to new frontiers. more

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Toffee and Jean Jullien collaborate on a stylish range of creative carryalls
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Toffee and Jean Jullien collaborate on a stylish range of creative carryalls

As any frequent flyer can attest that having the right luggage is key to comfortable travelling. If you like to accessorise, you might already be familiar with Toffee Cases and its range of durable accesories, wallets and bags. If you want to upgrade your overnight luggage, the brand's latest collaboration with French artist Jean Jullien might be exactly what you are looking for. more

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Feel the love in every piece with Homejob’s unique handmade goods
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Feel the love in every piece with Homejob’s unique handmade goods

There’s something to be said about naturally good vibes – you know, when you get together with a likeminded pal and things just flow. It’s these partnerships that often produce some of the most delightful art, when two people build upon their ideas to create products that truly stand apart from the usual stuff that’s doing the rounds. The latest dream team on the Brisbane scene is a duo made up of ceramicist Wendy Ma and visual artist Emika Kazama, otherwise known as Homejob. Cast any preconceptions of the word aside – this is one Homejob you will be proud to sport. more

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Get the designer threads of your dreams for (way) less at Harrolds Pacific Fair’s mid-year sale
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Get the designer threads of your dreams for (way) less at Harrolds Pacific Fair’s mid-year sale

Listen up – EOFY is upon us, which means with a little luck you will soon be rolling in fat stacks of guilt-free cash money thanks to a dude we like to call the taxman. What better time to treat yourself to a fancy-as-heck shopping spree? Quit talking yourself out of buying designer items, friend – the quality is higher, the cost-per-wear speaks for itself and treating yourself feels damn good. Need any more encouragement? Luxury department store Harrolds is holding a jaw-dropping 50% off sale, which means you can get your pretty little paws on the likes of Tom Ford, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Balmain, Manolo Blahnik, Alexander McQueen and more for prices that will make your head spin. We’ve kick-started your shopping inspo by picking five items from the sale that we are lusting over in The Weekend Edition office – race you to Pacific Fair! more

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Treat yo' self – Harbour Town is having a three-day mega sale (and you're invited)
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Treat yo’ self – Harbour Town is having a three-day mega sale (and you’re invited)

Fashion-forward peeps of the Gold Coast, brace yourselves – Harbour Town’s gigantic (and aptly named) GET OUTlet Sale is officially kicking off this Friday June 9 until Sunday June 11. If you’ve been saving your hard-earned pennies for the end-of-financial-year sales, now is your time to shine. Harbour Town’s centre-wide sale event features more than 100 outlet stores, with jaw-dropping prices across some of the biggest brands like Michael Kors, Oroton, Seed, and Kate Spade. We know this is a lot to take in, so we’ve selected some of our favourite pieces from the sale to give you some inspo and get you all jazzed – as if you needed an excuse. This, friends, is what dreams are made of. more

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AÃRK Collective timepieces marry function and aesthetics
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AÃRK Collective timepieces marry function and aesthetics

A good watch can be exceedingly hard to find – often something you find visually appealing will have had no thought put into its insides, or as a reverse argument the super-hardy products just aren’t very pretty. Finding a balance between style and workability is a challenge, but we’ve found just the thing. Nailing the perfect combination of seamless functionality and dreamy aesthetics is AÃRK Collective, a group of Melbourne-based creatives that you are going to want to make time for. more