Getting Beach Ready: Brisbane's Best Shopping

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They don't call it the Sunshine State for nothing! Brisbane's vast array of stores offers loads of stylish options if you're planning on hitting the Gold Coast beaches.

The central shopping destination is Queen Street Mall, a 500-metre-long strip with four arcades, five shopping centres and more than 700 stores. You're sure to find something that will impress.

Do you like to hunt for something unique and one-of-a-kind? Try the suburbs of Paddington and Rosalie along La Trobe Terrace and Given Terrace. These aren't stores, but rustic cottages converted into quaint boutiques filled to the brim with vintage fashion, quirky mementoes, antiques, homeware and art pieces.

Get your surf on with a custom-made board from Primitive Surf at 601 Nudgee Road. You'll also be able to kit yourself out with backpacks, boardshorts, bikinis and more.

My team are shopping friends and will be all too happy to reveal their favourite haunts if you ask – we want to help you get the best bargains!