Brighton is undoubtedly Britain’s most hip and happening city. Brightonians dress creatively, follow trends, make trends, and love all things vintage. Since you’ll find vintage shops almost everywhere, we rounded up 10 to make it easier for you to shop in the city.
1. Beyond Retro
42 Vine Street, Brighton, BN1 4AG
This store is in the Brighton vintage scene for many years now and is a fan- favourite among students, locals, tourists, and alike. The store has loads of brands, from Lee, Levi’s, Wrangler, to 60s and 70s flannel shirts, chunky knitwear, seasonal stocks such as hats, and even wedding dresses and Halloween costumes. All in all, this is a go-to store for everything. They also have a popular photo booth, so you could dress up and click photos and prove that you visited this store in Brighton.
102A Tidy Street, Brighton, BN1 4AP
The owner Molly Bray, herself, worked extensively as a costumier in London, and her store exhibits her knowledge and passion quite well. In this beautiful store, you’ll find lacey vintage tea- party dresses, beaded and sequined evening gowns from the 20s, and the 1950s classics as well. The best part is that the store can source according to individual needs, and it is usually from inside the UK, and the store itself is responsible for hand- laundry and any repairs. They also showcase wedding dresses, shoes, hats, beautiful accessories, jewellery, and a great selection of handbags.
267a Preston Drove, Brighton, BN1 6FL
Preloved of Brighton is in business for quite some time now, and it is a top-rated destination for budget-friendly but edgy fashion. You will find here lots of designer clothing and shoes, for any special occasions you may have in your life. They have glam gowns, evening gowns, dresses, coats, everything. All the items unsold are also donated to Martlets, the charity shop.
8 Blatchington Road, Hove, BN3 3YN
This store houses big fashionable clothing from the era of the 40s and 50s. They have finely tailored beautiful designer pieces and jackets, coats, and a good range of shoes. Shopping from Bobby and Dandy would surely set you apart, and you are bound to turn heads, strutting down a street or in a pub or anywhere you wish to wear these pieces.
12 Kensington Gardens, Brighton, BN1 4AL
To Be Worn Again is Brighton’s go-to American vintage shop; think classic cut jeans, boot cuts, lumberjack shirts, and so much more. This shop houses classic American styles from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s in various sizes. They also house cashmere scarves and coats as well.
6. Dirty Harry
6 Sydney Street, Brighton, BN1 4EN
Dirty Harry is a massive showroom in Brighton, and it is fully stocked all year round. They have everything from cowboy hats, shirts, boots, jeans, bags, and even hip chic accessories. They also have an American- vintage retro theme, and the best part is separate floors are dedicated to males and females. They are affordable yet stylish and genuinely a must-visit in Brighton.
1st Floor Snooper’s Paradise, 7-8 Kensington Gardens, Brighton, BN1 4AL
This is undoubtedly a Boho heaven for Boho lovers. They have everything from fabrics to stitched Boho outfits to leather lace and ethnic fashion. You will also find here original jewellery curated by designers who breathe and live vintage boho fashion. There is always something new and something for everyone here.
30 Sydney Street, North Laine, Brighton, BN1 4EP
The Wolf and Gypsy Vintage is Brighton’s award-winning handpicked vintage clothing store. They also have accessories. Their style is high-fashion but also wearable and functional. The boutique has contemporary classics that please vintage lovers and newbies in vintage fashion; this is the best boutique you could go to. Their online store is also full of the latest collections with stunning pieces.
25 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UP
The Starfish Vintage clothing stores fashion from the 1940s and has beautiful womenswear, men’s sportswear, leather and suede bags, pieces of denim, functional work-wear pieces, and accessories. Their prices are also pocket-friendly.
10. Dig for Victory
175 Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 0JB
Apart from housing superior-quality vintage pieces, this store also takes custom- orders. This boutique is one of the known- ones in Brighton for its unique sense of vintage fashion. The owner specializes in tailoring the cuts to the individual and making it appropriate for the figure and shape of the body. This is possible for both custom-tailored pieces as well as already pre-stitched clothes at a minimal price. The advantage of having a flattering fit in something vintage is the best part about this boutique.