The Common Thread

Good companies doing good things – that’s the connection between the brands stocked at this independent boutique in Brisbane’s leafy suburb of Bulimba. The curated collection of wares includes swimwear, clothing, accessories and beauty products, so you’re bound to walk out with something, even if it’s only a renewed commitment to be more sustainable in your shopping habits.

Uncommon Store

More than just a fashion boutique, Uncommon is where you’ll find a carefully curated collection of labels from independent designers who’ve been nurtured by the store’s own creative hub. Shop one-off pieces direct from the studio in a minimalist, naturally lit space where the clothes speak for themselves, with alterations done right there in the store.

Thousand Island Dressing

For a souvenir that will definitely fit in your suitcase, Thousand Island Dressing stocks a stunning array of locally designed and handmade earrings so vibrant and colourful you’ll want to base your entire wardrobe around them. Match them with the range of other jewellery and accessories available in the store.

  • +61 7 3367 8288
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  • 129 Latrobe Terrace
    Paddington
    QLD 4064

Samantha Ogilvie

If you are wondering where to find that perfect pair of jeans or a little special something, Samantha Ogilvie is the answer. Its enviable selection of brands includes 10 Crosby Derek Lam, Hunky Dory, Frame Denim and DVF. What truly sets this store apart however is the assistants; they will go above and beyond to sort you out.

  • +61 7 3852 4661
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  • Shop 10, 19 James Street
    Fortitude Valley
    Brisbane
    QLD 4006

Camargue

A Brisbane institution where the cool people come to play. The quirky mix of Dries Van Noten, Golden Goose sneakers and Tsumori Chisato are sold alongside Aussie classics such as Bassike – be sure to snap up one of their striped tee while you are here. The cotton is organic and soft, the shape is oversized and ready to tie and you will never want to take it off.

  • +61 7 3252 1100
  • 5/46 James Street
    Fortitude Valley
    Brisbane
    QLD 4006

James Street

To check out the best of the Australian fashion scene head to James Street in Fortitude Valley, home to a myriad of Australian designers. Camilla is famous for its kaftans, AJE is your go to for labels and Scanlan Theodore is home to exquisitely made, unexpected classics. For a quirky piece of jewellery, try Molten Store or head to Zimmermann for the ultimate silk dress. Just when you think you have seen it all visit, Sass and Bide and try not to lose your mind over its utter brilliance.

  • +61 7 3850 0111
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  • James Street
    Fortitude Valley
    Brisbane
    QLD 4006

Paddington Antique Centre

If it is good enough for Johnny Depp, it is good enough for everyone else. With over 50 antique dealers under one roof, this centre is filled with vintage clothing, quirky antiques – and the occasional celebrity. A great place to get lost for a few too many hours.

  • +61 7 3369 8088
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  • 167 Latrobe Terrace
    Paddington
    Brisbane
    QLD 4064

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