Brisbane has come a long way, from being a humdrum town living in the shadows of the illustrious to being a chic shopping destination for fashionistas. If you have that extra cash to spend, you shouldn’t miss splurging on some quality clothes and eating mouthwatering meals. Check out these retail hotspots that chronicle the evolution of today’s self-assured Brisbane.
Westfield Garden City Mall
One of Brisbane’s most popular malls, the Westfield Garden City is nestled in the Upper Mount Gravatt suburb 15 kilometers from the city center. It boasts of about 450 shops, eateries and cafes. There is a bustling Town Square within the shopping complex, where a number of outdoor dining restaurants and cafes have set shop. Hatch & Co. and other Garden City restaurants recommend grabbing a bite after shopping at one of its specialty diners to take some good rest.
With new shops springing up almost every week, this glitzy shopping belt is as close to glamour as Brisbane gets. Many local designer brands and little-known boutiques rub shoulders with some of the region’s hottest eateries and cafes. From fashion bags to shoes to funky accessories, you’ll find some of the city’s best stuff at its 130 specialty stores in the middle of Fortitude Valley.
The Westsiders’ most preferred Brisbane shopping destination, Latrobe Terrace is located outside the city at Paddington. The area houses a string of shops, selling everything from elegant homeware items to sensuous evening gowns to books. The bustling street is abuzz with friendly tourists and coffee shops, where visitors can be spotted scrutinizing their prized purchases beamingly.
Brisbane has forged its own identity with a multitude of attractions, restaurants and shopping destinations. There are many options for seasoned shoppers and for those who prefer to window shop. What’s more is you can head to a neighbouring restaurant for a relaxed meal in a warm setup.