Queen street mall, brisbane

Brisbane City Council, Queen Street Mall Brisbane, CC BY 2.0

The great city of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland in Australia, is loaded with many things to do and see. Some of these are based on adventure, relaxing, nature and shopping. Of the latter, you find many quaint little boutiques, mega malls, and awesome markets to satisfy all types of shoppers from the luxury lovers to the penny pinchers. So let’s find out all the what’s and the where’s when it comes to shopping in Brisbane.

What? Clothing

Where? From the great Queen Street Mall to Fortitude Valley and the budget-friendly DFO (Direct Factory Outlets); you are spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping for clothes. Of course, nothing beats Queen Street Mall, the designated centre of fashion and retail in Queensland. This half-kilometre long mega mall consists of four shopping arcades, five major shopping centres, and a host of other fashion stores. If edgy is your style, The Valley- Brisbane’s trendsetting capital is the place for you. Figuring out the locations of all these stores and boutiques could be quite daunting at first but after settling down at a centrally-located Brisbane CBD hotel the likes of the Oaks Aurora Tower; you will become familiar with all the streets and develop your favourite haunts as well.

What? Jewellery

Where? Is bling your thing? The right kind of accessories can brighten up any outfit and the right place to go shopping for accessories in Brisbane would be The Brisbane Arcade. Located right next to the Queen Street Mall, The Brisbane Arcade features more than a handful of stores by independent jewellers. One of the oldest and most trusted of them all is Ashley Douglas that’s over 65 years old. A father and son-owned business, these guys are famous for their custom designs that are all designed, manufactures and completed within the store itself.

What? Homeware

Where? Brisbane is actually considered somewhat of a mecca when it comes to homeware shopping as there’s a variety of places to go to. Among the scores of boutiques, a few noteworthy ones would be Marcia’s On Montague at West End, Pottery Barn in Fortitude, Valley, and Living On 4th Avenue.

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media.