Brisbane's independent shopping scene is concentrated around the inner city, with Fortitude Valley and Paddington the meccas for fashion and vintage, along with a scattering throughout the CBD, eastern suburbs and West End.
Dotted throughout the urban villages are eclectic gifts and homewares shops while the main antique precincts are centred in the south side's Wolloongabba, the west and north.
Tucked away in inner city neighbourhoods are the best book shops, new and secondhand, as are specialty shops peddling the bespoke, eco, musical and general curios.
Then there's Brisbane's burgeoning market culture, with everything from farmers, fashion, kids, vintage, ethnic and organic to be found on weekends around town.
Click on any of the links below and discover Brisbane's most comprehensive list of independent shops:
Brisbane's top gift shops:
No matter what the occasion, these Brisbane boutiques are a mecca for unique and original gifts. Read more »
Brisbane's best vintage designer shops:
Preloved designer fashion can be found at a fraction of the price at these independent outlet boutiques. Read more »
Looking for the best organic, flea, farmer's, ethnic, fashion, eco or community market? We have Brisbane covered. Read more »
Brisbane's vintage shops may be scattered around town but the best of them, listed here, are well worth a visit, whether for the diehard or the novice. Read more »
Second hand book shops:
From rare, antiquarian, out-of-print, niche genre books to classics or pulp fiction, luckily Brisbane still has plenty of browse-worthy second hand bookshops, some dustier than others, and each with their own distinctive character: Read more »