Body Torque Gym
Townsville local Peta Johnston has previously appeared in DUO’s My Style pages as her natural flair for fashion is undeniable. She knows how to bring a look together and has her finger on the pulse of boutique shopping must-stops.
“Right now I’m loving Archive in West End, which is one of Townsville’s newest boutiques, opening in May this year,” Peta says.
“I’m impressed by the fantastic range of designer pieces in stock and the service is exceptional,” Peta says. “I found labels that aren’t available anywhere else in Townsville, both new and pre-loved, and priced well under their normal prices. The beauty of Archive is Townsville women now have access to their dream designer clothing, shoes and accessories right here in Townsville without having to risk purchasing them online and hoping they will fit.”
“I usually have a vision of what I’m trying to achieve – the fun part is getting out into the stores and bringing that vision to life.”
Peta and her husband Brett own Body Torque Gym on Charters Towers Road and are also about to launch BT Fight Central, home to Fight for Your Cause, with their business partner Brian Pearson. The centre will open this month, focusing exclusively on boxing and kickboxing.
“Life is certainly busy but it’s exciting,” says Peta, who loves the thrill of pulling an outfit together.
“I usually have a vision of what I’m trying to achieve – the fun part is getting out into the stores and bringing that vision to life,” Peta says.
“Fashion is so expressive of who you are and how you’re feeling. I think that’s why I’m so drawn to racing fashion – there’s so much room to experiment with different colours, textures and styles to suit each season.”
TOP 5 SHOPPING DESTINATIONS
Townsville’s newest boutique, Archive boasts labels including Gucci, Fendi, Alex Perry, Zimmerman, Burberry London, Chanel and Fendi. There’s a good variety of funky and classic pieces and Archive also offers its gorgeous pieces on hire. Archive is tucked away on Echlin Street in West End.
02 Stellar Moda
Stellar is a well-established store on Palmer Street with a great range of personally selected Australian designer labels. New stock arrives regularly and they have a wide variety of pieces perfect for any occasion… parties, weddings, cocktail events or the cool casual outfit you need.
03 Le Val on Palmer
A designer fashion boutique boasting some really fun fashion pieces with plenty of bright and bold prints.
04 One Designer Clothing Culture
Located in the heart of the city on Denham Street, this is the perfect boutique for those who love to be on trend. They stock designer labels for both the guys and gals. Think labels like Eliya, MLM and Talulah.
There’s something for everyone at Myer in the Stockland Townsville Shopping Centre. It’s my go-to store for corporate wear, kids’ clothes, linen, homewares and make-up.