[20 Aug 2017 | 2 Comments]
Swing Patrol Brighton | Scott Cupit Q&A

Dance teacher and entrepreneur Scott Cupit (second from left in the first image) founded Swing Patrol with business partner Claudia Funder back in 1998, after falling in love with Swing dancing in America, and this Summer made the move to Brighton to grow this swing thing by the sea.

Scott has a pretty impressive track-record; having run classes all over the world, performed with troupes at 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace and on TV shows Call the Midwife, The Apprentice and Dragons’ Den, where he won investment from Deborah Meaden. He even has a Guinness World Record under his belt for the world’s largest Charleston dance. So swing fans are in safe hands. Here he explains what’s in store and why he’s fast-falling for his new seaside home.

Why is now the right time for Swing Patrol to shimmy into Brighton?

Brighton is well known for it’s amazing passion for all things vintage, making it a perfect fit for Swing Patrol and its vintage dance focus. Many Swing Patrol and Brighton dancers have strong relationships already, due to weekend events that bring them together; making the move more like seeing old friends than meeting new ones. Lindy Hop has experienced a phenomenal growth globally so we hope we can play a role in contributing to the Brighton swing dance scene.

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[20 Aug 2017 | 2 Comments]
Swing Patrol Brighton | Scott Cupit Q&A

Dance teacher and entrepreneur Scott Cupit (second from left in the first image) founded Swing Patrol with business partner Claudia Funder back in 1998, after falling in love with Swing dancing in America, and this Summer made the move to Brighton to grow this swing thing by the sea.

Scott has a pretty impressive track-record; having run classes all over the world, performed with troupes at 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace and on TV shows Call the Midwife, The Apprentice and Dragons’ Den, where he won investment from Deborah Meaden. He even has a Guinness World Record under his belt for the world’s largest Charleston dance. So swing fans are in safe hands. Here he explains what’s in store and why he’s fast-falling for his new seaside home.

Why is now the right time for Swing Patrol to shimmy into Brighton?

Brighton is well known for it’s amazing passion for all things vintage, making it a perfect fit for Swing Patrol and its vintage dance focus. Many Swing Patrol and Brighton dancers have strong relationships already, due to weekend events that bring them together; making the move more like seeing old friends than meeting new ones. Lindy Hop has experienced a phenomenal growth globally so we hope we can play a role in contributing to the Brighton swing dance scene.

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[5 Aug 2017 | No Comment]
The Stanmer Revue | The Betty Lou Gin Club

It was a warm Saturday night in July as we followed a burlesque dancer through a crowd dressed in top hats and braces, flapper dresses and feather boas, shimming to a wild Bugsy Malone number with moonshine concoctions in hand.

Fashion, Featured, My Vintage Brighton »

[25 Jun 2017 | No Comment]
My Vintage Brighton – Style Me Thrift

Brighton is a second-home to vintage and preloved fashion blogger Jasmine Farram, who regularly visits family in the city. Here the charity shop queen shares her top spots and style secrets.

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[11 Jun 2017 | No Comment]
Waiste Vintage Brighton Pop-Up Shop

Spilling over with bohemian fashions and lush hanging houseplants, Waiste Vintage North Laine pop-up shop is seriously on-trend yet anything but faddy.

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[4 Jun 2017 | No Comment]
Brighton Preloved Vintage Kilo

As the Preloved Vintage Kilo comes to Brighton for the first time on 11 June, events manager Jessica Gregory shares insider info on how it all works, what’s on offer on how to get the most from the sale.

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[3 May 2017 | One Comment]
Style Heroes – Tattooed Lady Embroidery Kits

Inspired by tattooed 1950s pin-ups, Brighton-based crafter Muriel has created a range of beautiful embroidery kits for each season, suitable for both beginners and experienced sewers.

Decor, Featured »

[12 Apr 2017 | No Comment]
Get 2 Know A Vintage Dealer on Instagram

Vintage traders have been treating fans to rare personal and professional insights in a month-long Instagram themed daily posting challenge, using a hashtag now a wealth of expert advice and interior inspiration.

Decor, Events, Fashion, Featured »

[17 Feb 2017 | 2 Comments]
New Road Brighton Vintage Market

A new vintage market debuts on Brighton’s New Road next month, bringing 50 vintage traders plus independent food vendors to the pedestrianised heart of the city.

Fashion, Featured, Win »

[9 Jan 2017 | 85 Comments]
Win a £50 Joanie Clothing voucher

There’s one sure-fire way to beat the January blues – plan a winter getaway. And we’ve got your city-break wardrobe covered with a £50 voucher giveaway from Joanie Clothing.

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[8 Jan 2017 | No Comment]
Brighton Royal Pavilion Tunnel Tour

Imagine if while you were working off that Christmas weight you could stay out of sight by building yourself a tunnel from your house to wherever you needed to go…

Decor, Elsewhere, Fashion, Headline »

[14 Nov 2016 | 2 Comments]
Worthing Vintage Shops Guide

Far from its reputation as a sleepy retirement town, Worthing’s vibrant arts and independent shopping scene have breathed new life into its rich cultural and architectural heritage over the past few years. Here, owner of Pin-Up boutique Retro Daisy, Shar Daws explains why she’s in good company with a run down of five must-visit Worthing vintage shops.

Retro Daisy

Worthing’s One Stop Bombshell Shop, stocking reproduction vintage clothing from across the globe, including Vivien of Holloway and House of Foxy, all manufactured in the UK, Pin Up Girl Clothing from the USA and Miss Candyfloss from Sweden. In sizes 6 to 26, prices start from just £15.99 for a dress.

Encore Antiques & Vintage

Encore Antiques & Vintage is a heaven for fans of Art Deco and Art Nouveau details so evident in many beautiful buildings throughout the town. Owned by a second-generation antiques dealer, it boasts a wide range of items spanning the 1800s right up to the 1960s, including beautiful vanity sets and dressing tables.