Book your weekend away and hit Brighton’s must visit shops
Whether you’re visiting for the day or staying a while, one of the best ways to explore our vibrant city is by getting out and about to check out some of our top shops.
From quirky boutiques full of handmade local crafts to vintage haunts hidden away in our famous North Laine area, there is something here for everyone.
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iO gallery is a fantastic place to buy a unique souvenir from your trip to Brighton. Artists run the gallery for artists. They help local artists sell their work and pride themselves on offering customers good quality, affordable artwork ranging from paintings and prints to glass wear, ceramics and jewellery. They are a very established gallery, exhibiting in Brighton for over 15 years.
Gresham Blake is an innovative contemporary designer tailor, specialising in bespoke and made to measure suits for men and women. The perfect place to visit if you want that something special.
One of Brighton’s leading erotic boutiques, She Said is tucked away on Ship Street but don’t miss it, it’s worth the hunt! Housing many weird and wonderful bits and pieces from erotic literature, toys and burlesque dress up, to classes and workshops to improve all aspects of your love life. Nothing to be scared of here, the staff are super friendly. Great for girly groups or for guys looking for that special present. A great fun shop which Brighton is proud of.
One of the UK’s last standing fragrance houses, this is a truly amazing place to visit. Pecksniffs offers the usual range of pampering treatments but to an exceptional standard. For those looking for something truly bespoke, why not book in for a fragrance consultation and create your very own fragrance. Your perfume formula will be stored so you may re-order at any time and it can be developed into a bath and body care range to complete your fragrance wardrobe. A truly memorable gift for someone.
A stylish gentlemen’s outfitter in the heart of the North Laines, specialising in mod clothing from the 1960s. They have been making brand new replica mod clothing for the last 20 years, and stock everything from beautifully cut suits to Fred Perry and Ben Sherman tops and classic brogues. The staff are extremely helpful and offer a very good fitting service.
If you are after something unique, then give Beyond Retro a try. This huge market-style shop contains a plethora of vintage gems, from clothing to accessories. Be prepared to rummage, as there is a lot of stock for you to get through. It’s a great place if you have a fancy dress party to go to. Although they can sometimes be a little expensive, there are bargains to be had.
If you love a nice rummage through retro paraphernalia, this is the place for you. There are some amazing gems to be found in this fabulous indoor bizarre. Located in the heart of the North Laines, it’s a great place to get lost for a few hours if the weather is not on your side.
An incredible selection of independent, beautifully designed magazines. You can lose yourself for hours in the array of titles, subjects, imagery and text in this shop dedicated to them. Martin has always had a passion for magazines and you can expect great customer service to match.
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