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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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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

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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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A love affair for life – Kindling marries individuality with longevity
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A love affair for life – Kindling marries individuality with longevity

Depending on when you were born (and this may be a very sobering reality check), you may have lived in a glorious time when things were actually made to last. In most instances, this is but a pipe dream of days gone by – nowadays, products are specifically designed to fall apart pretty darn quickly with the aim of frequent replacement. Frankly, this sucks. However, there is a glimmer of hope – Kindling is a Melbourne-based clothing brand kicking it old school, dedicated to making cute clothes that go the distance. more

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Illustrious illustration – the debut collection from IVY NIU really pops
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Illustrious illustration – the debut collection from IVY NIU really pops

Being a true original in the age of the internet is pretty darn tricky – trends come and go in a matter of weeks, leaving hordes of confused people wondering why they’re wearing fishnets under ripped jeans. We are constantly being bombarded with the same old stuff, repurposed perhaps with a new colour way or logo placement, but it’s just plain old boring most of the time. IVY NIU has arrived on the scene as a breath of fresh air, celebrating the art of illustration and the value of true individuality in fashion. 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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Welcome back – Arnsdorf launches its return to business with signature timeless style
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Welcome back – Arnsdorf launches its return to business with signature timeless style

Fashion can seem like such a fickle thing – trends come and go, leaving labels to churn out products that hit the brief for what’s hot right now but often missing the mark on longevity. One label that picked up on this cycle and decided to step away was Arnsdorf, a beloved Melbourne-via-New-York-based brand that took a break from the troubled fashion industry to return better than ever with a renewed sense of purpose. Armed with ethical practises and quality products, Arnsdorf is a direct affront to the broken cycle it fled from. 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