The Queensland winter is about to hit, and, while it's usually very mild, it's easy to spend your weekends curled up indoors with a mug of cocoa and a few binge-worthy series on Netflix. But this is an event you should definitely be leaving your house for.
For four glorious days, the Best of Brisbane Style and Design Market will be taking over Indooroopilly Shopping Centre with a lineup of dynamic retail brands and online businesses. This means you'll get to spend the wintry weekend in the company of the city's cleverest, most imaginative, hardest-working designers and makers.
Stacks of independent creatives will be peddling their newest offerings, across fashion, accessories, art, craft, homewares and food. Look out for Marvel-inspired leggings by Black Milk, linen dresses by LJC Designs, leather jackets by Winston Wolfe and t-shirts dotted with dancing brolgas by Jericho Road Clothing. If you're looking to add a splash of colour to your wardrobe, then nab a pair of Yippy Whippy's fun earrings, which range from blobfish to broccoli florets, or Concrete Jellyfish's resin jewellery, which takes its inspiration from Australian plants, animals and landscapes.
The inner west market will also present shoppers with exclusive discounts and offers, including free leather jacket fitting sessions with Winston Wolfe, 20-percent off select items from sustainable fashion label Why Mary, new styles from Jericho Road Clothing (that will only be available at the market) and the unveiling of Gail Sorronda's exclusive Brisbane Style and Design Market line.
In between browsing, modelling and making purchases, there'll be free canapés: platters loaded with antipasto, accompanied by lemonade and kombucha. There'll also be luxe brownies from Dello Mano and a steady stream of live performances across the weekend.
You'll find the Best of Brisbane Style and Design Market on Level Two, under the chandelier. Opening hours are Thursday 7 June, 9am–9pm; Friday 8 June, 9am–5:30pm; Saturday 9 June, 9am–5pm; and Sunday 10 June, 10am-4pm.