Ready, Steady, Shop
■ 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. brisbanearcade.com.au
■ 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. macarthurcentral.com.au ■ 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. queensplazashopping.com.au
■ 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. wgarden.com.au
■ 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. collectivemarkets.com.au
BUYING THE BEST
■ 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. the400co.com.au
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. citigoldaustralia.com.au
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. paspaley.com
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. rolex.com
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. tagheuer.com.au
TONY BARLOW MENSWEAR & FORMAL HIRE.
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. tonybarlowbrisbane.com.au
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. vintagewatchco.com.au
BEAUTY ELLA BACHÉ FORTITUDE VALLEY.
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. fortitudevalley.ellabache.com.au
Carrera Calibre 1887 from TAG Heuer.