Must see shopping in Brisbane

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    True to its name, this contemporary Bowen Hills gallery-shop celebrates the work of independent, mostly local creatives. Prices are reasonable, with…

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    Commercial Road Antiques

    Whether you're on the prowl for a Victorian dresser, a mid-century armchair or a '60s beatnik frock, chances are you'll find it in this warren of eclectic…

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    Where the Wild Things Are

    Little sister to Avid Reader next door, Where the Wild Things Are stocks a whimsical collection of books for toddlers, older kids and teens. The bookshop…

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    Davies Park Market

    Shaded by huge Moreton Bay fig trees, this popular, atmospheric market heaves with fresh produce, not to mention a gut-rumbling booty of multicultural…

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    Empire Revival

    Built in 1929, this heritage-listed Paddington theatre is now a sprawling antiques emporium. Dive in for all manner of nostalgia, from flouncy English…

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    Jan Powers Farmers Market

    Hankering for some purple heirloom carrots or blue bananas? The chances are you'll find them at this abundant, appetite-piquing farmers market. Grab a…

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    Sun & Company

    Ethically minded, pocket-sized Sun & Company showcases small-batch, locally made gifts and homewares. Expect an eclectic edit spanning anything from…

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    Archives Fine Books

    Rickety bookshelves and squeaky floorboards set a nostalgic scene at this sprawling repository of pre-loved pages. While the true number of books on offer…

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    Young Designers Market

    Explore the work of up to 80 of the city's best emerging designers and artists, selling mostly women's fashion, accessories and jewellery, as well as art,…

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    Collective Markets South Bank

    South Bank's Collective Markets may draw the tourist hordes, but its modest sweep of stalls do sell some great items, most notably breezy summer frocks…

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    There's more than a touch of Japanese style evident at this home-grown women's boutique. Beautiful fabrics, sculptural elements and fine details feature…

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    Malt Traders

    The best little bottleshop in the CBD, these guys zoom-in on cognoscenti single-malt whiskies, organic cider, single-vineyard wines, craft beers and pre…

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    Tym Guitars

    This cult-status music store stocks everything from vintage guitars and amps to handmade guitar pedals. Tym's vinyl selection includes an especially…

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    RM Williams

    An iconic manufacturer of stylish Aussie bush/farm gear, RM Williams stocks high-quality leather boots, hats, oilskin jackets, belts, jumpers and shirts:…

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    Junky Comics

    Indie Junky stocks comics with cred, from classic DC, Dark Horse and Marvel titles, to female-, queer- and child-orientated works. You'll also find…

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    Butter Beats

    Rare and collectable records in the Valley, including old-school Aussie indie. If they don't have it, they'll find it for you. Also stocks street-art…

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    Record Exchange

    This jam-packed upstairs shop is home to an astounding collection of vinyl, CDs, DVDs, posters and other rock memorabilia. ‘Brisbane’s most interesting…

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    Australian Geographic

    Stocks everything from Australian-themed calendars and outdoor survival guides, to glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs, telescopes and intelligent games for kids.

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    Mind Games

    Intellectual, rainy-day gaming the old-fashioned way: chess, crosswords, Rubik's cubes, mah-jong, Scrabble, 1000-piece jigsaws and much more.

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    Avid Reader

    Diverse pages, a little cafe in the corner and frequent readings and bookish events: a real West End cultural hub.