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On 12 Jan 2010 at 12:02pm Merlinspot wrote:
...it looks set to be either a ladies shoe shop or a sandwich bar....how many more food outlets do we need in Lewes...and as for ladies shoes, well enough said!
On 12 Jan 2010 at 1:06pm Off-message wrote:
Yeah, I agree. A men's shoe shop would be much better. Something upmarket like Church, Crockett & Jones, Trickers, Lobb, Edward Green etc.
Just the job - supporting English manufacturing industry in these difficult times.
On 12 Jan 2010 at 1:43pm Prick Stein wrote:
I heard it was going to be a crack den?
On 12 Jan 2010 at 2:49pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Oooh, goodie, more shoes to buy! I still miss Wyndhams, I hope it's as good as they were. I hate having to go to Brighton if I can't find what I want in the Shoe Gallery.
On 12 Jan 2010 at 4:35pm Sherlock wrote:
I thought all Lewes women shuffled around in wellies and the men in dirty trainers.
On 12 Jan 2010 at 5:23pm Lovemyshoes wrote:
Loakes, cant beat them :-))))))
On 12 Jan 2010 at 10:07pm Jimmy wrote:
Well you can be certain it won't be a good shop or a useful shop BUT that shouldnt matter as we all know it will be closed in about 6 months.
Annette C-T How can you buy anything in Lewes, I find my self either online or in brighton if i need to get any thing of use but its been that way for about 5 years now. Everything is over priced in Lewes as well compared to anywhere else. For example the DVD's in WHS are ridiculous as well as the books. Clothes in Lewes are stupid, Fat Face 70% sale off and you could still find it cheaper in Brighton.
I love Lewes for the town it self but as a useful place it is a big no.
Even places like Seaford, Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath are better equipped and we are supposed to be the centre of Sussex its embarrassing.
On 12 Jan 2010 at 10:29pm Londoner wrote:
Since when has Lewes been the centre of Sussex?
On 12 Jan 2010 at 10:34pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
As long as it's a decent independent reasonably priced shop I don't care what it sells.
On 12 Jan 2010 at 10:41pm TRC wrote:
Lewes is the County town of Sussex isn't it?
On 12 Jan 2010 at 10:51pm Dave wrote:
Lewes is only the County Town of East Sussex. Chichester is the County Town of West Sussex.
Seaford and the other shopping venues mentioned are all larger settlements than Lewes. Mind you, there is nothing useful in Seaford, except a grotty Morrisons. People there tend to go to Eastbourne for anything useful, and Newhaven Sainsburys for food.
On 13 Jan 2010 at 12:33am Jimmy wrote:
Sorry I meant County Town.
Seaford still has more than Lewes can offer, a wider range of shops and cheap prices, decent clothes shop.
Yes they may be larger settlements by why to we still let our Lewes shops be turned into c**p, Minus intersport there is nothing in the lower reaches of the town except for an Argos that NEVER and i mean NEVER has any stock of the items required, Currys "Digital" that stock hardly anything of use except televisions and computer games at unbelievable prices. Other than that there is nothing in the bottom half of the town.
Then up the hill and on to the highstreet there is nothing but poncy bags and shoe shops that never have anyone in them. Bright Idea's occasionally useful around christmas and birthdays spent many-a-day in there as a lad.
And then a scattering of mainly womans clothes shops that seem to also be empty everytime you go in them and always seem to have a "sale" on but sale prices seem to consist of £45 and up.
Why do we complain about having to go to Brighton and Eastbourne, we have been driven to it.
On 13 Jan 2010 at 9:15am ere be monsters wrote:
Dave, 'scuse me!! there is nothing "only" about Lewes. It is the County Town of Sussex. It may be the administritive centre for East Sussex but it is the historical County Town.
On 13 Jan 2010 at 11:55am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Jimmy, please could you tell me where the "decent clothes shop" in Seaford is? There is the lovely Sedici (similar to Capriccio, but not such a wide range), but I doubt if that's where you mean. Otherwise I can only think of the funny old farts' shop in Broad Street, which specialises in beige slacks and polyester frocks. Lewes is far better off for clothes shops imo, although I admit there's not a lot for men at the cheaper end of the market.
I'm also a bit mystified by all these shoe shops at the top end of town. Renwick Clarke, Delilah and Laurels sell a very few styles of shoes and boots, but the only proper shoe shop I can think of is the Shoe Gallery. Mind you, they have such a wide selection from killer stilettoes to sensible old ladies' shoes that it sometimes seems like 3 shops.
I'd be mortified if I'd missed gracing a new shoe shop with my presence.

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