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Lovely Local Lewes

By October 16, 2014October 30th, 2017Blog

I am so lucky to live in the beautiful historic town of Lewes with its thriving high street.

There are many wonderful independent retailers in Lewes and East Sussex. Unique shops offering a treasure trove of lovely things. If I need to buy a gift or something new for my home I am always spoilt for choice. I am a huge supporter of local business and find it a far more enjoyable experience than a soulless shopping centre. I would definitely recommend a trip to Lewes for your Christmas shopping!

Here are some of my favourite local stores:

No. 1 Lewes

Decorative Antiques for the modern family home, developed by a family for a family

Jessicas ant clock from No. 1 Lewes



Flint Lewes

A truly individual boutique, filled with things that have inspired mother and daughter team on their travels far and wide. 


Lomax & Skinner –  Bespoke Millinery

Lomax & Skinner

Lomax & Skinner’s designs are typically sculptural and draw from a combination of influences including classical art, the natural world and contemporary fashion, blending these elements to create timeless pieces that are wearable, covetable and collectible. Taking inspiration from the creative vibe and cultural heritage of the historical town of Lewes in East Sussex, Lomax & Skinner are based in attic studios at The Hive. – I adore their creations!


Closet & Botts

Closet & Bott

Closet & Botts specialise in restoring and customising vintage, reclaimed and handmade homeware.


Brigden & Bayliss

Brigden & Bayliss cushion

Brigden & Bayliss is inspired by all things vintage and stocks all sorts of things


Also must mention lovely mini department store Wickle , the best florist in town Lewesiana Jonathan Swan’s jewellery workshop and the imaginative, bespoke Kings Framers


After all that shopping stop for a bite to eat at Flint Owl Bakery

Flint Owl Bakery


I can’t write about independent shops without mentioning i gigi general store in Hove. So many people had told me about it and I realised why when I finally paid a visit. Everything in i gigi is completely gorgeous!

I bought this perfect soap dish but could have bought everything!!

iGiGI general store


So who have I missed?  Would love your recommendations on lovely, local independent retailers in Lewes and beyond…….

Jessica xxx







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