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


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

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The Weekend Series: five ethical, sustainable activewear brands to get your booty in right now
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The Weekend Series: five ethical, sustainable activewear brands to get your booty in right now

We all don activewear for different reasons. Some may be wrangling hardcore weights, while others may be walking to brunch or shopping for groceries – but regardless of its function, we can all agree we want to feel good wearing it. You can mull over as many seams and fabric choices as you like, but the most foolproof way to ensure you feel good while wearing your athleisure gear is to choose homegrown, ethical and sustainable brands. We’ve hunted down five of the best we’re loving right now. more

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Queensland scores its first Saint Laurent boutique in the heart of The City
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Queensland scores its first Saint Laurent boutique in the heart of The City

You’d be hard-pressed to find pretty much anyone who isn’t familiar with the Saint Laurent brand. From rap songs to the runway, the iconic French fashion house has been redefining luxury since its foundation in 1961. Brisbane is about to get a permanent home for the cultural phenomenon that is YSL, with the brand opening its flagship Queensland store at QueensPlaza today, Thursday March 28. more

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Arc & Bow brings the fun to slow fashion with bold prints and striking silhouettes
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Arc & Bow brings the fun to slow fashion with bold prints and striking silhouettes

No bones about it – we are absolutely frothing over the amount of choice that is available in the sustainable clothing community at the moment. While many brands are favouring the more basic and monochromatic route, there are still options available for those who prefer to get a little bit loud with their wardrobe (but would prefer to do so with minimal damage to the environment). Arc & Bow is a New Zealand-based brand that is bringing the fun back to slow fashion with its bold prints and striking silhouettes. more

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daniella caputi weaves generations of talent into minimalist masterpieces
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daniella caputi weaves generations of talent into minimalist masterpieces

The phrase ‘less is more’ is wildly popular because of its truth, particularly when it comes to the world of fashion. What is still seen as a vastly fast industry churning out trend-based pieces is starting to slow down, as the next generation of makers steps up to create change not only aesthetically but socially. Daniella Caputi is one such individual, dedicated to crafting minimalist garments made with expert care. Her eponymous label personifies this new wave – it’s all about quality over quantity. more