The monthly Uckfield News shopping feature takes a look at what is available in Uckfield shops. Here are some ideas for September.
Antique and vintage jewellery at George Moss
Jewellery from the Victorian and Edwardian eras is on display in the window of George Moss at the moment.
Pre-owned jewellery is one of the specialisms of George Moss and in this collection there are rings, brooches and intricate pendants in 15 carat gold and with coloured stones.
Last day of the sale at Cole’s tomorrow
A sale at Cole’s menswear in Uckfield ends tomorrow and lots of new stock is already available in the store ready for autumn and winter, including trousers, shirts, jackets, and woollens.
All stock at Chestnut Tree shop £1 tomorrow
The Chestnut Tree charity shop is offering all stock at £1 or less tomorrow. This is the shop’s end of season sale. Next week winter wear will be going on display, from coats to jumpers and boots.
Buttons galore at Sew n Sew
Sew n Sew haberdashery has vastly expanded its range of buttons – 250,000 arrived recently according to Andy Coppins who runs the business with his wife Dawn.
Now they are all displayed in their own corner of the shop in the Market Hall, Bell Walk.
Also new stands have been built for fabric to make it easier for customers to find the colours and patterns they are looking for.
New stock at J&S Accessories
New waterproof retro jackets and boots have arrived at J&S Accessories with new race jackets and matching trousers, one piece suits, track boots and gloves.
Still summer reductions on sofas at SG Home Interiors
There are still summer reductions on sofas at SG Home Interiors in Bell Farm Lane, Uckfield, and you are welcome to enjoy a coffee while looking around the store.
Other things, besides furniture and kitchens to look out for at the moment include new rugs, lamps and silk flowers.
New designs in Moon Walks rugs for kitchen and bathroom have arrived and more rugs for all rooms are expected in the middle of the month.
Take a look at the silk flowers which Debbie Reed says are accredited by the British Florist Association.
Debbie loves fresh flowers and has always displayed them in the shop but she has been tempted by the silk ones, and the lack of mess, and has chosen those that look most real. “People have been impressed by them,” she said.
Specials on the menu at Hartfields
Specials on the menu at Hartfields at the moment include the refreshing Homemade Iced Tea and if you would like an extra special treat you can have Gordons gin added to it.
Veg include local Savoy cabbage in herby butter.
Starters include Cod and Prawn Fishcakes with sweet chilli sauce; Pan Fried Tiger Prawns with sweet chilli and sourdough; and Sweetcorn and Green Chilli Fritters, with red pepper relish.
Mains include Hartfields Fish and Chips, with panko breaded cod goujons, hand cut chips, homemade tartare and garden peas; Pork and Chorizo meatball Pasta Bake, with melted mozzarella and parmesan, and garlic bread; and Pork Fillet Stroganoff with paprika, brandy, mushrooms, peppers, fluffy rice and spinach herb salad.
Look out in the window of the Diane Hutt Gallery for a set of pictures featuring trees in the four seasons of the year.
Artists will be releasing other new collections during September, including Doug Hyde, who has five new sculptures featuring dogs.
Diane has also commissioned another five works from Ruby Keller. They include two hedgehogs, a stag, a family of Highland cows and a pheasant.
School shoes, trainers and football boots at Final Score
Children’s trainers, football boots and some school shoes are available at Final Score.
Shop owner Steve Holliday said most of the boots are suitable for use on the 3G pitch, and it can be costly to buy the wrong type, so it is worth calling in for advice.
Navy shorts which tie in with the Uckfield Community Technology College and football socks are available there too.
Clarins event coming up at Kamsons
A Clarins Event Evening is coming up at Kamsons Pharmacy in Uckfield High Street on Monday, October 9.
Katie Greenwood will be coming from Clarins head office in London to join Cary the Kamsons resident Clarins expert to provide demonstrations, hints and tips to improve your knowledge of the range.
There will be opportunities to sample products and have one to one time with the experts.
Drinks and nibbles will be provided for the evening and there will be a raffle to enter on the night.
To book your place please call 01825 762959 – a £10 deposit will secure your place and that deposit will be redeemable off any Clarins purchase on the night.
Autumn and winter stock arriving at Chapter Three
Lots of autumn and winter stock is arriving at Chapter Three. Saint Tropez a Danish brand is proving popular. The comfortable, easy-wear range is suitable for work and play and is a “really nice quality”, according to shop owner Kay Bevan.
She said a lot of pastel pink is going through winter ranges.
Favourite brands continue to include Lily and Me and a Postcard delivery is expected by the end of this week coinciding with the end of the sale at Chapter Three.
New jewellery is arriving for autumn and winter too.
Other new fashion brands include the edgy Muted Tones, Mistral which Kay describes as somewhere between Sea Salt and Boden and which sits nicely alongside Lily and Me.
Chapter Three is also collaborating with The Picture House to offer discounts for Picture House members. Kay added: “When I moved here I realised what a massive asset The Picture House is to the town and I am pleased to be working with them.”
Autumn colours arrive at The Flower Shop
Autumn colours are arriving at The Flower Shop with oranges and reds now appearing in the shop.
In the middle of September the new autumn window will appear.
Check out back packs at PipeDreams
Lots of back packs are available at PipeDreams as children get ready to return to school.
The shop is also excited to have a new yoga studio opening two doors along from them in the Uckfield High Street and hope people using it will pop in to have a look at their fitness range.
Deliveries are arriving now of autumn and winter stock but there are still plenty of summer sale bargains for those seeking late sunshine.
PipeDreams is also gearing up with stock for the ski season and looking ahead to the winter season.
And some people are already buying Christmas presents – skateboards and scooters have already been set aside ready for the big day.
Josefina counts down the days to website launch
Josefina is counting down the days until its new website is launched. You can register your interest at www.josefinaonline.co.uk. If you add your email address you will be notified when the site is launched.
The shop has a good stock of handmade furniture from its joinery including bookcases like the one below which is available in any size or colour from the Autentico range. This is painted in Bathstone with a white wax inside and is six feet tall by two feet wide for £195.
A full set of bedroom furniture is available too. Here for example is a look at a bed and bedside cabinets.
New at Carvills
New glassware, vases and glasses have arrived at Carvills.
You’ll spot vases inspired by the iridescent shimmer of a pearl, mouthblown and handpainted, and glasses including gin, cocktail, wine and Champagne which make a great gift or something pretty for yourself for a well-earned drink.
New bedding is due in this month and some stock is already out on display. Scion, a British brand, has a distinctive individual look with a fantastic colour palette and design.
There are also statement pieces from Culinary Concepts, including occasional furniture, lighting, mirrors, clocks and other home accessories.
September is a busy month for Carvills with boxes of new stock arriving all the time and so the shop is constantly being updated. Make sure to pop in each time you pass.