We’re thrilled to celebrate the last stop of our Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine exhibition, which has made its home in Hove, just a hop, skip, and a Mr Whippy away from sunny seaside spot: Brighton. Spending the weekend in Brighton? Read on for our must-visit spots to make your Misshapes trip go with a bang… Think crystal-studded lobster necklaces, souvenirs you’ll want to keep for yourself, and the best coffee spots in BN. Ready? Get scrolling!
TEAM TATTY’S TEN SPOTS TO VISIT IN BRIGHTON & HOVE THIS SUMMER
Hove Museum and Art Gallery
Home to our Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine exhibition, follow the GIANT parakeet to discover over 20 years of original art design at Hove Museum and Art Gallery with FREE admission until 4th September 2022. Get up close and personal with our very first forays into jewellery making, cult collaborations with Rob Ryan, groundbreaking statement necklaces, and the instantly-recognisable designs that define two decades… and counting! Time to update your jewellery box? Exit via the gift shop to pick up treats including signed copies of the ultimate guide to Tatty Devine and iconic jewellery looks that’ll see you from the Big Dipper to Proud Cabaret!
Planning your trip to Brighton from London? First thing’s first, head straight to Brighton beach via independent ice cream heroes, Boho Gelato, and definitely go for a paddle, now that’s an order!
Head over to Kensington Gardens and soak up a slice of Tatty Devine history at Pussy, one of our longest-standing stockists and home to fun, fun, and more fun. A mecca for fans of pop culture, snap up irreverent tchotchkes, odes to Moomin, Peanuts, and Bowie, and get your Tatty Devine fix (including key pieces from past collections) here all in one unmissable spot. Need to know more? Catch up with owner Nicky over on the blog.
The Flour Pot Bakery
Calling all carb-lovers! Meander two minutes down the road to Instagram’s fave coffee spot: the Flour Pot Bakery and yes, plant-based pals, you can find some of the best vegan pastries in Brighton and serious caffeination from small-batch roastery, The Milk Shed. Tag them in your Insta snaps here but don’t forget to save us a cinnamon and orange morning bun!
The Feminist Bookshop
Get to grips with authors from Shon Faye to Roxane Gay in Brighton’s enduring independent home to books by and about women, non-binary, and marginalised people The Feminist Book Shop and café. A must-visit for every literature lover, you can now find our Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine Book joining their shelves - we’re so proud to see our story alongside those of so many brilliant voices. Find out more about their upcoming events here.
Big Beach Cafe
It’s official: Hove is the new Ibiza. Get your dose of holiday vibes in the Big Beach Cafe, owned by none other than DJ-royalty, Norman Cook AKA Fat Boy Slim. Enjoy a vegan fry-up surrounded by dance memorabilia and word on the wise, their smiley biscuits make for top on-the-train home snacking.
Big on shiny things? Lose yourself in the treasure trove that is Blackout, the best place in town for present shopping with a difference and the perfect hideaway for when the Brighton weather isn’t looking so Balearic… “Fuelled by a love for fashion, folk art, and kitsch”, we’re particularly enchanted with Sara and Jade’s carefully curated selection of collectable folk art, rainbow-bright homewares, and ‘bits and bobs’. Goodbye, pocket money!
They Made This
We’re talking to the art lovers and art adorers here: get your fill over at technicolour dream, They Made This. Home to contemporary art prints from greats including Marylou Faure, Lakwena Maciver and Anthony Burrill, and our good friend Morag Myerscough, we guarantee you’ll be getting your gallery wall plans on in 3, 2, 1… Street art more your style? Keep an eye out for the ‘we’re all Brighton lovers’ mural on Duke’s Lane.
Round of a-paws for pet lovers’ paradise: Creature Clothes! Founded in 1999 and now the top dog on Brighton’s North Lanes, shop treats for cats, dogs and people too, hand picked by owner (and Tatty Devine model!) Cosi.
The Royal Pavilion
Explore the unforgettable silhouette you just can’t forget: The Royal Pavilion is truly the jewel at the centre of town. A historic neo-classical villa that transcends tradition and embraces eccentricities, plan your trip to the pleasure palace where more is more and maximalists will find themselves right at home. Crafty types and Bridgerton lovers unite at their new exhibition, The Regency Wardrobe, which showcases costumes inspired by Regency history, crafted by artist Stephanie Smart using only paper and thread. Oh, and keep your eyes peeled for something special coming very soon…
Want to know more about Tatty Devine in Brighton? Head to Hove Museum and Art Gallery, 19 New Church Road, Hove, BN3 4AB until 4th September 2022. | Plan your trip here!