If shopping is your thing, you’ve come to the right city! You won’t need to head far to discover shoppers’ paradise, as it’s right smack in the heart of the CBD. The Queen Street Mall is an outdoor pedestrian shopping centre boasting more than 1,000 stores, from all the high street brands you know and love to Australian designers and luxury brands. Divided into different areas, you can choose between the Meyer Centre Brisbane, Wintergarden, QueensPlaza, MacArthur Central and Brisbane Arcade, plus the great shopping streets of Albert Street, Elizabeth Street and Edward Street.
After the glitz and glam of the CBD’s shops, get back to basics at Brisbane’s bustling markets. For locally made clothing, check out the monthly markets of the BrisStyle Twilight Market and the South Bank Young Designers Markets or the Fortitude Valley Markets held every weekend. For foodie markets, there are just too many to list, so any Brisbane neighbourhood you find yourself in is bound to have its own food market on certain days of the week. Don’t miss the chance to pick up some farm fresh goodies and mix and mingle with the locals!
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