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

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Double Double fuses iconic boutiques Apartment and Violent Green to become one creative powerhouse
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Double Double fuses iconic boutiques Apartment and Violent Green to become one creative powerhouse

When beloved Brisbane boutiques Apartment and Violent Green moved in together late last year, we were chuffed. The two retailers share a storied history together – from their Elizabeth Arcade beginnings to their next-door neighbour status on Albert Street, right through to cohabiting under one roof in their current Queen Street digs. The joining of their respective spaces has led to a further glorious fusion of Apartment and Violent Green – give the past a fond wave goodbye and welcome Double Double to the table as the stores combine to form a singular entity. more

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The Weekend Series: five ethical, sustainable activewear brands to get your booty in right now
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The Weekend Series: five ethical, sustainable activewear brands to get your booty in right now

We all don activewear for different reasons. Some may be wrangling hardcore weights, while others may be walking to brunch or shopping for groceries – but regardless of its function, we can all agree we want to feel good wearing it. You can mull over as many seams and fabric choices as you like, but the most foolproof way to ensure you feel good while wearing your athleisure gear is to choose homegrown, ethical and sustainable brands. We’ve hunted down five of the best we’re loving right now. more

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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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Feel the love – Theo the Label brings an affordable spin to the ethical fashion market
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Feel the love – Theo the Label brings an affordable spin to the ethical fashion market

More and more consumers are wising up to the fact that the fast fashion industry is problematic, which is a great realisation – but we still haven’t quite reached the stage where ethical threads are the norm. The fact that this market is still young comes with some challenges – there isn’t as much choice, the costs are quite high and a lot of styles tend to cross over without much variation. In her own journey towards more sustainable habits, Esther Kirwan recognised these shortcomings and founded Theo the Label – a project to reflect her own ethics blended with creative freedom. more

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Wearable mindfulness – the brand educating us on the importance of self care
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Wearable mindfulness – the brand educating us on the importance of self care

Let’s face it – we’re living in a pretty bloody accelerated age. Thanks to always being on the go – both personally and professionally – a lot of us are suffering from serious burnout. One of the biggest contributing factors to this vicious cycle of overextending ourselves is a lack of self care – taking the time to stop, recharge and engage in practices that get us back on track (whatever that might be for you). A Melbourne-based brand has spearheaded a wearable activism project that reminds us of both the essence and importance of self care – because sometimes, you’ve gotta do you. more

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Match your best furry mate with threads and accessories from Brisbane’s own Pablo & Co.
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Match your best furry mate with threads and accessories from Brisbane’s own Pablo & Co.

Let’s be honest – the only thing more pure and perfect than dogs is dogs wearing tiny outfits that were specifically made for them. If you want to add another layer to this perfection sundae, have you considered wearing an outfit that matches your dog’s? For those who have entertained this notion, we’ve found the solution – say hello to Pablo & Co., purveyors of fine apparel for both the two- and four-legged persuasion. more

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Genkstasy leads the non-binary fashion revolution with bright, bold and feel-good threads
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Genkstasy leads the non-binary fashion revolution with bright, bold and feel-good threads

The strict gendering of clothing can be a pretty serious drag – after all, it’s 2019 and people should be free to wear whatever the heck they want. While unisex clothing is a step in the right direction when it comes to inclusion, the legends at Genkstasy are doing you one better – welcome to the non-binary clothing revolution! This Brisbane-based brand is blazing a trail in the fashion industry, filling a gaping hole in the market for inclusive casual-cool streetwear that doesn’t conform. more

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Room to grow – beloved boutique Contra unveils its spacious new digs
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Room to grow – beloved boutique Contra unveils its spacious new digs

Since its inception in 2016, Contra has been kitting out Brisbane folk in some of the coolest and most cutting-edge threads around. The boutique has garnered a reputation for curating an amazing selection of contemporary casual brands, operating out of an intimate Adelaide Street space in the CBD. Both locals and visitors have embraced the store with open arms – so much so that it has outgrown its flagship space and moved into some much roomier digs on Charlotte Street. more

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Get in quick – an official Ugly Xmas Rashie pop-up has landed in The City
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Get in quick – an official Ugly Xmas Rashie pop-up has landed in The City

You know it and love it – the Cancer Council’s annual Ugly Xmas Rashie drop has been blowing up the internet since it first came about. After all, what’s not to love? The kitschy design combined with legit sun safety properties makes this the perfect Christmas gift, not to mention the proceeds of sales go to charity. If you’ve been hanging out to get your hands on this year’s design, now is your chance – an Ugly Xmas Rashie pop-up shop has landed right in the middle of the CBD! 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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Summer lovin' – your date-night outfit inspo sorted
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Summer lovin’ – your date-night outfit inspo sorted

Now that summer is well and truly upon us, our calendars are filling up with social engagements faster than your favourite bartender can whip up a mimosa. Having a go-to outfit to get you through a long season of socialising is crucial, and with the right accessories you can stretch your wardrobe basics even further. We’ve pounded the pavement at Westfield Chermside to hustle some seriously lush inspo for your next date night – you’re welcome in advance. more

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London-based fashion retailer COS opens its Brisbane flagship
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London-based fashion retailer COS opens its Brisbane flagship

Fashion-forward folk of Brisbane flipped out back in March when we first dropped the news that beloved London-based retailer COS would be coming to the sunshine state. In the months since, we’ve been waiting with bated breath to see what the fashion powerhouse would be bringing with its first Queensland offering. All will be revealed this Friday November 16 when COS opens the doors to its brand-new retail space. more

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The Weekend Series: sneaking around – five sets of kicks to take you into summer
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The Weekend Series: sneaking around – five sets of kicks to take you into summer

Real talk – when it comes to the realm of shoes, sneakers are just an all-around winner. They look cool, they’re comfortable to wear and there are so many variations that even if you’re not a certified sneakerhead, you’re bound to find a style you like. Not only that, but the best brands have got the game of combining function and aesthetics down to an art. There are so many hot sneaker drops happening that it’s hard to keep up, but we’ve picked five of our favourites that we simply couldn’t resist. more

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Drop everything – Harbour Town's annual three-day mega sale is happening this weekend
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Drop everything – Harbour Town’s annual three-day mega sale is happening this weekend

Attention all bargain-loving fashion-forward folk of the Gold Coast – clear your schedule and your wardrobes because Harbour Town's annual three-day Get Outlet Sale is here and it is one pre-Christmas shopping bash that you do not want to miss. If you're often faced with the fact that your designer tastes don't match your budget, or you're keen to smash out your entire Christmas-shopping list in one hit (go you!), then this weekend – Friday November 16 to Sunday November 18 – is your time to shine. There are some wild deals happening across the mammoth centre-wide sale, so we took the liberty of hand selecting a few of our favourite bargains to give you a taste of what's on offer. Purses at the ready! more