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.
|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
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.