Brisbane’s inner-city shopping centers on Queen Street Mall, which has around 500 stores. Fronting the mall at 171–209 Queen St. is the three-level Wintergarden shopping complex ([tel] 07/3229 9755; www.wgarden.com.au), housing upscale jewelers and Aussie fashion designers. Farther up the mall at 91 Queen St. (at Albert St.) is the Myer Centre ([tel] 07/3223 6900; www.myercentreshopping.com.au), which has Brisbane’s biggest department store and five levels of moderately priced stores, mostly fashion. The gorgeous Brisbane Arcade, 160 Queen Street Mall ([tel] 07/3231 9777; www.brisbanearcade.com.au), runs through to Adelaide Street and abounds with the boutiques of local Queensland designers. Just down the mall from it is the Broadway on the Mall arcade ([tel] 07/3229 9755; www.broadwayonthemall.com.au), which stocks affordable fashion, gifts, and accessories on two levels. Across from the Edward Street end of the mall is a smart fashion and lifestyle shopping precinct, MacArthur Central ([tel] 07/3007 2300; www.macarthurcentral.com), right next door to the General Post Office on the block between Queen and Elizabeth streets. This is where you’ll find top-name designer labels, Swiss watches, galleries, and accessory shops. On Edward and Adelaide streets, you’ll find more hot shopping at QueensPlaza ([tel] 07/3234 3900; www.queensplaza.com.au). There are also weekly farmers markets in the Queen Street Mall (at the Victoria Bridge end) on Wednesdays from 10am to 6pm.
- Frommer's Staff