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Updated by Joanna James on Mar 12, 2018
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Shopping in Brisbane -Treat yourself!

Tipped to be one of Queensland's top retail heartlands, Brisbane is a city full of bliss, rich with beautiful forms of attractions and a shopaholic's dream come true.

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Shop till you drop

The main shopping precinct in Brisbane is home to over 2000 specialty shops that extend from the city's historic arcades to the open air markets of the South Bank Parklands area. If you are looking for something specific though there are a few regions that specialize in certain items. The western areas of Paddington, for instance, are well known for its antiques, while the Fortitude Valley has a reputation as the zone for everything uncommon. If Fashion is what you are looking for plenty of such boutiques line the Tattletales arcade, while Wintergarden is the place to buy jewelry and designer clothes. If you are an ardent shopper apart from hydrating yourself every now and then, it helps to pick a Brisbane hotel that keeps you in close proximity to your favorite popular shopping precincts in the country. In fact, a Brisbane CBD hotel such as the Oaks Aurora Tower is a favorite among shoppers for you find many of the most popular stores just a hop, skip and a jump away from the hotel.

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Markets

Brisbane is blessed with plenty when it comes to markets; you will find arts and crafts stores to plenty of touristy outlets that specialize in souvenirs and Australian trinkets. There are a few markets such as the Brunswick Street Market, Brisbane's Valley markets and Chinatown Market that are in operation only during the weekends and are packed with stalls selling creations by up-and-coming designers. Alternatively, the wonderfully low-key West End Green Flea Community Market is simple and unsophisticated yet sells just about everything; from bric-a-brac to organic foods. Other markets in Brisbane includes the Powerhouse Farmers Market which is a showcase of fresh produce that is in operation on the second and fourth Saturday of the month and the Saturday Fresh Markets which is again paradise for fresh and organic fruits and vegetables.

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Mall Haven

Queen Street Shopping Mall is one such experience that any holidaymaker should not miss. Spread out across nearly half a kilometer this mall is a one of a kind shopping haven in Brisbane. The venue packs five malls into one with 4 retail arcades and countless boutiques occupying its confines. Often ranked among the top spots for luxury wares and designer clothes shoppers will find everything they need under a single roof at this monumental shopping complex. Whilst some' stores enjoy road frontage, others snuggle within world-class centres and heritage-listed arcades. The spotlight is focused on Queens Plaza, Winter Garden, Brisbane Arcade, Tattersall's Arcade, MacArthur Central and the Myer Centre, out of all the retailers and stores that are located throughout the mall.

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