Modern Retail

Creative Brighton: Independent Lifestyle


Brighton is a seaside city on the south coast of England, it’s often called ‘London by the Sea’ for it’s cosmopolitan and creative attitude and easy reach to the capital. The heritage cobblestone laneways are where you’ll find alternative and independent lifestyle stores with handmade accessories, homewares and fashion, mixed amongst artisan cafes for foodies and vintage relics from yesteryear. Whether you’re looking for unique retro or modern wares, a day trip to the coast is a welcome change of pace and an inspirational place to be.

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David Anthony

David is a London-based Visual Merchandiser and a member of Modern Retail's Editorial Board. With over 30 years' experience and a background in fashion & homewares where he learnt the art of Visual Merchandising and Styling, through department stores and boutiques, David has a varied background and now freelances in the cafe, food and retail lifestyle sector and the world of fashion and homeware brands.

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