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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


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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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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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