Shopping trail through Fortitude Valley

Home to some of Brisbane’s best boutique shopping, Fortitude Valley is a hive of local, independent stores filled with unique finds. Stop by the neighbourhood to pick up your new favourite thing.

Ann Street

Akira

Start at the top end of Ann St near the Brunswick St Mall and make your way north through the eclectic Fortitude Valley. On one side of the road you’ll find a string of boutiques from Brisbane label House of Ezis to the Brisbane boutiques for Akira and Babushka Ballerina. 

Along this strip you’ll also find Principessa and the entry for Bakery Lane.

Bakery Lane

Stock & Supply

Within Bakery Lane lies a handful of small boutiques, cute cafes and hip bars. Pick up new threads for men at Model Citizen, urban-lifestyle handbags and accessories at Kyra and Kenja, a range of interior pieces at Flock Home, and new vinyl at Phase 4.

Winn Lane

Sunday Social Fortitude Valley

Neighbouring laneway Winn is tucked just off Ann St a little further down. Once you resist or give in to the tasty, simple burgers at Ben’s, hunt for your next IT piece at vintage store Sunday Social, local label House of Cards, all things man at The Outpost, new specs at Core Optics and unique jewellery at 3rd Lady. Pick up all things guitar at Tym, and get a haircut at Hair of Eden or Kiki Hair Salon while here.

James St

Gail Sorronda

Keep wandering down Ann St and you’ll meet James. This major shopping street features a mix of more than 130 specialty shops dotted along the tree-lined street ranging from a food hall and homewares, to local boutiques and national flagship stores.

Some of Brisbane’s favourite designers call the strip home, including Gail Sorronda and Molten Store, alongside local and national boutique brands Calexico, Camargue, Zimmermann, Samantha Ogilvie and Camilla.

West Elm & Pottery Barn

There is also a West Elm and Pottery Barn, Jardan Furniture, Zomp shoes, Mecca Cosmetica, MAC store, Lululemon, Scanlan & Theodore, Sass & Bide, Aje, Gorman, Bailey Nelson and much more.

By now you’ll be hungry, and there is no shortage of lunch, dinner or snack options from wood-fired pizza at Tinderbox to charcuterie at Gerard’s Bar, lunch at Chow House, Bucci, Harvey’s or King Arthur Cafe.

Emporium

Emporium

If you’ve still got the stamina, keep walking north on Ann St towards the Emporium precinct. This little oasis is home to great dining as well as a handful of stores, including Brisbane designer Tengdahl, Alla Moda fabrics, Nat-Sui for shoes, Biffi for fashion, Bloch dancewear, Eye Candy, Jack Mitchell homewares and Malt Traders for boutique liquors, wines and beers.

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