FLINT is housed in a beautiful 14th Century building in the historic market town of Lewes and is a truly individual shop. We first opened our doors 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 exclusive brands such as Abel, Escentric Molecules, DS & Durga, Laboratory Perfume and Maya Njie together with natural and ethical haircare and skincare from Honest, Aybury, Evolve Natural Beauty, Cult of Treeshouse, Tincture, John Masters Organics, This Works and Bamford. 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 a range of things for your home, 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...

We are open 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am - 4pm on Sunday

For seasonal opening times, please see our Contact Us page



Our Flower Table..

September 25, 2017

Our flower table changes every few days...the seasons obviously dictate but it also depends on what our suppliers bring us in and what we can find. It's lucky day when the hydrangea man arrives with armfuls of saucer sized blooms, stopping us literally in our tracks as exclaim excitedly and then run around looking for big enough buckets for them... For us, flowers are an important aspect to the shop and a way of honoring the seasons. We love the thought of bringing the outside in and at the moment our table is laden with berries and hips and coppery leaves. Huge branches of beech are plunged into pots and windfall apples are gathered into baskets to create autumnal table...

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Autumn Approaches...

August 17, 2017

Our work began back in the spring. In fact, Julia and I probably started thinking about our winter wardrobes and what FLINT would present, as early as the winter before that. I find it's always easier planning out what you might be wanting a year down the line during the season you're actually in, that way, when it comes to visiting the showrooms and watching the shows, eagerly anticipating what they'll show this time, the trends they'll reveal, it's so much easier to zone in on all those pieces that you felt you were looking for last time around.  For instance, I found myself desperately looking for a great winter coat - a long, tweedy coat in dark grey -...

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A New Season, A New Perfume

August 17, 2017

There's something about a change of season that makes me want to wipe the slate clean and start over. When it comes to clothes, there's nothing like the dusky days of Autumn approaching to make me want to invest in key pieces that'll take me through the upcoming winter and to perhaps experiment a little with new trends and looks. The same mind set applies to the perfume I want to wear. We all appreciate how evocative a scent is and how it can take you right back to a time and place, which is why a change in the season is the perfect time to experiment with a new perfume. At the shop, we've been loving several of the...

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The Autumn Collection from East By East West

August 11, 2017

It's true, most of us are still clinging onto summer, but the long days are starting to turn already I feel. There's a definite change in the air.. and the sun feels it's shining in that particular golden way, the way it does in the autumn...  All we can do is look forward and after all, the upcoming season feels all the more welcome when we have a new season wardrobe to covet! A true Flint favourite, East By East West continues to go from strength to strength and having first seen the AW season's collection back in the spring, we've been looking forward every since.  This updated duffle coat is a key piece in this collection. Made from a...

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