Inner City Shopping
The Myer Centre provides shoppers with an incredible array of shops and entertainment under one roof. Featuring the largest Myer department store in Queensland, and more than 200 specialty shops, the centre offers shoppers everything from fashion, accessories and giftware to music, electrical goods and more.
The Myer Centre also includes a new two-level Target (discount retailer) store, Lincraft (fabrics, haberdashery, crafts and home furnishing), Freedom Home (furniture, homewares and gifts), Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinemas, Coles Central (supermarket), Brumby's (bakery), and an extensive food court featuring a number of outlets including KFC, McDonald's and Starbucks.
The centre also features a currency exchange bureau, automatic teller machines, parking, parcel delivery, and customer service desk.
|Where:||The Myer Centre can be accessed on foot from the Queen Street Mall, in the heart of the CBD, or from Elizabeth or Queen streets.|
If you're searching for something striking and individual that you're unlikely to find anywhere else, the Brisbane Arcade is the place to look. The arcade itself is a stunning showcase of 1920s architecture, adorned with beautiful lamps, polished marble and dark timber staircases.
Explore the three levels of exquisite designer shops, such as one of Jennifer Hawkins' favourites, Bora. Relax in one of the lovely tea shops, the Rendezvous Tea Room or Room with Roses.
Brides-to-be will adore the range of designer gowns available and the sparkling creations on show at exclusive jewellery designers Robert White Jewellers and Stones Diamond Ring Specialists.
|Where:||Enter from between Albert and Edward Streets in the mall, or from Adelaide Street.|
For a truly indulgent shopping experience, MacArthur Central offers an extensive selection of international fashion designers, unique jewellery, leather products, and accessories.
The centre takes its name from the days of World War II, when American General Douglas MacArthur established a military headquarters on the site.
Explore the three levels of luxurious shops, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Oroton, L'Occitane en Provence and Watches of Switzerland.
|Where:||At the northern end of the Mall, straddling Queen, Edward and Elizabeth Streets.|
With a reputation for being left of centre, Brunswick Street is home to the Valley's eccentric characters, creative genius and the alternative.
This flourishing centre features trendy galleries and fashion leaders such as General Pants Co, Maiocchi and Lucid Laundry.
Everyone is welcome and Brunswick Street is all about fun, attracting professionals, designers, students and travellers to rub shoulders in exotic eateries and funky lounge bars.
James Street, New Farm
Featuring fresh food markets and trendy eateries, James Street also boasts a modern cinema complex amongst stylish homewares and fashion retailers.
Visit the gorgeous Kisses for women's wear and its offspring Little Kisses for maternity and children's wear. Pick up the latest designs from The Standard, Little Joe, Mimco and Brisbane's own sass & bide.
For home furnishings and accessories, browse the exclusive stores Magnolia Interiors, d.i.g and Swedish Style.
Reflecting the ideology of Pan-Asia, the mall features a variety of multicultural restaurants and traditional supermarkets stocking Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese products.
Traditional oriental napery and garments can be found at Silk Peacock, in the T.C. Beirne Centre. On Wickham Street, Chinatown Duty Free caters for international visitors and the Yellow Gold Centre has an exclusive range of traditional Asian jewellery.
Browse the Chinese herbalists, gift stores and bookshops retailing authentic Asian products and offering specialised services.
Regular Tai Chi classes are held in the Chinatown Mall, which also hosts visits from touring musicians and dance troupes from Asia. It is also the centre of celebrations and festivities during Chinese New Year and other major Asian festivals.
Broadway on the Mall is located between Queen Street Mall and Adelaide Street, at the 'Fashion End' of Queen Street Mall.
Boasting Harvey Norman on the top floor, an international food court and more than 70 unique specialty stores, Broadway is sure to have what you're looking for.
Keep up with the latest in fashion and beauty, taste a variety of wonderful delicacies, pick up something for the house, or simply indulge in some retail therapy.
Check out the stunning, unique dresses at The Mask, cutting edge men's and women's fashion at Dirt Box, and hard to find CDs, records and music collectables at Butter Beats.
|Where:||Heading from Albert Street, towards Edward Street and David Jones, Broadway on the Mall is on your right, before you reach the overhead walkway.|
Shop for high fashion at Alannah Hill, Bally, French Connection, Giallo Shoes, Leona Edmiston, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and Zimmerman, or pick up a special gift from BaySwiss, Crabtree & Evelyn or Australian Geographic.
