Shopping in Valley Markets and Chinatown, Brisbane


Brisbane has been consistent as one of the top favorite tourist destinations in Australia.

Of course, one's visit to a top place wouldn't be complete without a day of shopping.

In this article, we will introduce you to three of the most famous shopping places in Brisbane: Queen Street Mall, Valley Markets and the Chinatown. This article is focused on Valley Markets and Chinatown.

The Valley shopping market, located at the Fortitude Valley, is a perfect hanging out place and one among the most famous suppliers of unique works of fashion, accessories home wares and adventure and outdoor gadgets as well. These new names in the fashion industry: Nelson Molloy, Ultra Suite, Blonde Venus, Miss Marz have been dominating the Valley market and have been helping in the re-shaping of Australian's urban fashion. Much can be seen in the following streets that comprise the Valley Market.

The Emporium has been hailed as Brisbane's "most stylish retail and dining precinct,

where residents and visitors alike can enjoy shopping for Australian goods, designer labels, wines, delicacies, perfume, books, beauty products and other luxury items. Some of the famous stores in the Emporium are McKinney's Jewellers, Jean Brown, The Wine Emporium, Camargue and Alla Moda.

Apparel and home wares seekers are advised to visit Ann Street where designer boutiques like Blonde Venus and Dr. Martens are very popular. Visitors of Brunswick Street on the other hand will feel at awe at fashion havens Maiocchi and Lucid Laundry and shoe and handbag store Jules & Roc. Another interesting shop in the street is (m)art, which showcases contemporary craft and design.

shopping in valley markets and chinatown, brisbane
For those who want to traverse away from the usual shopping spree must visit James Street and enjoy watching a film in the Palace Centro Cinema Complex or nourish your taste buds in different eateries and fresh food markets in the area. Although we can't stop the real shopper savants, the

area is still painted with other fashion retailers such as the flagship Sass & Bide Store, Scanlan & Theodore as well as children's and maternity wear,

home wares, antique and classic furniture and imported European glass.

For those who want to grab a taste of China in Australia is advised to pay a visit at the Chinatown Mall. Officially opened in the Chinese New Year of

1987, the Chinatown is located on a pedestrian mall in Duncan Street, wherein the streets are named both in English and Chinese characters and has been a significant landmark in Brisbane since then. A scene in the movie "Jackie Chan's First Strike" was also filmed in the mall in 1996.

Supermarkets in Chinatown are Pan-Asia. Aside from Chinese products, the stores also sell products from different parts of Asia such as Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesia, Japanese and Korean products. Some of the most well-known stores in Chinatown is Yuen's Chinese Supermarket, the accessories in Chelsea de Luca, couture gowns in George Wu and menswear in Check and Subfusco.