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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


The Locals Next week: Jack River

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Science impacts nearly every aspect of modern life, from agriculture, environment, and medicine to communications, exploration and, hopefully, a sense of responsibility, wonder and awe ... ~ Jennifer Wiseman 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

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Get set to shop up a storm when Zara launches its Australian online store
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Get set to shop up a storm when Zara launches its Australian online store

Skip that pricey brunch and volunteer to be the designated driver on your next night out – you’re going to want to ensure your wallet is as full as it can be by Wednesday March 14. Why? Well, it’s looking more likely than ever that fashion giant Zara will soon boast its own Australian online store – filled to the brim with the brand’s cutting-edge clothing and accessories. Splurge season is fast approaching, so get ready to give your wallet a workout. more

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Sweating just got sweeter – ASOS has dropped its in-house activewear range
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Sweating just got sweeter – ASOS has dropped its in-house activewear range

Anyone with a jones for online shopping would be familiar with ASOS. The UK-based fashion retailer stocks a mind-blowing selection of brands from all over the world, as well as its own label across almost every item of clothing you can think of – all for some seriously competitive pricing. Just when we thought we couldn’t love them any harder, the powerhouse online retailer had to go and gift us with an in-house activewear range – and there’s one each for the ladies and the gents. more

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Look sharp while getting fit with the new Kinesis Collection from SQD Athletica
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Look sharp while getting fit with the new Kinesis Collection from SQD Athletica

Whether we’re bulking up, slimming down or staying toned, the end result is to feel healthier and more comfortable in our own skin. One way to help boost your confidence level when breaking a sweat is to ensure you’re equipped with some quality gear. SQD Athletica is a top-notch outfitter for active souls, and its latest collection, designed in conjunction with photographer William Patino, is the perfect addition to your workout wardrobe. more

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Sport some sweet vintage threads from Ricky Bees
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Sport some sweet vintage threads from Ricky Bees

If you enjoy rocking vintage apparel but don't necessarily want to invest every waking moment of the weekend rummaging through op shops and rack sales only to come home empty handed, say hello to Ricky Bees. They do the hard trawling for you so you can enjoy the fruits of their labour without the effort, that's win win in our books! more

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The 2018 Levi's Pride Collection is giving us all of the happy feels
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The 2018 Levi’s Pride Collection is giving us all of the happy feels

Levi's etched its place in fashion history when it first invented the blue denim jean back in the late 1800s. Right now, it's etching a place in our hearts with the release of the Levi's 2018 Pride Collection. What's even better is that the pot of gold at the end of this rainbow (aka the proceeds) are all going back into benefitting LGBTQ communities. This has us bursting with joy and we can't wait to rock this denim with pride. more

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Flower power – Tyler, the Creator and Converse drop the next round of colourful collab GOLF le FLEUR*
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Flower power – Tyler, the Creator and Converse drop the next round of colourful collab GOLF le FLEUR*

Hip-hop and sneakers go together like peas and carrots – it’s a simple fact. The two cultures are so intrinsically linked that it just makes sense when artists and brands link up to collaborate. Sometimes these pairings end up being a dubious cash-grab, with poor adoring fans buying the shoes simply because a name is attached. Other times, the world is gifted with a collection that is totally and genuinely rad – a case in point being the teaming up of Tyler, the Creator and Converse to create GOLF le FLEUR* more

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Attention threadheads – NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER team up with Balenciaga for hot collection
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Attention threadheads – NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER team up with Balenciaga for hot collection

You read that right – some of the biggest names in the fashion game today have casually announced a partnership that will have us all scrambling for our credit cards. Esteemed fashion house Balenciaga has paired up with two of the biggest online fashion outlets for a capsule collection of ready-to-wear garments and accessories that will have heads turning all season. more