Downstairs there's also a food court and everyday facilities, such as a Coles Express supermarket, chemist, optometrist and travel agents.
While you're browsing in Queen Street Mall, make sure you visit the wonderland of fiery colour at Quilpie Opals.
Learn about Australia's unique national gemstone and the cutting and polishing techniques employed to bring out the best in each stone. See the different types and colours of opal and try your hand at rock cracking, where you can crack open a rough boulder and keep whatever treasure you find.
Browse an extensive collection of boulder, black and white opals as loose stones; handcrafted souvenirs; and accessories, all set against the spectacular backdrop of Quilpie Opals' world-renowned boulder opal waterfalls. The showroom also features the Boulders Cafe and Art Gallery, which sells a range of indigenous art and craft and offers internet terminals for use.
Knowledgeable staff will show visitors rough specimens of each opal type, explaining what to look for when purchasing the finished product. Their service is backed by a Worldwide Lifetime Guarantee on manufacturer's workmanship and a Certificate of Authenticity and Valuation to ensure your total satisfaction. Tax free prices are available for overseas visitors on presentation of a valid passport and airline ticket.
|Where:||In the Queen St Mall on street level, in the front of 'Chifley at Lennons' and opposite the Queen Street entrance of the Myer Centre.|
Famous for housing the exclusive Tattersall's Private Club, Tattersall's Arcade also houses a variety of unique stores and retail art galleries.
Explore a range of exclusive fashion and accessories at stores such as Marcs, Anthony Squires, DA Robinson Jewellers and Tracey Mathers Shoe Studio.
Appreciate the fine craftsmanship of gorgeous leather pieces in Hunt Leather or admire the fluid colours and shapes created from glass, metal and wood in Gallery 12.
|Where:||At the Edward Street end of the Queen Street Mall, next door to Three.|
Long considered the heart of Brisbane fashion, the Wintergarden is home to 90 specialty stores housing a wonderful range of luxuries.
Browse the latest collections of leading Australian designers Lisa Ho, Wayne Cooper and Carla Zampatti, as well as international labels such as Midas, Industrie, Kookai and Pierucci.
For that unique piece of jewellery, visit Georg Jensen or The Silversmith. For a special gift or accessory for the house, explore Ollie and Lloyd or Olive Home.
|Where:||Enter from the mall between Albert and Edward Streets.|
Overhead walkway runs from Gallery level Wintergarden Centre to 1st floor of David Jones.
Searching for something truly unique? The Valley is Brisbane's trendsetting capital, featuring edgy urban fashion and interesting furniture and accessories for those wanting to stand out from the crowd.
Browse local designers Dogstar, Nelson Molloy, Ultra Suite, Honor Lulu and Blonde Venus for that individual piece with which to make a statement.
For trendy homewares and the latest in gifts, Mod.Cons is a must visit.
Reaching the lower end of Ann Street, you will encounter Emporium, the Valley's exclusive retail centre. Browse luxury items such as perfumes, beauty products and designer labels from Australia's leading retailers and the best from overseas. Sample exotic wines and the latest gourmet delicacies, fresh from the manufacturers and importers.
Experience all things European at the cosmopolitan Camargue, browse designer homewares and gifts at Koko Homewares and admire designer footwear exclusive to Maryon's.
Visit Brisbane's colourful and exciting Chinatown district in Duncan Street, Fortitude Valley.
The mall's entrances at Ann and Wickham Streets are guarded by pairs of stone lions, protecting against evil spirits and symbolising friendship and cultural respect. The local streets are signed in both Chinese characters and English, further reflecting the local acculturation.
Entering the mall, you cannot help but admire the ornate entry gates, specially constructed by builders from Qingdao city in the People's Republic of China. Once inside the mall, you will come across a peaceful garden setting featuring a specially designed waterfall and pond, and a series of rotundas, roofed in a style reminiscent of the Tang Dynasty era.
Here, Chinatown comes alive with the bustling of colourful fabrics and raised voices haggling over prices. Experience the piquant scents of spices meeting a wok, and the unveiling of fresh Yum Cha in bamboo steamers.
Features specialty retailers, Hardy Brothers jewellers, Easton Pearson headquarters, and unique little fashion stores like Princess Polly.
Dominated by adventure and sport retailers, big booksellers.
Traditionally the 'big end' of town for law and finance, but expect great shopping at the huge Eagle Street and Riverside Sunday markets.
Elizabeth Arcade features a fantastic range of funky boutiques including Violet Green, Garnsis and Red Rabbit.