For those of you wanting to up your streetwear game, it’s no secret that you’ll find the latest merch, most exclusive drops and lusted-after collabs in the heart of the CBD. Stores specialising in the latest urban wear aesthetics from Aries to Chinatown Market, BAPE to the latest Yeezy Boosts can be found if you simply scratch the surface.
Here is our list of the top five stores selling the hottest urban streetwear in Brisbane.
The original (and once upon a time, only) streetwear store in Brisbane, Laced has been in the independent clothing game for over 20 years. Whether you’re after the latest Jungles hoodie, a fresh pair of kicks, or an iconic Say Hello bucket hat, Laced stocks over 50 new and emerging brands with new stock dropping weekly. The lines out the door don't lie come release days; this is it when it comes to progressive streetwear in Brisbane.
Recently moved into brand new digs on Charlotte St, Contra is one slick aesthetic. Self-described as a retail concept, owner Matt continuously curates a succinct collection from a handful of niche streetwear labels and straight-from-runway pieces. The aim being is to provide access to labels from all around the globe to those who are hungry for the latest and greatest in new-wave contemporary design. Every item and brand are specifically chosen to carry through this vision, from their hand-picked range of clothing items through to homewares and fragrances.
Queen Street staple Apartment store stocks the latest and highly sought-after labels—from Comme des Garçons, Converses to Wtaps Tees, it's a streetwear lovers goldmine. They specialise in exclusive men’s brands mainly from Europe and Japan and are known for their minimalistic style. If you’re shopping for the very latest in streetwear basics, Apartment is your best bet.
Champions of celebrating new trends and limited releases from both the the sporting and music worlds, Culture Kings is recognised as one of Brisbane’s most iconic streetwear stores. They pride themselves on being at the forefront of evolving culture in urban aesthetics, stocking over 100 brands from around the world that push these boundaries. Want a fresh cut to match your new threads? Book in at the Culture Kings Barber Shop for the full styling experience. The guys here really know their stuff.
Running the sneaker game for almost 20 years is your go-to spot for the freshest Nikes, Adidas, Vans and Hype DC. As well as sporting the latest shoes from the best brands worldwide they stock a massive range of classic collections that never go out of style, making this the perfect store to update your shoe shelf.
Image credit: Joao Silas