[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, with two rooms knocked through on the ground floor and the second storey housing the brand’s bridal studio. Owner Louise Hill shows us around the new shop space and shares her plans for further expansion.

What do you hope to be know for in Brighton?

For having special original pieces that are perfect for that big event in your life, whatever that may be. Plus things that delight and surprise you and you didn’t know you would love.

Why did you decide to move?

We needed more room for the bridal collection, which is now housed in its own floor at the shop and is viewable by appointment and had been looking for the perfect venue for a while. Finding one right next door is very convenient!

The vintage collection also has more room to breathe. As the two experiences of looking for a vintage original treasure or searching for the perfect wedding dress are quite different, both collections now have the space they deserve. We’ll eventually have our own cutting room at the top to produce our H&H ready-to-wear collection in-house, which is currently being expanded for a launch in December, and will even have a vintage vibes garden next year.

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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.

Decor, Fashion, Headline »

[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, with two rooms knocked through on the ground floor and the second storey housing the brand’s bridal studio. Owner Louise Hill shows us around the new shop space and shares her plans for further expansion.

What do you hope to be know for in Brighton?

For having special original pieces that are perfect for that big event in your life, whatever that may be. Plus things that delight and surprise you and you didn’t know you would love.

Why did you decide to move?

We needed more room for the bridal collection, which is now housed in its own floor at the shop and is viewable by appointment and had been looking for the perfect venue for a while. Finding one right next door is very convenient!

The vintage collection also has more room to breathe. As the two experiences of looking for a vintage original treasure or searching for the perfect wedding dress are quite different, both collections now have the space they deserve. We’ll eventually have our own cutting room at the top to produce our H&H ready-to-wear collection in-house, which is currently being expanded for a launch in December, and will even have a vintage vibes garden next year.

Fashion, Featured, Style heroes »

[28 Oct 2014 | No Comment]
Style heroes – Lomax & Skinner millinery

Designer Rachel Skinner describes her new Cocktail Hour collection as a “love letter to 1950s fashion – channeling the spirit of the era of killer outfits and strong drinks” and the headpieces certainly have the right mix of classic glamour and modern sophistication.

Crafty creatives, Decor, Featured »

[26 Oct 2014 | No Comment]
Super + Super – printed tea towel tutorial

Never ones to do things by halves, entrepreneuring craft duo Super+Super have released not one but two craft books as their publishing debut. And the girls have agreed to let us publish our two favourite tutorials.

Events, Featured »

[25 Oct 2014 | No Comment]
Preston Manor ghost tours – do you dare?

Ditch the horror movies for some real life spooks this Halloween with Preston Manor’s ghost tours and haunted house experiences. Named “the most haunted house in Brighton” by Living TV’s Most Haunted!

Fashion, Featured »

[19 Oct 2014 | No Comment]
Wear Wolf & Gypsy to get 20% off

Wolf & Gypsy is hosting a Halloween promotion on Instagram throughout October, inviting customers to upload a photo wearing W&G threads with the hashtag #wearwolfandgypsyvintage to receive 20% off a purchase in November.

Decor, Elsewhere, Featured »

[17 Oct 2014 | No Comment]
New York – look up architecture

The New York skyline is one familiar to us all, but away from the tourist landmarks some of the best architectural discoveries can be found by walking the streets and simply looking up.