The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Kim Bailey
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
Accessories
Vintage glamour meets modern chic – Aster + Lilou opens its West End boutique
Gentlewoman

Vintage glamour meets modern chic – Aster + Lilou opens its West End boutique

As our tastes in clothing shift towards favouring ethical and sustainable manufacturers, retailers are starting to catch on in greater numbers. Aster + Lilou is a local label has been leading the charge for some time already, popping up around town to hawk a selection of gorgeous garments featuring a mix of new and vintage pieces. Last week saw the outfit open up its first bricks-and-mortar boutique in West End, establishing a tasteful hub browse a curated collection of one-off designs and accessories. more

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

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
Gentlefolk

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