We all have those males in our life that have us saying “he’s just SO hard to shop for”.
Masculine gift giving is a Brisbane Arcade specialty – where buying for the men in your life becomes easy and amazing.
The Arcade offers a charming array of temptation for discerning gentlemen. Across ground and gallery levels, discover luxury and vintage watches, poker and whiskey sets, one-of-a-kind model collectibles (automobiles, aircraft, ships or sailing boats), exquisite pens and writing accessories, designer eyewear, skin and shaving care, and elegant leather goods. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone special, here are some of the best men’s shopping destinations in Brisbane Arcade.
Their motto is “love your eyes”, and you’ll love how 2020 Optical frames your eyes, too. Enhance your style game with sunglasses and prescription frames from the world’s best eyewear designers, including Theo Eyewear (Belgium), Rolf Spectacles (Austria), Kuboraum (Germany), Peter Coombs Eyewear (Australia), Kirk & Kirk (UK), Mykita, (Germany), Lindberg (Denmark), Hoet Eyewear (Belgium), Anne Et Valentin Sunglasses (France), Vasuma (Sweden), and Henau (Belgium)
Every man needs a good quality hat (or two or three) and the Brisbane Hatters have just that. The city’s “chapeaux central” at the Adelaide Street entrance of Brisbane Arcade stocks headgear from the quirky (Pith Helmets, Deerstalkers, and sailors’ caps) to the debonair (Panamas, Fedoras, and Akubras). Stop by for a quality purchase that’ll be worn for decades to come.
A stopover at Chocolate Moments is a must, whether shopping for a gift or looking for a cheeky little indulgence. Hand crafted right here in Brisbane, Chocolate Moments is the home to delectable chocolate treats made with the finest locally sourced ingredients and premium chocolate. Ignite your senses by indulging in chocolates that have been created with only smell and taste in mind: you won’t need to rely on the menu to pick the flavour here. Can’t choose? The popular Chocolate First Aid Kit includes 12 different chocolate treats in a gift pack.
The ultimate personalisation of the perfect gift: make it truly theirs with personalised engraving. Clients across Australia choose Duncan Vickers Engraver for his high-quality hand engraving services, which include inscriptions on jewellery, glass, and giftware, detailed monograms and cyphers on signet rings, cufflinks, and pocket watches, beautiful ornamental carving on wedding rings and engagement rings, and heraldic engraving – which is the rare art of hand engraved crests, seals, and coats of arms.
Indepal is Brisbane Arcade’s leather specialists for men – guided by its philosophy of Simple. Earthy. Real. The Indepal bags and leather goods are made from genuine premium leather, crafted into simple, timeless designs. Shop for men’s bags, travel bags and accessories, leather belts, book covers, wallets, and much more. You’ll also find a range of unique garments and accessories such as John Lennon shirts, hats, socks, and underwear. What more does a man need?
Acquire gifts for all the family in Keri Craig Emporium. Men will appreciate the poker sets, chess sets, quirky books, cocktail shakers, golf books and whiskey sets.
Shop sunglasses for men at Sunglass Hut at the Queen Street Mall entrance to Brisbane Arcade. Since 1971 where the brand was originally founded in Miami in the USA, Sunglass Hut today is a part of the Italian-based Luxottica Group – the world’s largest eyewear company. The Brisbane Arcade Sunglass Hut opened in 2021 and stocks over 2000 styles including brands for men such as RayBan, Oakley, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Vogue Eyewear to name a few.
Don’t forget your largest organ. The Body Shop is your go-to destination for face and body, grooming, whether you seek men’s or women’s products. The Body Shop has developed a comprehensive skincare and grooming range created specifically for men’s needs including men’s shaving gels, men’s face cleansers, and men’s moisturisers. A skin care kit or shaving kit makes a quick and easy gift.
An “Idealist’s Paradise”, The Model Shoppe is home to authentic models, art accessories, and designer homewares. Specialists in creative arts, calligraphy, and penmanship, the gallery level store hosts handwriting workshops and takes commissions for calligraphy as well as providing restorations of beloved models. This is the home of quality, unique gifts for the astute: think chess sets, vintage inkwells, and Renaissance dominoes – even a model of the Titanic.
Gorgeous penmanship, written with a beautiful pen. That’s a language an emoji can’t compete with. Brisbane Arcade institution, The Pen Shoppe offers a full range of services related not only to pens and handwriting accessories, but also penmanship and calligraphy. Owner Barbara Nichol has made a study of the history of writing a specialty. It’s channelled into the vast range of penmanship materials available in store, from historic implements to high-tech modernity. Writing enthusiasts will enjoy inspecting the Vintage Pen Museums in store, which include the oldest known style of Fountain Pen, dated 1701. Shop for limited edition pens from Mont Blanc, Parker, Cartier, and find bottled inks, writing accessories and more.
Fashions may come and go, yet vintage classics endure. Whether you are searching for a special heirloom, trading an outgrown classic for a fresh piece, or sourcing a special gift, Vintage Watch Co offers a thoughtfully curated, bankable selection, considered among the best in the country. New, modern, and vintage watches are stocked, as are quality accessories. Discover hard-to-find collectable classics and second-hand current models in sought-after brands: Rolex, Omega, IWC, Breitling, Patek Philippe, Panerai, Cartier and Tag Heuer. Alongside the pre-loved pieces, you’ll also find new styles from Longines, Tissot, RADO, U-Boat, Seiko, Oris, Grand Seiko, Michel Herbelin, Mondaine and MeisterSinger. Former Australian Prime Ministers John Howard and Malcolm Turnbull, plus rock stars like Alice Cooper, are among clients who choose Vintage Watch Co for collectible Rolex, Cartier and Longines timepieces.