Upper Gardner Street

Photo:Upper Gardner Street market stall

Upper Gardner Street market stall

Secondhand clothes: a fashion statement

By David Sawyer, illustrator

Upper Gardner Street's second hand clothing!

People still buy from here today, but not as regularly as they would have done in the nineteenth century, when a much wider section of the population would have used the clothes that were available here, simply in order to keep themselves dressed.

Today you pick and choose to make a fashion statement; then it was a matter of necessity.

Image and text from the 'My Brighton' exhibit
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