Brisbane’s Top 16 Independent Fashion Boutiques

posted by Danielle Lewis January 10, 2014 20 Comments

After spending 2013 carefully researching (read: shopping!) I have put together a list of my favourite tried and tested independent fashion boutiques that are guaranteed excellent customer service, selection of labels and all-round fashion inspiration. Including a little map for each to get you there!

1. Jules & Roc – Fortitude Valley – Google Map

Jules & Roc have an awesome selection of labels, and I find something every time I go in there. Stocking labels such as; Ellery, Maurie & Eve, Alice McCall, Camilla and Marc, Bec & Bridge, Peep-Toe and loads more!

2. Beau in the Woods – Fortitude Valley – Google Map

The Beau in the Woods concept boutique on James St stocks, of course, their eponymous fashion label, and a hand-picked selection of Australian and International labels. I love the selection of jewellery and candles!

3. Shugah Boutique – Cannon Hill – Google Map

Shugah stocks on-season looks and colours at super affordable prices, so you can buy something new every weekend!

4. Adore Boutique – Tarragindi – Google Map

With labels like Shakuhachi, House of Harlow and Finders Keepers, Adore Boutique is a suburbian dream!

5. Alexis Dawn – Fortitude Valley – Google Map

I can’t go past Alexis Dawn’s own label for fantastic monochrome basics.

6. Sunday Social – Fortitude Valley – Google Map

Sunday Social is one of my favourites in Winn Lane, they have a precisely curated selection of vintage and rare clothing, shoes, bags and jewellery, as well as other fantastic knick-knacks. There is always something new to hunt for and it’s so easy to spend hours scouring the racks and examining each unique piece.  The quality of the vintage items is second to none.

7. Blonde Venus – Fortitude Valley – Google Map

Seriously a Brisbane institution. Blonde Venus owner and buyer Thea has truly been a part of building Brisbane’s fashion identity and if you need any convincing read her story here. And whilst the boutique has been responsible for introducing us to a huge array of Australian and International labels over the years; they are currently stocking – Antipodium, 1989, Clare Vivier, Christopher Esber and more.

8. Calexico – Fortitude Valley – Google Map

A relative new-comer to the James Street Precinct, Calexico boasts amazing Australian and International labels such as ALC, AG Jeans, ACNE and Isabel Marant. And I am absolutely in LOVE with their blog, currently taking you behind the scenes on their buyers New York fashion buying trip!

9. Kylie Ryan – Coorparoo – Google Map

A south-side gem, Kylie Ryan stocks a fantastic array of women’s clothing, shoes and handbags. All of the pieces are unique and exotic ensuring you won’t turn up to a party looking like anyone but your fabulous self!


10. Denim Co. – South Bank – Google Map

Fashion and food… two of my favourite things! Denim Co is a fashion boutique with a coffee shop out the front, the labels are sensational and the coffee even better. They have the best selection of J Brand jeans in Brisbane and their buyer and Stylist Soph is fabulous and always up for a chat!

11. Miss Henry – Paddington – Google Map

A little hole in the wall in Paddington and a must-visit!

12. Princess Polly – Brisbane CBD – Google Map

Affordable, on trend, colourful, cheerful – I love popping into Polly for some fashion inspiration! Labels include May, MinkPink and their own eponymous label.

13. Ra Ra Superstar – Paddington – Google Map

Vintage Ra Ra heaven! Ra Ra Superstar is a quirky Brisbane label inspired by vintage dreams and your nan’s fudge cake… stop in to see their latest collection and perhaps a glass of lemonade.

14. The Happy Cabin – West End – Google Map

Stocking a wonderful array of mens and women’s wear inspired by meeting the needs of the world’s sexy lumberjacks and dorky girls. 20-something-year old Leah has joined forces with friends Mim and Jordan to create the Tall Trees Espresso bar now neatly alongside The Happy Cabin. A must visit!

15. The Robe – The Barracks – Google Map

A gorgeous women’s lifestyle boutique featuring gorgeous silk loungey pants, colourful beads and gorgeous unique clutches. There’s something for every one and every home.

16. Verge Girl – Brisbane CBD – Google Map

A lover’s dream… bralettes, crop-tops, jumpsuits and playful prints strewn across the store….



BONUS: Brisbane Online Fashion

1. Beginning Boutique

The gorgeous Sara opened Beginning Boutique in 2008 and has since grown into a huge online fashion empire (check out over 380,000 Facebook fans!) and services the needs of every festival-going, fashion lover in Australia… now taking on the world! Great labels including One Teaspoon, Cameo, Karen Walker and Keepsake.

2. Chi the Label

Chiquita Searle is one of the most determined women I know, launching her self-titled label for women in business who wanted to dress well. Visit her website and sign up to be notified of upcoming styling events.

