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On 19 May 2017 at 8:44am Lewes born wrote:
What sort of person actually buys stuff in there?
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On 19 May 2017 at 8:49am bobobob wrote:
Someone buying a fancy present for a friend?
Someone who can afford that price stuff for regular use?
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On 19 May 2017 at 8:57am Sickle wrote:
Wickle is a reflection of how materialistic residents and visitors to the town have become. It's a real shame, as the town used to be more focussed on people enjoying their lives without the need to have a high disposable income, or the need to tie self worth to possessions.

It wasn't that long ago when you'd struggle to find a single shop open on a Sunday. Argos was about it.
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On 19 May 2017 at 9:51am Billy wrote:
Apparently, Closet and Botts is a must go to destination for many Londoners. Weird huh. Maybe Wickle is the same?
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On 19 May 2017 at 10:15am Good news wrote:
Good news the new shop opening up the road is going to be like wickle and closet and botts ..... ho hum (next to avantgarde)
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On 19 May 2017 at 10:17am The Greek wrote:
What Lewes really needs is a greasy spoon and a newsagents/offie in the centre of town.
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On 19 May 2017 at 10:26am Lewes born wrote:
Just the name "closet and botts" makes me want to cringe with embarrassment.
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On 19 May 2017 at 11:21am Never going to happen wrote:
With rents and business rates where they are Greek, that's never going to happen. There are both in Ringmer though and parking there is free too which makes up for spending a quid or so on petrol to get there and back.
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On 19 May 2017 at 11:23am Private Ear wrote:
Closet and Botts. Sounds like a biography of Jeremy Thorpe.
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On 19 May 2017 at 11:49am Change of Heart wrote:
I used to scoff at Wickle, but will now defend them.
They are independent and sell quirky stuff that appeals to Lewes residents (not just DFLs).
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On 19 May 2017 at 12:56pm Cobblers and Awls wrote:
Why does everything have to be -------&-------? pretentious names for C**p from China.
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On 19 May 2017 at 1:14pm Harry Enfield wrote:
They saw you coming.
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On 19 May 2017 at 1:29pm sickle wrote:
@change of heart

I've no issue with independent shops. But both Wickle and Closet & Botts are very expensive and do well by selling a lifestyle that is increasingly associated with Lewes.

These are emblems of a wider concern many people have that the very thing that attracts people to the town in the first place (its volunteer community, interest groups and getting involved in initiatives) are being eroded by a 'consumer' class.
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On 19 May 2017 at 1:33pm Bert wrote:
Lewes Peasant did a Lewes shop name generator once. Very amusing. Pick one word from each column and that's your shop name. Purple Bertie, Frottage and Goose, and so on
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On 19 May 2017 at 1:46pm GirlAboutTahn wrote:
I don't see anything wrong with people buying the odd treat for themselves or someone they care about if they worked for it and can afford it. Some peoples treats are a bottle of whiskey, others a spa day, a greasy breakfast and others like to buy themselves a little something from a shop like Wickle or Closet & Botts. If you don't like the things they sell then just walk on by and try and be a little less bitter about other people.
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On 19 May 2017 at 2:44pm bobobob wrote:
Wickle is the sympton, not the cause. Leave them alone and do something to protect the town you love if you feel so strongly about it.
If housing was affordable then maybe there would be more "regular" shops?
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On 19 May 2017 at 3:49pm Maria Cauliflower wrote:
Where is my cheese?
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On 19 May 2017 at 5:50pm Clifford wrote:
Bert wrote: 'Lewes Peasant did a Lewes shop name generator once.'

There was a similar game for forming your own left-wing party. Combine any two or three of the following and add party: workers', labour, socialist, communist, revolutionary.
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On 19 May 2017 at 8:57pm Busty bar maid wrote:
A non political thread clifford you utter moron. Could you not have made that point elsewhere. Do go away
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On 20 May 2017 at 12:48pm Sue wrote:
What sort of person actually buys stuff in there?
I don't really understand the question - I bought a birthday card and a cushion from there once, and if my children were younger I would definitely buy some of the smaller toys.
What's the problem, Lewes born?
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