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
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
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.