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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

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Brisbane-based Rinseu brings global street style with a local flavour
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Brisbane-based Rinseu brings global street style with a local flavour

When it comes to apparel, our country certainly isn’t lacking in the surf and skate department – our outdoor lifestyle means that a whole bunch of talented minds have tapped that market to keep us well dressed. Australia’s streetwear scene is still pretty niche – but someone new has arrived on the scene to give us a much-needed injection of style. Brisbane’s own Jahl Herapath has just launched Rinseu, a unisex label dripping with cool. more

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Ethical, affordable, comfy and cute – Mighty Good Undies ticks all of the boxes
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Ethical, affordable, comfy and cute – Mighty Good Undies ticks all of the boxes

Back in the day, the words ‘fairtrade’ and ‘ethical’ seemed totally inaccessible for a lot of people. For some of us, these sorts of labels are still associated with a high cost – yeah, it’s a nice idea, but what about the price? One place that you can start making a change without forking out the big bucks is with your jocks, thanks to the kind-hearted geniuses at Mighty Good Undies. This Australian brand was born from the belief that you don’t have to trade ethics for affordability – you just have to pay attention, do your research and make the effort. more

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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