Frankly, there are so many vintage clothes shops in Brighton, it’s hard to know where to start, so I hope this guide to vintage boutique shopping in Brighton will come in handy. Each shop I’ve chosen is unique in its own way and I guarantee not a musty-damp-smelling vintage shop in sight.
vintage boutiques in Brighton
1 All About Audrey on Trafalgar Street is a treasure trove of bohemian/gypsy-style vintage clothes from the 60s and 70s packed into a quaint North Laine shop. The owners especially love Indian prints, make their own line of 70s-style dresses out of vintage fabrics and have lots of fun accessories perfect for festivals.
Find All About Audrey at 27 Trafalgar Street, Brighton
2 Hope and Harlequin. I like to describe this as Brighton’s hidden vintage boutique, for its location along an alleyway in the middle of busy central Brighton. They’ve everything from 60s and 70s Ossie Clark, Biba and Bus Stop, 70s kaftans and jackets from India, big sunglasses, platform shoes, 40s tea dresses, 20s lawn dresses and a great selection of vintage designer gowns, too.
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3 Waiste Vintage. This three-floor vintage emporium is filled to bursting with all kinds of funky vintage stuff – think Americana, prairie style and California chic. It’s also home to Brighton’s tiniest plant shop which you’ll find hidden on the top floor. Read more here.
Find Waiste Vintage at 3 Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 1UP
4 Wolf and Gypsy. This cool vintage shop in the North Laine stocks a curated selection of vintage pieces that reflect modern styles – think 90s crinkle tops, 70s smock dresses, 80s neon cardis and dresses. They also sell new pieces including tie-die sweatshirts and pyjamas, as well as homewares. It’s always fun to walk past and notice the window display which changes with the season or reflects events or news.
Find Wolf and Gypsy at 30 Sydney Street, Brighton BN1 4EP
5 Snooper’s Attic. On the top floor of Snooper’s Paradise flea market is this particularly eccentric mix of vintage consignments – from delicate Victorian and Edwardian clothing and 1920s dresses – think black lace, silks and velvets – to bespoke millinery and stylish menswear.
Find Snooper’s Attic at 7-8 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL
6 Rebound Store. Tucked away in a seafront arch near Brighton’s West Pier, it’s easy to overlook Rebound. If you do, you’re missing out on a treasure trove of carefully curated preloved high street and designer pieces, as well as the odd cool 70s number.
Find Rebound Store at 97-99, Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1 2FN
7 Preloved of Brighton. Another second-hand consignment gem, this time in the residential Fiveways area of Brighton. With its ever-changing themed window displays, it’s hard not to stop and be tempted inside to nab a vintage bargain.
Find Preloved of Brighton at 267A Preston Drove, Brighton BN1 6FL
8 Bobby & Dandy Vintage set along a beautiful mews in Hove specialises in hand-picked vintage clothing, with an emphasis on mid-century originals and vintage workwear. What I love about their collection is that the pieces are timeless and wearable if you’re into modern fashion.
Find Bobby & Dandy at The Workshop, 16 Cambridge Grove, Hove BN3 3ED.