A directory of all your local and independent retailers in one place.

Browse for books, clothing, gifts and more.

Shops local

Across the Eastbourne and Lewes District we have a range of local independent retailers. Many are still open for business online or are taking orders by phone whilst restrictions are in place.

Support local independent retailers and shop local.

From independent bookshops and local gift shops, to clothing retailers and beautiful homeware providers, the Eastbourne and Lewes districts have an array of fantastic shops.

If you’re looking for food and drink in the local area, please see our sister website Eat Local.

Whilst we are trying to keep this website up-to-date, please do get in touch with the business directly for their latest customer updates.

If you’re a business owner that would like to be included or you’ve spotted a shop that should be added, please contact us.  If your business also manufacturers goods, visit our sister website Make Local.

Please note that the businesses listed are not endorsed by Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils.

Recently added shops

Harley House Distillery

Harley House Distillery is based in Seaford and founded in 2017. We produce International and the well acclaimed Great Taste Award winning spirits. Our products currently range from 6 different gins, 2 liqueurs, fruit brandies, a range of rum through to hand sanitiser.

We have an online store and are open to click and collect. You will also see us at Eastbourne Market on the first Wednesday and last Sunday of each month, East Dean Village Market on the third Wednesday in each month, along with many events in the local vicinity.

01323 491998 Visit website

Tiny Box Company

We’re Tiny Box Company – home of award-winning gift boxes, jewellery boxes and bags at great prices.

We also create beautiful bespoke boxes and exclusively designed personalised boxes and gifts.

Whatever you’re looking for, our friendly team are waiting to help you.

01825 723832 Visit website

Jeavons Toffee

Handmade confectionery made by a small vegan family company in Newhaven. Our vegan toffees, caramels & chocolates are made in small batches using traditional methods, to our secret recipe, to create the perfect flavour and chew.

01273 082248 Visit website

In Perspective

A family run independent hobby shop selling art supplies, craft materials and kits, model kits and supplies, tools and books. Also a picture framing service.

01323 764810 Visit website


Sustainable Clothing Hub offering alterations, kits, clothing, and sewing classes.

07999 576215 Visit website

Wards Eastbourne

Wards offer high quality clothing and accessories, and emphasise natural fabrics and Fairtrade products. The new shop opened in February 2020 and is the sister company to Wards Group, the long established, family-owned business in Bexhill.

01323 641608 Visit website

The Photoframeshop

Picture framers who make a range of photo and picture frames, as well as selling frames from Sixtrees Ltd. Visit the website to shop.

01323 839470 Visit website

Paul Cox Sculptures

For lovers of the ornate, ‘Paul Cox Sculpture’ is a manufacturer of gifts. Based in Newhaven, Paul and his team of artists hand craft sculptures for everyone to enjoy.

01237 611448 Visit website

360 Botanics

Organic and natural plant-based ingredients with pure essential oils to create a complete eco-luxe product range of products. From bath salts to skincare and soy wax candles.

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Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft shop

Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft’s shop features an expertly curated mix of homewares, books and stationary inspired by the museum’s collection, including limited edition prints, exclusive collaborations and one-off designs by local craftspeople.

01273 844744 Visit website
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