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We love this city – Brisbane’s own Apartment and Parliament unite for a killer collab
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We love this city – Brisbane’s own Apartment and Parliament unite for a killer collab

When it comes to Brisbane’s street culture, there are certain names that stand head and shoulders above the rest as true kingpins and innovators. Two such institutions have come together to gift us with a truly city-centric collaboration and we couldn’t be more thrilled. OG purveyors of street style Apartment have linked up with good pals and local legends Parliament Skate Shop, dropping the first taste of what plans to be a regular project. more

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Siblings of style – Calexico Man unveils its dapper new digs
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Siblings of style – Calexico Man unveils its dapper new digs

Any Brisbane gal who doesn’t mind a bit of luxe retail therapy would no doubt be familiar with Calexico – the Fortitude Valley fashion mainstay has been saving our wardrobes with its signature edit of designer threads since 2010. Not one to rest on its effortlessly cool laurels, the Calexico brand is expanding its empire to include an offering that caters to the opposite sex. Opening up right across the road from its female-focused sibling, Calexico Man has arrived on James Street as a premier destination for all things menswear. more

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Treat yo'self – splurge your hard-earned cash at Brisbane City's high-end stores
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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. more

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

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Rack city – SWOP opens a new home for pre-loved style and eclectic cool
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Rack city – SWOP opens a new home for pre-loved style and eclectic cool

West End's SWOP Clothing Exchange has been one of Brisbane’s best locations for vintage discoveries for years, and for good reason! This emporium for trendy thrift finds is a reliable source for savvy shoppers thanks to its constantly evolving range of gear, which is why were pretty darn excited to announce that SWOP has opened a new location in the heart of The City. We’re talking a sizeable range of garments from dreamy denim to fabulous frocks and everything in between – SWOP is a new one-stop shop for inner-city style seekers. more

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The Weekend Series: spoil your old man with some Father’s Day gifts that don’t suck
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The Weekend Series: spoil your old man with some Father’s Day gifts that don’t suck

We don’t mean to alarm you, but Father’s Day is this weekend. On Sunday September 3, dads all over the country will be showered with gifts of all kinds. If this realisation has caused a moderate amount of alarm, we urge you not to panic. Just because you may or may not have forgotten to get a present this year is no excuse to opt for a cop-out gift. You’ve still got a bit of time to put an order in for something special, and it just so happens we’ve got a handy list of gift ideas that don’t totally blow! At this stage these gifts might arrive a bit late, but trust us – they'll be worth it. No need to thank us, we’re just doing our duty. It’s the dads that deserve your thanks – they helped to give you the gift of life, after all. 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


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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Toffee and Jean Jullien collaborate on a stylish range of creative carryalls
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Toffee and Jean Jullien collaborate on a stylish range of creative carryalls

As any frequent flyer can attest that having the right luggage is key to comfortable travelling. If you like to accessorise, you might already be familiar with Toffee Cases and its range of durable accesories, wallets and bags. If you want to upgrade your overnight luggage, the brand's latest collaboration with French artist Jean Jullien might be exactly what you are looking for. more

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AÃRK Collective timepieces marry function and aesthetics
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AÃRK Collective timepieces marry function and aesthetics

A good watch can be exceedingly hard to find – often something you find visually appealing will have had no thought put into its insides, or as a reverse argument the super-hardy products just aren’t very pretty. Finding a balance between style and workability is a challenge, but we’ve found just the thing. Nailing the perfect combination of seamless functionality and dreamy aesthetics is AÃRK Collective, a group of Melbourne-based creatives that you are going to want to make time for. more

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The best of both worlds – MR PORTER and Gucci team up for a killer capsule collection
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The best of both worlds – MR PORTER and Gucci team up for a killer capsule collection

When it comes to fashion, it’s hard to resist a good collaboration. Two geniuses are better than one, right? In an industry where boundaries are constantly being pushed and tested, it’s always nice to see big-time names coming together to create sartorial magic. Lucky for us, the teams from award-winning men’s style online destination MR PORTER and iconic luxury fashion house Gucci have teamed up to bring us a capsule collection that celebrates the best of each brand. more

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You can’t resist the itch to adorn your wrist with Jack + Bell timepieces
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You can’t resist the itch to adorn your wrist with Jack + Bell timepieces

For generations, the humble watch has been a crucial accessory for any gentleman that cared about his attire. These days, the staple timepiece is as varied as the current cross-section of fashion trends and styles, with varieties for making a bold statement to more subtle selections. Jack + Bell Watch Co's watches are designed to transcend locale and aesthetic, with a range of pieces that can travel from boardroom to beach with ease. more

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Run wild amongst Westfield Chermside’s new fashion precinct
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Run wild amongst Westfield Chermside’s new fashion precinct

If you are currently standing while reading this, we suggest you sit down before you continue. We’ve been on tenterhooks awaiting the launch of Westfield Chermside’s newest addition, and now the moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived! Westfield Chermside will be welcoming one and all to the official opening of its new fashion precinct, which includes the launch of massive retailers such as Sephora, Zara and H&M as well as dozens of new retailers across fashion, home and lifestyle products. more

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Meet Joe Black – your best friend when it comes to looking sharp
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Meet Joe Black – your best friend when it comes to looking sharp

He’s a trendsetter, a high-flyer, a gentleman and he knows how to wear the hell out of a suit. Joe Black is the new face on the Brisbane suit scene – helping gents find their confidence by equipping them in premium attire. Joe Black knows how to dress anyone from brawlers to barristers, with a sharp collection of pieces now available in the new flagship store on Elizabeth Street. more

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Take on the world with stylish headwear from Will & Bear
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Take on the world with stylish headwear from Will & Bear

Everyone that has grown up in Australia should be familiar with the phrase ‘slip, slop, slap’. When the sun is shining bright, protect yourself by slipping on a shirt, slopping on some sunscreen and slapping on a hat. If you aren’t content to slap just any old hat on your noggin, consider some of the unisex wide-brim beauties from Will & Bear. These hats are perfect for nomadic wanderers, lovers of the outdoors and the environmentally conscious. more