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Brisbane Fashion Festival has dropped its jam-packed event program
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Brisbane Fashion Festival has dropped its jam-packed event program

Calling all fashion aficionados – Brisbane Fashion Festival is catwalking back into our city this August. A standout on Brisbane’s annual event calendar for fashion-loving folk, this beloved event is set to spotlight the creative industry by putting on a grand showcase of local labels for eager shoppers. Consider this your official warning to start clearing out your wardrobe to make room for new gear. more

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Sunshine Coast Weddings
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Say “I do” to the wedding of your dreams at the Maleny Wedding Festival

Have you spent your entire life daydreaming about the day you walk down the aisle? Perhaps you spend your spare time curating the perfect wedding playlist and perusing Pinterest on the hunt for bespoke and picturesque wedding inspo. If you've recently acquired a rather sparkly new ring, have been planning your big day for a while or just love all things weddings, we recommend blocking off Sunday July 31 in your calendar. The Maleny Wedding Festival is back to help inspire couples and take the stress out of wedding planning. With more than 150 vendors dotted along a trail of nine venues, this superb festival in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland will have you sipping on champers and saying cheers to a day you will remember forever.  more

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Shop, drop and roll – we have the first peek at Harbour Town’s Get Outlet deals

There are a few key shopping outings pencilled into our calendars. While Boxing Day, Black Friday and the end of financial year sales are nationwide events, Brisbane and the Gold Coast are treated to an extra few days of cash-splashing mayhem. From June 3–5 Harbour Town Premium Outlets is offering shoppers three days of massive savings at the Get Outlet Sale. To help with your pre-shopping plan of attack, Harbour Town has given us the inside scoop on some of the best offers you can expect to see during this monster sales event.  more

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Australian Wearable Arts Festival
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Strut your stuff – the Australian Wearable Art Festival is back in all its avant-garde trashion glory

Have you ever looked at a floral arrangement or a solitary piece of rubbish floating in the breeze and thought, "Wow, that would make a stunning outfit"? Perhaps you are just captivated by all things fashion, from the humble little black dress to the Met Gala's over-the-top extravagance. Either way, if you feel divinely inspired at the thought of throwing together a creative ensemble and crave the opportunity to sit front row at a catwalk, get excited because the Australian Wearable Art Festival is coming to the Sunshine Coast on May 21. more

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Laneway tea festivals, summer parties and car meets – BrisAsia Festival returns with a hearty dose of culture and fun
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Laneway tea festivals, summer parties and car meets – BrisAsia Festival returns with a hearty dose of culture and fun

Get excited, folks – one of the city's most exciting cultural events, BrisAsia Festival, is back. From February 1–20, our city will come alive with the sights, sounds, tastes and experiences of Asia – no passport needed! From street-wide tea festivals full of boba to romantic gigs in gardens, here are some of the most exciting BrisAsia events popping up in Brisbane ... more

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Here's the low-down on Pacific Fair's hot-as-heck Black Friday deals
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Here’s the low-down on Pacific Fair’s hot-as-heck Black Friday deals

The week is upon us, friends – Black Friday is almost here! As we refine our shopping lists and scope out the bargains ahead of time, the fine folk at Pacific Fair have been so kind as to give us a little sneak peek of the very special offers this Black Friday weekend. Here's what you can expect when you roll into the bargain-filled shopping wonderland this Friday November 26. more

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Brisbane Fashion Month is strutting into West Village with a runway full of beloved local brands
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Brisbane Fashion Month is strutting into West Village with a runway full of beloved local brands

October welcomes many exciting happenings across Brisbane – the city's natural beauty blooms, festivals line the calendar and spring fashion well and truly takes centre stage. There's no better way to get your dose of the latest trends than at Brisbane Fashion Month, Queensland's largest showcase of local designers. This stylish event will be strutting into West Village on Thursday October 7 for the West Village Runway, a bewitching showcase of Brisbane's most loved labels. more

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Time for a wardrobe refresh? Shop BNE City is back with some banger shopping bargains
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Time for a wardrobe refresh? Shop BNE City is back with some banger shopping bargains

We hope that you've put aside some time to start clearing out your wardrobe, as all signs are pointing towards a shopping spree – the Shop BNE City weekend is back! Taking place for one weekend only from Friday September 24 until Sunday September 26, this mammoth shopping event is set to take over Queen Street Mall with bargain buys, champagne-infused pop-ups, fashion workshops and beauty masterclasses. Eager for a sneak peek? Here's what's on offer ... more


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Dine, drink and be merry – Portside Wharf is full of feasts and festive fun this Christmas
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Dine, drink and be merry – Portside Wharf is full of feasts and festive fun this Christmas

The trees are up, the lights are twinkling and advent calendar chocolate is getting quickly devoured every morning – the most wonderful time of the year is here! So you can immerse yourself in the festive vibes, riverside dining and shopping destination Portside Wharf has got a smorgasbord of merry events – from Christmas Day feasts and live entertainment to special giveaways and even a few super-cute angels roaming around. more

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Triple threat – Hidden Lanes Festival celebrates all of The Valley's foodie, fashion and cultural gems
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Triple threat – Hidden Lanes Festival celebrates all of The Valley’s foodie, fashion and cultural gems

Brisbane’s laneway scene just keeps going from strength to strength (Melbourne who?), and one of our biggest assets when it comes to this indie culture and ethos is Fortitude Valley. Known to many as a party and nightlife capital, our beloved Val has a whole heap more going on – thanks in large part to its famous bustling laneway precincts. On Saturday October 26, these nooks and crannies will join forces for the Hidden Lanes Festival, a massive free celebration of all things art, food, music, fashion and entertainment. more

