The Rye stuff

The other week, I went on holiday to the South East coast of England. The beaches were sandy, the food was tasty (fish’n’chips and cream teas – mmmn!) and the weather was as hot and sunny as you’d get abroad.

But what surprised me most were the shops. Hastings in particular is brilliant for bargain hunting – George Street and the surrounding streets are dotted with little gift, bric-a-brac and vintage shops, plus quirky cafes in which to review your purchases. I particularly loved Little Treasures, which is rammed with affordable vintage clothes, shoes and hats – there was even someone doing Forties hair rolls and beehives for customers upstairs.

Nearby Rye is smaller, but Cinque Ports Street has a couple of cheaper antique shops which are great for rummaging in; plus chic vintage shop Hunter Jones and a fantastic 40s/50s/60s/70s emporium called New To You Retro, full of old skool homewares.

I took some photos on my travels (above and below) to give you an idea. Fancy a trip there yourself? Pack your purse!

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