3. Lovefox

Meaghan from Lovefox is truly passionate about great fashion. Hand picking every item that is stocked in her online boutique. This careful curation has led to a fantastic online experience, stocking labels such as Talulah, We Are Handsome, Staple The Label, May and August Street. A must-click!


Have we missed any of your favourites? Let us know in the comments section below!


Images via Beau in the Woods, Lovefox, Camilla and Marc and Eselah The Label.

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Jan January 11, 2014 at 1:28 PM

You left out vintage fashion! What about La Bella Donna in Morningside? Crammed full of beautiful designer labels and some amazing vintage finds. I love the ambience and can easily spend an hour there hunting for little treasures (sometimes big treasures too!)

Chelsea April 12, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Have you heard of Pigeonhole in Wintergarden? We are a newish Brisbane CBD boutique tucked away in the Wintergarden alleyway…great range of homewares and gifts, plus a carefully selected range of international and Australian labels for Men’s & Women’s fashion – Native Youth, Fred Perry, Norse Projects, Cameo, Henrik Vibskov, Hansel & Gretel to name a few labels we stock, along with a small selection of modified vintage clothing. Check us out!

The Top 16 Vintage Clothing Shops in Brisbane - Brisbane Threads April 17, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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Vanessa September 16, 2014 at 11:32 AM

There’s also Vigari Fashion Boutique, in Greenslopes, which is a favourite of mine. They always have new stock of women’s fashion, accessories, jewellery, etc, and have a very pretty online store:

women clothing January 9, 2015 at 11:09 PM

It may not be that easy at the start but keep in mind that it is but natural to all
business. Your choice of clothing from the style, brand,
cut and price eventually depends upon your personality, resources,
and the insight for fashion and style. She resisted the urge to
throw out the baby with the bathwater. The main fascination of the young generation with
fashion is to look different.

Angela Seager June 10, 2015 at 8:03 PM

What’s my top 5 #wardrobe #essentials for the #Brisbane Look #Australia when I visit between 18 June to 17 July?

sally rogers June 25, 2015 at 3:08 PM

Pixie & Rose in Elizabeth Arcade, Elizabeth St is a tiny shop with a huge personality. Specialising in kawaii, goth and alternative wear sisters Rose and Ruby have all us quirky girls covered! see there instagram pixieandrose to see what I mean!

Teagan West June 25, 2015 at 9:53 PM

AWESOME Sally – thanks for sharing with us over here at BT. I’ll be sure to check it out! x

Mackayla July 29, 2015 at 10:46 AM

Hey there! Is it possible to have this article updated? Unfortunately most of the stores/links are no longer functioning. I think a new list is in order for the fashion obsessed!

Teagan West July 29, 2015 at 9:29 PM

Hi Mackayla! Yes definitely – thanks for letting us know. We wrote this post a while ago now so will certainly update it this week! Stay Tuned, x

Annalisse November 11, 2015 at 2:56 PM

Sandgate Village is really happening at the moment and if you haven’t been down, be sure to check out ‘Sweet Georgia Boutique!” xxx

Teagan West November 15, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Thanks for the tip – I’ll be sure to check it out when I’m in the area! x

Jane December 6, 2015 at 10:21 AM

Jolie “making life pretty” has 4 stores across Brisbane, Boho inspired, resort clothing, well priced and lots of gorgeous globally sourced accessorise. They have the own ethically produced in house label too called Cocobella Australia. They’re worth checking out 🙂 Stores at Arana Hills, Brighton, Cleveland and Wavell Heights. Small local family owned business.

Teagan West December 8, 2015 at 9:11 AM

Hi Jane! Thanks for letting us know about Jolie! We’re in the process of updating this list so I will be sure to include 😀

Olivia March 19, 2016 at 9:22 PM

Hi. Just wanted to add my Cleveland studio boutique to the Brisbane mix. It’s called the Mooshimode Boutique, home of emerging couture designer label Mooshi – Handmade with Love by Olivia Torma. Vintage inspired couture for discerning ladies of style.

Teagan West March 20, 2016 at 4:32 PM

Hi Olivia, Thanks for getting in touch! We’ll be updating this post soon and will be sure to include your boutique. Can’t wait to stop in next time I’m in the area 🙂

Olivia March 20, 2016 at 8:23 PM

Hi Teagan. Thank you ! I look forward to meeting you! 😊

Debbie Haworth June 15, 2017 at 6:32 PM

Sorry not salon, I should have typed boutique 🙁

Emmy O'Neill June 16, 2017 at 4:07 PM

Hi Debbie,

Thank you for reaching out to us here at Brisbane Threads. If you are interested in a collaboration, please send me an email at [email protected]. Talk soon, Emmy – Editor, Brisbane Threads

Gayle Broad September 5, 2017 at 9:42 PM

Smooche Boutique


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