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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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Everything’s coming up ASOS with this vibrant The Simpsons collab
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Everything’s coming up ASOS with this vibrant The Simpsons collab

Real talk – if you didn’t park yourself in front of Channel 10 at 6:00 pm every weeknight to watch the antics of animated yellow legends The Simpsons, you either have no soul or were raised by very conservative parents. All barbs aside, the world’s favourite dysfunctional yellow family is a veritable pop-culture juggernaut capable of inducing some serious nostalgia pangs – and now online retail giant ASOS is giving you the chance to wear your heart on your sleeve. more

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Brisbane-based Rinseu brings global street style with a local flavour
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Brisbane-based Rinseu brings global street style with a local flavour

When it comes to apparel, our country certainly isn’t lacking in the surf and skate department – our outdoor lifestyle means that a whole bunch of talented minds have tapped that market to keep us well dressed. Australia’s streetwear scene is still pretty niche – but someone new has arrived on the scene to give us a much-needed injection of style. Brisbane’s own Jahl Herapath has just launched Rinseu, a unisex label dripping with cool. more

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Ethical, affordable, comfy and cute – Mighty Good Undies ticks all of the boxes
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Ethical, affordable, comfy and cute – Mighty Good Undies ticks all of the boxes

Back in the day, the words ‘fairtrade’ and ‘ethical’ seemed totally inaccessible for a lot of people. For some of us, these sorts of labels are still associated with a high cost – yeah, it’s a nice idea, but what about the price? One place that you can start making a change without forking out the big bucks is with your jocks, thanks to the kind-hearted geniuses at Mighty Good Undies. This Australian brand was born from the belief that you don’t have to trade ethics for affordability – you just have to pay attention, do your research and make the effort. more


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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
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From glistening gems to Japanese treasures – discover the best of Adelaide Street shopping

When embarking on a shopping spree, it's only natural for your mind to immediately wander to the heart of Brisbane City. We don't blame you – it truly is the retail centre of town. When you know where to look, you can discover a treasure trove of boutique gems tucked away on one of the city's key promenades – Adelaide Street. If you've got some money burning a hole in your pocket and want to avoid the crowds of the mall, we've put together a quick hit-list of places perfect for a splurge. more

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The winter fashion edit – men’s style staples in the colder months
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The winter fashion edit – men’s style staples in the colder months

In case you hadn’t noticed, Brisbane is actually kind of cold at the moment. As a city famous for its mild winters, this may come as a shock to you – but it’s not a time to panic. This cool change provides a perfect opportunity to get a bit creative with your wardrobe – we’re talking coats, hats, layering and all the other fun stuff that our sweltering climate usually prevents. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Wintergarden to put together five smokin’ hot looks that will elevate your winter wardrobe for seasons to come. With pieces from R.M. Williams, Aquila, Rodd & Gunn, M.J. Bale, Oxford and Peter Jackson all in the mix, you’re going to be feeling super fly. more

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Let's get loud – meet socially responsible streetwear label IDEY KOKO
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Let’s get loud – meet socially responsible streetwear label IDEY KOKO

It’s hard to deny the appeal of a bold African print, but a lot of the time Western folk will fail to recognise the significance of the culture it comes from. These aren’t just clothes – each design tells a story, with many commemorating events, culture and art references. It seems like a cheap shot when big corporations appropriate these designs for massive profits without giving anything back to the country of origin, so how do you embrace the culture while helping the people behind it? IDEY KOKO is a Sydney-via-Ghana-based streetwear label bringing the fun, flavour and beauty of African prints to a brand-new market with the utmost respect, served with a serious side of social responsibility. more

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Escape the average with sharp threads from Melbourne's Rarefied
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Escape the average with sharp threads from Melbourne’s Rarefied

When it comes to fashion, some people like to play it safe and coast along. Rarefied is not a label for those people. Born from the ethos of distancing yourself from the lives and concerns of ordinary people, the Melbourne-via-Auckland label has crafted a curated edit of quality threads that will ensure you stand out from the pack. more

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Save the planet and slip into a zero-waste compostable bra from The Very Good Bra
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Save the planet and slip into a zero-waste compostable bra from The Very Good Bra

It's no surprise that the concept of slow fashion is certainly making its mark in Australia. A huge high-five to those making conscious decisions when it comes to fashion pieces, but here's a curve ball – how often do we all stop and think about what's beneath our clothing? Yes, we're taking about bras, and if you've never given the environmental sustainability of your undergarment a second thought, then The Very Good Bra will surely prompt you to do so. more

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Queensland-first flagships announced for The Calile Hotel's boutique offering
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Queensland-first flagships announced for The Calile Hotel’s boutique offering

Just when you thought James Street couldn’t get any more chic, along comes an announcement that will cement the promenade’s reputation as Brisbane’s high street. Highly anticipated boutique hotel The Calile Hotel has revealed the fashion labels that will be calling its ground-floor retail precinct home, with some of Australia’s most acclaimed outfitters set to open flagship stores this spring. more

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Culture is dead – Skim Milk drops its socio-politically charged spring/summer collection
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Culture is dead – Skim Milk drops its socio-politically charged spring/summer collection

Although we may not be living in the US of A, it’s hard to deny the influence that America has on the rest of the world. Thanks in large part to its deranged president, the world’s most powerful country has been spending even more time in the global spotlight than usual. It seems like every day there are stories coming out that beggar belief – but there are some upsides to the crazy times we live in. Skim Milk is a brand turning this uncertainty into art, all while giving people a vehicle to wear their heart on their sleeve. more

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Straight outta your dad's wardrobe – Quiksilver drops its rad and retro Mad Wax capsule collection
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Straight outta your dad’s wardrobe – Quiksilver drops its rad and retro Mad Wax capsule collection

You don’t exactly have to be the biggest wave shredder to know that Quiksilver totally dominates when it comes to all things surf. From the boards to the clothes and right down to the competitions, the brand has long since established itself as one of the greats in surfing history. One such moment that cemented Quiksilver’s status as a true tastemaker in the scene was the release of Max Wax, its cult surf film that celebrated a turning point in the sport’s culture and aesthetic. Inspired by the icon, Quiksilver’s Mad Wax capsule collection is serving up threads straight out of your dad’s wardrobe circa 1987. more

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Full fashion disclosure – wear your ethical values with designer basics from A.BCH
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Full fashion disclosure – wear your ethical values with designer basics from A.BCH

When it comes to the fashion industry, sometimes it feels like being totally sustainable is an impossible task. Most of us – whether comfortable with it or not – are willing to turn a bit of a blind eye to the fact that clothing labels rarely reveal everything there is to know about their product. Ignorance is bliss, right? Not exactly. Melbourne-based label A.BCH is building a range of luxury unisex basics that are as ethical as can be, providing full disclosure across every facet of the brand – without cutting any corners. more

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Get suited up by one of the masters of style when Harrolds and Tom Ford team up
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Get suited up by one of the masters of style when Harrolds and Tom Ford team up

Listen, we all know that a good suit is an investment – so it needs to be perfect. One of the best ways to cut a sleek figure is by donning a perfectly tailored ensemble, so Harrolds and Tom Ford is giving gentlemen the chance to get it right. From March 19–20, aspiring Don Drapers can score an appointment with Tom Ford’s master tailor Luca Gervasi – one of the sharpest stylists in the business. more