Guide to shopping in Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint
PUBLISHED: 10:05 27 January 2014 | UPDATED: 10:05 27 January 2014
With Christmas a distant memory we think it's time for a little self-indulgence, so here's our handy guide to hitting the shops in Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint
Feathers of Hurstpierpoint
Established as an independent ladies’ fashion shop in 1982, Feathers has since provided a large and varied selection of both classic and on-trend clothes for the modern woman. Alterations are available at a reasonable cost, and they are well stocked in accessories, including hats, scarves, tights, bags, belts, throws and costume jewellery. Feathers provides clothing to suit all occasions, with outfits that are as versatile as they are elegant.
01273 834686; www.feathersofhurstpierpoint.co.uk
South Downs Cellars
An independent wine merchant and importer established in 2003, South Downs Cellars offers a range of in excess of 800 different wines, beers and spirits from small, independent producers from around the world, all hand-selected for their individuality, quality and value for money. They also stock a wide selection of Riedel glassware and decanters, as well as delicious chocolate from their local, organic chocolatier, Cocoa Loco.
The Mint House Shop
Independent bookshop The Mint House runs plenty of events throughout the year, like book lovers’ supper clubs and children’s book groups, but it also sells the most fantastic range of literature in its charming high street shop. Books can be ordered for you if they’re not in stock, and there’s also a good selection of gift cards and stationery.
Sassy Shoe Boutique
Renowned for its signature shoe range, Sassy has established itself as the shoe boutique offering sophisticated yet affordable collections of shoes, handbags and ladies’ accessories. Sassy’s collection includes designs made by European shoemakers in Italy, Spain and France, where making the perfect shoe is an art form. Fantastic lines and ever-changing accessories make for a wonderful shopping experience, and they pride themselves on providing a caring, dedicated, and knowledgeable customer service.
01273 831110; www.sassyshoeboutique.co.uk
Owner Emily Webster wanted to create a relaxing environment, where shopping for unique and interesting clothing and accessories would be fun and stress-free. She aims to offer her customers the opportunity to create an individual look by continually sourcing unusual and eclectic stylish clothing, accessories and gifts to the fashion-savvy customer that are not widely available on the high street.
01273 835147; www.emmieboutique.co.uk
Paynes Bee Farm
When out shopping, you don’t want to neglect your pantry shelves, and Paynes is the perfect place to stock up on jams, chutneys, and of course, honey. The business was founded in 1922 by Fred Payne, who became well-known in the bee-keeping world, selling honey to local shops and helping other bee keepers. Since then, the business has grown but it remains family-run, with many hundreds of hives spread across the Sussex Downs, and honey in shops and outlets across Britain.
01273 843388; www.paynesbeefarm.co.uk
At Indigo, they strive to create a unique shopping experience in the heart of Hassocks. They source unusual, quality driven but affordable items, and are particularly keen on supporting British brands. Through careful selection, they ensure that they always have an impressive range of gifts, clothing, jewellery and contemporary homeware not usually found on the high street.
01273 841165; www.indigogifts.co.uk