Tucked above Bent Books is a costume-design-lovers heaven.

Show Peony Parlour may look modest from the outside but once you take a take those stairs up into a store that exists amongst the trees, you’ll find yourself in another world – a little bit of West End wonderland.

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Owner Lisa, made the move to Brisbane with her young daughter from Byron Bay only recently and opened Show Peony Parlour about a year ago.

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Her store is a treasure trove of the glamorous; fascinators, corsets, spangled bras and costume jewellery fill the space, literally floor to ceiling.


Lisa sources her goodies from independent and local designers and also makes much of what you see in store… AND she is one talented woman!

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She collaborates with local artists and recently showed her designs at RAW – a showcase for independent artists and is gearing up for events such as The Gangsters Ball to be held at The Tivoli.

The West End Magazine

Just another West End local kicking goals… pop into Show Peony Parlour when you next get the chance, even just for a browse….you will be delighted at what you will see…

Join me next week to discover another West End gem….


A x

Images by Kymberley Rauber