Five Sussex Brands You Need To Know About

Trendy bars, cafes and boutiques line the sunny coast of East Sussex and with such a diverse number of things to do here, it is no wonder it's a destination favourite for Londoner's. The region offers local, independent boutiques who's inimitable style is breathing life back into the fashion scene.

We've done a bit of digging and have discovered five standout brands and boutiques by the seaside you'll not want to miss. To discover our favourite five, read on. 

The Vampire's Wife




Founded in 2014 by Susie Cave, wife to Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave, and her friend and business partner Alex Adamson, The Vampire's Wife has gone from strength to strength. With celebrities such as Chloe Grace Moretz, Kylie Minogue, Alexa Chung and Daisy Lowe all gushing over the designer pieces, it's no wonder this has made the top of our list. Brighton-based Cave's dresses come in an ornate assortment of fabrics: metallic lamé pink, silver, emerald-green and purple; colourfully printed cottons, velvets and jumbo cords. Varying in length from ankle to mini, each dress posses a mysterious ability to hypnotize. 

The dresses and recent collaboration with fine jewellery designer Annoushka are all available online. Click the link to discover more.


Sugarhill Brighton

17 Sydney Street, North Laine, Brighton & Online



Sugarhill Brighton had humble beginnings in Barcelona in 2002 with its founder Pawel opening a store in the buzzing Spanish city. Along with her sister Aleks, the dynamic duo designed and produced all of their clothing in Bali, Indonesia and saw their brand skyrocket. In 2006, the brand was relocated to the sunny seaside town in Brighton and so Sugarhill Brighton was born. 

Their designs can now be found on their e-commerce platform, select independent boutiques in Brighton and around the world, as well as major high street retailer John Lewis. 

Click the link to discover flamingos, colour blocking and a very cool Instagram page. 


Mint Velvet

197 High Street, Lewes & Online




Lewes in East Sussex was once home to King Henry VIII's fourth wife, Anne of Cleaves, and is visited by many tourists each year. The picturesque cobbled high street is also the abode of Mint Velvet, a quaint boutique founded in 2009 by three lovely locals who, inspired by a desire to inject some creativity into their lives, set about curating a collection which was contemporary, stylish and had a luxe everyday feel to it, without the matching price tag. A rumoured fashion aficionado herself, what would Anne have made of Mint Velvet? 

Tap the link to explore the latest collection.


Our Daily Edit

23 Ship Street, Brighton & Online



Our Daily Edit, or affectionately known as ODE, is located on the upmarket Ship Street which is also home to The Ivy In The Lanes and is Brighton's chicest addition to the high street. They are the only U.K stockists of a number of labels including The Nude Label and Nanushka. 

With a carefully curated selection of menswear, womenswear and lifestyle products from across the globe, ODE has cemented its place in the Brighton Lanes – creating a welcoming and laid-back store.

Tap the link to explore the latest collection.



21 Bond St, Brighton




Making the Telegraph's list of '50 best boutiques outside of London', Tribeca is one of the original British stockists of Isabel Marant and Jérôme Dreyfuss. Located on Bond Street, the edgy store is bursting with energy and is most certainly a must-visit for the fashion-savvy customer. 

Tap the Instagram page to follow their story and watch it unfold. 

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