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Inclusivity icon Sinéad Burke announces her first Australian visit for RESORT
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Inclusivity icon Sinéad Burke announces her first Australian visit for RESORT

Attention all trendsetters and trailblazers – James Street RESORT, one of Brisbane's most anticipated celebrations of cutting-edge culture, is set to return on October 10–12. The team behind the annual event series has revealed the first of its esteemed guests, announcing that disability advocate and activist Sinéad Burke will make her first (and only) Australian appearance at RESORT this year. more

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Thrift finds and sustainable scores abound at this year's Revive
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Thrift finds and sustainable scores abound at this year’s Revive

We've all been victims of the fast fashion cycle - that dangerous ritual of constant consumption, whereby we think we need to buy the latest item on the retail rack every other week. And it's not just our finances that feel the sting from this - when we get sick of those over-worn threads, they tend to get discarded and, eventually, end up in landfill. Thankfully, those interested in breaking the cycle and finding redemption for their fast-fashion crimes are invited to atone at the fourth-annual pop-up Revive Second-Hand Fashion Festival.  more

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Alice Nightingale | The Locals Panel Series | The Weekend Edition
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Sustainability and style – The Locals Panel Series talks fashionable forward thinking

In May, some of Brisbane’s finest culinary minds dispensed their foodie wisdom. In June, a panel of awe-inspiring artisans delved into the inner-workings of the design world. This month, some of our city’s sharpest sartorial figures will gather to talk about the current state of style – from giving fast fashion the flick to making a sustainable statement. On Wednesday July 24, The Locals Panel Series gets suited and booted for a forum on fashion, featuring conversation between beloved designers, stylists and members of the fashion media. more

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Ditch your curfew – marie Claire Up Late whips James Street into an after-dark fashion frenzy
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Ditch your curfew – marie Claire Up Late whips James Street into an after-dark fashion frenzy

Folks with a love of fashion and a shopping addiction, your time has come – marie claire Up Late is back at James Street, baby! The annual after-dark extravaganza is set to take over the glitzy fashion mecca on Thursday March 28, offering up amazing deals, goodies galore and a line-up of seriously impressive industry names imparting their sartorial knowledge. Save the date for Brisbane’s premier fashion party, because this one’s going to be a doozy … more

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Wearable culture – Finding Fashion shines a light on Australia’s future threads
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Wearable culture – Finding Fashion shines a light on Australia’s future threads

We’re not going to lie – if you haven’t yet checked out The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive at the Museum of Brisbane yet, you are missing out. This stunning exhibition takes a deep dive into the designs of one of Australia’s most influential and recognisable brands, but it’s so much more than just the visual – it’s a chance to explore the fashion landscape in the larger sense, including the impact that it has on our culture. Running in conjunction with the exhibition as a one-off special event, the Finding Fashion seminar brings together a bevy of bright minds to discuss the role of fashion in shaping the future of our country. more

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Christmas has come early – nab some serious savings at The Myer Centre Brisbane's Black Friday Sale
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Christmas has come early – nab some serious savings at The Myer Centre Brisbane’s Black Friday Sale

While it may seem like more of an American thing, we can assure you that the Black Friday sale phenomenon is very much alive here on our shores. What originally started as a post-Thanksgiving tradition to mark the beginning of the Christmas shopping season has actually spread to our retail landscape, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to embrace it. If you can’t resist a bargain, listen up – The Myer Centre Brisbane is about to hold its famous Black Friday Sale this Friday November 23 and you'd better believe there are some deals that will make your jaw drop. more

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Recreate puts a highly sustainable spin on couture fashion
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Recreate puts a highly sustainable spin on couture fashion

The sustainable fashion trend is in full swing and we couldn’t be more thrilled – after all, what’s not to love about a garment that has been lovingly designed to minimise its impact on the environment? Taking this notion even further is the annual Recreate Fashion Show and Twilight Market, a sparkling showcase of high fashion made entirely from second-hand materials. This is up-cycling taken to a whole new level, folks. more

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A lush studio space is popping up at Gasworks for all of your Insta-worthy snaps
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A lush studio space is popping up at Gasworks for all of your Insta-worthy snaps

Folks, let’s be real – the best Instagram content can sometimes take work. As much as we love a good candid, we’ve all experienced the frustration of doing 43 takes to get the perfect Boomerang or making our mates stand in the middle of a road to capture our best angles with a cool backdrop. If you are the sort of person who is forever scouting for the perfect photo opp, we have some news that is bound to excite you. For one day only, The Pop Up Studios will be taking over the iconic Gasworks Plaza to create a series of bespoke backgrounds and experiences that will have your IG notifications blowing up. more

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Pack your bags – urban vacation James Street RESORT celebrates the iconic precinct
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Pack your bags – urban vacation James Street RESORT celebrates the iconic precinct

Everyone loves a little holiday, and sometimes the best destinations for an escape are right under our nose. One event that personifies the spirit of vacation is James Street RESORT, the annual two-day soiree that celebrates the best of the beloved precinct whilst also treating Brisbane’s residents to a heady dose of culture. Running from October 11–12, this year’s RESORT is happening in conjunction with the opening of a bona fide holiday destination – the brand-new Calile Hotel. more

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Gifts, giveaways, spritzes and sprees – get ready to Shop Brisbane City
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Gifts, giveaways, spritzes and sprees – get ready to Shop Brisbane City

Let’s be honest – when it comes to spring in Brisbane, one of the things we truly love the most is shopping. The sun is back out, we’re shedding our layers and the racks at our favourite stores are filled to bursting with new looks to try. If the arrival of a new season has got you itching for a shopping spree, we’d suggest marking Friday October 5 in your diary – Shop Brisbane City is returning to the CBD to spread amazing offers, cute activations and loads of fabulous prizes across three major retail hubs. more