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Shopping Guide for Brighton

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Brighton is home to some of the most eclectic shopping options in the entire south of England. Markets, independently owned shops and vintage fashion houses feed Brighton's reputation for quirkiness, but if your tastes are more mainstream, you'll be pleased to find all of the high street favourites here too.

Good for
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

8 Places

4 City Tips

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8 Places

North Laine

Neighbourhoods

The Brighton Bead Shop

Gift & Speciality Shops

Churchill Square Shopping Centre

Shopping Malls

Chocoholly

Gift & Speciality Shops

The Lanes

Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Artists' Quarter

Neighbourhoods

Kemptown

Historic Sites, Neighbourhoods

Brighton Marina

Mini Golf, Bowling Alleys, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Gift & Speciality Shops, Marinas

LovePuffin's City Tips

  • Don't miss the epicentre of Brighton's shopping district: the Lanes. As well as being great for shopping, they are also incredibly beautiful.
  • Many ATMs charge for withdrawals, so either take plenty of cash or look out for ATMs attached to banks which do not charge for use.
  • Parking can be problematic, especially on weekends and public holidays, so make use of the city's Park and Ride scheme, located a few miles from Brighton, in Withdean.
  • Brighton's train station is centrally located, and a convenient option for those coming to Brighton for the day. Trains depart from London, as well as from numerous other towns in the area, regularly throughout the day.
  • North Laine
    Neighbourhoods
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    LovePuffin Says:

    One of my favourite places to shop in Brighton, the North Laine area epitomises the Brighton shopping experience. It's also right next to Brighton railway station, so if you're starting your shopping day by train, definitely begin here. Among the numerous treasures here, you'll find vintage clothes, intricately made costume jewellery, and one-of-a-kind bags and accessories in the independently owned boutique shops. North Laine is also home to artsy photography studios and some of the best coffee houses in town, so even if you're just window shopping, it's still a wonderful area to wander and explore.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Don't miss the North Laine Antique and Flea Market, an indoor market housing bargain vintage homewares.
    • At the weekend, the streets come alive with many outdoor stalls selling clothing and books. Don't be afraid to barter for the best prices!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 113 things to do in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful 12/11/2018
    • Great area 12/11/2018
    • North Laine
    Address:
    Between Church Street and Trafalgar Street
    Brighton
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 683666
    Other:
  • The Brighton Bead Shop
    Gift & Speciality Shops
    LovePuffin Says:

    The Brighton Bead Shop (also known as Beads Unlimited) stocks beads, charms, pendants and jewels which creatively-minded people can make into their very own designs. They also sell the tools you'll need to get a really professional finish, and staff are always on hand, and happy to give you pointers to help you create a really unique, envy-worthy piece.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you're new to jewellery making, consider buying a starter kit, which will give you everything you need to get started with a few basic designs.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #54 of 81 Shopping in Brighton
    • Makes you feel REALLY Creative! 15/04/2015
    • The Brighton Bead Shop
    Address:
    21 Sydney Street
    Brighton BN1 4EN
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 675077
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 - 17:00
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 - 17:30
    Other:
  • Churchill Square Shopping Centre
    Shopping Malls
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    LovePuffin Says:

