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Keri Craig Emporium

  • Shopping
  • Brisbane City
  1. Fashion mannequins in retro garb
    Photograph: Julian Morgans
  2. A retro shop in Brisbane
    Photograph: Supplied/Keri Craig Emporium

Time Out says

We can't stress enough how incredible this place is. If Wes Anderson ever decides to make a film about a shopping mall, he won’t need to build any sets. Keri Craig’s is an immaculately preserved time capsule of 1980s design that, depending on your age, will feel both familiar and very bizarre. We’d highly recommend that you have a sandwich in the “Licensed Fashion Café”, which does cucumber sandwiches and Devonshire teas along with Champagne. 

Keri Craig herself is something of a local treasure, having opened her first boutique in Brisbane Arcade back in 1977. Her shop stocks work by designers Elisa Cavaletti, Tuzzi, Isabel de Pedro and Blacky Dress, and there's cosume jewellery and handbags galore. The homewares include dolls, doll houses, prams and rocking horses. It’s  quite bizarre, and all just a bit fabulous.

Written by
Julian Morgans


Lower Lvl, Brisbane Arcade
160 Queen Street Mall
Opening hours:
Mon-Sat 10am-4pm
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