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Day Tripper || Two Beautiful Brighton Shops

22nd May 2015

Brighton shops

On a recent trip to Brighton, I fancied seeking out something a little different. I’ve spent most of my life wandering in and out of the vintage shops in the North Laine area, and so I was keen to discover a few new places. You know, shake things up a bit. Anyway, I found two beautiful Brighton shops and here they are.


My first find was i gigi and although this post is called Brighton shops, it’s actually in Hove (I hope you’ll forgive me). i gigi is an emporium of style comprising of homewares, interiors, womenswear and a cafe. The general store with its earthy palette and scented candles was so calming I could have whiled away a couple of hours in there. And I’m pretty sure people do.

I left with a Nordic style ceramic pot, a tiny wood bowl and a pomegranate scented candle. Quite a shopping haul for a self-confessed minimalist!

i gigi can be found at 31a Western Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1AF.



My second discovery was Workshop; a gorgeous store of simple products and beautifully curated displays. Once again I loved the muted tones, and everything appeared to be well designed, functional and created with care. Products to stand the test of time.

I met the owner and cheekily asked him if his home is as nice as his shop, to which he modestly replied yes. We talked about Cereal magazine, and all the other simple and slow living publications of the moment. I left with a copy of Kinfolk, a little porcelain spoon and a ton of inspiration.

Workshop can be found at 13a Prince Albert Street, Brighton, BN1 1HE.

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  • Reply Jo 22nd May 2015 at 11:48 pm

    What gorgeous looking shops. They look like the kind of places my Mum and I like to nose around! I particularly like the ceramics in i gigi.

    • Reply Candy Pop 24th May 2015 at 7:53 am

      The ceramics in i gigi was one of the things I couldn't resist!

  • Reply Ingrid Orens 23rd May 2015 at 6:28 am

    I think I have to move to England…. Why do the shops in England always seem so much prettier than the ones over here… Sigh…

    • Reply Candy Pop 24th May 2015 at 7:54 am

      I have to admit they're not all this good!

  • Reply found and sewn 23rd May 2015 at 11:16 am

    I think I need a trip to Brighton. They both look wonderful and that little spoon is so cute!

    • Reply Candy Pop 24th May 2015 at 7:54 am

      I know, and at £2 he was an absolute bargain!

  • Reply Heather @ my little red suitcase 25th May 2015 at 6:49 am

    lovely! I can feel myself being drawn to a more calming palette too. X

    • Reply Candy Pop 25th May 2015 at 9:31 am

      Thanks Heather, as much as I love colour I no longer want it in my home, very strange!

  • Reply katysclutter 25th May 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Love shopping in the North Lanes, it's ever changing. have you tried Utility, does basic kitchen wares you'll remember from your Grandparents days!

    • Reply Candy Pop 1st June 2015 at 2:37 pm

      Thank you. Yes I did pop on to Utility – very retro!

  • Reply KatGotTheCream 28th May 2015 at 8:35 am

    Haven't been to Brighton in far too long but would love to try these shops – they look straight off the pages of Kinfolk / Cereal magazine! X

    • Reply Candy Pop 1st June 2015 at 2:38 pm

      Thanks Kat – both shops stocked Kinfolk!

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