Monday, 15 February 2010

Shops We Love No. 1: Flint, Lewes

Yes, our blog's mostly about beauty. But that doesn't mean we don't love clothes. So this is the first of an occasional series of places we shop in ourselves. (Our criteria: excellent service, attractive surroundings and stock that isn't just the run-of-the-mill stuff you see everywhere.) And frankly, Flint is a store you'd be happy to stumble across in London, let alone Sussex. In the picturesque market town of Lewes, Heidi Frances (who works with her mother Julia Smith) have brought together an eclectic, carefully-edited mix of things they love under one roof - and we love them, too.
Think: pretty and wearable clothes by Velvet, Malene Birger, Saltwater, Marion Foale knitwear, wafty cotton nightwear and their own Flint label linen clothes. Think: affordable delicate jewellery, home accessories, fresh flowers, CDs and books. Think: cosmetics and fragrances by REN and Miller Harris. Lovely, lovely, lovely. (And yes, worth a pilgrimage from Brighton or even the 'big smoke', we'd say - and a short uphill stroll from the station.)

Flint, 49 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DD/01273-474166