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Celebrating the South Coast’s thriving vintage scene, VintageBrighton.com is an essential resource for all vintage-lovers in Brighton and beyond.

As well as a vintage shop directory and vintage events listings, to help you plan shopping trips and fun times, blog posts and features also provide inspiration, information and intrigue on the styles of the past.

Jo-ann Fortune, editor of Vintage Brighton. Photo by James Boardman

Established and managed by Brighton-based journalist, editor and vintage-lover Jo-ann Fortune, VintageBrighton.com is fed by a small team of talented local writers, photographers and other creative types.

Get in touch at vintagebrighton@gmail.com or via Twitter on @vintagebrighton. You can also like us on Facebook - we would like that.

Nice things nice people have said about Vintage Brighton:

Daryl Bowen (Vintage & Very Nice Market) – advertiser

I approached Jo as she has one of the few devoted vintage websites for the area.  As a small, start up company I found the rates and payment options exceedingly reasonable and decided to go with our first professional advertising.

After the advert went live we had interest from traders and visitors and the first event we held after the advert went live we saw an almost 80% rise in visitors, many stating that they had seen the advert. Visits to our website and social media sites also increased, many as referrals from vintagebrighton.com.

We have found Jo to be professional, quick to reply to emails, interested, knowledgeable and great fun. We will be advertising with vintagebrighton.com again and would recommend others to do so too.

Nicola Smith (Pretty Pout) – advertiser

Vintage Brighton is a fantastic website. It’s useful to find out what is going on in & around Brighton & I love reading the blogs. I highly recommend advertising your vintage related business on here, it has helped my business grow.

Emma Collier – reader

I just thought I’d drop you a note to say thank you! A work colleague of mine came across your site and thought of me, and ever since I have been a regular. I always know that if there’s something vintage worth a trip that it’d be on your site.

Vintage Brighton editor Jo-ann Fortune

Lou Lou Whithurst (The Vintage Fair) – advertiser

“We received a great service from Vintage Brighton, they knew our audience and what we were about so really helped get news of our event to the right people. The editorial we received was also great coverage of our event – helping the promote to a new audience. We can’t wait to use them again for our next fair”

Flo Harman (Silver Screen Dance)  – event organiser

“Vintage Brighton is the go-to site for all things vintage in Brighton, so their support for my business through running a feature on my classes really helped me attract new customers.  Readers know that the website is the best place for finding vintage events in Brighton, so it is a great place to advertise events and the editorial team are friendly and helpful.”

Claire Morgan – reader

It’s so nice to have a local generic vintage site (great idea!) – the events section has been so useful. I’m sure it’s a labour of life to keep coming up with new things on here, but I love it & check it most days to see what’s new, so thank you & please keep up the good work.

Charlotte Wilkins (Brighton Bridal Boot Fayre) – advertiser

We’ve featured our event – the Brighton Bridal Boot Fayre – on Vintage Brighton twice since we started in 2010. Not only has the site been a great help in getting the word out there amoung Vintage loving Brightonians – but we also had customers travel from London, Worthing and Lewes just to come and take a look. I’d definitely recommend advertising on the site: It’s very cheap considering the amount of hits per month and we feel it really did bring in a lot more visitors.

Elif Kose (The Very Vintage Fair) – event organiser

I had amazing support from the Vintage Brighton team for my fairs and shows in Rottingdean and having my event on vintagebrighton.com increased the number of my visitors – many people we asked had found out about the fair from the site. Thank you Vintage Brighton - much appreciated!

Image by James Boardman