Fortitude Valley is Australia’s only designated entertainment precinct, it is also home to some of the most forward thinking designers and boutique owners.

Here we have listed the fabulous retailers who are as passionate about music as we are. Some of them will be doing special things over BIGSOUND such as live acoustic performances and discounts for BIGSOUND delegates. To find out more, visit the local traders, they will be happy to see you.

Blonde Venus
707 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
Established in 1990, Blonde Venus is a directional boutique stocking an amazing collective of women's and men's Australian and International clothing and accessories.

The store is known for pioneering boutique shopping in Fortitude Valley and draws visitors from around the globe for it's fashion forward aesthetic.

702c Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

Combined is Brisbane's premier purveyor of sneakers and streetwear stocking footwear by Nike, Adidas Originals, Vans, Converse, Puma and Onitsuka Tiger and apparel from Kid Robot, Grand Scheme, Upper Playground, CTRL, Rockwell, Imaginary Foundation, Lazy Oaf, In4mation... Combined also stocks a range of decks, books and magazines including King Brown, Sneaker Freaker and T-journal. Combined is located at 702c Ann Street in the heart of Fortitude Valley and is open 7 days a week. See





Downes Shoes
690 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

Operating for over 100 years Downes Shoe Repairs is an iconic Valley shop; Originally making and repairing shoes, (1880's to 1960's) Downes became a specialist supplier of Dr Martens (over 20 years), Blundstone and Dunlop.

Our tradition of honest and unique, quality service, not to mention expert repairs - ‘from back in a time when people still smiled at each other on the street' makes us worth our salt…
As an independent retailer we are for 'People not Profits...'
Long time Supporters of local music, subculture and proud sponsors of Women in Docs, Downes Shoes is head over heels for BIGSOUND!

669 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

Drobe is driven by creative designer fashion. The boutique has set out to bring fashion lovers not just the known and loved but also introducing many amazing emerging labels that have not yet made their debut in Brisbane. Drobe’s main focus is young Australian talent and is committed to searching out great labels and artist from all over Australia to launch into the Brisbane fashion scene through drobe .


Easton Pearson
60 James Street, Brisbane

Brisbane's iconic designers, Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson, have adopted James Street as their retail home. Their stunning Easton Pearson flagship store showcases the latest Easton Pearson collections, including Easton Pearson accessories and shoes. The subject of the Gallery of Modern Art's first ever fashion exhibition, Easton Pearson designs are renowned around the globe for their edgy glamour, exquisite embroidered, embellished fabrics and vibrant colours.

Nelson Molloy
717 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
Brisbane’s Nelson Molloy has a long relationship with music and their position as one of Brisbane’s most sought after fashion labels has developed alongside a love of Australian music; past, present and future.

Maria Nelson was a teenager in the Pig City, fostering a love of the local scene when everyone was moving south to Sydney. David Molloy experienced the British influence on the music scene in Auckland. These links to music shaped the designers sense of what fashion was and could be…

For the duration of BIGSOUND 2010, Nelson Molloy will give a 20% discount to all delegates.

Tara Simmons - Wednesday 8th September @ 1.15pm

372 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Tarmac1 is something of a Brisbane icon, bringing cool clothing to the guys and gals of Brisneyland since 1993. From funky tees, to the latest jeans, to gorgeous frocks, to bags and hats, Tarmac1 has heaps to choose from. Peter and his friendly staff are always up for a laugh. And yes, Tarmac1 takes pride in its cheesy decor and window displays, not to mention the music! Open 7 days and located at 372 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley (just down from the Judith Wright Centre), Tarmac1 is definitely worth the visit.

For all you Bigsoundsters, you get 10% off!

The Outpost
5a Winn Street, Fortitude Valley

We carry a well edited collection of independent brands/products by artists and designers from around the globe, including clothing (women's & men's), books, zines, music and more...
Perks and Mini, Pass Port, Solitary Arts, SUPPLY, Alakazam, P?L?CE, The Quiet Life, Surface2Air, DMSTE, Suburban Bliss, Commonwealth Stacks, Vans vault, Community Approved, Carhartt, Note to Self, Lousy Livin, BKTM, Night People, Fifth Column, Spring Press, Serps Press, Nieves, PAM Book, MASH,Wooooo, OHWOW, Izrock, Rainoff, Mountain Fold Music Journal, R.I.P Society, Bedroom Suck...

We also regularly host/launch art/band/product events.





Tym Guitars
715 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

Tym guitars is an independent guitar shop. We offer our customers the best range of vintage to affordable second hand guitars, amps and effects pedals. We make a limited number of hand crafted custom guitars, basses, amps, speaker boxes and effects pedals which are made completely by hand. We have done work for J Mascis, Keith Urban, The Hellacopters, Teenage Fanclub, The Streets, Trail of Dead, Jon Spencer, Violent Soho, Regurgitator, Magic Dirt, The Nation Blue, Powderfinger, Grinspoon, Screamfeeder and many more. Repairs, restoration, refinishing and set up work is also done in our repair store in Buranda. Bookings essential.


Ultra Suite
665 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

Brisbane boutique Ultra Suite take their love of fashion to another level with their eponymous label Ultra Suite. Partners Sally King and Michael Notman joined forces to create a line of feminine, timeless pieces with a strong focus on form and essential use of luxurious silk fabrics.

With touches of ruffles, bows and silk georgettes Ultra Suite create a modern sensual mood perfect for any special event.

Amos The Transparent - Thursday 9th September @ 3.10pm

Violent Green
699 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

Hide & Seek Magazine once described Violent Green as a compelling boutique specialising in local and international labels for both men and women, often with a dark twist and favouring quality over quantity”. The shop stocks labels such as April 77, Pudel, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Twenty Seven Names, Red By Wolves, Chronicles Of Never, Noemi Klein, Silent by Damir Doma and plenty more.






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