Vintage Shopping In Brighton
Vintage is still very much en vogue - from Kirsty Allsopp to Dawn Porter, us Brits are obsessed by anything retro.
Brighton is the home of vintage: from flea markets to vintage clothes shops, Brighton hosts a wealth of cool places to shop. We share our favourite with you to enjoy on your weekend…..
You’ll enter through the turn style of this indoor flea market and wonder what the hell you’ve stumbled across but within minutes you’ll find yourself leafing through old photographs, books, clothes, accessories and much more. Even if you’re just looking and not buying this place is a really unique find. Once you’ve delved in deeper and discovered old records and hand me downs then just climb the stairs and you’ll find yourself in vintage heaven – Snooper’s Attic features work from over twenty designers and you’ll find everything from hand craft jewellery to gifts to clothing items. We warn you: you might not want to come out! - 7 Kensington Gardens, North Laine, Brighton BN1 4AL and first floor
Jump the Gun
This place is home to everything MOD. Operating for over twenty years, it sells everything from mohair suits to skinny ties to button badges. With Brighton’s history steeped in the mod scene (the 1964 seaside skirmish between mods and rockers) it only seems right that a trip to Brighton should incorporate a visit to one of the coolest stores in town that will leave you looking sharp, suited and booted. Paul Weller eat your heart out… 36 Gardner St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1UN
This large scale Brighton store started out in a disused dairy in East London and has just grown and grown with stores now open in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Dalston. The Brighton store is vast and offers vintage ware throughout the decades. You can literally lose hours in this place as you try on hats, scarves, dresses and shoes all from the 1900s – 1990s; you’ll find yourself getting braver and braver with each new item you pick up. Whether you’ve got a fancy dress event or you simply want to give your wardrobe a new lease of life, Beyond Retro will keep you busy for hours…. 42 Vine Street, Brighton BN1 4AG
Kate and Aud
Step into this vintage treasure chest and you’ll end up leaving with a gem. They offer beautiful vintage clothing, ethically sourced leather bags, hand-made jewellery and other pieces. If you’re looking for something special – or accessories - for the wedding then they’ve got lots of gorgeous pieces that will leave you standing out from the crowd. 27 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4ED
Frames in the Lanes
Whether you’re shopping for glasses or sunglasses you’ll be sure to pick up some original frames from this boutique opticians. They offer vintage frames that are reconditioned and recycled and can also source any specs you might want. They stock names such as Ray Ban, Vanni, Rock Optika and Carter Bond amongst others. A trip here makes going to the opticians a treat rather than a chore! 12c Meeting House Lane Brighton BN1 1HB