Step inside new vintage shop The Dropout on St James’s Street and you could be in the walk-in wardrobe of a 1990s’ teenager. Here owner Lily Gray lets us into her Dropout diary…
I’m from Paris and moved to Brighton about five years ago. I’ve always been keen on buying and selling vintage clothes and opened an Etsy shop but never found it much fun.
I love being on St James’s Street because a vintage shop seems so out of place – in a good way. There’s always something going on here and most people are very friendly and a bit crazy!
I wanted the name of the shop to represent that messy/teenage pop culture feeling. It’s the look that I was after and it’s perfect because I’m also a high school dropout!
I love bright, colourful clothes – you’ll find loads of short skirts, crop tops, flowy shirts and dresses in my shop, as well as French workwear, sportswear and grungy shirts.
I take inspiration from my favourite films when it comes to vintage style. I love the whole eerie teen look and felt that there wasn’t a place representing that in Brighton.Read the full story »
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