FLINT is housed in a beautiful 14th Century building in the historic market town of Lewes and is a truly individual boutique. We set up shop in 2002 and since then have strived to find all sorts of wonderful, unusual and stylish things inspired by our love of travel. A carefully chosen collection of beautiful clothes, bags, scarves and shoes are upstairs on the first floor complemented by perfumes from Miller Harris and skincare from This Works. Fresh flowers are available all year round, they're for sale on the ground floor where we offer our floristry service. We also sell an interesting, carefully edited selection of books and music and a range of homeware sourced from around the world. 

Our website is a just a taste of what we do - we hope you can come and visit us someday...


Easter Opening Hours

April 17, 2014

Wishing all our customers a very happy Easter holiday. We are closed on Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday, but are open for business as usual on Saturday 10am - 6pm.

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Sourcing Shawls in Oman

April 01, 2014

My latest travels took me to Oman in the Middle East. This area has always held a deep fascination for me but this was my first visit to Oman and I was keen to explore and learn its history firsthand. We discovered a country full of contrasts - silent, deep Wadis whose streams have carved dramatic deep sided valleys over centuries, the rugged coastline of the Arabian Sea and its white sandy beaches that are home to nesting turtles and of course the saffron coloured dunes of the desert that stretch for miles and miles. And as mind-blowing as the landscape is, I was completely bowled over by the hospitality of the local people. The Omani's are very gracious and...

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Mothers Day Flowers at FLINT

February 28, 2014

Spring flowers are like a breath of fresh air. Today the shop was filled with the sweet scent of the new season. Narcissus, hyacinth, ranunculus, tulips and roses bring a promise of the lighter days ahead and we filled our vases, bottles, pots and urns to the brim. Julia has been busy taking orders for Mother's Day this week and comes back from the market everyday with armfuls of blooms that look amazing just simply plonked in a vase, straight out of their wrappings... Of course, we do make lovely handtied posies and arrangements too, but they're put together in a very naturalistic way, as if you'd gathered them yourself. That's the way we like it. We let the beauty...

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Spring collections at FLINT

January 16, 2014

We are optimists. The wind and rain are still battering against our windows but Spring is resolutely on its way and we are looking forward to welcoming the new season in the form of lightweight knits, chiffon shirts, silk dresses...Ahhh, not long now..! A selection of pieces from our collections will be available online, so do keep checking our site for updates.. The first of the new collections are starting to arrive now. Malene Birger was first off the block - her graphic print tunic dresses and satin tops are now in store and selling despite the weather. Some great tees and tops will be on our rails in the next few days. Rosso 35 is due in next week...

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