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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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Exit through the gift shop – The Calile unveils its Museum of Small Things
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Exit through the gift shop – The Calile unveils its Museum of Small Things

Every good hotel has a lobby shop – but as is custom with most of its practises, The Calile isn’t content with being just like ‘every good hotel’. Instead of the standard souvenirs, the urban resort has unveiled Museum of Small Things (affectionately dubbed M.O.S.T for short) – an impeccably curated collection of local pieces that go above and beyond your typical gifting fare. more

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Get up close with Jess Blak’s covetable jewellery at new Winn Lane boutique
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Get up close with Jess Blak’s covetable jewellery at new Winn Lane boutique

The wares crafted by local artisan Jess Blak have enamoured many thanks to each piece’s irregular charm and stark beauty. After building up steam online, the talented jeweller has unveiled a brand-new shop in Winn Lane – displaying her minimalist pieces amidst a cosy, mood-lit nook. Fans of Jess Blak’s unique collection or those looking to update their style with something eye catching would do well to step inside. more

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The Weekend Series: avoid the festive frenzy with these last-minute Christmas gift ideas
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The Weekend Series: avoid the festive frenzy with these last-minute Christmas gift ideas

At this time of publication, there is less than two weeks until Christmas. We don’t want to set off any alarms, but if you haven’t sorted out your festive season gifts yet then time is running out. Don’t panic – we wouldn’t drop this time bomb on you without a way to disarm it before it blows up in your face. To help you out at this stressful time of the year, we’ve put together a handy little list of gifts you can get right now for him, for her, for the little ones, for your furry pals and for small-scale gifting. more

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Celebrate movers, shakers and indie makers with A Very Laneway Christmas gift guide
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Celebrate movers, shakers and indie makers with A Very Laneway Christmas gift guide

It might have earned a rep as the most wonderful time of the year, but the lead-up to Christmas can feel like an absolute mission – especially the shopping part. If you’ve been putting off your annual gifting pilgrimage for fear of scrambling crowds, trolley rage and spruikers, fear not! Fortitude Valley’s dreamy trio of laneways – California Lane, Bakery Lane and Winn Lane – are all loaded with local businesses that can provide a unique gifting experience. From your hard-to-buy-for mates to the most fashionable in your flock, our A Very Laneway Christmas gift guide has something for everyone. more

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The Christmas round-up: gifts for her
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The Christmas round-up: gifts for her

The sleigh bells are ringing, the Secret Santa ballots have been drawn and the hints have been dropped – it’s Christmas time, baby! If you’re struggling to tick some ladies off your nice list, allow us to help you out. No matter what kind of gal you’re buying for, our curated gift guide has something to suit – from foodies to fitness freaks and everyone in between. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

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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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Christie Nicolaides unveils first bricks-and-mortar flagship in Brisbane City
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Christie Nicolaides unveils first bricks-and-mortar flagship in Brisbane City

One of Brisbane’s most coveted jewellery brands has opened its first physical store this week, revealing a stunning space that matches up the with the extravagance of the brand’s earrings, bracelets, neckpieces and crowns. Christie Nicolaides’ store is delivering a hands-on experience to fans of the jeweller’s wares and allowing them to get up close and personal with the artisan-crafted pieces for the first time. more

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The wellness box delivering doses of the best in Australian skincare
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The wellness box delivering doses of the best in Australian skincare

As the market for skincare increases, so too do the amount of unfortunate duds that end up cluttering our bathroom shelves. Between harmful sulphates and micro-beaded concoctions, it can be a tough slog finding products that are kind to both your skin and the planet. Enter mass + muster, the gift box service sending out sustainably produced skincare from the best brands in the country – big and small. more

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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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To you, with love – the monthly subscription box packed with natural goodness
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To you, with love – the monthly subscription box packed with natural goodness

Some are quick to dismiss the concept of wellness as a passing trend, but it’s hard to deny that a little self-love and natural healing can do you a world of good. With so many brands jumping on the bandwagon, it can be hard to determine which companies are in it for the trend and which ones actually care about what goes in (and on) your body. What if we told you that there was a service out there that was doing all of the hard work for you by researching products and then sending you samples of the best of the bunch? Look no further – Beautifully Well Box is the gift that truly keeps on giving. more

