As part of my recent explorations of Worthing, I wanted to check out what the shopping was like, especially with Christmas on the horizon. And I’ve been pleasantly amazed at the number of boutiques and independents, and the diversity of the shopping in Worthing. With that in mind, these are just some of the great shops you might want to browse around if you’re looking for shops that are just a little bit different:
In Warwick Street, this is both a gallery and shop with lots of unique art, design and craft by local makers. Pop by if you’re looking for jewellery, ceramics, prints, plants and homewares, and if you value a more ethical and sustainable approach to shopping.
The Little Shop of Jules
On a corner of Brighton Road, this is a rather gorgeous hat shop, and we all need a hat! But they also have an assortment of all sorts of other curiosities including costume jewelry, vintage hats, and sunglasses. All fabulously quirky!
Tucked away in a corner of Portland Road, Eccentric Chaos delivers on its name with a collection of antiques, collectibles and homewares both large and small! A great place for vintage furniture and unusual finds.
We’ve mentioned this one before, and apart from cocktails, and afternoon tea, here you’ll find preloved clothes and shoes, unusual homewares, scented candles, and lots of other quirky stuff!
In Brighton Road, if you want a good old rummage, this flea market-style shop is for you, with everything from art to militaria, old cameras, vintage homewares and pretty much every curiosity you can think of!
Right on the seafront and next to the Pier, this colourful gift shop is packed with gifts, art, and crafts made by local makers. It’s a gorgeous little shop.
This is an ethical supermarket (and they already have a branch in Brighton) that sells locally and responsibly sourced food. It was opened following a crowdfunding investment. If you need to shop in a supermarket but are sick of the big stores, this is your man! Or woman.
In Portland Road, this is one of many places in Worthing to come if you’re looking for local art. This gallery is run by artists and sells paintings, prints, photographs, glass, ceramics, and more!
On the curve of The Broadway, the owner of this little store has a passion for upcycling and here you’ll find paints, furniture, candles, soaps and the occasional kimono.
In the rather beautiful Royal Arcade there are a whole host of shops including this shop for new mums who want to carry their child in a range of slings and carriers. They even run workshops and training sessions.
Just off Warwick street in Stanford Square, Cosmic Central is your go-to for crystals, incense, essential oils, tarot cards, and other cosmic must-have items.
East Beach Studios
This photo really doesn’t do justice to this row of artists’ studios and shops along the seafront to the east of the town. Pop in and meet the makers and browse a diverse selection of local art, jewellery, crafts, and more.
If you haven’t been shopping in Worthing for a while (or ever) you may be surprised at the number of interesting and quirky shops, and combined with a number of great places to eat, it makes it a really good shopping destination.
If you like this post about shopping in Worthing, you may also like: