The local Brisbane fashion scene is thriving with many cool new stores opening up and around the city. Shopping in Brisbane isn’t just confined to huge department stores, although there are a few of those that are really good, there are lots of shopping strips in the inner city suburbs so you can enjoy some of that fantastic Brisbane sunshine while you shop. Along these strips you’ll also find great furniture, homewares and everything in between.
There’s also cafes and restaurants dotted about so you can rest your weary feet and gain some sustenance for the next block of shops. We’ve listed below a few of our favourite shopping haunts. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Don't forget to check out Brisbane's many markets and grab yourself something unique or handmade!
Some of the best places to go shopping in Brisbane
Queen Street Mall
The 500 metre long Queen Street Mall sits in the heart of the CBD and is the central hub of Brisbane's city shopping district. You'll find all the popular Australian chain stores and if you wander off down through quieter streets and arcades (such as the Elizabeth Arcade, pictured right) you'll come across one-off boutiques with great Australian and international designers.
Myer which is located on Queen Street Mall went through a massive makeover a few years ago and is a premier shopping destination for luxury and high street brands. George Street, located at the end of the mall, is another great location and is home to the Treasury Casino.
Fortitude Valley or as it's known to the locals 'The Valley' is home to more eclectic tastes with up scale boutiques located next to shops selling vintage and Indy fashions. If you're wanting to make a strong fashion statement, chances are you'll find your style at one of the great boutique stores in the Valley.
The Valley Markets take place every Saturday and Sunday in Brunswick Street Mall. Here you’ll find a great bargain whether it jewellery, art works, crafs, vintage fashion or one off designs. There's often some really great music happening so you can tap your toes while you work your way through the stalls.
Paddington is a fantastic shopping destination with most of the shops concentrated on Given Terrace and La Trobe Terrace. Wind your way in and out of vintage fashion boutiques, art galleries, the latest in Australian fashions and charity stores.
Retro Metro is a vintage and retro lovers best dream with the original shop located under a house on the corner of Latrobe and Given terrace. You can get lost in here for hours playing dress ups. We also enjoy the Paddington Antinques Centre which is home to around 50 specialist dealers presenting an ever changing selection of antiques and collectibles.