[15 Jan 2015 | No Comment]
Celia Birtwell x Handbags for Hospices

Sussex-based charity Handbags for Hospices has teamed up with legendary designer Celia Birtwell and The Leather Satchel Company to create an exclusive handbag.

You’ll be able to buy the Gypsy Rose leather satchel on www.leathersatchel.com from March 5th, with a whopping 50% off the £190 sale price going directly to UK hospices. But be quick – there are only 100 made!

“We’re delighted that both Celia and The Leather Satchel Company wanted to be involved with our first ever handbag collection and we know the money and awareness raised will make a huge difference to UK hospice care,” says Abigail Bowen, founder of Handbags for Hospices.

Celia explains that by working with the Leather Satchel Company – “one of the last bastions of truly great British manufacturing” – they’re supporting two worthy causes: British hospices and British manufacturing.

She adds: “I am delighted to be involved with Handbags for Hospices because of the work and care that UK hospices provide people in their last days and weeks that can make a profound difference to the individual and their families.

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Events, Fashion, Featured »

[25 Jan 2015 | No Comment]
In Retrospect magazine gets a Kickstart

Ignoring the incongruous vending machines of the Sallis Benney Theatre on Saturday night, you might have been mistaken for thinking you were at a pre-war dance. The reason for this glamorous gathering? The official launch of In Retrospect magazine.

Fashion, Headline »

[15 Jan 2015 | No Comment]
Celia Birtwell x Handbags for Hospices

Sussex-based charity Handbags for Hospices has teamed up with legendary designer Celia Birtwell and The Leather Satchel Company to create an exclusive handbag.

You’ll be able to buy the Gypsy Rose leather satchel on www.leathersatchel.com from March 5th, with a whopping 50% off the £190 sale price going directly to UK hospices. But be quick – there are only 100 made!

“We’re delighted that both Celia and The Leather Satchel Company wanted to be involved with our first ever handbag collection and we know the money and awareness raised will make a huge difference to UK hospice care,” says Abigail Bowen, founder of Handbags for Hospices.

Celia explains that by working with the Leather Satchel Company – “one of the last bastions of truly great British manufacturing” – they’re supporting two worthy causes: British hospices and British manufacturing.

She adds: “I am delighted to be involved with Handbags for Hospices because of the work and care that UK hospices provide people in their last days and weeks that can make a profound difference to the individual and their families.

Decor, Fashion, Featured »

[10 Jan 2015 | No Comment]
The Vintage Workshop turns two

The Vintage Workshop in Kemptown celebrates its second anniversary in January. Here we ask the team, headed up by local artisan Lucia Elliston, what’s behind its continued success…

Fashion, Featured »

[31 Dec 2014 | No Comment]
How to rock Seventies style in 2015

You may have just got comfortable in your Nineties-style flares, flatforms and tie-dye tops, but get ready to travel further back through fashion’s past as 2015 celebrates the origins of these revived style staples.

Decor, Featured »

[20 Dec 2014 | No Comment]
Christmas window competition winners

We have two winners in our Christmas window competition this year. The gothic wings of Kemptown’s The Vintage Workshop takes the Brighton and Hove title and Crawley’s Revive charity shop a ‘surrounding area’ nod.

Events, Featured »

[14 Dec 2014 | No Comment]
Small Business Saturday: Fairy Tale Fair

A Brighton entrepreneur was one of 100 invited to represent the UK’s 5.2 million small businesses in Downing Street earlier this month, marking the UK’s second Small Business Saturday.

Fashion, Featured »

[7 Dec 2014 | No Comment]
Stella Magazine Style Tribes: Brighton

Vintage Brighton editor Jo-ann Fortune is among the familiar faces representing our city’s second-hand shopping scene in a Telegraph street style feature this weekend. Are you part of the style tribe?

Decor, Featured »

[24 Nov 2014 | No Comment]
Christmas shop window competition

Spent hours creating a festive wonderland in your vintage shop this year? Now you can show off your handiwork with the return of our annual Christmas window competition!