Accessories
Creativity under one roof – Open House unites fashion, art and social enterprise in West End
Gentlefolk

Creativity under one roof – Open House unites fashion, art and social enterprise in West End

The long-vacant space at 73 Vulture Street isn’t empty anymore! A brand-new creative collective has taken over the tenancy, bringing sustainable fashion from local makers, Aboriginal art and engaging workshops together for one multipurpose venue. Open House is providing an opportunity for artisans and artists alike to connect with a discerning consumer base, and share their wares with a wider audience. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Kim Bailey
I am hoping the industry starts concentrating on quality over quantity, supporting fair working conditions and paying their workers a living wage ... ~ Kim Bailey more
Accessories
Queensland scores its first Saint Laurent boutique in the heart of The City
Gentlefolk

Queensland scores its first Saint Laurent boutique in the heart of The City

You’d be hard-pressed to find pretty much anyone who isn’t familiar with the Saint Laurent brand. From rap songs to the runway, the iconic French fashion house has been redefining luxury since its foundation in 1961. Brisbane is about to get a permanent home for the cultural phenomenon that is YSL, with the brand opening its flagship Queensland store at QueensPlaza today, Thursday March 28. more

Accessories
Veja sneakers combine transparency with style to create conscious footwear
Gentlefolk

Veja sneakers combine transparency with style to create conscious footwear

It may not be the first thing you think of, but the sneaker industry is actually rife with waste. High demand, mass production and loads of unsustainable rubber that refuses to break down make for a pretty toxic cocktail, don’t you think? Luckily, the ethical sneaker movement is really taking off – and you need only look to Veja as an example. The European sneaker brand is taking over the style scene with its conscious footwear, offering a range of sustainable and vegan alternatives for the market. more

Accessories
Not-so-carbon footprint – Reebok creates the world’s first plant-based athletic shoe
Gentlefolk

Not-so-carbon footprint – Reebok creates the world’s first plant-based athletic shoe

When you think about one industry that could have a serious impact by going plant-based, sneakers are right up there. With more than 20 billion pairs of athletic footwear produced every year, it’s not exactly the most environmentally sound operation. Reebok is taking a step in the right direction with Cotton + Corn, its (and the world’s) first-ever totally plant-based athletic shoe. more

Accessories
Dior and more – QueensPlaza unveils the fruits of its opulent new makeover
Gentlefolk

Dior and more – QueensPlaza unveils the fruits of its opulent new makeover

Standing proud since 2005 as a beacon for designer fashion-seekers, the beloved QueensPlaza has always been known for its taste-making selection of the most prestigious names from both Australia and abroad. The shopping mecca is about to cement its status as the CBD’s preeminent destination for luxury retail with the unveiling the first stage of its hotly anticipated multi-million dollar upgrade. Prepare yourself for top-tier brands, breathtaking fit-outs and a truly grand atmosphere. more

Accessories
All in the details – Mr P. makes a debut into footwear and accessories
Gentleman

All in the details – Mr P. makes a debut into footwear and accessories

We’re not going to lie – we were pretty damn thrilled when online fashion powerhouse MR PORTER took the plunge and launched its own in-house label Mr P. back in November last year. The brand has already made us swoon with its range of easy pieces with smart tailoring and enduring style, but the love affair is set to continue – Mr. P is expanding further with a first foray into shoes and accessories. more

Accessories
See and be seen in new-season optical from Sunday Somewhere
Gentlefolk

See and be seen in new-season optical from Sunday Somewhere

If your eyesight has seen you succumb to wearing glasses on the daily, then you might as well make sure you are putting the sassiest optical specs you can find on your pretty face. The team at Sunday Somewhere has released its latest optical collection, inspired by the brand's unmistakable ethos of living every day like it's Sunday. more

Accessories
Image: Terrance Chin
Gentlefolk

The Calile welcomes its first wave of boutique retail openings

The scaffolding has come down and the signage is illuminated – it’s not long now until James Street welcomes The Calile to its midst officially. Ahead of the luxury hotel’s opening, the building’s ground-floor retail portion has come to life. Several high-end boutiques and Queensland firsts are welcoming hordes of shoppers this week, with many more to come. more

Accessories
Sweet feet – Allbirds offers up sustainable shoes made from sugar
Gentlefolk

Sweet feet – Allbirds offers up sustainable shoes made from sugar

When you think about sustainable and recycled materials, there are probably a few token things that come to mind – but we’re willing to bet sugarcane isn’t one of them. One company has figured out a way to harness the natural power of the ‘cane to create fabulous footwear, following on from its success in the sustainable shoe field. Ladies and gents, your feet will never be sweeter than in a pair of Allbirds’ Sugar Zeffers. more