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Brisbane’s Best Shopping Destinations For Any Occasion

Come with us on an expedition to find the best shopping in Brisbane.

St Agni (Photo Credit: James Street)

Feeling uninspired by your latest trip to a shopping mall? It’s time to shop outside the square with some of Brisbane’s best shopping hotspots. Take a tour around the city’s coolest suburbs to discover the best op shops, vintage and designer boutiques for every occasion. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, your bestie or your furbaby, we’ve found the must-visit shopping destinations to visit in Brisbane.

James Street (Photo credit: Tourism & Events Queensland)

James Street

Feeling fashionable? Shop high fashion and finery at Brisbane’s apex shopping district. Combining unique boutique experiences with your favourite big brand names, it’s easy to spend a whole day exploring the stores on James Street. You can shop for a new look from top to toe, with stores like Wittner, Maryon’s, Aje, Auguste The Label, Bared Footwear, Mecca, Zimmermann and so many more.

James Street, Fortitude Valley

Open House Collective

West End

Pull on your comfiest shopping shoes and go for a wander around West End! True to its free-spirited and progressive nature, West End offers an eclectic shopping experience that is hard to find anywhere else in Brisbane. Some must-do stores include Open House, which collaborates directly with local designers, SWOP Exchange for high-quality preloved fashion, Mappins Nursery for gorgeous plants and gifts and Neo-Generalist for cutting-edge vintage pieces.

Various locations, West End

Tourism & Events Queensland

Stones Corner

If you’re looking for the mecca of second-hand and vintage clothing, Stones Corner is the place to be. Home to some of the best op-shops in Brisbane, you can trawl the streets, popping into Lifeline, Vinnies and Salvos just to name a few. There are also fun, independent fashion and vintage stores to explore, each with its own unique flair.

Various locations, Stones Corner

Latrobe Terrace (Photo credit: Tourism and Events Queensland)

Latrobe Terrace

Well known for some of the most unique vintage shopping in Brisbane, Paddington is a literal treasure trove of incredible shopping! Wander down Latrobe Terrace and stop in at one of the many cafes for a coffee to fuel your next shopping adventure - you’ll need it! Here you’ll find some of the best shopping in Brisbane for fashion, homewares, antiques and vintage pieces. One of our personal favourites is the Paddington Antique Centre, you can spend hours poring over speciality pieces and curios from days gone by. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, because once you set off on a shopping mission in Paddington, it will be hard to bring your explorations to a halt!

Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

Franco Markets

Brisbane Markets

Feeling hungry, bored and ready to drop some coin? We have the place for you! Or places, rather, as Brisbane has a bevy of different markets to shop from on the weekends! It’s the perfect way to combine breakfast, groceries, walking the dog and treating yourself to something new… all in one fell swoop! Check out our guide to the best markets in Brisbane to discover which regular and seasonal markets you’ll be hitting up this weekend for your dose of sunshine, shopping and snacks.

Various locations

VEND Marketplace

VEND Marketplace 

Need a gift or searching for unique pieces for your home? It’s time to visit VEND Marketplace, the department store of market stall shopping. When you walk into the enormous space that VEND occupies, you’ll discover stalls run by independent local creators, makers and artisans selling a wide range of wares you didn’t even know that you needed! There’s something for everyone and every age range, so it makes for the perfect slow weekend stroll to pore over each stall’s contents. You can shop from each individual store, then take all your new treasures up to the checkout to purchase them all together.

1768 Sandgate Road, Virginia

Winn Lane (Photo credit: Visit Brisbane)

Fortitude Valley Lanes

Brisbane might not have the same level of alleyway hideouts that Melbourne does, but the Fortitude Valley laneways are an excellent place to shop for that little something special! Spanning three spaces across the Valley; My Bakery Lane, Winn Lane and California Lane all offer something different. Shop baked goods, homewares, records, stickers, curios and much more across the three laneways tucked into the bustling entertainment district.

Various locations, Fortitude Valley

DOGUE (Photo credit: @pink.frankie.dash)

Oxford Street 

If you’re hunting down Brisbane’s best shopping destinations, you’d best add Oxford Street in Bulimba to your to-do list. Boasting some of Brisbane’s best boutique shops in a gorgeous location, there are certainly worse places to spend your day! Pick up a new novel from Riverbend Books, shop the latest pieces from Australian designers at LUNAMAY, or treat your furbaby to something new from DOGUE.

Oxford Street, Bulimba

Vend Annerley

VEND Marketplace 

Brisbane’s biggest indoor market has recently opened its doors in Annerley, operating seven days a week. Featuring over 100 stalls from small, local independent businesses, we love that you can shop from so many different categories when you visit VEND. Like their big sister store in Virginia, VEND Marketplace in Annerley features stalls selling clothing, plants, vintage wares, gifts and gorgeous accessories for your kids as well as your fur kids. We also love that the Annerley Marketplace has two dedicated workshop spaces for creatives to run workshops, events or craft sessions. If all of this shopping helps you work up an appetite, take a seat at the cafe to pep yourself back up with a quiche and a coffee.

289 Ipswich Road, Annerley

If you have yet to whet your appetite for shopping, explore some of Brisbane’s best markets for more unique finds. If all that shopping has you feeling a little thirsty, pop your feet up at one of Brisbane’s best cocktail bars to re-energise yourself with a spritz or two.

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