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Places to Shop

Paddington (Brisbane not Sydney)

Now to be totally honest I do spend a lot of time wondering Latrobe Terrace with one a my good friends, however neither of us tend to take any notice of the store names, as we spend the whole time looking at the contents in the shops not the names. But if you are in Brsibane and are feeling the same trend which we are now all feeling which is Op Shopping definitely make this a priority. So start at the top of the street and wonder down, but make sure you set aside a whole day to make it a thorough shop.

The Antique Market: This is the first shop which I always visit with my friend Georgia, She picks out the  vintage pieces with potential and I decide how to make them fit the trends which are in at the moment. I have to most amazing two vintage black dresses from here so make it a priority.

Retro Metro: I don’t love this shop as I just get bad vibes from it, but it does have some quality vintage pieces, and there is a lot lessing digging around needed.

The Secret Wardrobe: I love this shop as they stock AJE whose latest collection I just die for… and another friend of mine got a dress from there for our schools Year Ten Lunch this year and she looked gorgeous in the dress.

Miss Henry: Stocks Tallulah so is an atomatic winner, however last itme I was in there the shop assistant was looking at her facebook (such a no no) albeit she was quite helpful, and told me I looked nice in this gorgeous body suit.


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Being a Brisbane girl who loves to shop I know all the shop in Brisbane like the back of my hand. The first place I recommend you visit is James Street in the Fortitude Valley… I spend so much time there it is actually quite ridiculous.


Scanlan and Theodore… Gorgeous pieces, slightly on the expensive side so be ready to splurge, great service manager of the store has to die for style, and puts outfits together brilliantly.

Sass and Bide… last time I visited Sass and Bide I was a little disappointed as I have been a fan and big customer for many years and it seemed a little off, but usually this store is filled with pieces that you just look at in awe, with sequins on almost everything, and jeans which make anyone look good in it is definitely worth a look.

Gary Castle… Another brilliant Aussie designer however one who makes drop dead gorgeous shoes, this is a must. I personally have never brought anything from here but my sister and mother a massive fans, with my sister buying stunning platnium coloured heels with swarovski encrusted bows on the front! LOVE. And the perfect pair of simple black ballet flats.

Otilly and Lewis… This store has only recently moved to James Street however it would honestly be my mothers favorite store. All the pieces in the store are brought and made all across Europe, which include beautiful clothing, candles, fabrics, and interiors, it is a shop to watch.

Mimco… I have never been a huge fan of Mimco just because it is all a little to girly and predictable for me (but don’t get me wrong I have a fair few Mimco pieces on my dressing table) however last time I visited Mimco, which wasn’t long ago I found some amazing  jewelry  which was incredibly unique and I will be on my dressing table very soon.

Lucid Laundry… If you are a Brisbane teenager who hasn’t been to this store you are weird. I personally don’t love it as it is so typical what teenagers wear but for the large majority of other they swear by it.

TIP: When shopping we all get a little parched so when in James Street visit Quench… I just cannot explain how good the drinks are from here and get the ‘Summer Bling’ I just DIE for it.

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