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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

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Dive right in – May & Hugo’s ethical swimwear makes a splash
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Dive right in – May & Hugo’s ethical swimwear makes a splash

As one of the warmer states, part of Queensland life is spending ample time in the water, so it makes sense that we are always on the hunt for the ideal togs. If you’ve been searching for swimwear that is both kind to the environment and easy on the eyes, look no further. A dynamite duo has created the perfect summertime staple in the form of May & Hugo, a creative and conscious label based in Sydney (with a heady dose of Spanish flair). more

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Get in quick – an official Ugly Xmas Rashie pop-up has landed in The City
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Get in quick – an official Ugly Xmas Rashie pop-up has landed in The City

You know it and love it – the Cancer Council’s annual Ugly Xmas Rashie drop has been blowing up the internet since it first came about. After all, what’s not to love? The kitschy design combined with legit sun safety properties makes this the perfect Christmas gift, not to mention the proceeds of sales go to charity. If you’ve been hanging out to get your hands on this year’s design, now is your chance – an Ugly Xmas Rashie pop-up shop has landed right in the middle of the CBD! more

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Dior and more – QueensPlaza unveils the fruits of its opulent new makeover
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Dior and more – QueensPlaza unveils the fruits of its opulent new makeover

Standing proud since 2005 as a beacon for designer fashion-seekers, the beloved QueensPlaza has always been known for its taste-making selection of the most prestigious names from both Australia and abroad. The shopping mecca is about to cement its status as the CBD’s preeminent destination for luxury retail with the unveiling the first stage of its hotly anticipated multi-million dollar upgrade. Prepare yourself for top-tier brands, breathtaking fit-outs and a truly grand atmosphere. more

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Summer lovin' – your date-night outfit inspo sorted
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Summer lovin’ – your date-night outfit inspo sorted

Now that summer is well and truly upon us, our calendars are filling up with social engagements faster than your favourite bartender can whip up a mimosa. Having a go-to outfit to get you through a long season of socialising is crucial, and with the right accessories you can stretch your wardrobe basics even further. We’ve pounded the pavement at Westfield Chermside to hustle some seriously lush inspo for your next date night – you’re welcome in advance. more


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London-based fashion retailer COS opens its Brisbane flagship
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London-based fashion retailer COS opens its Brisbane flagship

Fashion-forward folk of Brisbane flipped out back in March when we first dropped the news that beloved London-based retailer COS would be coming to the sunshine state. In the months since, we’ve been waiting with bated breath to see what the fashion powerhouse would be bringing with its first Queensland offering. All will be revealed this Friday November 16 when COS opens the doors to its brand-new retail space. more

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The Weekend Series: sneaking around – five sets of kicks to take you into summer
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The Weekend Series: sneaking around – five sets of kicks to take you into summer

Real talk – when it comes to the realm of shoes, sneakers are just an all-around winner. They look cool, they’re comfortable to wear and there are so many variations that even if you’re not a certified sneakerhead, you’re bound to find a style you like. Not only that, but the best brands have got the game of combining function and aesthetics down to an art. There are so many hot sneaker drops happening that it’s hard to keep up, but we’ve picked five of our favourites that we simply couldn’t resist. more

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Drop everything – Harbour Town's annual three-day mega sale is happening this weekend
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Drop everything – Harbour Town’s annual three-day mega sale is happening this weekend

Attention all bargain-loving fashion-forward folk of the Gold Coast – clear your schedule and your wardrobes because Harbour Town's annual three-day Get Outlet Sale is here and it is one pre-Christmas shopping bash that you do not want to miss. If you're often faced with the fact that your designer tastes don't match your budget, or you're keen to smash out your entire Christmas-shopping list in one hit (go you!), then this weekend – Friday November 16 to Sunday November 18 – is your time to shine. There are some wild deals happening across the mammoth centre-wide sale, so we took the liberty of hand selecting a few of our favourite bargains to give you a taste of what's on offer. Purses at the ready! more

