Brighton is home to many independent shops. Here's a (far from exhaustive) list of some favourites:
+ MAGAZINEBRIGHTON 22 TRAFALGER ST, BN1 4EQ
Having followed their Instagram since before their recent opening, I couldn't leave without seeking out the independent magazine seller. They sell over 200 magazines at one time, but somehow I managed to restrain myself to picking up just Beautypapers, The Gentlewoman and Glamcult. If you have an affinity for magazines or just beautiful design, MagazineBrighton is a must.
+ BISON BEER CRAFTHOUSE 7 EAST ST, BN1 1HP
Situated right near the seafront, we were lured in by the illustrated shopfront and interior. And of course, craft beer. They also stock their own home brew, Beast Street IPA.
Further reading: Top 10 craft beer pubs in Brighton
+ BRIGHTON'S BIG SCREEN EAST OF BRIGHTON PIER
It's not a shop but it's a one off: the beachfront cinema shows during the summer season. Daytime viewings (2-5pm) are free, and evening viewings (5pm onwards) are just £3 for general admission. It costs a little more for a shaded covered seat and bar access.