Update – The Wintergarden’s new interactive facade has been unveiled at a VIP launch last week. The facade uses thousands of small LED lights to mimic the environment around us and can be programmed for special events. The facade is a first in Australia and signifies Brisbane’s growing appetite for modern public art.
Brisbane’s CBD is rapidly becoming a national retail destination as luxury designers and new brands are pouring into the City.
Design plans have been released of GUCCI’s first Brisbane store which features GUCCI’s trademark gold facade treatment (PDOnline code A003318415). The shop, which is currently undergoing a refit is located on Edward Street in the Canegrowers building.
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GUCCI, Hermes, Hugo Boss, Canali and Chanel are the latest luxury designers to set up in the Edward Street precinct which is now becoming known as a luxury designer street, while Mont Blanc, Canturi, Longchamp and Salvatore Ferragamo are expecting to open soon. Louis Vuitton is also undergoing an expansion to become a duel level corner store.
Although not on Edward Street, there are unconfirmed reports of Topshop/Topman signing a lease for the old Borders site.
Meanwhile, stage 2 of the Wintergarden will be opening Tuesday this week with the façade unveiled to the public this morning.
Stage two will see some old brands return to the Wintergarden, as well as new labels such as Ben Sherman, Sambag, Camper, Coach, Dinosaur Designs and Lee Jeans. A complete list of known brands going into stage 2 are below:
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- Always Habit
- Bessie Head
- Ben Sherman
- Dinosaur Designs
- French Connection
- Lisa Ho
- Maggie T
- Mecca Maxima
- Peter Sheppard
- Pistols at Dawn
- Scanlan & Theodore
- Tommy Hilfiger
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