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Rocking records and slow fashion – shop to your heart's content at Brisbane City's most unique boutiques
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Rocking records and slow fashion – shop to your heart’s content at Brisbane City’s most unique boutiques

Brisbane City offers a treasure trove of hidden shopping gems – from pen shops nestled inside heritage-listed arcades and subterranean skate shops to stylish streetwear boutiques and iconic record stores. We have rounded up five of Brisbane City’s most unique boutiques for next time you find yourself wandering around The City with some time to kill and cash to spare. It’s time to indulge in a bit of retail therapy … more

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Feel like a VIP with help from Edward Street Brisbane's personal shopping service
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Feel like a VIP with help from Edward Street Brisbane’s personal shopping service

We all know that retail therapy gives you a good ol' dose of dopamine, but sometimes shopping can be a little taxing, especially if you're looking for something specific. Navigating different stores, brands and styles is a mission, and that's why sometimes you need a helping hand. Enter Edward Street Brisbane's personal shopping service, a luxurious experience tailored to your style needs and desires. And as a treat, you can join an upcoming experience for FREE on May 21 with Brisbane Stylist Kerrie Carrucci … more

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Don't know where to start Christmas shopping? Stroll Edward Street Brisbane in search of goodies for your bestie, boo and you
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Don’t know where to start Christmas shopping? Stroll Edward Street Brisbane in search of goodies for your bestie, boo and you

Christmas is next week, folks, and we are starting to get shopper’s anxiety. Quell your worries with a trip to inner-city shopping strip Edward Street Brisbane, which boats a top-tier line-up of luxurious brands that make festive gift giving easy. Whether you are on the hunt for your smartly dressed mate, something mind-blowing for your special someone or you’re looking to pamper yourself with some serene spa treatments, this shopping precinct has you sorted! more

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Rent a party-perfect tablescape from The Box/d Society
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Rent a party-perfect tablescape from The Box/d Society

Perhaps one of the more obvious calling cards of becoming a 'proper' adult is when you start to host dinner parties. Food, drinks and good friends usually make for a perfect combination for a dinner party but perhaps the most special ingredient is the table setting. Woefully, this can also be the most time-consuming and difficult aspect to perfect – and that's where The Box/d Society comes in. This fresh-faced company is taking the stress out of party planning with gatho-ready tablescapes delivered straight to your door. more

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Tote-ally sustainable – olve.'s reusable shopping bags are here to keep your food safe from germs
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Tote-ally sustainable – olve.’s reusable shopping bags are here to keep your food safe from germs

With the days of plastic bags (mostly) behind us, our collection of reusable shopping bags seems to be ever-growing. If your tote collection is looking a little flimsy and worse-for-wear, then we've just caught wind of a reusable shopping accessory that is anything but. Designed with careful attention and sustainability in mind, olve. bags are made with antibacterial protection that is woven into the fibres to keep you and your food protected from bad bacteria. more

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Gucci brings its luxe charm to QueensPlaza
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Gucci brings its luxe charm to QueensPlaza

With summer nearly over, we think it's time for a wardrobe refresh. If you're looking to add some luxe pieces to your collection, then we suggest taking a stroll through the city and stopping in at QueensPlaza. Home to boutique brands like Burberry, Bulgari, Chanel, Dior, Fendi and Louis Vuitton, the shopping destination has just added another jewel to its crown – luxury fashion house Gucci. Here's a peek inside QueensPlaza's new cabinet of curiosities ... more

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Buy From The Bush launches new online marketplace to support our rural mates this Christmas
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Buy From The Bush launches new online marketplace to support our rural mates this Christmas

This big old slab of sun-cracked earth may stretch us out into the far corners of the continent, but it doesn’t mean we’re disconnected. Aussies have copped our fair share of struggles of late, but we’ve proven time and time again that we’re ready to lend a hand when the going gets tough. As the 2020 gifting season approaches, give twice this Christmas by choosing to Buy From The Bush. more


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Step up your picnic spread with a little help from The Somewhere Co.
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Step up your picnic spread with a little help from The Somewhere Co.

