Shopping in 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 the Queen Street Mall.

Located in the heart of the Central Business District, between Edward and George streets,

is the Queen Street Mall and is considered as the central hub of Brisbane's shopping district, the center of fashion and retail in Queensland. This retail superhighway which can be stretched to over half a kilometer long and has an area of 1200 square feet, is also considered as the most successful pedestrian mall, with more than 26 million people visiting

it every year. The mall has more than 700 stores to offer, giving shoppers options among local, national and international labels, as well as a cacophonies of restaurants, bars,

cinemas, cafes, day’s spas and other establishments seducing every shopper's ears and eyes. A stroll in the mall also means exploring Brisbane at it's finest.

The Queen Street Mall offers the following spots to its visitors. The Albert Street Mall

serves as the shelter for the jeweler Hardy Brothers and Queensland's oldest and largest independent record store, Rocking Horse. The 1923-built Brisbane Arcade is considered

a historical shopping destination as it embodies a traditional European architecture and Edwardian Baroque Style street facade while housing stores for jewels, unique gifts, home wares and accessories. Brisbane Arcade wasn't intended to be a shopping area though,

as it was originally a residence of the family of Dr James O’Neil Mayne and Miss Mary Emelia Mayne, the couple who built the structure.

 

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Queen Street Mall's flagship store is the Broadway on the Mall, located between the Brisbane Arcade and Country Road. The mall is famous for its numerous funky fashion outlets, computer and electric superstores. The four-level mall is composed of over 70 stores and a variety of tasty foods in

its food court. The Macarthur Central is located along the corners of Queen and Edward Streets and features over forty stores including the only Woolworths supermarket in the Central Business District, Big W, Crazy Clark's and Dymocks.

One of the oldest buildings in Brisbane is the Queen Adelaide Building. This building was a former barracks for convicts; it was then transformed into a retailer of sports brands such as Sportsgirl, Igedo, Rebel Sport and Adidas. From the oldest, we go to the newest shopping center: the Queens Plaza.

It is the first in Brisbane to house the following designer brands: Louis Vuitton, Aesop, Tiffany & Co., and Allanah Hill.

The Tattersall's Arcade is one of the city's oldest shopping galleries. It was built in 1926 and is currently home to different boutique stores such as

Optiko, Hunt Leather and Roberts Menswear. Queen Street Mall is also home to Australia's largest CBD shopping complex, The Myer Centre. Already twenty years old, the complex occupies a big block bound by George, Elizabeth, Albert and Queen Streets. Shoppers may find the 188-store selection a tiring yet enjoyable shopping spree process.

You can also check out Wintergarden which introduces its viewers to national and international retail outlets as well as other Independent Retailers such

as Lorna Jane, General Pants and Country Road among others.