Fortitude Valley:
Shopping trail

18 JANUARY 2023

Home to some of Brisbane’s best boutique shopping, Fortitude Valley is a hive of local, independent stores filled with unique finds, Australian designers and international brands. Make a day of it and explore some of the city’s best restaurants and cafes or pamper yourself at one the suburbs luxurious salons and spas.

Bakery Lane 

Within Bakery Lane lies a handful of small boutiques, cute cafes and hip bars. Pick up a colourful wardrobe at Destacarse Boutique or rent luxury bridal dresses from Bessette Bridal. Make sure you pick up a snack from Cakes & Shit, there is no better way to show you care than with a light-hearted insult cookie. 

Winn Lane 

Neighbouring laneway Winn is tucked just off Ann St. Once you resist or give in to the tasty burgers at Ben’s then hunt for cool streetwear fashion at Akira or vibrant prints at Phoebe Paradise. Pick up all things guitar at Tym or make Winn Lane the destination to find your dream bridal or evening gown at Babushka Ballerina or House of Ezis.

Two women in a perfume store at Fortitude Valley.
Libertine Parfumerie

California Lane 

Trendy new edition, California Lane joins Fortitude Valley's laneway scene and sees a number of labels popping up to showcase their wares to valley shoppers. YP Threads and beachwear label LJC Designs call the laneway home, but we suggest stopping in to see what other boutiques are selling their designs.

Man looking at a rack of shirts, while shopping on James Street.
James Street

James St 

This leafy hotspot is one of The City’s go-to shopping destinations. Featuring flagship Australian brands, premier fashion labels, international designers and local boutiques, this tree-lined street is a must-visit for fashionistas.

Some of Brisbane’s favourite designers call the strip home, including Gail Sorronda and Molten Store, alongside local and national boutique brands CalexicoCamargueZimmermannSamantha Ogilvie and Camilla.

From here, cross the road to The Calile Hotel where you will find a beautiful gift shop called the Museum Of Small Things (M.O.S.T), luxury Australian brands Dion LeeBec + BridgeCamilla & MarcVenroy, Carla Zampatti, and more.

If fashion isn't your thing, James St is also home to beautiful interior stores including international brands West Elm and Pottery Barn. For coastal chic, check out St Barts or premium interiors brand Jardan for those interested in contemporary, design-led furniture. For something locally handcrafted, explore Australian resin makers Dinosaur Designs for unique kitchenware's, jewellery and vases. 

Mecca Cosmetica, Aesop and Rationale are perfect for beauty fanatics, otherwise head into Endota Spa or Kailo for a calming afternoon of R&R.

James St is also home to the largest gathering of the city’s best restaurants in one location from casual eateries to fine dining. Check out our James St Dining Guide here. 


If you’ve still got the stamina, keep walking north on Ann St towards the 1000Ann, a vibrant retail and dining precinct. This little oasis is home to great dining as well as a handful of curated boutiques. 
From menswear at GAZMAN, dance footwear destination Bloch to stunning jewels at McKinney’s Jewellers, this fashion-focused precinct also hosts designer wears at Designer Emporium, European garments at BIFFI and is the flagship location for premier jeweller Margot McKinney 

A key destination in the Valley’s food scene, head to classic Italian restaurant Tartufo, Japanese eatery Ginja Sushi Bar or exotic ZA ZA TA for delicious Mediterranean and Middle Eastern vegan and vegetarian dishes. 

Spree With Me

To experience James Street Shopping Trail with a personal stylist as your guide, Spree with Me offers private shopping tours that can be curated individually to your needs. Explore the best places for unique and local fashion boutiques and Brisbane's best kept secrets with your knowledgeable stylist guide.

An image of three women walking past shops.

Spree With Me