[8 Jun 2016 | No Comment]
Vintage Kilo Sale: Vine Street Warehouse

There’s a new monthly vintage kilo sale in Brighton’s North Laine, selling dresses, skirts, shorts, jackets, knits, T-shirts, blouses and flannel shirts for just £15 per kilo and Swedish military jackets and shirts at £20 each.

Founder of the Vine Street Warehouse Vintage Kilo Sale Ian Borrow was inspired to organise the pay-as-you-weigh event after attending a similar sale in London and when a warehouse became available earlier called on his family to pitch in. Partner Jo Weeks helps to manage the pop-up alongside running Seven Dials’ gift boutique Sixty Seven, Ian’s daughter and Jo’s son are responsible for marketing and stocking the rails and with their friends have even hit the streets on roller skates to hand out flyers.

“We wanted to create a fun pop up event that people would look forward to coming along to and having a rummage through the rails”, Jo says. “You don’t know what you will find and each month we buy in more stock to top up and to expand our range.”

The clothes are weighed and charged at £15 per kilo, so as a rough guide three flannel shirts weigh around one kilo (£15) and a pair of denim shorts 300g (£4.50).

Jo continues: “We have an eclectic mix of customers, as you would expect in Brighton, and each day is different. For example our morning customers on the first Saturday bought armfuls of dresses and later in the day the boys arrived and the flannel shirts and military jackets started to fly out.”

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[20 Jun 2016 | No Comment]
Emmaus revamps vintage Emporium

Social enterprise Emmaus has revamped its vintage Emporium in Portslade, selling vintage and retro furniture, homewares and clothes from a new space fitted out with up-cycled furniture and fittings.

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[16 Jun 2016 | 9 Comments]
Dolly & Dotty: Win a vintage-style dress

Founded on a love of 1950s glamour, Brighton-based retro fashion brand Dolly and Dotty create vintage inspired dresses with a flattering modern fit – and we have one to give away!

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[14 Jun 2016 | No Comment]
Thrift Social: Fashion Cities Africa

Nairobi-based, thrift-loving fashion bloggers 2manysiblings share style tips at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery as part of the Fashion Cities Africa exhibition.

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[11 Jun 2016 | No Comment]
Wahaca Brighton: Interior design takeaways

Brighton’s new Wahaca restaurant is as much a feast for the eyes as it is the stomach. Here designers Softroom share three interior tips you can try at home.

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[8 Jun 2016 | 15 Comments]
Fen and Co – win vintage nature jewellery

Jeweller-maker Ria Wilson of Fen and Co creates necklaces, brooches and hair pins inspired by vintage nature postcard art. Find out how you could win a piece to update your summer wardrobe.

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[8 Jun 2016 | No Comment]
Vintage Kilo Sale: Vine Street Warehouse

There’s a new monthly vintage kilo sale in Brighton’s North Laine, selling dresses, skirts, shorts, jackets, knits, T-shirts, blouses and flannel shirts for just £15 per kilo and Swedish military jackets and shirts at £20 each.

Founder of the Vine Street Warehouse Vintage Kilo Sale Ian Borrow was inspired to organise the pay-as-you-weigh event after attending a similar sale in London and when a warehouse became available earlier called on his family to pitch in. Partner Jo Weeks helps to manage the pop-up alongside running Seven Dials’ gift boutique Sixty Seven, Ian’s daughter and Jo’s son are responsible for marketing and stocking the rails and with their friends have even hit the streets on roller skates to hand out flyers.

“We wanted to create a fun pop up event that people would look forward to coming along to and having a rummage through the rails”, Jo says. “You don’t know what you will find and each month we buy in more stock to top up and to expand our range.”

The clothes are weighed and charged at £15 per kilo, so as a rough guide three flannel shirts weigh around one kilo (£15) and a pair of denim shorts 300g (£4.50).

Jo continues: “We have an eclectic mix of customers, as you would expect in Brighton, and each day is different. For example our morning customers on the first Saturday bought armfuls of dresses and later in the day the boys arrived and the flannel shirts and military jackets started to fly out.”

Events, Fashion, Featured »

[15 May 2016 | No Comment]
My Vintage Brighton – Louise O’Mahony

Fifties-inspired dress designer Louise O’Mahony creates wedding, bridesmaid and party frocks for local brand Oh My Honey. Here she shares her tips on all things vintage and Brighton…

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[24 Apr 2016 | No Comment]
Vintage Airsteam bar comes to Hove Lawns

Events company Deco Noir is bringing a vintage Airstream bar to Brighton’s Foodies Festival in May, with cocktails and a photo booth served up inside an Art Deco-themed silver bullet trailer.

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[18 Apr 2016 | No Comment]
Mini vintage – retro for kids picks

Dinosaur knits, He-Man tees and mini mod dresses – pass on your flair for vintage fashion to the mini ones with our pick of local retro kids clothes and accessories traders, all selling online.

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[31 Mar 2016 | No Comment]
Big Day Planning with Belle’s Events

Belle’s Events is under new management, and owner and wedding photographer Sue Kwiatkowska plans to build on a celebratory start with vintage wedding fairs in both spring and autumn.

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[15 Mar 2016 | One Comment]
Brighton gets a photobooth emporium

A popular draw at retro venues and events, the retro photobooth is taking the the spotlight with its own premises in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine.