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[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 6/8 to 26, 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 UK orders.

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.

Mrs Bramble & Friends

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.

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[13 Oct 2016 | No Comment]
Sniff out labels at new Dogs Trust charity shop

Dogs Trust has opened a new boutique charity shop in Brighton, offering hand-picked vintage and secondhand designer goods in a stylish industrial store.

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[5 Sep 2016 | No Comment]
Airstream Studio photobooth for hire

Airstream and photography enthusiasts Matt Legg and Em Cons combined their passions to transform a vintage trailer into a professional photo booth studio now proving a hit at Sussex weddings.

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[7 Aug 2016 | No Comment]
Mourning Midcentury Magazine

Having written for Midcentury Magazine for three years, it’s with great sadness that we bid farewell to the coffee table favourite, which after ten issues is taking a hiatus. Pick up issue 10 now.

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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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[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.

Decor, Events, Featured »

[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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[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.

Decor, Events, Featured »

[6 Jan 2016 | No Comment]
Made.com opens Brighton pop-up showroom

Made.com, the online furniture store offering designer homeware direct from the makers, has a bricks and mortar presence in Brighton this January.

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[21 Dec 2015 | No Comment]
Burgess Hill vintage shopping guide

Around 15 minutes from Brighton, Burgess Hill has plenty to offer the vintage and second-hand shopper. Fiona Friend, who has just relocated her vintage boutique Wear It Again Sam to the town, gives us the tour…

Decor, Featured »

[18 Dec 2015 | No Comment]
Midcentury Magazine – Eleanor Pritchard

VB editor continues her interview series in the latest issue of Midcentury Magazine, chatting with textile designer Eleanor Pritchard, who takes inspiration from some unlikely industrial landmarks…

Decor, Featured, Style heroes »

[6 Dec 2015 | No Comment]
Style Heroes – Posh Totty melamine plates

Best known for their personalised jewellery, Posh Totty also sell a fabulous selection of vintage-inspired homewares – including Christmas decorations, ceramics and a cute dinner time collection for little ones.

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[30 Nov 2015 | No Comment]
Sun Jellies – indie Instagram inspiration

Worthing-based small business owner Kelly White has attracted over 16,000 followers to her kitsch Sun Jellies Instagram feed. Here she lets us into her social media secrets and offers tips for other Insta independents.

Crafty creatives, Decor, Events, Fashion, Featured »

[1 Nov 2015 | No Comment]
The Fairy Tale Fair’s Festive Fancies

The Fairy Tale Fair was last year chosen as one of the top 100 Small Businesses in the UK. So, as Small Business Saturday comes around again, what can we expect from the local fairs this festive season?