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

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Veja sneakers combine transparency with style to create conscious footwear
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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

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

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


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

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

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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

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Sweet feet – Allbirds offers up sustainable shoes made from sugar
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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

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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