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CITY SHOP­PING

■ BRIS­BANE AR­CADE. Put a visit to Bris­bane Ar­cade on your list of ‘must do’s’ while you’re in Bris­bane. It’s packed with old-world charm and an ar­ray of unique, home­grown re­tail­ers. Head to Vin­tage Watch Co. if you are look­ing for ex­quis­ite watches. 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 & Co.

226 Queen Street, Bris­bane. 3234 3900. queensplaza.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 Alan­nah Hill, UNIQLO, An­tho­nys Fine Jewellery, Zara, H&M and Ge­org Jensen.

171–209 Queen Street Mall, Bris­bane. 3229 9755. wgar­den.com.au

BUY­ING THE BEST

■ JENNEN. JENNEN is the ex­clu­sive re­tailer of men’s height-in­creas­ing footwear in Australia. JENNEN has helped over 50,000 men stand more con­fi­dently and walk taller, from Aus­tralian celebri­ties, politi­cians and busi­ness­men, to stu­dents, bach­e­lors and grooms. Since its es­tab­lish­ment in 2007, its unique prod­ucts have stim­u­lated con­ver­sa­tion on Australia’s ra­dio sta­tions as well as in news­pa­pers and pub­li­ca­tions all around the coun­try. JENNEN hand­crafted leather shoes offer a cush­ioned height-in­crease of 5cm to 10cm, with­out com­pro­mis­ing style or com­fort. They also sell height-in­creas­ing shoe lift in­soles that can be in­serted into reg­u­lar shoes for ex­tra height. While you’re in Bris­bane, be sure to visit their unique bou­tique, just out­side the city in For­ti­tude Val­ley.

76 Wick­ham Street, For­ti­tude Val­ley. 3162 3499. Free de­liv­ery Australia-wide and ex­press de­liv­ery world­wide. TALLER.COM.AU

■ ROLEX. A new watch, the Cellini Moon­phase, with an ex­clu­sive dis­play of the phases of the moon, joins the Cellini col­lec­tion. In a 39mm case in 18ct Everose gold, this new model is driven by a self­wind­ing me­chan­i­cal move­ment en­tirely man­u­fac­tured by Rolex with a patented com­pli­ca­tion to dis­play the moon­phases. The Cellini Moon­phase is fit­ted on a brown al­li­ga­tor leather strap with a fold­ing Crown­clasp in 18ct Everose gold, a first for a Cellini model.

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

■ TAG HEUER. Un­veiled in 2015, the TAG Heuer Car­rera Cal­i­bre Heuer 01 is the Swiss watch­maker’s sig­na­ture Chrono­graph. With a 45m steel mo­du­lar case and a con­tem­po­rary sports de­sign, this dy­namic time­piece fea­tures TAG Heuer’s in-house Cal­i­bre Heuer 01 move­ment. Avail­able from TAG Heuer bou­tiques and on­line.

Cnr 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

■ 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

Wintergarden. Photo: Roshan Sukhla.

TAG Heuer Car­rera Cal­i­bre Heuer 01.

Tony Barlow Menswear & For­mal Hire.

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