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Big Christmas giveaway

12 November 2010 77 Comments

Christmas will be coming early for someone this year as our favourite vintage-loving friends have grouped together to offer one lucky reader a whole load of goodies!

VintageBrighton.com Christmas giveaway prizes

Up for grabs in this unique Christmas selection box are some gorgeous presents, including:

Pin-up girl cushion love from Brighton POD.

Standing for Promoting Original Design, Brighton POD acts as a shop window for some of the country’s most exciting design talents and has donated this gorgeous pin-up girl cushion by Crumpet and Skirt, as featured in our retro homewares article.

Vintage floral apron love from Wooden Hill Vintage.

Emily Inglis opened Lewes’ Wooden Hill Vintage boutique in October, selling gorgeous vintage fashions, homewares and handmade cards in a unique shop space. She’s wrapped up a very cute floral vintage apron as your Christmas gift.

Heart locket necklace love from Kate & Aud.

It’s no secret that we love this two-storey vintage boutique in the North Laine. Full to the brim with party dresses, Aran knits, leather satchels, kitsch jewellery and more, a trip to the shop always it feels like you’ve been let loose in a very glamorous dressing-up box. And their heart locket pendant will go with anything.

Vintage Penguin book stack love from Fanny & Lil.

Mother and daughter team Sue and Sarah Leeves, aka Fanny & Lil, “love to recycle beautiful and useful pieces”, from vintage kitchenwares to books, and also offer a sourcing service. They’re giving away a set of three vintage Daphne du Maurier classics for your reading pleasure.

Vintage cream tunic dress love from Vintage Owl Boutique.

Jennie and Cassie sell a stunning selection of vintage fashion, from the 1920s to 1980s, both online and at local events. Check them out at the Frock Me! fair on 28 November and Loved, Worn & Reborn on 5 December. This pretty cream embroidered dress would look great with a skinny tan belt.

Reclaimed notebook and pencils love from Yukka & Stamp.

Projects duo Yukka & Stamp, made up of couple Charlotte and James, bring unused objects out of retirement by turning them into plant pots, cactus holders, notebooks, bunting and more. This “Indie Fish” notebook, with Woolworths pencil crayons, is one of Charlotte’s favourites, reminding her of an Eighties’ shell suit…


All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this entire prize bundle is tell us about your favourite place to buy second-hand gems, be it a vintage boutique, charity shop or market. It needn’t even be in Brighton – us vintage lovers do get around after all.

Just leave a comment telling us where your favourite vintage haunt is and why you love it and we’ll pick the name of one lucky commenter out of a hat (probably a mixing bowl actually) and announce the winner in this blog post by the end of November. Competition closes 27 November.

So go on, share the vintage love and good luck!


Congratulations to Sharna Leggott who was the lucky winner of all these fab vintage goodies.

Start the conversation...
  • Tillie

    Lucy in Disguise in Auston, Texas. Beautiful party clothes, lots of cowboy boots!

  • Diana

    Wright Manley auctions near Beeston market in Cheshire – they often have things from more rural properties, so you never know what is going to turn up.

  • Summer

    In Cornwall they have bootmarkets in different towns everyday of the week!! I picked up some huge colourful dangly earrings last time i went down.
    Also the affordable vintage fair at the racecourse a few weeks ago was great.
    Lastly the Friends shop on st james st is usually worth a rummage.

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  • Paula .D

    I Love Judys Affordable Vintage fairs to buy and sell…. She Travels around the Country with her band of merry vintage sellers and also curates Vintage at Goodwood. Apart from that you cant beat the good old Charity shop….bargains…bargains …Bargains ;)

  • va

    In Toronto I use to go to the Salvation Army , Kensington Market in downtown city area , and loved to buy cheap scarves . Now that I am in India , haven’t found any vintage shops here sadly .

    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com

  • Nicole

    Snooper’s Paradise, Brighton. It has everything you could ever want, and more!

  • Trudy

    Room At The Top Hastings….brilliant stuff..aladins cave and really good prices

  • Adam H

    Hi there

    I have found a few really nice vintage shops in Arundel one for clothing and a few for vintage jewellery, all run by really nice old people !

  • andrea tinkler

    We have a wednesday market that sells everything. Its great for a rummage and you can get some really good bargains. Everyone always comments and asks where i got stuff from. love it

  • Allan

    For great furniture I pop into my local Red Cross shop in Cheltenham, there is always something that I fancy.

  • Mia Ali

    i love looking in charity shops or at car boot sales,you can always pick up a bargain!

  • Jane

    I look on Ebay for clothes, but for chunkier stuff I trawl through my local charity shops.

  • Heather

    Flock Boutique in Sheffield
    or the travelling vintage fair!

  • http://Dillon Kim

    Charity shops anywhere – but Emsworth & Guildford are good hunting grounds!

  • Christine

    Not many places in North Norfolk so i go to Brick Lane in London. Fantastic place!

  • noelle sousa

    Gotta be Charity Shops… They are like treasure chests, jus waiting to be opened :0)

  • Karen Walkden

    charity shops in my local and surrounding areas and ebay of course !!

  • Dana Rodriguez

    The Daytona flea market is great!

  • HedgeHogi

    Flea Markets here in Dallas, TX and ebay!

    alholm.co at gmail dot com

  • eva

    i use my local charity shops in north london but EBAY is my favorite too,if you have the patients to browse you will find really good stuff

  • Rosie

    love traipsing round the 2nd hand shops in Cheltenham with my mum!
    We usually uncover a treasure after a day’s rummaging…

  • janice channer

    I have some really good charity shops here in South Wales and I do love a good rummage at a boot sale too……….

  • http://thenewxmasdolly.blogspot.com XmasDolly

    I buy my vintage stuff at a Goodwill in my neighborhood, which is in Batavia, IL They have two stores actually one is in Aurora, IL which isn’t that far from me either. Wednesday’s you get a discount too! I have found many things there. I’ve been looking for my grandmother’s pattern she had on her plates. I have found two so far. They have so many things from old jewelery to pictures, and clothes.

  • http://www.emmalewisgriffiths.co.uk Betty

    My mum’s wardrobe for clothes, charity shops for everything else – too many classic finds

  • Sharma

    I absolutely love Hope and Harlequin, everything comes with its own little story about its history.

    The stunning items they manage to get in are lovingly restored to their former glory and the accessories they sell are all exceptionally special – I was lucky enough to have a locket bought for me from here; it still had the original black and white pictures of the lady that owned it and her husband.
    The girls that work in the shop are all so knowledgeable and very helpful – which is a must in any vintage shop!
    I could happily spend quite some time in the shop LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
    (Plus it is where I bought my all time favourite, vintage coat!)

  • http://gmkonok.blogspot.com/ pink yoga pants

    Snooper’s Paradise, Brighton. It has everything you could ever want, and more!