All About Fortitude Valley Shopping
Searching for something truly unique? The Valley is Brisbane’s trendsetting capital, featuring edgy urban fashion and interesting furniture and accessories for those wanting to stand out from the crowd.
Browse local designers Dogstar, Nelson Molloy, Ultra Suite, Honor Lulu and Blonde Venus for that individual piece with which to make a statement.
For trendy homewares and the latest in gifts, Mod.Cons is a must visit.
Reaching the lower end of Ann Street, you will encounter Emporium, the Valley’s exclusive retail centre. Browse luxury items such as perfumes, beauty products and designer labels from Australia’s leading retailers and the best from overseas. Sample exotic wines and the latest gourmet delicacies, fresh from the manufacturers and importers.
Experience all things European at the cosmopolitan Camargue, browse designer homewares and gifts at Koko Homewares and admire designer footwear exclusive to Maryon’s.
Visit Brisbane’s colourful and exciting Chinatown district in Duncan Street, Fortitude Valley.
The mall’s entrances at Ann and Wickham Streets are guarded by pairs of stone lions, protecting against evil spirits and symbolising friendship and cultural respect. The local streets are signed in both Chinese characters and English, further reflecting the local acculturation.
Entering the mall, you cannot help but admire the ornate entry gates, specially constructed by builders from Qingdao city in the People’s Republic of China. Once inside the mall, you will come across a peaceful garden setting featuring a specially designed waterfall and pond, and a series of rotundas, roofed in a style reminiscent of the Tang Dynasty era.
Here, Chinatown comes alive with the bustling of colourful fabrics and raised voices haggling over prices. Experience the piquant scents of spices meeting a wok, and the unveiling of fresh Yum Cha in bamboo steamers.