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Brighton’s Thriving Vintage Fashion Scene

Brighton’s Thriving Vintage Fashion Scene
Hannah Midgley
  • On September 21, 2018

Brighton is without a doubt a vibrant city, populated by people who love to express themselves. Full of flair and a flourishing fashion capital, it cannot be argued that Brighton is mad about vintage. Therefore, the city is home to some of the best retro clothing outlets, kilo sales and vintage fashion events, perfect for thrifty shoppers.

So why is vintage so popular amongst Brightonians? The answer lies in one word: unique. Vintage clothing is likely to be a “one off”, individual, and cheap, providing the perfect wardrobe for the most expressive people in the city.

How to find the best vintage fashion

The key to vintage shopping is patience. It’s different from the ease of High Street shopping, and requires an exceptional eye to find the best items amongst the clothing rails and shoe racks. Easily recognised by the rails of £5 flannel shirts and piles of recycled denim, Brighton’s Lanes are the hub of a thriving vintage fashion scene. Here are just a selection of some of the best places to shop vintage in the city:

Beyond Retro, 42 Vine Street, BN1 4AG

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Brighton’s largest vintage outlet, built into a converted bus depot. This huge store is perfect for the fashionable individual with an eye for retro clothing. It is also home to one of the UK’s only analogue photobooths.

To Be Worn Again, 12 Kensington Gardens, BN1 4AL

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Brighton’s home of Hawaiian shirts and denim heaven for recycled dungarees, this colourful vintage outlet brightens the lanes with its large array of clothes and accessories.

Dirty Harry Clothing, 6 Sydney Street, BN1 4EN

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This Sydney Street store boasts three-storeys of vintage clothing and accessories. Consequently, it is one of the most popular in the city, and one of the best for recycled shoes and denim.

All About Audrey Vintage and Bohemian Clothing, 27 Trafalgar St, BN1 4ED

This is a charming boutique to fuel all your bohemian desires. All About Audrey sells a delightful collection of alternative clothing. From 1970s paisley to florals, this vintage store is a favourite amongst shoppers.



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