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Dowse

From bracelets to books, socks to sip cups, clocks to clips, Dowse has all those trinkets which you thought you didn’t need until now. The store sells a huge selection of designs both from their own brand and from international designers meaning that copious amounts of time can be spent browsing the shelves for unique and artisan objects.

Spiderplant Shop

Stumble upon this astonishing secret garden where every nook and cranny is filled with luscious greenery of dizzying varieties. Very centrally located yet still unknown to most, this little haven, which is tucked away on the second floor of a townhouse, is definitely worth a visit to invest in a new plant or just to admire the surroundings.

  • +44 7 799 111 990
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  • 2nd Floor
    Waiste Vintage
    3 Gardner Street
    BN1 1UP

Resident

This independent record store is a full-on dive into the music world offering nostalgic albums from the past as well as the latest hits. The owners also understand that music tastes are entirely variable and so they emphasise a no genre or generation restriction meaning that there will always be something there for everyone. What is more, the shop occasionally transforms into a live venue making for a wonderfully apt musical experience.

  • +44 1 273 606 312
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  • 28 Kensington Gardens
    North Laine
    BN1 4AL

Snoopers Paradise

The clue for this shop is very much in the name as it offers shoppers an immersive experience in the wonderful world of vintage. With a plethora of clothes, accessories, homeware, jewellery and artworks to browse through, it is very easy to lose track of time (and space!) in this wonderland of knick-knacks and trinkets.

  • +44 1 273 945 898
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  • 1st Floor
    7-8 Kensington Gardens
    BN1 4AL

Photomatic

Capture some memories of Brighton in a highly specialised setting that certainly beats your run-of-the-mill train station photo booth. Providing posers with fun masks, backdrops and props to jazz up any photo, this is the ideal place to create a lasting record of a time well spent in Brighton.

Utility

If utilitarian homeware had a heaven, this would be it. Think carbolic soap, falcon, weck, lodge caste iron and plenty more bits and bobs which you’ve never even heard of. Utility provides you with everything you may need for the home and also many things you don’t need but definitely do want!

Blackout

More than just a generic gift shop to pick up a souvenir in, Blackout not only offers entirely individual trinkets that are just the right amount of kitsch, but it is also hugely passionate about sustainability in every sense. All their products have been lovingly created in South East Asia, India and tribal Southern China, and there is an emphasis on reducing waste, recycling and reusing.

Igigi General Store

Igigi occupies two shops on the same street with one specialising in clothes and the other in homewares. After stocking up your wardrobe and home with their sophisticated pieces, enjoy a well-deserved coffee in the upstairs cafe and then a lovely stroll along the seafront.

The Open Market

If you really want to get away from the tourists then head to the Open Market where you’ll find the locals. Experience groceries being flogged in crates, a pottery stand (book ahead to take a class or just buy readymade object), lots of remarkable stalls specialising in food, plants, fabrics, kooky herbal medicines as well as artist’s studios, books and an entire calendar of events which include craft fairs, kilo sales and a host of random organisations such as the Guinness World Record for ping pong!

Workshop

When Brighton’s creative kids need to top up on reclaimed wooden chopping boards, hand-poured candles, baskets and enamel pots, they head to this soothing, Scandi-inspired homeware shop, which is sure to make you resent everything you already own.

Our Daily Edit

Otherwise known as “ODE”, this temple of minimalist living stocks labels like M.I.H, Clarks Originals, Filippa K and Nanushka, as well as a carefully selected range of home accessories from brands like Earl of East, Oak and Bikis Ceramics.

Tidy Street General Store

In the market for a string grocery bag, handmade baskets and stylish workwear? Make this lovingly arranged homeware shop on Tidy Street your first stop – if only just to check out what the owner is wearing that day.

Magazine

It’s surprising how much time you can lose perusing the shelves at this airy, whitewashed shop, which stocks the best independent magazines on fashion, politics, food, travel and music including yours truly! Pop in to grab a copy of the latest SUITCASE magazine.

Wolf and Gypsy

While many of Brighton’s vintage shops are rabbit warrens of sports jackets and musky 1980s dresses (and we love them for it), this gem on Sydney Street is different. A refreshingly wearable selection of denim dresses, silk scarves, linens and vintage T-shirts handpicked from across the world are arranged over the creaky wooden floors, with a small selection of non-vintage pieces thrown in. Although the price tags are atypically higher than most vintage stores, the clothes are of a fine quality that usually make it worth breaking the bank.

Family Store

Spruce up your wardrobe with a funky new tee or even a pin and a patch to pop onto any one of your clothes! Independent shop, Family Store sells lots of unique, illustrated objects which make perusing through the individual items a great deal of family friendly fun! Expect to find some truly rad and random stuff!

Workshop

Our Daily Edit

Tidy Street Store

Magazine

Wolf and Gypsy

Dowse

Spiderplant Shop

Resident

Snoopers Paradise

Family Store

Photomatic

Utility

Blackout

Igigi General Store

The Open Market

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