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[28 Mar 2015 | No Comment]
Selvedge denim – the colour of quality

Denim is working hard again this season, with dungarees, flares and A-line button-up skirts all key tools in the 1970s revival kit. Though unlike other throwbacks – crop tops, suede and sheepskin trim – it’s never really stopped to put its feet up.

Nearly everyone owns a pair of jeans. But for some denim is a more serious business; serving its original purpose as workwear or marking allegiance to a subculture – bikers, mods, rockabillies. Which is where selvedge denim comes in. A premium product identified by the colour of thread used and visible in the turn up.

Here we talk to two brands who have the traditional craft all sewn up – Brighton-based Dawson Denim and Edwin Europe, stocked in Duke Street’s Peggs & son:

What is selvedge denim?

Edwin: Selvage Denim is a high premium fabric made in a tradition way. A shuttle loom spins one continuous thread, creating a self-edge that doesn’t fray. Producing denim in this way is a lot more time consuming and the fabric width is limited to 30 inches but the end result is a tightly woven, hard-wearing denim with a coloured thread.

Dawson: Selvedge is the oldest form of denim fabric still in manufacture today, up until the 1970s it was the only type of fabric you could buy.

Decor, Elsewhere, Fashion, Featured »

[7 Mar 2015 | No Comment]
Vintage and antiques shops in Rye

Rye is one of those perfectly picturesque Sussex towns where every third person seems to own a vintage or antique shop. From the wood-paneled lock-ups down at the Quayside to mid-century Americana on the High Street, here are five of our favourites.

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[1 Mar 2015 | No Comment]
Style heroes – Coco Fennell Spring/Summer15

An Elvis-esque jumpsuit with sequined stars, polka-dot maxi and dirndl embroidered mini dresses – all with boho balloon sleeves – grace the range of Coco Fennell’s dance-floor fillers you’re unlikely to see anyone else in at the party.

Decor, Events, Fashion, Win »

[21 Feb 2015 | No Comment]
Take part in a vintage study – and win £50!

A lecturer from the University of Sussex is offering people working in vintage businesses in East and West Sussex the chance to win £50 by taking part in a study into the economic growth of the sector.

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[15 Feb 2015 | No Comment]
Orla Kiely – the love affair continues

My love affair with everything Orla Kiely has stepped up a gear over the past few months, with a pre-Christmas sample and January sale much to blame for the new additions of pretty.

Events, Fashion, Featured »

[25 Jan 2015 | One Comment]
In Retrospect magazine gets a Kickstart

Ignoring the incongruous vending machines of the Sallis Benney Theatre on Saturday night, you might have been mistaken for thinking you were at a pre-war dance. The reason for this glamorous gathering? The official launch of In Retrospect magazine.

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[15 Jan 2015 | No Comment]
Celia Birtwell x Handbags for Hospices

Sussex-based charity Handbags for Hospices has teamed up with legendary designer Celia Birtwell and The Leather Satchel Company to create an exclusive handbag.

Decor, Fashion, Featured »

[10 Jan 2015 | No Comment]
The Vintage Workshop turns two

The Vintage Workshop in Kemptown celebrates its second anniversary in January. Here we ask the team, headed up by local artisan Lucia Elliston, what’s behind its continued success…

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[31 Dec 2014 | One Comment]
How to rock Seventies style in 2015

You may have just got comfortable in your Nineties-style flares, flatforms and tie-dye tops, but get ready to travel further back through fashion’s past as 2015 celebrates the origins of these revived style staples.

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[7 Dec 2014 | No Comment]
Stella Magazine Style Tribes: Brighton

Vintage Brighton editor Jo-ann Fortune is among the familiar faces representing our city’s second-hand shopping scene in a Telegraph street style feature this weekend. Are you part of the style tribe?

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[23 Nov 2014 | No Comment]
Style Heroes – Hobbs NW3 Nancy shoe

A cross between Dorothy’s slippers and a jazz dance shoe, these siren red heels were made for Christmas parties. And the pewter pair are the perfect footwear for shimmying at 1920s-themed dos.

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[22 Nov 2014 | No Comment]
Brighton Open Market Christmas Fairs

Since re-opening in June, the Brighton Open Market has rarely been off the lips of vintage lovers planning their weekends in the city, and you’re likely to hear a lot more about it as the festive events diary fills up

Crafty creatives, Fashion, Featured »

[9 Nov 2014 | No Comment]
Super + Super – printed apron tutorial

This simple Midcentury inspired printed apron tutorial, from Brighton craft duo Super+Super’s debut book Printmaking, is a winner for Christmas. Pair up presents with the apple print tea towel.

Events, Fashion, Featured »

[1 Nov 2014 | No Comment]
Brighton Etsy Sellers Pop-Up Shop

The Brighton Etsy Sellers Team will fill a bricks and mortar shop with handmade and vintage gifts for the first time this month, taking up residence in a South Lanes pop-up shop at 16 Brighton Square from 6 November.

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[1 Nov 2014 | No Comment]
Hope & Harlequin – the new store tour

Bursting at the seams of its previous Sydney Street shop, Hope & Harlequin’s collection of glamorous grown-up vintage has moved, but not too far. Just one door up from the address it had called home since 2007, the new space is lighter, brighter and most importantly – bigger.