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Shop local and be rewarded at the Brisbane Indie Sale Trail
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Shop local and be rewarded at the Brisbane Indie Sale Trail

We shouldn't have to tell you the reasons why – now more than ever we need to be considering our purchase choices and turning our dollars to support local. Brisbane is blessed with a plethora of creative minds who spend countless hours curating their stores to offer us unique goodies and let's be honest – nothing beats that tangible shopping experience. This weekend, five local women-run business are teaming up for the Brisbane Indie Sale Trail, and to sweeten the day you'll be treated to a growing discount with each store you visit. more

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Last-minute love – let Harbour Town sort out your Christmas gifting woes
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Last-minute love – let Harbour Town sort out your Christmas gifting woes

There are two kinds of people in this world – there's those thoughtful folk who purchase (and wrap) Christmas presents well in advance, and then there’s the rest of us utter fools who take a shockingly cavalier ‘smash it out the day before’ attitude. Look, we know ourselves and we know our style of shopping – you just need to know the right spot to get it all done in one hit. Enter Harbour Town, the outlet-shopping haven packed with rad brands at wallet-friendly prices. The best part? You don’t have to wait until Boxing Day sales to pounce on some serious bargains. If you still have some names left to tick off your nice list, we've rounded up some of the best deals going down in the precinct at the moment. more

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The Christmas round-up: gifts for fur children and actual children
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The Christmas round-up: gifts for fur children and actual children

They’re small, they’re cute and they can be immeasurably frustrating, but we really can’t imagine our lives without them. Yes, we’re talking about both our children and our pets. Let’s face it – our fuzzy little companions are just as much a part of the family as their human counterparts, so they deserve all of the treats as well! Whether you are buying for your own precious bundles of joy or someone in the extended family, we have gifts for every kind of kid – even the really hairy and four-legged ones that have to sleep outside. more

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The Christmas round-up: gifts for him
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The Christmas round-up: gifts for him

Dudes have a reputation of being kind of stoic when it comes to gifts, which can make them painfully hard to buy for. Just tell us what you want, ya dingus! In the event that he hasn’t dropped any hints about what he hopes to find in his stocking this year, we’ve rounded up some killer Christmas gift options for every kind of guy. Happy shopping! more

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Ditch the flowers in favour of a sweet succulent from The Succy Bunch
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Ditch the flowers in favour of a sweet succulent from The Succy Bunch

Look, giving your loved one a bunch of flowers will never go out of style, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an unoriginal idea. Sometimes you need a gift that with a bit more excitement, something with pizazz, and something different. The Succy Bunch is a charming gift service specialising in succulents in cacti, delivered directly to your door. Forget the florists, The Succy Bunch will help you pick the perfect gift that won’t suck. more

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Phoebe Paradise brings a splash of colour to The Valley with new store
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Phoebe Paradise brings a splash of colour to The Valley with new store

If you’ve seen a bunch of fashionable folk strutting around in some loud and vibrant clothing recently, there’s a good chance they’re dressed in Phoebe Paradise. The Brisbane-born label run by the talented artist of the same name has become more and more coveted and acclaimed in recent years, and now Phoebe Paradise has opened a brick-and-mortar space on Ann Street in Fortitude Valley. Inspired by Phoebe’s own eclectic, D.I.Y. aesthetic, this space is set to be much more than just a super-fashionable boutique. more

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Camp Hill Antique Centre and TART Cafe settles in to its brand-new digs
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Camp Hill Antique Centre and TART Cafe settles in to its brand-new digs

Though the closure of the Woolloongabba Antique Centre broke our hearts, we barely had time to mourn before Camp Hill Antique Centre opened and established itself as Brisbane’s new home of eclectic, pre-loved furniture and accessories. In addition to a gargantuan space filled wall to wall with all manner of paraphernalia, Camp Hill Antique Centre is also home to TART Cafe – a fetching mid-century inspired diner that plates up the perfect fare to fuel your imminent shopping spree. more