Lewes Independent Stores
My home town of Lewes in East Sussex is a wonderful creative community. As Christmas is fast approaching I wanted to showcase some of my favourite independent retailers. They all have fabulous online stores and some have bricks-and-mortar shops too selling their beautiful products.
Black Friday is coming. A viper’s nest of deals and mass consumerism! I have created a video with an alternative message. Support your community and small businesses this Christmas and choose to buy thoughtfully and avoid the armies of bargain hunters!
Instead choose civilized online shopping or Lewes late night Christmas shopping December 7th. Always a fabulously festive event!
Small batch distiller of organic luxury botanical skincare and drinks.
Beautiful curated gifts sourced directly from independent UK designers and makers who share our love of traditional craftsmanship, classic design and timeless quality.
Give the gift of a 3/6 or 12 month subscription to Seven Sisters’ Spices Club Box – recipes and hand ground spices for 5 dishes, different each month and designed to be delicious as a feast if all cooked at once or as individual dishes to enjoy on their own. £12.50 per month
Bespoke millinery for all occasions. Use a gift voucher to purchase a handmade hat designed for your special occasion. Fitted and beautifully packaged in a hat box.
Also can be used to purchase a hat from our designer collection or to attend one of our small group hat making courses run throughout the year or one-on-one tuition classes tailored to suit what you’d like to learn.
Inspired by a summer spent in Skagen, Denmark, where she was captivated by a magical place where two seas meet. Drawing on the flora and fauna on the beaches and dunes around her to form the base notes of her new fragrance, Églantier, she collected flowering sage, rosehip and the sandalwood which evokes the driftwood washed ashore at low tide. Opening the fragrance with the seed of crushed ambrette to give a salty note, the rosehip adds a floral accent, with sensual tuberose at the heart. As with all of Meiland’s scents, there is an enigmatic depth which makes them wearable by women and men alike.
Homewares & unique house plants . “New porcelain plant pot £28.00 Handmade by ‘me’ Victoria Turner.”
Handmade in the Perrymans Sussex workshop, each of their simple chopping boards are unique and distinctive in their design, colouring and grain. The timeless and significant nature of wood make these particularly special gifts for yourself or a loved one.
They are able to stamp each of our boards with dates, initials or a short message, at no extra charge.
Double sided colour in and keep advent bunting
Bringing colour to your life and a smile to your face with their carefully curated collection of fun and colourful things for you, your children and your home
Just two of the lampshades available from Wallplayper, pictured infant of dreamy grey Old MacDonald wallpaper
DOLLY offer a range of modern clothes that have a utility look with a fun twist, they’ve coined the word “Cutility”!
Award winning jewellery by Alexis Dove made in Lewes. Ethically sourced gemstones and Fairtrade gold.