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■ BRIS­BANE AR­CADE. Put a visit to Bris­bane Ar­cade on your list of ‘must do’s’ while you’re in Bris­bane. Packed with old-world charm and an ar­ray of unique, home­grown re­tail­ers. If you are look­ing for ex­quis­ite watches try Vin­tage Watch Co., for hats and ac­ces­sories head to The Hat Box. Her­itage listed, the three-level shop­ping gal­le­ria runs from Ade­laide Street through to Queen Street Mall.

160 Queen Street Mall, Bris­bane. 3231 9777. bris­

■ MACARTHUR CEN­TRAL. This shop­ping cen­tre lo­cated right in the heart of the city of­fers a di­verse ar­ray of re­tail­ers in­clud­ing a Wool­worths supermarket, Big W, JB Hi-fi and tech-gi­ant Ap­ple. You’ll find a unique mix of quality, high-end re­tail out­lets, from the finest in jew­ellery and watches at Hardy Broth­ers and TAG Heuer, to fash­ion icons such as Oro­ton.

Cnr Queen and Ed­ward Streets, Bris­bane. 3007 2300. macarthur­ ■ QUEEN STREET MALL. Home to bright lights and big-name de­lights, Queen Street Mall and its nearby sur­rounds is Queens­land’s pre­mier shop­ping des­ti­na­tion. The mall is a half-kilo­me­tre strip of shop­ping par­adise, home to more than 700 spe­cial­ity stores, six shop­ping cen­tres, four ele­gant ar­cades and two depart­ment stores.

Queen Street Mall, be­tween Ed­ward and Ge­orge Streets, Bris­bane.

■ QUEENSPLAZA. Queensplaza is Bris­bane’s heart of stylish shop­ping. It fea­tures lux­ury fash­ion stores Louis Vuit­ton and Chanel, as well as Tif­fany and Co.

226 Queen Street, Bris­bane. 3234 3900. queen­splaza­shop­

■ WINTERGARDEN. Wintergarden has ce­mented its place as one of Bris­bane’s finest fash­ion des­ti­na­tions. You’ll fall in love with con­tem­po­rary fash­ion, lux­ury hand­bags and ex­quis­ite jew­ellery from re­tail­ers such as Tommy Hil­figer, Coach, UNIQLO, An­tho­nys Fine Jew­ellery, Zara, H&M and Ge­org Jensen.

171–209 Queen Street Mall, Bris­bane. 3229 9755. wgar­


■ THE COL­LEC­TIVE MAR­KETS. More than 100 lo­cal cre­atives set up shop in the bustling Stan­ley Street Plaza on Fri­day nights and week­ends, creating a vi­brant at­mos­phere. Take your time wan­der­ing the mar­kets, and you’ll dis­cover works from lo­cal cre­ative en­trepreneurs, emerg­ing de­sign­ers and vin­tage col­lec­tors.

Fri 5pm–9pm, Sat 10am–9pm and Sun 9am–4pm. Stan­ley Street Plaza, South Bank. 3844 2440. col­lec­tive­mar­


■ THE 400 CO. The 400 Co. is ded­i­cated to pro­vid­ing fash­ion for­ward Aus­tralian women with stylish cor­po­rate cloth­ing. Their col­lec­tions al­low women to tran­si­tion ef­fort­lessly from the cor­po­rate work en­vi­ron­ment to af­ter hours play by mix­ing and match­ing pieces and ac­ces­soris­ing.

188 Ed­ward Street, Bris­bane.

n CITIGOLD JEW­ELLERY. Es­tab­lished for over 40 years, Citigold Jew­ellery is a fam­i­ly­owned busi­ness spe­cial­is­ing in es­tate and quality sec­ond hand jew­ellery. You will find ele­gant, hand-crafted es­tate jew­ellery pieces at Citigold, as well as pre­cious stone and di­a­monds. Let their ex­pe­ri­enced and knowl­edge­able staff guide you.

