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

Did you know?

You can travel for free on the City Loop and Spring Hill Loop bus services in the inner city.

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.

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

Aerial view of Westfield Chermside mall in Chermside © Westfield Chermside

Westfield Chermside, Chermside, Queensland © Westfield Chermside

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