THE QUEEN STREET MALL

The Queen Street Mall is Queensland’s premier shopping destination offering more than 700 specialty stores, six centres and the state’s largest collection of flagship stores, unique boutiques and international fashion houses.

Facts …

  • Located in the heart of The City, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Arguably the busiest shopping precinct in Australia with the largestshopping offer between Sydney and Singapore
  • It is estimated that 160,000 people pass through the Queen Street Mall every day
  • The open plan, half a kilometre long mall has six major shopping centres, twodepartment stores and four shopping arcades with over 700 local, national andinternational retailers
  • The Queen Street Mall was re-developed in 1999, taking just over 10 months to complete; theredevelopment was a joint project between the Brisbane City Council and Queen Street Mallproperty owners
  • The Queen Street Mall has over 40,000 square metres of retail space including shoppingcentresQueensPlaza, The Myer Centre, Wintergarden, Broadway on the Mall, Queen AdelaideBuilding and Brisbane Arcade.
  • Not only does the mall cater for all retail needs, it offers a whole dining and entertainmentexperience with restaurants and cafes, cinemas, a casino, free entertainment, weekly farmers markets and unique public art

Centres of Attention…

Brisbane Arcade
Address: 160 Queen Street Mall
Web:www.brisbanearcade.com.au

The heritage-listed Brisbane Arcade, an elegant three-level shopping galleria built in 1923, is the place to head if you are seeking wares from some of Brisbane’s established fashion designers … or simply something you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Fine fashion (Bora and Pia du Pradal), original accessories (The Hat Box), designer jewellery (Details), unique gifts (The Tea Centre and Liquorish), art and antiques (Kellies Antiques and Brisbane Vintage Watches), quaint cafes (Room with Roses and Kerri Craig Espresso Lounge), hair and beauty bars (Skin Beautiful) await.

Broadway on the Mall
Address: 170 Queen Street Mall
Web:www.broadwayonthemall.com.au

Boasting more than 65 retailers on four levels of shopping, Broadway on the Mall is your shopping destination for cutting-edge designers, uber-cool fashion and lifestyle items reflecting modern, fast-paced trends. Bessie Head, City Dweller, Dirtbox, Marco Gianni, Red Square, Sassiz on Broadway and Scotch and Soda are just a few of the favourites.

MacArthur Central
Address: CnrQueen & Edward Streets
Web:www.macarthurcentral.com

Depth and breadth are two words you can always associate with the Queen Street Mall. MacArthur Central, at the northern end of the Queen Street Mall, houses Oroton, Polo Ralph Lauren and Honey Birdette. But beauty is also high on the agenda here with internationally lauded L’Occitane en Provence, Gorgeous Cosmetics and local success story Perfect Potion, two of its brightest stars.

Queen Adelaide Building
Address: 90-112 Queen Street Mall

One of Brisbane’s oldest buildings, this former convict barrack is now home to Queensland’s flagship Sportsgirl and Adidas stores, and unique retailer Igedo among other quality retailers.

QueensPlaza
Address: 226 Queen Street Mall
Web: www.queensplazashopping.com.au

The arrival of QueensPlaza to the Queen Street Mall was much like the entrance of any head of state. This sparkly shopping sanctuary has delivered local fashion subjects many of the stores they’d long yearned for – the state’s first Tiffany & Co., Bally, Alannah Hill, Mimco, Mecca Cosmetica, Leona Edmiston, Max Mara, kikki.K and Canturi. It is also home to Queensland’s largest David Jones department store. And this year QueensPlaza welcomed Chanel next door to high fashion retailer Louis Vitton.

Tattersall’s Arcade
Address: 215 Queen Street Mall (entry via Queen Street Mall at 202 Edward Street)
Web:www.tattersallsclub.com/arcade

Opened in 1926, Tattersall’s Arcade is one of the city’s oldest shopping gallerias. Careful renovation undertaken in 1997 meant the arcade could still provide a glimpse, through horse detailing featured around the roofs skirting, of resident Tattersall’s Clubs’ traditional establishment as an exclusive Racing Club. Tattersall’s Arcade houses an array of boutique stores – Hunt Leather, Optiko andMarcs (to name a few) as well as fabulous Sono Restaurant.

The Myer Centre
Address: 91 Queen Street Mall
Web:www.myercentreshopping.com.au

The Myer Centre’s 200 specialty stores and six levels make it the perfect destination for shopping diehards. Not only is it home to department store Myer’s Queensland flagship, the newly refurbished centre offers an impressive array of Australia’s favourite fashion stores – Cue, Forever New, Witchery, Nine West and Sunburn among these. The Myer Centre is also a great place for entertainment. Its top floor houses the Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinema Complex – the perfect place to catch one of Hollywood’s latest blockbusters and recharge after some serious time spent shopping.

Wintergarden
Address: 171-209 Queen Street Mall
Web:www.wgarden.com.au

It’s time to come and play in the garden, with phase two of Wintergarden’s
$100 million redevelopment complete. The centre now boasts over 50 stores including a main fashion level on the ground floor, and a 750 seat food court. It continues to attract leading Australian and international brands like Spanish footwear brand Camper, a flagship store for Coach, not to mention Australian design icon Lisa Ho.

Stage One saw international crystalhouse Swarovski, contemporary men’s clothing and accessories brand Rodd & Gunn and Australian country outfitter R.M. Williams. The renowned Stage One flagship stores are joined by prominent fashion and accessory retailers Wittner, Georg Jensen, Anthonys Fine Jewellery and an array of restaurants, casual dining eateries and lifestyleretailers. And there’s been a facelift for Hanaichi Japanese Restaurant, Wagamama, Goodlife Health Club and Strike Bowling Bar all situated on level 3.

Brisbane CBD …

Adelaide Street
At first glance Adelaide Street looks like any other CBD street … office building and bus-lined … but it is certainly home to some hidden gems for the dedicated shopper. Recently opened on the street side of QueensPlaza are two of Australia’s most revered designers - Zimmermann and Gorman. Next door is lovely skincare store Aesop and international denim label G-Star Raw.

Opposite you will find young women’s fashion store Princess Polly and a lovely heritage strip that includes trendy shoe store Children of the Revolution, eco-friendly, organic lifestyle store Biome, divine antique jeweller Penfoldsand Chocolate to Die For (it truly is!). Towards the top of the street keep up to date with the latest street trends at Laced Sneaker Culture.

Elizabeth Street
Elizabeth Street in The City is the place to head for unique shopping. The street is home to a number of high-end retailers, including Xile, Madison Integrity, Hermesand Richards&Richards, as well as unique boutiques such as Apartment, Garnsis and Violent Green. The street is also becoming a hub for Asian dining thanks to the ever-growing range of restaurants and cafes.

Edward Street
Some of the city’s most prestigious retailers can be found on Edward Street in The City. As you venture down the street from Central Train Station, you will find Ego Shirts followed by international heavyweights Tiffany & Co and Louis Vuitton at QueensPlaza. Across the street, MacArthur Central offers Polo Ralph Lauren, Oroton and Watches of Switzerland store, to name a few. Continue along Edward Street toward the City Botanic Gardens and the prestige retail experience continues with Hermes, Mitchell Ogilvie Menswear, Hugo Boss, Arianne and Bellissima.