Amongst myriad Australian labels that grace the street, it’s the local flagships that shine brightest. Brisbane fashion designer Gail Sorronda brings her dark romanticism, monochrome palette and international popularity, while jewellery label Natasha Schweitzer (which regularly shows at New York and Paris fashion weeks) has an intimate shop adjacent.
Samantha Ogilvie brings an artfully curated selection from the world’s best designers to Brisbane, with tailored classics, luxe staples and special-occasion statement pieces.
Brisbane’s Molton Store has its flagship store on James St, while Adronis Fine Jewellery at The Calile creates exceptional bespoke fine and luxury jewellery in the family workshop. Jewellery designer, goldsmith and qualified gemmologist Matthew Staff is behind MJS Jewellery, where you’ll find bespoke fine jewellery and personal service.
James St is one of Brisbane’s most cherished fashion high streets and home to a number of Australia’s premier fashion labels including Aje, Gorman, Camilla, Zimmermann, Sass & Bide, Scanlan & Theodore, Silk Laundry, Lee Matthews, Nudie Jeans, Bec + Bridge, Bassike, Mister Zimi, Dion Lee, Camilla & Marc, Carla Zampatti, Venroy and Assembly Label.
Finding good boutiques for quality menswear can be a challenge, but James Street has plenty of options. An offshoot of its neighbour by the same name, Calexico Man offers the same quality threads by all international menswear designers.
Richards & Richards offers a luxury shopping experience with a European twist, stocking renowned and exclusive labels from around the globe including the latest luxury sportswear and streetwear, to the finest tailoring and accessories, and Bespoked takes traditional British style as the base for its refined suit tailoring service.
American homewares giants Pottery Barn and West Elm anchor the area with a mega store of everything lounge, bath and bedroom. Over the road, St Barts stocks luxe homewares with an island vibe, and Australian resin makers Dinosaur Designs has their Brisbane flagship brimming with designer bowls, serving utensils and jewellery.
For designer furniture, try Jardan. It designs and crafts all its furniture in Melbourne using local materials. The Modern Furniture Store stocks new and original Scandinavian-designed furniture and accessories. Just off James Street, Living Edge holds high-quality furniture for architects, interior designers and lovers of quality and unique furniture.
James St is also home to the largest gathering of the city’s best restaurants in one location. Check out our James St Dining Guide here.
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