The North Laine Antique and Flea Market
5-5a Upper Gardner Street
People-watching on the streets of Brighton is a testament to the city’s commitment to style and passion for all things unique. Bargain hunters and vintage lovers alike come from far and wide, enticed by Brighton’s world famous streets, crammed with independent shops, vintage boutiques and street markets. Hidden away from the main throng of shops, the North Laine Antique and Flea Market is a secret paradise for the savvy shopper.
Tucked inside a small house on Upper Gardner Street, with a sign outside inviting customers to ‘please browse’, this modest looking building disguises the Aladdin’s cave of vintage treats that lies within. The shelves are crammed with interesting trinkets: furniture, second-hand books, kitsch clothing and old photographs. There are items to suit a range of budgets and as a lesser known market you can often get a better deal than in some of the more popular markets and vintage shops.
Like all great second-hand emporiums, the joy is not just in getting something new, it’s in the search – you could easily spend a whole afternoon exploring the eclectic treasures on offer. Don’t forget to visit regularly: their stock is constantly being updated, and you’re guaranteed not to see the same item twice!