Clothing
The Social Outfit’s captivating new collection champions clothes with conscience
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The Social Outfit’s captivating new collection champions clothes with conscience

It may come as a surprise that Australia is one of the largest consumers of new textiles in the developed world with some sources citing the average person buys an average of 27-kilograms of new textiles each year, of which 23-kilograms is discarded into landfill. If that's a tough pill to swallow, jump on board the shift toward more sustainable and ethical fashion labels and embrace quality over quantity. One such label that is pioneering a more sustainable fashion industry is The Social Outfit, which just so happens to have a bold (and inspiring) new collection that is guaranteed to capture hearts and eyes across the country. more

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Camargue and Stephen Mok collab to celebrate Tsumori Chisato’s final collection
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Camargue and Stephen Mok collab to celebrate Tsumori Chisato’s final collection

When it comes to keeping the people of Brisbane looking their best, Camargue has a serious hand in the matter. The beloved independent boutique has been bringing high-end international fashion to our streets since 1978, establishing itself as the place to go for perfectly curated pieces that stand out from the crowd. As the exclusive Queensland stockist for Tsumori Chisato’s iconic eponymous label, it was only fitting that Camargue wanted to see off the brand’s final ever collection in style – with a little help from local innovator Stephen Mok. more

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Summer lovin’ – a lush garden party space is popping up at Brisbane Powerhouse
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Summer lovin’ – a lush garden party space is popping up at Brisbane Powerhouse

We don’t mean to alarm you, but now that we’re in September it is officially Christmas party season. Hey, we don’t make the rules – we’re just here to help you from having a small-scale heart attack when you realise it’s the festive season and you haven’t so much as considered your annual Christmas party. If you’ve been chasing something that’s going to wow your guests, you’ll want to listen up – Brisbane Powerhouse (yep, the cultural icon) is offering a full garden lounge party service alongside its other stunning spaces. Prepare yourself for the ego boost of becoming the office legend … more

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Go nude with APHA.LAB's free-from deodorant
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Go nude with APHA.LAB’s free-from deodorant

It's probably not something you've spent too much time thinking about, but if you were to take a peek at the ingredients list of your deodorant you might be perturbed to find some pretty heavy ingredients in the mix. We're talking everything from aluminium chlorohydrate to triclosan (the antibacterial chemical used to kill odour-causing germs on the skin) and phthalates galore. The good news is that Melbourne's APHA.LAB has crafted an all-natural alternative that actually works! more


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Gold soundz – The Tivoli unveils its new band room and bar What's Golden
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Gold soundz – The Tivoli unveils its new band room and bar What’s Golden

Ask any Brisbane-based live-music fan, and we guarantee they'll have have a story to share about a gig they saw at The Tivoli. Since it was first transformed into The Tivoli Restaurant and Theatre in 1989, the building has housed countless shows, from Slash and PJ Harvey to Nick Cave, The Go-Betweens and Missy Higgins. Everyone has a tale to tell about a performance that blew them away, meaning that of all of Brisbane's cultural landmarks, The Tivoli might boast the most amount of shared history. The Tivoli's current owners – brothers Steve and Dave Sleswick – have sought to enhance The Tivoli's offering for contemporary needs, transforming its entry foyer into the intimate entertainment space What's Golden. The boutique space officially opens this week, and marks a new era in The Tivoli's history – a period where countless more punters will undoubtedly accumulate the next wave of… more

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Standing out from the crowd – shop local at Brisbane's best boutiques
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Standing out from the crowd – shop local at Brisbane’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's best, coolest and most interesting boutiques for you to fall in love with. more