If the swooping birds haven’t given it away, it’s officially spring, which means one thing – picnics! Rolling out a rug and whiling away the afternoon with a plethora of cheese and a cheeky pet-nat is undoubtedly one of our favourite past times. But somewhere along the line, someone made the executive decision that all picnic rugs had to be plaid. Well, to that The Somewhere Co. say nay. The brand is here to save you from the status quo with a stunning range of pretty picnic rugs, cooler bags and miscellaneous goodies. more

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Ruff stuff – get canine crafty with a DIY bowtie dog-collar kit
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Ruff stuff – get canine crafty with a DIY bowtie dog-collar kit

If you're a dedicated dog parent with a passion for fashion, then it's safe to say your four-legged friend probably has a winter wardrobe that rivals Mariah's. Furry coats, waterproof jackets and chunky knits all make an appearance in the colder season, but sometimes this can leave your dog resembling a small lumberjack rather than the très chic look you were going for. That's when you need to get your paws on some canine-approved accessories. Enter dog-accessory label Moo+Twig, which is slinging fully customised bowtie dog-collar kits so you can channel your inner designer. Your pampered pooch will be strutting its stuff in the dog park in no time. more

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Stow your stuff in a reusable bag made from plastic bottles
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Stow your stuff in a reusable bag made from plastic bottles

Reusable bags have become a (welcome) part of life but let's be honest, we still have a long way to go in the area of reducing, reusing and recycling to rid our precious planet of harmful plastic. Well, we have some excellent news – yes buddy. is here to ease the burden of carrying your things whilst also doing a little good in the process.  more

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Wear your heart on your sleeve with a Helping Hands bracelet to support Australian bushfire aid efforts
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Wear your heart on your sleeve with a Helping Hands bracelet to support Australian bushfire aid efforts

The fires that raged throughout much of December and January were beyond devastating but even now as the embers begin to die down, the true impact on the land, animals and people is just beginning to be felt. The James Street Initiative is joining forces with Brisbane artisans Blue & Grae to release a limited-edition run of unisex leather bracelets to provide a little helping hand to those people and animals impacted by the Australian bushfire crisis. 100-percent of the proceeds will be donated to charities assisting communities and wildlife in recovery efforts. more

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Stronger together – local makers converge at Fortitude Valley's Forge Forward
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Stronger together – local makers converge at Fortitude Valley’s Forge Forward

There's a movement brewing in the heart of The Valley, one that is championing local endeavour and uniting makers under a banner of mutual support and empowerment. This wellspring of energy can be found on Ann Street, where more and more shop spaces are becoming occupied by co-working studios, multidisciplinary hubs and boutique retail. Forge Forward is the newest name in the game – a forward-thinking incubator of upcoming, emerging and established retail and art that is all about growth, guidance and creativity. more

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Shop for a good cause – a list of labels that are donating to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal
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Shop for a good cause – a list of labels that are donating to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal

The ongoing catastrophic Australian bushfires have left us all feeling helpless, but the overwhelming number of generous individuals and businesses stepping up to support the victims and our firefighters – whether it be by donating funds, spreading awareness, volunteer efforts or fundraising – is nothing short of an amazing feat. Through tough times such as these, our Aussie spirit of kindness and generosity never ceases to prevail. Here is a list of homegrown brands and labels that are donating part (or all) of their sales profits to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal and related charities. more

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Fight the hype – Uniform Standard’s sneakers are built to last
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Fight the hype – Uniform Standard’s sneakers are built to last

If there’s one thing the sneaker industry is known for, it’s hype. It feels like every day a new must-have shoe is being released only to be forgotten when the next big launch comes along. This isn’t exactly helping fashion’s efforts to improve sustainability, an issue close to the hearts of Uniform Standard’s founders. They’re reinventing what is means to be a sneaker brand by creating limited quantities of timeless sneakers that are built to last – it’s a well-clad step in the right direction. more

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Stroll down virtual market stalls with The Finders Keepers new online marketplace
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Stroll down virtual market stalls with The Finders Keepers new online marketplace

There's a certain satisfaction that comes with a local market find – ditching the retail racks and mass-produced items to stroll the stalls in search of something with that handcrafted touch. If you love that feeling, then you're likely fans of Australia's leading design and art marketplace, The Finders Keepers Markets, and wish they popped up more than twice a year. Well, dear readers, your wish may have just come true ... more