117 Ade­laide Street, Bris­bane. 3221 8876. cit­igoldaus­

n PASPALEY. Paspaley’s quest is to dis­cover the rarest and most valu­able pearls in the world, and they do this in the Kim­ber­ley—one of the most pris­tine and re­mote lo­ca­tions on the planet. As pearling pi­o­neers, Paspaley has ded­i­cated over 80 years to the per­fect pearl. Paspaley de­sign­ers cre­ate Sig­na­ture Col­lec­tions and be­spoke pieces that are wear­able, ver­sa­tile and beau­ti­ful—the gem of sub­stance for the mod­ern wo­man. Dis­cover Paspaley’s Sig­na­ture Col­lec­tions at their Queensplaza bou­tique.

Queensplaza, shop GL09A, Queen Street (Entrance via Ed­ward Street), Bris­bane. 3456 5900.

n ROLEX. The Rolex Cellini Dual Time fea­tures a 39mm, 18ct Everose gold, dou­ble bezel, domed and fluted, sil­ver guil­loche dial, sec­ond time zone at 6 o’clock with day/night in­di­ca­tor; shiny brown al­li­ga­tor leather strap with 18ct Everose gold buckle.

Lang­fords Jewellers, 260 Queen Street, Bris­bane. 3210 0614.

n TAG HEUER. Pow­ered by the in-house Cal­i­bre 1887 move­ment and in­spired by the iconic Carrera de­sign, the Carrera Cal­i­bre 1887 Chrono­graph is a clas­sic re­born. The Carrera 1887 in­tro­duces ul­tra-re­sis­tant ceramic on the bezel, scratch re­sis­tant sap­phire on the case­back and a 43mm case of fine-brushed and pol­ished steel.

Cnr of El­iz­a­beth and Ed­ward Streets, Bris­bane. 3218 5900.


If you are look­ing for that per­fect suit whilst in Bris­bane be sure to stop by men’s fash­ion spe­cial­ists Tony Bar­low. Visit their store on El­iz­a­beth Street, op­po­site the Hil­ton Ho­tel, and dis­cover their af­ford­able range of for­mal hire. The store is home to one of the largest range of suits in Bris­bane and stocks all your favourite brands such as Stu­dio Italia, Hardy Amies and New Eng­land, as well as for­mal wear ac­ces­sories such as top hats, canes, gloves, shoes, waist­coats, ties and cra­vats.

Level 1, 189 El­iz­a­beth Street, Bris­bane. 3221 9111. tony­bar­low­bris­

n VIN­TAGE WATCH CO. With a guid­ing phi­los­o­phy to source unique pieces in su­pe­rior con­di­tion at a com­pet­i­tive price, Vin­tage Watch Co of­fers a wide se­lec­tion of new, mod­ern and vin­tage watches, along with an as­sort­ment of watch ac­ces­sories. In­clud­ing pieces from Rolex, Omega and TAG Heuer to name a few, you will be sure to dis­cover ex­actly what you’re af­ter, be it an heir­loom, a gift for your­self or some­thing to add to the col­lec­tion.

Shop 12–13, Ground Level, Bris­bane Ar­cade, 160 Queen Street Mall, Bris­bane. 3210 6722. vin­tage­


Of­fer­ing ex­cep­tional and friendly ser­vice, Ella Baché For­ti­tude Val­ley is the per­fect place to un­wind and re­lax in peace­ful and pro­fes­sional sur­round­ings. Their ser­vices in­clude the lat­est in beauty fa­cial treat­ments, body, hand and foot care, wax­ing, IPL hair re­moval, man­i­cures and pedicures, mas­sages, spray tan­ning and tint­ing.

Shop 38, Em­po­rium, 1000 Ann Street, For­ti­tude Val­ley. 3257 1333. for­ti­tude­val­

Photo: Roshan Sukhla.

Bul­gari, Queensplaza.

Carrera Cal­i­bre 1887 from TAG Heuer.

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