On 15 Nov 2007 at 8:25pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Has anyone dared venture into the new shop on School Hill called "Wickle" (previously Antiques Emporium too)?
I went in to see what it is like and reversed out very quickly - in my opinion it is not a shop, it is a hobby for someone who is over-priviledged. The wares mirror the comical items (and prices) that places like Flint attempt to sell (pencil £12, ball of string £35 etc etc).
On 15 Nov 2007 at 9:05pm SHS wrote:
Sounds like a complete waste of space, your brief description was enough for me to imagine the complete shop. We badly need a milk parlour or printer in that part of town.
On 15 Nov 2007 at 9:16pm Catwoman wrote:
I think we should have more shops which have spangly slippers and one cushion in the window.
On 16 Nov 2007 at 8:21am The Tooth Fairy wrote:
£35 for a ball of string, thats outrageous. I get mine from the Polack at the top of School Hill. Bargain at £13.
On 16 Nov 2007 at 8:53am OLIVER wrote:
Thanks for the tip Fairy - I didn't realise that Konrad had a sale on. Has he got any other bargains? I noticed the other day that he had some reductions on their website, that were not reflected in the shop price. However, when I asked him about it, he let me have one of their Norwegian radiator brushes at the online price - bargain! Personally, I think Wickle have got some lovely stuff in stock & at very reasonable prices. It's cheaper than Camden!
On 16 Nov 2007 at 9:48am SHS wrote:
Is there anywhere in Lewes where I can get a Siberian radiator brush? I find the colour of the Norwegian ones a poor match for the colour of my carpet slippers. Also our usual supplier of gold-encrusted rice paper toilet rolls cannot deliver on a Sunday evening so I wondered if any shops in Lewes sold this daily essential.
On 16 Nov 2007 at 11:35am Lewesianne wrote:
That reminds me, I must get some more Rose scented ink for my printer - do you think they sell it?
On 16 Nov 2007 at 12:37pm expat 2 wrote:
I solved the Radiator Brush dilemma by purchasing a pair of Tuereg macrame carpet slipper sheaths which match the Norwegian brushes perfectly. I'm sure, like mine, your dinner party guests will just swoon with jealousy. And they're only £35 (each). Of course, I have them sent mail order from a little shop in Notting Hill, I wouldn't be seen dead in such a plebecite place like Wickle. As for online buying - pah! do you think I live in Landport?
On 16 Nov 2007 at 1:30pm Lavinia wrote:
It would be advisable if you were to actually go in and have a look at the shop as all of you have failed to notice that there is a coffee shop situated at the rear - a latte is particularly welcome during any shopping expedition.
Personally, I found the goods on sale in the shop to be mainly essential everyday items. It would be extremely useful if they would allow customers to open an account there.
On 16 Nov 2007 at 4:06pm FA wrote:
So you own the shop Lavinia. Why would another coffee shop be welcome....there will be more coffee shops than antique shops soon.
On 16 Nov 2007 at 4:43pm Lavinia wrote:
There are chains of coffee shops (Costa, Nero etc) and there are independent coffee shops, some of which offer a truly delightful beverage.
Customers should vote with their cups/mugs and refuse to frequent the greasy spoons of Lewes. Let us create an upmarket town for the upmarket people who live here!
On 16 Nov 2007 at 4:56pm captjim wrote:
When Wickle was over at the Needle makers i went in most weekends as they have some really nice toys for kids as i don't want to fill my house with plastic from Argos.
So i was really happy to see they had moved to the High St..Well done! small businesses should get support from the town as its what will make Lewes differant from other towns.
Also the shop keepers are really helpful too which is always nice.
On 16 Nov 2007 at 4:59pm Lewesianne wrote:
So how much is a coffee there Lavinia?
On 16 Nov 2007 at 5:20pm FA wrote:
Probably about £27 for "upmarket" people and £1 for peasants like myself
On 16 Nov 2007 at 5:36pm Sir Alfred wrote:
reading the above posts a radiator brush seems just the thing for those difficult little places on the Rolls Royce thanks i will pop in and get one for the chauffeur.
On 16 Nov 2007 at 5:41pm SHS wrote:
I've got nothing better to do with all the money that the taxman's generosity leaves me, than to buy expensive coffees in coffee shops. A bottle of tap water? Why? I think that for most people coffee in a coffee shop is more important than food and clothing and I'm surprised Tesco hasn't converted to a coffee shop. Incidentally I hadn't realised that 'upmarket' meant stupid and wasteful.
On 16 Nov 2007 at 8:21pm For The Record wrote:
Along with the Norwegian radiator brushes and other wooden items, I was left feeling the shop was designed for Anthoposophists.
On 16 Nov 2007 at 10:39pm Smiler wrote:
I must pop in and have a look for myself.
On 17 Nov 2007 at 12:45pm Mystic mog wrote:
'Anthroposophists' I believe is the correct spelling - if you are refering to Rudolf Steiner.
On 17 Nov 2007 at 1:38pm For The Record wrote:
Ahhh - I left out the "R"!
Many thanks for pointing that out - I'm equally impressed about your knowledge.
What a clever Puss-Puss you are!
On 27 Nov 2007 at 11:27pm Smiler wrote:
No such thing as bad publicity
On 29 Nov 2007 at 12:10am Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Quite true - I just hope people make the connection with the correct spelling of the shops name (now in title bar)
On 29 Nov 2007 at 12:25pm Bob Dobbs wrote:
Hopefully I'll be able to find a decent pair of calfskin sideburn covers at Wickle.
On 4 Dec 2007 at 11:20am bibbitybobbityboo wrote:
I agree with captjim. Yes, it may be expensive but we need original shops like Wickle. Some people can get so picky. Its a sweet little shop that sells tea and coffee and antique/wooden cupboard and handy little things like that so quite your whining and stop being so pessimistic.
On 15 Dec 2007 at 9:01pm bellsbee wrote:
I'd just like to say, Wickle is fab! I've shopped there plenty of times in the lead up to Christmas. They have some fabulously priced items - great kids stocking fillers. The staff are really friendly, and they let children play with all the toys whilst we shop! They have a stunning range of ladies handbags - avergage price £65.00 - comparable bags in another shop at the end of town £400.00
On 15 Jan 2008 at 8:43pm Ruthie wrote:
maybe you should all try bb designs in Fisher Street.What a fab new shop.Great prices,lovely owner and staff.Just what Lewes needs
On 17 Jan 2008 at 9:51pm jackson wrote:
ruthie, bb designs anything to do with you? bit of a plug there I think
On 18 Feb 2009 at 7:03pm Yasi Slavinski wrote:
Over the festive period, my Mother purchased a "single sized blanket" for my single sized bed from the aforementioned shop. To my horror and hers, we realised that it was only HALF a single size blanket. Hmmm. Suspicious, we're still looking for the other half.
On 28 Apr 2009 at 4:44pm Elaine wrote:
Oh dear - I persnally love Wickle and it is one of the reasons I visit Lewes, not being privileged enough to live there myself. So come on inhabitants of Lewes - this kind of shop is fast disappearing from the rest of the small towns/villages in the South East so why not celebrate the fact that you are still lucky enough to have some individuallism and quirkiness alongside the everyday! The rest of us with only chain stores in our High Streets envy you in wonderful Lewes!
On 24 Jun 2018 at 2:06pm Rosemary Dickson wrote:
I have read some of these posts and find them depressing. I applaud anyone who opens up an independent shop. They are brave and deserve support. I am going to come and shop in Wickle from Leatherhead. I shall make the journey to support these owners.