Shop local: homegrown designers and stores in the CBD

If you love to shop local, you’re in luck. From fashion (for the ladies and the gents) to jewellery to homewares, the City boasts a range of stores brought to you by Brisbane locals.

Fashion

Maiocchi Adelaide St
Maiocchi, Adelaide St

The beautiful Brisbane Arcade is home to a number of local and independent labels. Darb Bridal Couture creates designs for your special day inspired by old-world opulence and 1950s Dior styles. Ensuring that women look their absolute best on any occasion, Irma J Smith House of Fashion specialises in tailor-made daywear, evening wear and bridal garments. Tengdahl features timeless designs from leisure to evening wear thanks to Julie Tengdahl, whose aim is to create fashion for Brisbane women, made by Brisbane women.

Just outside the arcade along Adelaide St, Brisbane brand Maiocchi showcases designer Deanne Mayocchi’s love of Japanese fabrics, natural fibres and traditional arts and crafts techniques.  Along Edward St The 400Co. offers stylish, corporate clothing to fashion-forward Australian women designed by lawyer-turned-fashion-entrepreneur Laura Chong. 

Jewellery

Bradley Jewellery
Bradley Jewellery

The Brisbane Arcade is the place to go for independent jewellers. We are all guilty of walking through the gallery and dreaming about that beautiful ring in the window on our finger. Many of the stores in the arcade are independently owned, adding a unique touch to that special piece. 

A father and son-owned business with over 65 years’ experience between them, Ashley Douglas specialises in custom designs where jewellery is designed, manufactured and finished instore. Specialising in modern designer engagement rings, Bradley Jewellery involves its clients in the creation process from the first sketch to the finished piece. Contemporary yet timeless, Details Designer Jewellery’s offerings are handmade creations by Italian designer Gianni Frisoni. For a full list of jewellers in the Arcade, visit the website

Just across the way in Wintergarden is Anthony’s Fine Jewellery, a family-owned designer and jeweller with over 30 years’ experience in Queensland. Nine 2 Five stocks Brisbane-based designs by Cushy Living - it's gorgeous, affordable and the designer works in the store.

Menswear

The Cloakroom
The Cloakroom

Along Edward St, The Cloakroom is a dedicated men’s boutique specialising in tailor-made clothing and effects. Founded in 2007 in Brisbane, the store is now a highly sought-after menswear label in both Australia and Canada.

Since opening in 2006, Apartment on Albert St has become one of Brisbane’s premier menswear boutiques, with a carefully curated collection of both local and international labels. Hidden inside the Blocksidge & Ferguson arcade on Adelaide St, CONTRA focuses on curating both new and established local and international high-end labels for men. 

Homewares & Artisan Goods

Showroom, Edward St; Brisbane City

Showroom on Edward St stocks an incredible and ever-changing selection of high quality products and is a great option for gifts for others or gifts to self. Products are curated based on what is being rated highly in the Australian blogosphere at any given time, giving buyers an opportunity to see the product in the flesh, and maybe even meet the person who created it.

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