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Airport Village Shopping Centre

Shopping complex Photo, Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane Airport offers one of the largest shopping precincts in Queensland! There is a large range of quality goods and a variety of duty free and specialty shops at several locations, including both the domestic and international terminals.

Airport Village, which is where most retail activity is concentrated, offers a great variety of shopping and dining. Now open for business are Woolworths, Amcal Pharmacy, Dan Murphy's (who offer both a Tavern and a bottle store), the Coffee Club, Clancy James Butcher, Bossy Hair, Magical Rice, Beauty Stop, Flight Centre travel agency and Smarte Carte which offers short term luggage storage. There is also a medical centre. All these outlets are in a new complex that has been constructed between the Novotel Brisbane Airport Hotel and the large DFO (direct factory outlet) complex.

The DFO outlet offers shoppers over 120 outlets which sell leading Australian and International brands at up to 70% off - all under one roof! With so many brands to choose from you are sure to find everything you are looking for in ladies' and men's fashion, children's wear, footwear, handbags and luggage, home wares, manchester, lingerie, jewellery and loads more. The complex is open 7 days, from 10 am to 6pm. The shops are all on one level, with easy access for prams and wheelchairs. It’s air-conditioned and has a central, half-outdoors food court where you can grab coffee, lunch and snacks.

All the best-known names are here. Stores include Billabong, Calvin Klein, Country Road, Cue, Esprit, Jag, Oroton, Quicksilver, Timberland and Puma, together with many household names in Australia which are more mainstream and hence cheaper. Just in case you think it is only men and women’s fashion, there are children’s outlets such as Pumpkin Patch, Cotton on Kids and Kidswear X Factory and homewares from Royal Doulton, Bohemia Crystal and Villeroy&Boch.

There is a large food court in the centre of the complex and another at the north end of the building. These have outlets from Donut King, Gloria Jean’s Coffee, Juice and Scoops, Juice Break, Michel’s Patisserie, Origin Kebabs, Subway, Taste Bar, The Kitchen Bench, Villa and Hut Kafe, and Wok Me Noodle Bar.

As I have indicated before, I am not the world’s greatest shopper so I was happy to find a comfortable seat and let my wife have the experience she enjoys. I was not surprised when she returned sometime later with several bags and a happy expression on her place. For shopaholics, this must be a wonderful place.

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