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.
The Emporium is located in the Emmaus Secondhand Superstore in Portslade Old Village, which also houses a greenhouse shop, bedroom furniture centre, café and gardens.
As well as vintage furniture, women’s and men’s clothing and kitchenalia, collectors can hunt for treasure among a vast collection of old magazines, vinyl, maps, tins, royal memorabilia, toys, mirrors, pictures and vintage linen, lace and haberdashery supplies.
Emmaus Brighton & Hove, which celebrates its 20th anniversary next year, is the largest Emmaus Community in the UK and supports 47 formerly homeless people by giving them a home and work. The social enterprise also runs a ‘Emmaus by the Sea’ shop in Southwick.
Speaking of the official relaunch on 11 June, Emmaus Business Manager Joel Lewis says: “Customers were amazed and delighted with the new layout, imaginative upcycled display units and brightly coloured upside-down standard lamps that hang from the ceiling.”
“We hope that we can inspire others to look at creative ways of upcycling unwanted furniture into new exciting objects. All of our new shop fittings have been made from once discarded pieces of furniture, which we have repurposed into amazing assemblages being used to display the vintage and retro stock.”
The Emporium and the Secondhand Superstore are open Monday to Saturday, 9.30 – 5 pm at Emmaus Brighton & Hove, Drove Road, Portslade, BN41 2PA. Call 01273 426474 or visit
www.emmausbrighton.co.uk for more information.