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you can feel it in the air …

Posted in MBFF, New Stores, QueensPlaza by brisbane on August 11, 2011

… spring is on its way. It’s my favourite time of the year as it feels like the world starts to wake up again after months of hibernation. And there are so many exciting things going on in Brisbane that you don’t really have an excuse not to get out. Here’s what’s on my list for the next week.

 Molten Store – I mentioned it in my last post but I have to mention it again as this store is so damn gorgeous! I want everything. Get shopping!

oh hello – I know it’s not technically ‘fashion’, but I can’t help but mention this new bar that is opening in the Valley tonight. Owned by one of my lovely friends, I’m super excited to check out the new venue that was previously home to old faithful, the Monestry. I can already see this place being my new favourite haunt.

Threadbare – Another online boutique owned by some Brisbane locals. It looks like it’s going to be amazing! Designers that will be on offer include Ellery, Josh Goot and Gala Curious. Stay tuned for more details and the launch date …

Ellery Pop Up Sale – And speaking of Ellery … tomorrow and over the weekend head to The Cottage at 67 James St in the Valley for items from the Ellery archive, runway samples, as well as rare highly covetable pieces from past seasons. All at a smidgen of their former price. Yay!

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane – I’ll post more about this soon. But if you haven’t already, make sure you purchase your tickets to what will be another great week of local and national fashion in Brisbane, kicking off on 20 August.

 Zimmermann – Why oh why do you do this to me? I may have just spent way too much money on their new collection. And I may have bought the mustard leather skirt. But can you really blame me? Check out the collection at the QueensPlaza store today, if you dare.

molten store

Posted in New Stores by brisbane on August 3, 2011

Molten Store is a new online boutique created by amazing local gal Jessy Cameron. We are just totally and utterly in love with everything on this site and wanted to let you all know about it (but shhh please don’t tell everyone!). Offering a well-edited range of unique jewellery, fragrances and leather goods, this store is unlike any other you would have seen … with amazing designers including Estelle Deve, Rachel Pfeffer x Molten Store, Low Luv by Erin Wasson and Maripossa, you will leave the site not only poorer, but inspired …

what’s going on in the city

Posted in New Stores, QueensPlaza by brisbane on August 2, 2011

Just thought I’d give you an update on all the goings on in The City, as a lot has been happening! If you haven’t heard already, Chanel will be opening very soon at QueensPlaza, this is the first Chanel store to open in Queensland and we are so excited! Also at QueensPlaza, a bigger and brighter Mimco store recently opened, an updated Mecca Cosmetica is opening soon, Australia’s largest Witchery, including womens, mens and childrenswear will open in the coming month, and one of our faves, Sass and Bide, is opening a flagship boutique! Apartment recently reopened on Charlotte Street, The Bunker Boutique moved from Camp Hill into The City on George Street a few weeks ago, and Zomp is opening soon (shoes!). Like we said, a lot is going on, so make sure you get out there and check it out soon! Visit for more info and to keep up-to-date.

apartment has reopened (!)

Posted in New Stores by brisbane on July 13, 2011

One of our favourite Brisbane stores has recently reopened after it was badly affected by the January floods. We are super excited for Apartment and their new store on Charlotte Street! The team has been working hard to get the store back up-and-running and it is a beautiful space featuring timber floors and huge windows, and stocks all your favourite brands including Carhartt, Comme des Garcons, Deluxe and more.

Make sure you head to the new store today and support local Brisbane businesses! Click here for store details.

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the cloakroom opens on edward st

Posted in Brisbane Designers, New Stores by brisbane on February 25, 2011

One of Brisbane’s best menswear boutiques, The Cloakroom, has just opened a new store on Edward St in The City. Specialising in tailor-made clothing, leather goods, casual wear and accessories, the store is also home to Brisbane’s emerging ready-to-wear collection Pistols at Dawn.

This is where to go when you need to ‘suit up’. Click here for store details.

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new bessie head boutique

Posted in Broadway on the Mall, New Stores by brisbane on November 4, 2010


If you haven’t heard already, the new Bessie Head boutique at Broadway on the Mall is now open and it’s to die-for! The store merged with Bessie Head Black next door to create a huge store with an amazing fitout – think mirrors, trees, skulls, a spider (!),  and of course … lots of black.

Labels on offer include all of our favourites – Ellery, Therese Rawsthorne, Bassike, Camilla & Marc, MANIAMANIA, Story by Tang, House of Baulch, Rachel Gilbert and many more. You really could spend hours in the store! 

Stay tuned for photos (or go check it out for yourself!). Plus stay tuned for more details on ‘The Loft’ – the new Bam & Juju store that’s opening at Broadway on the Mall next month. We can’t wait! Check it out at:

the cloakroom pop-up shop at wintergarden

Posted in New Stores, Wintergarden by brisbane on September 20, 2010

Brisbane boutique menswear stores, The Cloakroom, have just opened a pop-up shop at Wintergarden on the Queen Street Mall. The store will be open until December 2010 and offers tailor-made menswear, ties, bow-ties, leather gloves, Grensen shoes and the in-house label Pistols at Dawn. Plus their store is still open at the NAB Building on the Queen Street Mall too – so there’s no excuse not to be well dressed guys! Check out their blog for more info.

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new dirtbox store

Posted in Broadway on the Mall, New Stores by brisbane on September 13, 2010

Dirtbox at Broadway on the Mall has just opened its brand-spanking new store! It’s just a few doors up from its original location, is twice the size (160 square metres to be exact) and stocks some exciting new labels such as Velour and Portland General Store. Check it out lads.

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the fleet store opens this sunday

Posted in Brisbane Designers, New Stores, Wintergarden by brisbane on July 26, 2010

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The Fleet Store is opening very soon at Wintergarden, this Sunday to be exact! And we are super excited! The pop-up shop is a collaboration between QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, QUT Fashion, Wintergarden and Brisbane Marketing, and will feature a host of emerging Brisbane designers. Check out the facebook page here for more details on each designer, and make sure you visit the store once open to not only support local talent but to also get your hands on some amazing, unique fashion.

the fleet store

Posted in Events, New Stores by brisbane on July 5, 2010


The Fleet Store is a unique pop-up store soon to open at Wintergarden at the Queen Street Mall. A collaboration between QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, QUT Fashion and Wintergarden, the store will showcase Brisbane designers such as George Wu, Subfusco, Francis Leon, Pendragon, Jane Peacock and tom gunn, as well as QUT fashion students both past and present.

Open from 1 August until 30 October, this is your chance to purchase some innovative fashion from some of Brisbane’s best emerging designers. We can’t wait!