Fendi arrives in Queensland

The new Fendi flagship at QueensPlaza in Brisbane.

Italian fashion house Fendi unveiled its first flagship store in Queensland on Thursday, becoming the latest in a series of global luxury brands to set up shop in the Sunshine State.

The store, located in Vicinity Centres’ QueensPlaza shopping centre in Brisbane, features high-end details such as stone walls, marble inlay and gold accents throughout. It is the brand’s 7th location in Australia.

Fendi is the latest international luxury brand to arrive at QueensPlaza in recent months, following the addition of Saint Laurent earlier this year and Dior at the end of 2018. The shopping centre now offers 10 luxury brands, including Chanel, Zimmermann, Scanlan Theodore and Camilla, capping off a $36 million development by Vicinity.

Earlier in the week, QueensPlaza also welcomed the new luxury dining venue Stanton Cafe and Bar. Seating 180 and offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant is an Instagram-worthy hot spot overlooking Queen Street Mall and with views of the CBD.

The Stanton Cafe and Bar at QueensPlaza in Brisbane.

Designed by award-winning interior designer Melissa Collison, the restaurant features an eclectic style with 1940s chandeliers, antique furniture, hand-woven Persian rugs and bespoke wallpaper. Hatted head chef Daniel Jones and Dean Blanchard and their team oversee the menu.

In addition to offering shoppers a place to relax, Stanton Cafe and Bar will also be hosting a range of masterclasses to educate and entertain, with topics ranging from champagne tasting to Napoli pizza making and barista classes.

Customers can also download an app that they can use to place their food or coffee order before they arrive and pay for their order.

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