    A guide to shopping in Brighton wouldn't be complete without Churchill Square. Home to high street favourites such as Zara, Hollister, Debenhams and H&M, and with over 80 shops, cafes and restaurants under one roof, it's the perfect spot in town for rainy day shopping.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Grab a freshly baked cookie from Millies Cookies for a mid-morning energy boost.
    • Just outside Churchill Square - on Western Road - you'll find a huge Primark which is known in the UK for selling extremely cheap clothes.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #47 of 113 things to do in Brighton
    • Mrs W 13/11/2018
    • Churchill shopping cantre 05/11/2018
    • Churchill Square Shopping Centre
    Address:
    Churchill Square
    Western Road
    Brighton BN1 2EP
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 327428
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 17:00
    Mon - Wed
    09:00 - 18:00
    Thu
    09:00 - 20:00
    Fri - Sat
    09:00 - 19:00
    Other:
  • Chocoholly
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Continue walking down Western Road towards Hove and you'll come across the Chocoholly Chocolate Workshop. Doubling up as both a chocolate shop and a chocolate making workshop, you'll be in cocoa heaven as all choccies are organic and beyond delicious.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • The chocolate making workshops are great for hen parties and corporate events, but are just as fun for a girly shopping day.
    • If you're planning on attending a chocolate making workshop, allow around three hours and be sure to book in advance.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 81 Shopping in Brighton
    • Absolutely adorable 09/06/2018
    • Love It! 28/01/2018
    • Chocoholly
    Address:
    17 Brighton Square
    Brighton BN1 1HD
    England
    Phone:
    +44 7780 975068
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • The Lanes
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Quaint and full of character, the labyrinth of narrow streets which make up the Lanes are an absolute must-see for any shopping visit to Brighton. Bring your credit card and prepare to splash out on high-end diamond jewellery!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • It's easy to get lost in the Lanes, so make sure that wherever you enter from, you remember a nearby shop or restaurant name as a point of reference!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 113 things to do in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not what they were 14/11/2018
    • You've got to visit this place when you go to Brighton! 13/11/2018
    • The Lanes
    Address:
    West Street
    Brighton
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 329167
    Other:
  • Artists' Quarter
    Neighbourhoods
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Situated on the seafront, Brighton's Artists' Quarter is a little-known gem for those interested in art, or looking for some inspiring window shopping. Browse the collection of brightly-painted local works, and then grab a coffee at one of the seafront bars (especially if the sun is shining).

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • On sunny days this area gets extremely busy, thanks to its location near the pier. If you're planning to enjoy the sunset here, arrive a couple of hours before to claim the best spot.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #56 of 113 things to do in Brighton
    • Take A Stroll 18/03/2018
    • Artists' Quarters 28/02/2018
    • Artists' Quarter
    Address:
    Kings Road Arches
    Brighton BN1
    England
    Other:
  • Kemptown
    Historic Sites, Neighbourhoods
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    LovePuffin Says:

    One of my favourite locales in Brighton, Kemptown has enough going on to fill an entire day if you want it to. Known as the LGBT area of town, it's a bright, colourful neighbourhood, and home to plenty of bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes, many of them with sea view. There's no better place to break for a couple of hours to enjoy some fresh fish, craft beer and live music. The shopping is fantastic here too, with Brighton Flea Market leading the way with its array of accessories, postcards, prints and records. But a wander around the whole area (east of Brighton Pier for around half a mile) will deliver hundreds of tiny boutiques selling everything from clothes to souvenirs to organic foods.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Remember to bring you camera as you will definitely want to photograph the architecture here!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 113 things to do in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Go east, you won't be disappointed! 04/11/2018
    • Great location 28/10/2018
    • Kemptown
    Address:
    East of Brighton Pier to Brighton Marina
    Brighton
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1283 696899
    Other:
  • Brighton Marina
    Mini Golf, Bowling Alleys, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Gift & Speciality Shops, Marinas
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Located a couple of miles east of the pier, Brighton Marina is known mainly for its working harbour filled with yachts and speed boats, as well as its long seafront stacked with bars, restaurants and cafes. But that doesn't mean that there aren't some great shopping options here too. Head to Bijoux for handbags, scarves and jewellery, or to Laughing Dog for gifts and souvenirs, before rounding off your day with dinner on the harbour front.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Sunny days and Sangria are a perfect pairing, so head to one of the many tapas bars for a glass of the good stuff and some fresh fried squid.
    • If you're ending your day here, you can take the number 7 bus back to the pier or train station; or to connect to your shuttle bus back to the Park and Ride.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 13 Nature & Parks in Brighton
    • Mixed feelings 14/11/2018
    • Winter break 12/11/2018
    • Brighton Marina
    Address:
    Waterfront
    Brighton Marina
    Brighton BN2 5WA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 693636
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
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