Shopping Small In Brighton | AD
So let’s get to the exciting bit…this weekend is Small Business Saturday, a ~whole~ day dedicated to shopping small! American Express is teaming up with retailers across the UK to offer a five pounds statement credit every time you spend £10 or over in a single transaction whilst using your American Express card in their shops…I know right, think of all the potential money you can save on Christmas presents (!!) BUT, don’t worry if you can’t make it to the shops on Saturday as you’ve got until the 18th of Dec to take full advantage of this offer….YAY! You can claim this in as many participating shops as you like, but only once per shop! Obvsss there are a few more T&C’s but you can have a peak at them all here!
I obviously jumped at the chance of getting involved and quickly picked some of my faveeee shops to introduce you to! I went out and about to see what they have to offer right now and obvssss had to take you along with me. I wanna share why these are some of my faves, what I think is the signature piece of each shop and, most importantly of courseeee, what I ended up buying!
Nola: Nola Boutique is another shop that you just can’t quite walk past without slowing right down and then inevitably walking inside…it’s just TOO pretty. From the most beautiful clothing, to candles and throws, it may be small but it really does only have the best. I was and always am immediately drawn to the jewellery. It’s so perfectly dotted around the store that you almost don’t notice it at first…but once you do it’s hard not to immediately fall in love with every single piece. I picked up some super lovely gold hexagon studs and haven’t taken them off since. The perfect signature addition for any outfit!
The Treatment Rooms: Oh hello pampering! You know me, I love a good pamper…but it usually consists of my living room and whatever face mask I can pull out of my dressing table! Well, this week I decided to treat myselfffff and as The Treatment Rooms is super well known in Brighton for being one of the bestttttt places to go to for a pamper, I headed straight there! You’ll find everything from stone massages to eyebrow waxing…if you need a treatment doing, this is your place! After speaking to one of the lovely ladies there I was told it was allllll about the rose facial. I mean, who’s gonna say no to that? You even get a neck head and shoulder massage at the end…hello relaxation (!!).
City Books: Book shops are some of my favourite places and this one is for sure my go-to fave of them all. It may be small in size but it is literally bursting with every type of read you could imagine. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m obsessed with cooking, but for me their cookbook selection is the BEST… and if you know me, you know I loveeee cookbooks with a difference so when I spotted “26 Grains” by Alex Hely-Hutchinson, I knew this was the one. Let’s get cooking!
This Is Not A Butchers: Okay, so this shop is literally a present buyers dream. I’m already planning on buying 101 different stocking filler gifts from here and OHSOMUCH more! It really was soso hard to pick just one signature piece, butttttt me being a list writer, massive doodler and idea scribbler meant that obviouslyyyy the many note books stand out amongst everything else! I’m planning on doing a whole load more traveling next year, so when I spotted this little number I practically ran to the till! If you’re after bits and bobs and a whole load of fun choosing, this is the shop for youuuu!
I’d LOVE to know what your favourite smaller shops are to visit? AND what’s been your fave shop small purchase?
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