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.
Hermès: The French sure know a thing or two about style and Hermès is the proof. The high-end fashion house has been in the same family for five generations, starting as a saddlery and eventually blossoming into the empire we know today. The brand is world renowned for its amazing leather bags and bold silk scarves, as well as a host of other luxurious products. For a luxe look to pair with your everyday attire, we recommend a classic silk twill bandana.
Gucci: The Gucci name is one that seems to transcend all boundaries – you’ll find its stunning creations on everyone from chic supermodels to ballin’ rap superstars. This Italian luxury fashion house is one of the most influential and progressive, channelling romanticism in its very distinctive designs. The old saying says put your best foot forward … we say do it in a pair of Gucci loafers.
Louis Vuitton: Boasting a monogram that is recognised worldwide, Louis Vuitton has well and truly earned its place as an international symbol of serious style status. From the iconic handmade luggage trunks to the modern-day handbags, Louis does it best. Start your Louis love with something you can use every day – we love the chic Alma Bag.
Prada: When you’re onto a good thing it’s best to stick to it, which is a creed that has served high-end accessories brand Prada exceptionally well. A Prada bag is one of those true bucket-list buys – the luxe Italian leather and classic styling make this label’s goods the kind that will go the distance in both quality and style. For a timeless piece that will always make heads turn, go for the Paradigme Bag.
Chanel: Named for its inimitable, trailblazing founder Coco Chanel, this is a label that personifies elegance and femininity. From its little black dresses to the intoxicating No. 5 signature scent, Chanel celebrates the female form by merging comfort and style – we will forever swoon over the jet-black embroidery and glimmering gold buttons it brings. If you’re only going to have one Chanel piece in your wardrobe, it should probably be the small classic lambskin handbag.
Hugo Boss: German fashion house Hugo Boss is synonymous with high quality, taking a well-earned place as one of the world’s most respected and trusted brands. The company focuses on authentic and understated luxury by creating looks that are both modern and refined, meaning it never goes out of style. Gents looking to take their wardrobe to the next level need look no further than a dapper Hugo Boss suit.
Cartier: If it’s good enough for a king, it’s good enough for us! The choice of royalty and celebrities around the world, Cartier remains one of the most esteemed and respected names in jewellery since its foundation in 1847. From the Trinity ring to the Love bracelet and the Santos de Cartier to the Tank watches, these iconic French gems are designed to shine.
Burberry: Anchored in classic British style and sensibility, Burberry is a fashion house with a finger in every pie. Well known for its iconic chequered print and timelessly chic trench coats, this purveyor of style staples does outerwear like no other. If you’re making an investment, you can’t go past a heritage trench.