[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.

Owner of laser-cut jewellery brand Cat a Cake Creations and The Fairy Tale Fair Claire Montgomery attended the Downing Street Small Business Saturday Christmas fair on Friday 5 December and met the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, before hosting her own event in Brighton the following day.

The local craft brought over 100 independent sellers, Santa’s Photobooth, face painting by fairies, kids goody bags and many more “magical extras” to Brighton Racecourse.

Speaking of the memorable events Claire says: “Visiting Downing Street was a great experience. I’m very proud for where the fair has come this year – we’ve expanded into central Brighton at both the Open Market and Racecourse which have had great feedback. We strongly feel that its so important to shop local and support your independent makers, and craft markets are a great way to do just this.”

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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, Headline »

[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.

Owner of laser-cut jewellery brand Cat a Cake Creations and The Fairy Tale Fair Claire Montgomery attended the Downing Street Small Business Saturday Christmas fair on Friday 5 December and met the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, before hosting her own event in Brighton the following day.

The local craft brought over 100 independent sellers, Santa’s Photobooth, face painting by fairies, kids goody bags and many more “magical extras” to Brighton Racecourse.

Speaking of the memorable events Claire says: “Visiting Downing Street was a great experience. I’m very proud for where the fair has come this year – we’ve expanded into central Brighton at both the Open Market and Racecourse which have had great feedback. We strongly feel that its so important to shop local and support your independent makers, and craft markets are a great way to do just this.”

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!

Fashion, Featured, Style heroes »

[23 Nov 2014 | No Comment]
Style Heroes – Hobbs NW3 Nancy shoe

A cross between Dorothy’s slippers and a jazz dance shoe, these siren red heels were made for Christmas parties. And the pewter pair are the perfect footwear for shimmying at 1920s-themed dos.

Decor, Events, Fashion, Featured »

[22 Nov 2014 | No Comment]
Brighton Open Market Christmas Fairs

Since re-opening in June, the Brighton Open Market has rarely been off the lips of vintage lovers planning their weekends in the city, and you’re likely to hear a lot more about it as the festive events diary fills up

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.