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Jan Logan
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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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FRANCES HENDRIE brings a killer athleisurewear edit to James Street
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FRANCES HENDRIE brings a killer athleisurewear edit to James Street

Whether you’re a proper gym junkie or more inspired by the cool-girl aesthetic, athleisurewear is having a real moment. It’s not hard to see why – it’s functional, it’s comfortable and it’s cool as hell. With these core principles in mind, it makes perfect sense that the minds behind luxury basics label FRANCES HENDRIE have decided to dip their toes into the athleisure pool. Now open on James Street, FRANCES HENDRIE ATHLEISURE has arrived to kit you out in the coolest workout gear on the market. more

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LÉ BUNS brings sexy back to basics with its eco-conscious intimates and swimwear
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LÉ BUNS brings sexy back to basics with its eco-conscious intimates and swimwear

When it comes to undies and swimwear, we have a lot of things to consider – but our search often boils down to a range of criteria that is hard to meet. Does it look cute? Is it ethically made? Will this ride up my bum? So many questions! Merging comfort, sustainability and aesthetics is no easy feat, but the brains over at LÉ BUNS have managed to deliver the complete package with their killer range of eco-conscious basics. 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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Make your designer fashion dreams a reality at the Harrolds mid-year sale
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Make your designer fashion dreams a reality at the Harrolds mid-year sale

Jeans, jackets, boots and sweaters are items that typically don’t get to make much of an appearance during our sweltering summers, but once the temperature drops we finally get to play with some new options. What better excuse to update your style than some serious discounts? Luxury department store Harrolds is holding a mind-boggling sale with up to 50% off its huge range of premium brands – that’s Balenciaga, Acne Studios, Saint Laurent, Balmain and loads more for half the price. We’ve picked five winter essentials available at the sale to kickstart your shopping inspo, but this is just a taste – shop the full range from Friday June 1. more

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Savage X Fenty brings sexy back with body-posi lingerie
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Savage X Fenty brings sexy back with body-posi lingerie

Real talk – is there anything Rihanna can’t do? The RnB superstar made some serious waves in the makeup world with the launch of her super-inclusive Fenty Beauty line, which includes a range of products and shades for literally everyone. She’s continuing her quest to make people feel fabulous with her new project Savage X Fenty, a collection of lingerie that is designed to suit all shapes and sizes without skimping on the sex appeal. 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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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane is back with five days of fabulousness
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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane is back with five days of fabulousness

When it comes to Brisbane’s fashion scene, there is one event that we wait for every year with bated breath. Get ready to exhale with a sigh of rapturous relief because the wait is over – dates for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane have dropped and we are more than ready. Returning to Old Government House from August 26–30, the festival is set to spread style around the city for five fabulous days. more

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Elevate your basics – Silk Laundry opens its anticipated James Street boutique
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Elevate your basics – Silk Laundry opens its anticipated James Street boutique

Few materials add as much a sense of luxury to our lives as silk. Soft to the touch and sweet on the eyes, there’s a reason that the phrase ‘silky smooth’ is so commonly used. Silk Laundry is a sustainability-focused label that specialises in silk basics for everyday wear. If you like the sound of that, then you’ll like the sound of this – Silk Laundry is opening its first bricks-and-mortar store on James Street this Saturday April 21. more

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autark brings the flow and femininity to slow fashion
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autark brings the flow and femininity to slow fashion

If you’ve been looking to dip your toe into the slow fashion pool, you may have noticed two things – the designs are generally minimalist, and the price point tends to be pretty steep. One brand breaking this mould is autark, an Adelaide-based label bringing a fresh take to the genre. Forget the basics – this is high fashion that doesn’t ditch the function. 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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Easy breezy – Jume makes dreamy ethical basics that won't go out of style
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Easy breezy – Jume makes dreamy ethical basics that won’t go out of style

We love to shop sustainably as much as the next person, but this can often seem like an impossible task when the word ‘ethical’ tends to come with an inflated price tag. While you can’t really put a dollar value on the safety of our environment, the (deserved) hype surrounding slow fashion means that it often pushes costs right up. That’s just the way it is, right? Wrong, pal. There are designers out there working to shatter the illusion that ethical production means we have to shell out more. A portmanteau of founder and creator Jessica Blume’s own name, Jume the label has landed on the fashion scene to bring us affordable and ethical basics with a truly dreamy touch. 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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Well Made Clothes is the online fashion marketplace of your ethical dreams
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Well Made Clothes is the online fashion marketplace of your ethical dreams

Make no bones about it – we are absolute fiends for online shopping. What’s not to love about sprawling out on the couch with a glass of wine and picking up a killer new outfit from the comfort of your own home? Well, one of the things not to love is the fact that plenty of our favourite dotcom shopping haunts are actually littered with brands that aren’t actually all that friendly to the earth. Here to save you all of the Googling and put your mind at ease is Well Made Clothes, an online shopping hub that only stocks brands that are good in every sense of the word – not just aesthetics. 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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Underneath it all – HARA intimates marry beauty and sustainability
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Underneath it all – HARA intimates marry beauty and sustainability

When it comes to the impact that fast fashion is having on our planet, it is becoming increasingly difficult to just look the other way in favour of a bargain. Would you be as tempted by that five for $30 deal if you could see first-hand the kind of damage that the industry is doing to the planet? Look, it’s not all doom and gloom – the first step to making a real change is seeking out rad alternative brands that take things a little slower (and more sustainably). One such label is HARA, the ethical intimates that marry style and responsibility just perfectly. 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