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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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Ladies of land and water – Her Line expands upon its signature swim range with Resort 2018
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Ladies of land and water – Her Line expands upon its signature swim range with Resort 2018

Isn’t it just a true delight when a label that you thought you couldn’t love any more gets better somehow? Back in 2014, an Australian brand called Her captured our hearts with its stunning swimwear and has kept us interested with every collection since. It comes as no surprise that the label’s decision to expand its offering to clothing left us absolutely giddy with excitement. When the newly minted Her Line dropped its debut womenswear collection in the form of Resort 2018, it definitely didn’t disappoint. more

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Let's get loud – Magpie Goose is the social enterprise putting fun back into fashion
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Let’s get loud – Magpie Goose is the social enterprise putting fun back into fashion

Way up in the top end of Australia, there is a native bird that has a bit of a reputation. Perched at the apex of its tree, munching on fermented mangoes and squawking away is the magpie goose, a creature that personifies the attitude of not actually giving a damn what anyone else thinks. This majestic little thing just does precisely what it wants, which is what makes it the perfect namesake for a clothing label that is loud, proud and unapologetic. Meet Magpie Goose, the fashion social enterprise that’s kicking ass and making noise. 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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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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Drape yourself in liveable luxury from New Zealand native Maggie Marilyn
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Drape yourself in liveable luxury from New Zealand native Maggie Marilyn

Everyone loves a good old-fashioned underdog story, and by golly have we got a doozy for you. Our protagonist is a style-conscious and sartorially savvy teen living in a tiny town who dreams of breaking into the fashion business. After doing the hard yards of a fine arts degree and crafting a signature aesthetic, she heads to Sydney Fashion Week to show off her wares and captures the attention of a big-time fashion buyer from a major international company. Her label was snapped up on the spot. This isn’t a dream – this is the reality of Maggie Marilyn, and when you see her clothes the story becomes very easy to believe. 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


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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One must accept reality as it stands now, in this moment, and then work to change it for the better ... ~ Paul Pritchard more
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Hello spring! Let Harbour Town add some sass to your wardrobe for a less-than-sassy price
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Hello spring! Let Harbour Town add some sass to your wardrobe for a less-than-sassy price

It's official - spring has sprung! It's that time of year, you know how it is – as the days get longer, the dresses get shorter. Now, if you've neatly packaged up your jeans, leather jackets and boots from the winter that was and broke out into an anxious sweat when you realised that your spring wardrobe is a little less than desirable, then don't fret. There is light at the end of the tunnel ... and the best part is you won't need to sell a kidney to get what you want (hurrah). Harbour Town is helping you replenish your wardrobe with some killer savings that will surely add some extra spring to your step. We like you guys (a lot) so we thought we'd step in and pick out some of the must-haves to give you a little taste of this ripper new-season sale. It's time to treat yo'self before you have to start saving for Christmas like a responsible adult. 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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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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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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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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Salt Gypsy merges sustainability, sass and style for its swish surf gear
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Salt Gypsy merges sustainability, sass and style for its swish surf gear

Sport in general tends to be a man’s world, which very much blows. As well as getting paid significantly less and often being shirked by the media in favour of their male counterparts, too often women in sport are represented as a less gritty, more pretty alternative. For example, in the world of surfing you’d be forgiven for thinking that the ladies are bound to bikinis, boardies and rashies, but there’s a player on the scene that’s offering a killer alternative. Salt Gypsy is pioneering a movement that celebrates female surf athleticism, diversity and style in equal measure, designed by those who walk the walk. more

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Make time for Harman Grubiša, the trans-Tasman design duo creating lifelong fashion
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Make time for Harman Grubiša, the trans-Tasman design duo creating lifelong fashion

The best pairings in the world tend to have their differences – after all, what’s life without a little contrast? It’s when those differences fall aside for the common good that the magic really happens. This is exactly what happened with Harman Grubiša, a pair of New Zealand pals that cast their stylistic differences aside to create a label born from hard word and a love of great design. 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