Destination Shopping in Brisbane
The Barracks Shopping Centre, Petrie Terrace, Paddington
Before becoming a trendy inner city hub for unique fashion and quality dining, The Barracks Shopping Centre was actually a gaol! This heritage listed site has been converted into 3 levels of diverse shopping opportunities. The Barracks has quality wine at Stewarts Wine Co, delicious chocolates which are hand crafted at Bittersweet The Chocolate Boutique, a wonderful movie theatre - Palace Barracks where you can enjoy a wine or a spirit as you take in a movie and a range of eateries from the casual to the formal. Try Libertine which offers and amazing French-Vietnamese menu that will make your mouth water. Suncorp Stadium is just down the road. Dropping into Libertine for a drink is a very easy and enjoyable pre or post match thing to do.
Stewarts Wine Co, Paddington Barracks, Brisbane. www.stewartswineco.com.au
Bittersweet Chocolate Boutique, 5-61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane (07) 3367 3323
Palace Barracks, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane (07) 3367 1954
Libertine, 5-61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane www.libertine.net.au
James Street, New Farm, Fortitude Valley
This is a fantastic destination for shopping, food, walking and watching. Kontemporary or Modern Art (KOMA) is a retail outlet for the super hip label Ksubi. The shop Ksubi is a work of art in itself with new artists launching themselves each month – sometimes the art displays are so hip and out there that you to forget to look at the fashion!
This New Farm destination offers a diverse array of local and international designers. If you are looking for some fabulous unique accessories then Brisbane designers Chelsea de Luca is the place to stop by. If you need a beautiful gown for a very special occasion, Paul Hunt Couture is uniquely stunning and the materials he uses exquisite. For shoes try Sole Devotion and for unique shopping from emerging designers try the little boutique Ruby and Frankie.
For something to eat on James street patrons are spoiled for choice. There are dozens of restaurants, cafes and food courts to try. A few minutes walk from James Street you will find Wandoo Street. Walking down a little walkway will lead you to Campos - Famous for its delicious coffee and generous breakfasts.
KOMA, 2/30 James Street, Fortitude Valley (07) 3852 5219
Chelsea de Luca, 76 James St, New Farm www.chelseadeluca.com.au
Paul Hunt Couture, 164a Arthur St, Fortitude Valley www.paulhunt.com.au
Sole Devotion, 16/65 James Street, Fortitude Valley
Ruby and Frankie, James St, Fortitude Valley
Food Glorious Food:
Meat@Billy’s is a great butcher in Ashgrove with helpful staff and great cuts of meat. Vegetarians need not apply. 214 Waterworks Rd, Ashgrove
Banneton Bakery specialises in wood fired breads made naturally without artificial additives. The bakeries at Woolloongabba and Ashgrove present breads baked with goodness; loaves,baguettes,pastries, macarons and delicious gourmet filled sandwiches. Yummy!!
Jan Powers Farmers Market
This big, bustling open air food market sells fresh farm produce, flowers, breads, meat, fish and poultry. A delicious array of fresh local produce will excite your senses and bring you back time and again. The markets run at a few locations – see the website below:
Fromart: Swiss cheese maker Christian Nobel and his wife Yvonne travel back to Switzerland regularly researching cheese styles to make here in Queensland. Handcrafter and delicious with a capital D. www.fromart.com.au