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Sydney luxe leather brand Von-Röutte drops its debut sneaker collection
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Sydney luxe leather brand Von-Röutte drops its debut sneaker collection

Folks, there is a reason the phrase “Keep it simple, stupid!” is so popular – when it comes to design, oftentimes less is more. This ethos is the core of Sydney-based brand Von-Röutte, a luxe fashion label that has its focus rooted in principles of modernism. The brand’s sleek, chic leather bags have won the hearts of many due to a marriage of function and aesthetics, and now Von-Röutte has decided to follow this style path into the realm of footwear. more

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Maiden Voyage – Deadly Ponies launches its first-ever unisex travel collection
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Maiden Voyage – Deadly Ponies launches its first-ever unisex travel collection

Let’s be honest – when we’re considering travel gear, style and practicality are two of the highest priorities. There are so many daggy suitcases and off-putting duffels floating around, and you don’t want to be the one gingerly fishing your tattered old backpack out of the carry-on compartment of your next flight – you’re better than that. The style mavericks over at Deadly Ponies have been busy cooking up something cool that will make your next trip a whole lot more chic – and it’s all gender-neutral. more

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AESTHETNIK x Oliver Cabell celebrates handmade sensibilities and minimalist vibes
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AESTHETNIK x Oliver Cabell celebrates handmade sensibilities and minimalist vibes

When you think of sneakers, odds are a few key brands come to mind. If Oliver Cabell isn’t one of them, we are here to educate you on why he should be on the top of your list. The American label’s designs are a testament to the power of craftsmanship and simple styling paired with painstaking attention to detail, not to mention the fact that the shoes are hand-made in an ethical manner. Oliver Cabell’s latest design draws upon the talents of creative powerhouse NIK, resulting in a collaboration that will make you swoon. more

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Same-same but different – the company embracing odd socks
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Same-same but different – the company embracing odd socks

Much like bobby pins and the will to get out of bed on a Monday morning, there seems to exist a special portal somewhere in the universe where all of our odd socks go and never return. We’ve all experienced the annoyance of losing or damaging a sock, rendering its fellow foot partner totally useless. Well, this issue can be a thing of the past (except in the case of your current sock collection, in which case you’re on your own) – SOLOSOCKS™ are changing the game by embracing the odd side of life. more

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Travel the silk road with luxury scarves from David Subroto
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Travel the silk road with luxury scarves from David Subroto

When it comes to timeless fashion pieces, it’s hard to top a luxurious silk scarf. These swish squares of fabric are so versatile – you can dress them up, wear them down, use them to add a pop of colour … they are pretty much a sartorial Swiss army knife. If you’ve been hunting for the perfect new addition to your wardrobe that goes a little outside of the box, look no further – David Subroto scarves are the missing piece you seek. more

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Inside and out – the chic slippers you can wear anywhere (even the pub)
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Inside and out – the chic slippers you can wear anywhere (even the pub)

While the topic of shoes can invoke some pretty strong opinions, there is one thing pretty much all of us can agree on – slippers are dope. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of coming home after a long day and sliding your weary feet into cloud-like comfort, but unfortunately our beloved slippers rarely get a run outside the house unless we’re checking the mail or sheepishly collecting an UberEATS order. Folks, the stigma has been lifted – Bertie is here to take your slipper fantasy beyond your front door and into a whole new world. more

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All eyes on me – Assembly Label launches its chic unisex sunglasses range
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All eyes on me – Assembly Label launches its chic unisex sunglasses range

Simplicity is a really tricky thing to nail, especially when it comes to fashion. If something is too pared back it becomes bland, but if the designers refuse to edit and refine it can all become a mess. One name that has always been a go-to for the perfect balance is Assembly Label, the Sydney staple that has been dressing us in its covetable threads since 2007. If you love yourself some minimalism, you will be pleased to note that Assembly Label has dropped a killer unisex range of sunglasses – and yes, it’s just as chic as you would expect. more


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Bold as love – Happy Socks celebrates the legendary Keith Haring with a fresh capsule collection
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Bold as love – Happy Socks celebrates the legendary Keith Haring with a fresh capsule collection

The worlds of art and fashion have always been intrinsically linked – each has inspired the other all throughout history. Certain names go beyond the coming and going trends to become true beacons of pop culture, and one such person was Keith Haring. The phenomenal pop-artist ruled 1980s New York City with his bright, bold and undeniably optimistic works, creating a legacy that is still recognised to this day. It is these qualities that inspired purveyors of joy Happy Socks to celebrate his work with a limited edition capsule collection. more

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Can’t slow down – Fast Times brings a slice of true skate culture to The City
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Can’t slow down – Fast Times brings a slice of true skate culture to The City

Any skating die-hard would no doubt be familiar with Fast Times, the Melbourne-based skate shop that has been a go-to for the best gear since 2008. From the hardware to the threads, this cult favourite is a destination for both the skating community and appreciators of the lifestyle alike, creating a dedicated following all around the country. Well you don’t have to trek down south or be restricted to the online shopping experience any longer – Fast Times has opened its first bricks-and-mortar Brisbane store right in the heart of The City and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. more

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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

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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