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.
19 Warwick St, Worthing, BN11 3DF
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 6/8 to 26, our prices start from just £15.99 for a dress and if you can’t get to the shop, you can take advantage of free P&P on all online orders in the UK!
Encore Antiques & Vintage
175 Montague St, Worthing, BN11 3DA
Encore Antiques & Vintage is a heaven for fans of the 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.
Mrs Bramble & Friends
6 Portland Square, Portland Road, Worthing, BN11 1QH
Tucked behind Worthing’s main pedestrian shopping area, Montague Street, Mrs Bramble offers presents and homewares you won’t find on the High Street. Expect an eclectic collection of handmade gifts, vintage accessories, jewellery and hand-painted furniture.
26 Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PT
Overlooking Worthing Pier, Chic Creek specialises in Midcentury vintage and upcycled furniture as well as unique lighting and hand-crafted textiles from local makers. Recent sales include a 1950s’ Diner set, atomic chest of drawers and Formica table.
Vintage Brighton Pick
83 Rowlands Road, Worthing, BN11 3JN
Set over two floors, this huge shop has proportions to match the over-sized statement pieces interior designers seek out for professional commissions. Specialising in unique industrial, Americana, salvage and signage treasures, you’re guaranteed to find something to give your home that cool magazine-feature feel. And with interesting items spilling out onto the pavement to entice you in, we challenge you to walk past without taking a sneaky peak inside. We’ve never managed it…
After the shops…
Stop off at the Denton Lounge on Worthing Pier for traditional afternoon tea, and if you’re feeling energetic on a Sunday have a jive at the Ape Shit Sunday Shake Out (on selected dates) at The Bar Next Door in Rowlands Road 2pm to 6pm.