The Lanes is probably
Brighton’s shopping haven, what with its confusing
maze of small streets and tiny alleyways that are packed
full of shops and boutiques.
This upmarket district is where you’ll find the
city's designer stores and crazy independent outlets,
making it the perfect place to give your credit card an
If you’re looking for a little shopping centre with
plenty of top notch stores all under the one roof then
head straight for Regent Arcade [map].
With water features, plants and soft music, this arcade
has a very elegant feel to it that is enhanced by designer
names such as Patrick Cox, Moschino and Versace, which are stocked at Cecil Gee and Gog.
For a sweet treat there’s Audrey Chocolatiers and MP's Fudgery, whilst Earthly
Artefacts sells unusual gifts and Fishers
Collectables has hundreds of soft toys.
There are plenty more classy clothing stores dotted around
the quaint street in The Lanes, including Karen Millen [map],
where the ladies can pick up evening and special event
wear. And for the fellas there is Reiss [map],
a stylish shop selling exquisite and modern suits, trousers
and shirts for the fashion conscious.
If paying full price for designer clobber is going you
break the bank, why not try Revisions [map],
a small shop selling a variety of second hand clothes
and end of line stock from Prada, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Dior, Galliano, Westwood and Armani.
But this is not just a place to buy great bargains; it’s
also where you can make some money from your old clothes.
The shop acts as an agent and takes around 50% commission
from any sales.
Those looking for some fancy footwear should try Buffalo [map],
whose wacky creations were made famous by the Spice Girls.
This store is well known for its glittering platform trainers,
crocodile print knee-length boots and kitten heel mules.
If you’re planning a celebration then the chances
are you’re going to need a cake to mark the birthday,
wedding, engagement, retirement or christening. So why
not check out Choccywoccydoodah [map],
which has got to be the most wacky cake shop in the South,
if not the world!
From a spiky chocolate fetish cake to a three-tiered gateaux
complete with iced vegetable decoration, they will create
your wildest edible desire.
For speciality chocolates head to Montezuma’s
a store that no chocolate lover can walk past without
popping in for a bag of Chocolate Turtles. The chocolates
here are all hand-made in West Sussex using the finest
organic ingredients, and the selection includes, bags
of giant buttons and crystallised orange dipped in chocolate.
Finally, if you’re after a herbal remedy to help
relieve stress, fatigue or a simple headache, pay a visit
to Culpepper [map].
Established in 1927, this herbalist specialises in spices,
potpourri, essential oils and foods and sells everything
from mustard baths to massage kits.