Buzz·Jun 9, 201519 Must-Visit Independent Shops In Brighton & HoveShop 'till you drop by the sea.by Matt ChittockBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. City Books Flickr: 128851519@N08 / Via Matt Chittock Like its San Francisco namesake City Lights, this store is the hub of the local literary-loving community. It's got cool author events, book-obsessed staff and a constant stack of signed paperbacks from the likes of Will Self and Jeanette Winterson. 2. Vegetarian Shoes Vegetarian Shoes / Via Facebook: Veg.Shoes Looking to boot animal products from your wardrobe as well as your diet? Head here for funky and leather-free veggie / vegan-friendly shoes to sort your soles right out. It's been a left-field Brighton favourite for decades. 3. Magazine Brighton Magazine Brighton / Via Twitter: @magbrighton Still pining for Border's beautiful magazine section? This hidden gem is trying its darndest to bring the magic back with gorgeous independent mags from every corner of the globe – and not a Take a Break in sight. 4. Gresham Blake Gresham Blake / Via Facebook: GreshamBlakeLtd Dandified decadence meets eccentric everyday chic at a homegrown tailor that would have been right at home kitting out local style icon George IV. 5. Choccywokkydoodah Choccywokkydoodah / Via Facebook: choccywoccy A true Brighton original (and star of its own bizarre cable reality show), this place serves up epic chocolate creations that come on like one of Nigella Lawson’s more frenzied fever dreams. 6. She Said Boutique She said / Via Facebook: shesaidboutique Whip smart erotic rudery that’s a cut above the High Street sauce of Anne Summers. She Said offers a female-friendly space to shop couture lingerie and 50 shades-style fetish wear. 7. Jump the Gun Jump the Gun / Via Facebook: Jump-the-Gun Ageing mods and new ace faces alike adore this living monument to the 60s modernist movement. Go in for a cheeky cravat or go the full Paul Weller and bag a sharp-cut suit before scooting off into the Lanes. 8. Infinity Foods Infinity Foods / Via Facebook: Infinity-Foods-Co-operative-Ltd Fuelled by hippie dreams and chia-spiked hemp smoothies this cherished co-op sticks it to the man daily with organic food, weird ‘n wonderful supplements and a healthy dose of heady idealism. 9. Bison Beer Crafthouse Bison Beer Much more than your average offie this craft beer-centric store features the best cult brews from all over he world – and mahoosive US-style "growlers" to take them home (or to the nearby beach) in. 10. Hisbe Hisbe / Via Facebook: hiSbeFood Promising "happiness before profits" hisbe (or "how it should be") is a one-stop supermarket for healthy food and drink that’s fair for shoppers and the people that make the stuff they sell too. 11. Dave's Comics Dave's Comics / Via Facebook: Daves-Comics From arty graphic novels to full-on superhero epics, this store captures the whole comic world in a single frame in the Lanes. 12. Boy Parker Boy Parker / Via Facebook: Boy-Parker Your one-stop shop for ironic and stylish independent tees that are low on cheese but high on all the right cult references. 13. Pussy Home Boutique Pussy Home Boutique / Via Facebook: pussyhomeboutique An alternative IKEA for those who like their homeware mashed with a bit of trash, Pussy is also probably the UK’s biggest purveyor of Moomin (and Miffy) related merchandise. 14. Wolf & Gypsy Vintage Wolf & Gypsy Vintage / Via Facebook: Wolfandgypsyvintage Because proper vintage is much more than just piles of stinky Hawiaan shirts and charity shop sunnies. Wolf and Gyspy Vintage goes for fiercely edited one-off lost and found fashion finds that you won’t get on eBay. 15. Brighton Open Market Brighton Open Market / Via Facebook: brightonopenmarket Traditional market traders and the artsy crowd happily co-exist in this covered street market that doubles as a venue for Lindy-Hop lessons and giant Scaletrix sessions. 16. Snoopers' Paradise Snoopers' Paradise / Via Facebook: Snoopers-Paradise A rabbit hole of kitschy collectibles, curious oddments and enticing bric-a-brac (plus a fair smattering of utter crap) – on a rainy day it’s easy to lose the whole afternoon in here stocking up on retro delights for your flat. 17. Toby Tiger Toby Tiger / Via Facebook: tobytigerbrighton Super-cute colourful organic clothes for Brighton babies and toddlers is the order of the day here, with vivid designs that look good even covered in kiddie sick. 18. Lavender Room Lavender Room / Via Facebook: LavenderRoom Lavender Rooms offers a chic ‘n unique edit of covetable clothes and cute homeware. 19. Pen to Paper Pen to Paper / Via Facebook: Pen-to-Paper A stationary nerd’s Mecca, Pen to Paper proves that scribbling in a gorgeous notebook with a smart pen beats tapping into an iPad every time.