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Hilton Brisbane’s Sin #3 – Greed

Who doesn’t love shopping? Surprisingly there are some who don’t enjoy a little retail therapy or the excitement of a splurge. Supposedly some even loathe clothes shopping altogether. If you’re one of those people, look away now; this story is not for you.

If you enjoy the thrill of the chase – something special at a bargain price or discovering just the perfect shade of lippy, you know shopping by stealth is a good strategy. You need to be in the middle of all the best stores and the best brands. In Brisbane, that is the Queen St Mall. Luckily, if you’re planning to make it a weekend of retail therapy, the Hilton Brisbane is on Queen St Mall’s doorstep.

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Wintergarden Brisbane

The Hilton Brisbane links to one of the first up-scale, one-stop shopping addresses in the CBD, The Wintergarden. Since 1982, Wintergarden’s stores have included some of both the finest Australian boutique and international retailers. In the late ‘80’s the Wintergarden’s second stage designed by the late great starchitect Harry Seidler was completed. Now after a $100 million redevelopment, the Wintergarden is one of the finest fashion ‘palaces’ in Australia.

The three-dimensional laser cut metal façade of a winter’s garden includes 24,000 LED lights and is a fitting entrance to the high-end and high-street shopping contained inside. Stores like Veronika Maine with their chic, tailored styles are popular with the discerning woman for both the office and casual weekends.

Veronika Maine This Magnificent Life
Veronika Maine

When in 2000, the founders of Seed understood how family’s retail needs had changed, they created a new kind of shopping experience for the whole family. Today, Seed is part of the fashion landscape with over 80 stores across Australia and Asia. From baby clothes to accessories, shoes and casual women’s fashion, there really is something for everyone.

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Wintergarden is also home to another Aussie favourite, Mecca Maxima. The big sister to Mecca Cosmetica, the in-store experience is dazzling with its treasure trove of over one hundred big names and emerging beauty, fragrance and make-up brands.

Mecca Maxima This Magnificent Life
Mecca Maxima

Just across the Mall, is the new kid on the block, Queens Plaza with an A-list of global and local stores including Wittner. An Australian and family-run company since 1912, you can find a solution to every shoe‘situation’ from ballet flats to sexy heels.


Still in Queen St Mall and only 90 seconds from the Hilton is where you will find Brisbane’s largest range of diamond engagement, wedding and men’s wedding rings, the award-winning Xennox Diamonds. Their unique service includes working within the client’s budget to create their own ‘jewellery story’. Xennox specialises in Russian and Belgian cut diamonds.

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Xennox Diamonds

You could win a Hilton Stay of true indulgence: 2 nights for two in a King Hilton Suite, with a late checkout. A magnificent dinner for two at Vintaged Bar+Grill (up to $200 value) with a magnificent complimentary bottle of wine. Plus a $500 Wintergarden Voucher and a $300 Xennox Diamonds voucher!  Enter Here




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Liz Bond

Liz Bond comes from a PR background and loves fine wine, great food and rewarding travel - all the magnificent things in life. She prides herself in an innate ability to meet famous celebrities at baggage carousels.

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