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■ 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
■ PASPALEY. Paspaley pearls are the world’s rarest and most valuable pearls. These exceptional gems are created by nature in one of the most pristine and remote places on the planet—the Kimberley. The new Rockpool Collection features unique pieces selected from Paspaley’s collection of rare cultured South Sea pearls, including a special selection of exquisite gem-quality keshi pearls. Discover Paspaley’s Signature Collections, including the new Rockpool designs, at their Queensplaza store.
Queensplaza, Shop GL09A, Queen Street (Entry via Edward Street), Brisbane. 3456 5900. paspaley.com
■ 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
Paspaley Pearls. Photo: Tim Robinson.
Rolex Cellini Moonphase.