Shoppers walking on James Street in Fortitude Valley © Jesse Smith Photography

James Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland © Jesse Smith Photography

How to shop Brisbane, with Amanda Shadforth

Friends shopping at Queen Street Mall in Brisbane © Brisbane Marketing

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, Queensland © Brisbane Marketing

"Dressing here is not so much about the seasons – it’s about the mood. In store there are an abundance of bright colours, matched with equally colourful characters."

Woman shopping on James Street in Fortitude Valley © Brisbane Marketing

James Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland © Brisbane Marketing

Top tip

On Fortitude Valley’s James Street, check in to the design-driven Calile Hotel. Amanda recommends the on-site restaurant Hellenika as a place to refuel.

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Art on display at Edwina Corlette Gallery in New Farm © Edwina Corlette Gallery

Edwina Corlette Gallery, New Farm, Queensland © Edwina Corlette Gallery

"The Jan Murphy Gallery in Fortitude Valley has such a lovely curation of works, and it has been hosting exhibitions for ages,"

Amanda Shadforth

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