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Superstore – Apartment and Violent Green join fashion forces
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Superstore – Apartment and Violent Green join fashion forces

Ever since their genesis as tucked-away tenants of Elizabeth Arcade, Apartment and Violent Green have both been pushing the boundaries of Brisbane fashion, sourcing sought-after labels from across the globe. Now, two of the city’s best boutiques are officially joining forces for one incredible superstore. Apartment and Violent Green will be opening a new joint location in the heart of Queen Street Mall on Friday November 2, combining tastes and aesthetics for what will assuredly become base camp for Brisbane’s stylish set. more

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Crack a tinnie and toast to iconic beer brand Victoria Bitter’s debut merch drop
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Crack a tinnie and toast to iconic beer brand Victoria Bitter’s debut merch drop

Australia may have a famously diverse craft-beer scene, but we’re the first to admit that sometimes keeping it simple is best. Whether you’ve been slaving away in the office or on the worksite, that 2:00 pm-on-a-Friday feeling deserves a big cold beer – and the best cold beer is Vic. Okay, while best in this instance is a fairly subjective call to make, it’s hard to argue the raw appeal and cult status of Victoria Bitter. If you’ve got a soft spot for this particular brand of frothie, we have news that is bound to excite you – you can now cop official VB merchandise that is actually pretty cool. more

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New season, new me – six must-have summer items across fashion and beauty
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New season, new me – six must-have summer items across fashion and beauty

As much as the beautiful sunny days, steamy nights and abundance of mangoes are reason enough to love summertime, one of the things we appreciate most about a new season is the chance to update our wardrobes and give our beauty routines a little refresh. A change in weather signifies a change in both our fashion and skincare needs, so we’ve teamed up with the guru stylists at Westfield to pick their brains about must-have products coming into summer. more

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California Lane welcomes its first boutique arrival with Alice Nightingale
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California Lane welcomes its first boutique arrival with Alice Nightingale

Alice Veivers has been adding colour and life to our wardrobes for the better part of a decade as the creative genius behind independent label Alice Nightingale. After existing primarily as an online-based entity, the label has finally opened the doors to its very first bricks-and-mortar boutique in the heart of California Lane – a nook full of eye-catching garments and accessories. more

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Be bold and break a sweat in ethical activewear from Queensland’s own d+k
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Be bold and break a sweat in ethical activewear from Queensland’s own d+k

When it comes to a trend, activewear is one we will gladly endorse – what’s not to love about functional clothes that promote a healthy lifestyle? Unfortunately a rise in popularity usually comes with an oversaturated market – which means sifting through a bunch of poorly made products made in dingy factories with an absurdly high mark-up. If you’ve been chasing a brand that covers the bases of looking great, staying ethically sound and keeping you comfortable, your search is over – d+k is the homegrown activewear phenomenon that you need to get around. more

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The period-proof undies that will give you total peace of mind
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The period-proof undies that will give you total peace of mind

There’s no skirting around it – periods suck hard. As well as the myriad of physical and emotional pain that they tend to bring, they also come with the added paranoia of leakage. Nothing ruins your vibe quite like worrying that you’re walking around with a patch of blood on your pants, and up until recent times it’s just been a constant gamble. One brand working to change this is Thinx, coming in hot with a two-fold mission of empowering customers and creating sustainable alternative period products – all while breaking taboos around something that about half the world’s population experiences. more

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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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Dress Up brings a human touch to divine feminine styles
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Dress Up brings a human touch to divine feminine styles

The very concept of dressing up has so many implied connotations, but at the same time it’s a very personal thing. When it comes to women, society and the media in particular have a lot to say about what occasions constitute a fancy dress code. Dress Up is a Melbourne-based label offering simplicity and comfort that is intertwined with an irresistible femininity, with a mission to imbue a sense of occasion into ordinary life … because every day should be Dress Up day, right? 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