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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 9, 2023

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Fashion Boutiques born and bred in Brisbane

Fashion Boutiques born and bred in Brisbane
Teagan Witherow

In a world where you can shop anywhere, shop local.

Local businesses are the heartbeat of your neighbourhood, the spine of your residential economy and the spirit of your town.

It’s time to find out which of your favourite fashion boutiques are born and bred in Brisbane.

  1. Dissh Boutiques 

You may be surprised to know Dissh Boutiques is on the list.

For anyone who has recently entered a Dissh store, you will know it is like entering an oasis filled to the brim with stunning garments made from 100% linen and cupro, also known as vegan silk.

Owner and founder of the brand, Lucy Henry-Hicks, describes Dissh as “effortless, versatile and on-trend.”

Dissh has come a long way since they opened their first store in 2001, now they have over ten stores across Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

You can find a store in pretty much every major Westfield in Brisbane such as, Indooroopilly, Chermside, Garden City and Northlakes.

They also have a huge online presents with a bangin’ Instagram profile with over 400k followers, it’s definitely worth checking out.

2. Calexico 

For number two, we have Calexico.

“Calexico has made its mark as the local destination for international fashion.”

“Housing a myriad of 125 International designers, some of which can only be found at Calexico.”

Some of these iconic brands include Jimmy Choo, Isabel Marant and Forte Forte.

Last year marked their tenth anniversary since opening their doors.

Calexico has obtain great success over the years and has recently been able to expand the women’s boutique to double the size as well as add a male boutique.

To find Calexico just head to Brisbane’s very own Rodeo Drive, known as James Street.

3. Double Double 

Double Double is similar to Calexico however, they stock well-known streetwear brands.

Some brands they sell includes Comme Des Garcon, Kenzo, Paloma Wool and Dr Martens.

The store was only established in 2019 so they fairly are new to town.

“Double Double prides itself on offering some of the world’s most forward-thinking designers in a curated space free from high fashion pretensions.”

“Double Double champions labels that playfully interrogate conceptions of street, luxury and the everyday in equal measure.”

They are located at 115 Queen Street on level 1.

4. Don’t Tell Boutique

Last but not least is Don’t Tell Boutique.

The “little fashion store stocks a variety of tasty and unique clothing sourced from Australian Brands.”

They stock a vast range of killer accessories including an insane collection of earrings.

Don’t Tell can be found at 173 Boundary Street in West End.

The boutique itself is a cute little nook filled with treasures however, they also have an online store where you can shop their collection.

So, it is time to put your money where your heart is and support one of our very own Brisbane based boutiques.

You can’t buy happiness but you can buy local and that’s kind of the same.