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Double milestone for luxury lines

From a boot factory at Balmain in Sydney that shod servicemen in the First World War to one of Brisbane’s first truly international boutiques, the Hunt family has a long history in fine leather.

But as the retail sector confronts a future dominated by uncertainty, the pressure to provide that something extra has only mounted.

Hence the clan’s latest milestone is extra sweet. This week two generations of the Hunt family simultaneously opened the latest incarnation of their decades-old leather goods shop at Tattersall’s Arcade in Brisbane and the first stand-alone Longchamp shop in the city.