The Little Black Dress Shop

Paddington

The Little Black Dress Shop is Brisbane’s best kept shopping secret - a unique and exclusive fashion boutique tucked away in a Paddington workers cottage near the Antique Centre precinct.

The Little Black Dress Shop Paddington

Resembling an uber stylish European couture salon complete with chandeliers and marble fireplaces within the upstairs/downstairs rooms of the historic Queenslander, The Little Black Dress Shop is more than a fashion outlet, it’s a destination. And one that is kept a closely guarded secret by its regular (and predominantly 35+ aged) customers, who are diehard devotees of its exclusive clothes designed to fit not just a model’s shape and personalized service.

The Little Black Dress Shop Paddington

From the minute you step past the vintage water pump to the front door and press the doorbell to enter, it’s clear that this is to be no ordinary shopping experience, but more that of a VIP. Owner Karen or one of her assistants greet all customers at the door and, like personal wardrobe advisors, are on hand to help clients to dress flawlessly from the inside out.

The Little Black Dress Shop Paddington

The idea here is that in the LBDS you can be dressed from top to toe, including undergarments, shoes, jewellery, accessories and clothes ranging from casual to ballgowns, furs to leather goods and even perfume with the expert assistance of the staff (if required).

The Little Black Dress Shop Paddington

One room at the front is the beautiful display showroom, with a preview of some of the Italian, German French, Danish and US designer garments, shoes and accessories for sale while to the right is an exquisite lingerie parlour with everything top quality, from suspenders and stockings to formfit pants, body suits and undergarments for wearing under clingy dresses and pants.

The Little Black Dress Shop Paddington

Brands that are stocked here include Hugo Boss, Marc Cain, Basler, Paule Ka, tibi and Annette Gortz, while there’s also a line of costume jewellery, classic scents in vintage bottles, candles and even a small range of gentleman’s underwear, cufflinks and aftershave.

The Little Black Dress Shop Paddington

To the rear of the cottage is an elegant salon of clothes and accessories and dedicated dressing room devoted to those who wear sizes 16-20, while downstairs is a silver-curtained salon of clothing and dressing room for those clients who wear sizes 6-14.

Need to know – Don’t be shy about ringing the doorbell, it’s all part of the fun and unique experience of shopping at The Little Black Dress Shop. There’s also a LBDS multibrand outlet in The Brisbane Arcade.

Nice to know – The Little Black Dress Shop has gift vouchers available – the perfect special occasion present.

The Little Black Dress Shop is a valued sponsor of Must Do Brisbane.

The Little Black Dress Shop

199 Latrobe Tce

Paddington

Mon-Fri 9.30-5

Sat 9.30-4.30

3367 8808

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199 Latrobe Tce Paddington

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