8 reasons why home shopping is better in the 'burbs

8 reasons why home shopping is better in the 'burbs

The City of Logan has so much to offer when it comes to shopping and the home décor department (and we don’t just mean IKEA). Here are some of the best places to find unique furniture and homeware finds outside of the city.

By Lucy Stephens | 1st July 2015

Here at Style we love shopping, and we love finding new and exciting places that offer a different and unique shopping experience for the home even more. There’s nothing quite like discovering hidden gems, one-off gifts for that one-of-a-kind friend, or recycled and vintage finds for the home - and mixing it in with the new.

So this weekend, grab the hubby or your best bud and pencil in a day or two finding your new home shopping go-to in the City of Logan (and check out their must-visit foodie spots while you're there!)

LOGAN RECYCLING MARKET

They say that one Styler’s trash is another one’s treasure, and we always love a good bargain! The Logan Recycling Market is just one treasure-trove of pre-loved finds. Logan residents donate everything from clothing and homewares to hardware and furniture to the Logan Recycling Market. You can find books, toys, and even building materials at the market, with profits from sales directed to local charities. This weekend, they're also hosting a range of upcycling workshops and activities for the whole family as part of their 20th year celebrations so you can pick up some vintage goodness and learn how to work it back into your home. Head to their Facebook page for more info.

Browns Plains Waste and Recycling Facility
349 Browns Plains Rd, Heritage Park
P 3412 3412

BRISBANE ANTIQUE CENTRE

Looking for antiques and fabulous collectables? The Brisbane Antique Centre is your new destination in Logan City. With dealers that specialise in everything from fine China to coins and pottery, you’re sure to find a gem in this treasure trove of antiques You might even find some retro and vintage fashion while you're there. And don't forget to try some pastries at the amazing French-themed Café Eiffel while others browse.

Brisbane Antique Centre
4014 Pacific Hwy, Loganholme
P 3806 0118

JD Lighting

Lighting plays a massive part in home renos, and can completely change the look and feel of a room, which is why it's important to make the right choice. Based at Browns Plains, these guys have pretty much every kind of light you might think you need, so you're going to be making an educated choice shopping there. Downlights for the home, outdoor lights, fans and lamps - even commercial lighting for your business - it's all here.

B-04/18 Commerce Drive,Browns Plains
P 3809 2011 www.jdlighting.com.au

Make It Fabrics

Ok - a little personal info about me - I grew up in Daisy Hill, and when I went to school there, these guys was were everyone went to get their formal dress fabric. I'm guessing they still do now, but it's not just fashion fabrics they stock. Among their massive range, you'll also find fabric suitable for reupholstering lounges, occasional and dining room chairs, curtains, and even beading and accessories. Head in with a project in mind, or let the gorgeous fabrics inspire your next project.

Shop 19/2 Wembley Rd, Slacks Creek
P 3808 6146 www.makeitfabrics.com.au

IKEA

Of course, a shopping trip to the City of Logan just isn’t complete without a stop at the amazing IKEA centre. There’s so much to look at, from homewares and furniture, to the amazing restaurant offering delicious food to sustain you throughout your marathon-shopping day. Celebrating 40 years of trading in Australia this year, IKEA is a shopping experience like no other - you just can’t go to Logan without stopping by!

3539-3565 Pacific Hwy, Slacks Creek
P 3380 6800 www.ikea.com

LOGAN MEGA CENTRE

Just across the path from Ikea, Logan Mega Centre is another spot you can't go past when it comes to home shopping. It's one of the biggest and the best in Brisbane and surrounds, with stores including Anaconda, Eureka Street Furniture, Howards Storage World and Vast Interiors (just to name a few!) all under the one roof, and plenty of undercover parking.

3525 Pacific Highway, Slacks Creek
P 3209 3656 www.loganmegacentre.com.au

Just a quick note: This post is sponsored, but we only write about things we reckon you’ll think are awesome. We’re all about sharing the love here at Style, and it’s the love from sponsors that helps make that happen. Thanks for the inspiration City of Logan.

www.visitlogan.com.au

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Article by Lucy Stephens

Lucy Stephens is a Senior Digital Journalist and Content Strategist at Style Magazines. She's a travel addict, considers gelato an appropriate meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner (salted caramel, preferably), and suffers from a moderate to severe case of FOMO (fear of missing out).