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Where to buy shoes in Queen Street Mall

Maybe you’re Brisbane’s Carrie Bradshaw who has a shoe collection with no rival, or perhaps you save up and treat yourself to just one designer pair every year. It could be that brands don’t matter but you like to buy quality soles so they last longer, or you’re looking for a special occasion pair and don’t know where to start – read on.

Queen Street Mall is a one-stop-shop for shoes. To help you hunt for the perfect pair we’ve crafted this guide to buying shoes in Brisbane City so you know where to find shoes that fit. After all, good shoes take you good places. 

Luxury footwear

The QueensPlaza centre is Brisbane’s home of luxury brands. If you’re hunting for a fine pair of shoes dropping into Salvatore Ferragamo, Dior, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent and Scanlan Theodore for a browse is always a good idea. On top of that, the Queensland flagship David Jones has a huge shoe sections with mini stores for luxury brands.

Bookending the QueensPlaza end of Queen Street Mall, Edward Street is home to many luxury stores and brands. For men, look to Canali, Ermenegildo Zegna or Hugo Boss. While all three specialise more in clothing, they also stock a curated range of high end men’s footwear. In the hunt for that perfect pair it’s worth dropping into chic Italian label Gucci or the Designer Archives, a consignment store with genuine second-hand luxury items. 

Specialist Boutiques

If luxury shoes are out of budget, but don’t want to compromise on materials, comfort or make – Queen Street Mall is home to a number of national shoe brands including Nine West, Jo Mercer, Wittner, Crumpler, Ziera and RM Williams. Accessories brand Mimco also holds a big shoe section.

For specialist shoe boutiques with a mix of brands look to Peter Sheppard. Operating since 1973, the boutique stocks more than 60 brands from Europe and the US. Likewise Footgear in QueensPlaza focuses on comfort and fit for everything from fashion shoes to sports shoes. If you need orthotic insoles or have a wide or narrow foot, try these two for a great range.

For Ugg boots and sheepskin slippers, Queensland brand Skinnys is Australia’s leading specialist and you can find its flagship in The Myer Centre. For those on the tightest of budgets, try Famous, Spendless or Novo (also all found in The Myer Centre) for shoes under $50. Rubi, inside the flagship Cotton On, also sells cheap shoes.

Department stores

Your one-stop shop to all things pretty and nice, the giant Myer and David Jones department stores have huge shoe sections for women and men. Here you can find mid-range to luxury footwear brands for work, play and special occasions.

At a cheaper price point, fast fashion clothing stores Zara and H&M have large shoe selections, and, of course, it’s easy to rely on Target or Big W for cheap, basic shoes.

Fashion stores with shoes

While clothes are the primary focus at these fashion labels and boutiques, the brands go beyond and include a footwear line too. And boy, often we’re glad they did! How better to complete a quirky Gorman outfit than with shoes that match the vibe, right? Or finish your chic outfit from Seed or Country Road with shoes to match.

Mens shoes

Beyond the department stores and luxury menswear stores on Edward St, there are a handful of dedicated shoe stores just for men. In the Wintergarden centre hunt down Aquila or in The Myer Centre find Florsheim for quality leather shoes made in Italy.

Menswear boutiques Peter Jackson and Rodd & Gunn stock not just suiting and clothes, but also a shoe range. Of course, the department stores and luxury footwear brands (mentioned above) stock men’s shoes too.


Looking for fresh kicks? If it’s streetwear you’re after, Hype DC, Culture Kings, Universal Store, Platypus and General Pants features stacks of street and sport brands from Nike to Vans and everything in between.

If it’s proper sports shoes for running, hiking and playing sports there’s a big Rebel Sport off the mall, an Asics and Foot Locker, or try Athlete’s Foot for a more specialised fit. Sportswear brand Merrell specialises in hiking, trail running and bare footwear.

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