Comfort Inn Arundel
Arundel, EN BN17 7QQ
Phone: (44) 1903 840840
Fax: (44) 1903 849849
The name suggests an eclectic mix of music and that's what you will find here; although when small shops choose not to specialize, it usually means the selection is fairly arbitrary. However, there are some excellent classic R&B albums and a good Indie/New Wave section. Dance music is melted down to a category described as All kinds of dance music, which may suggest where the owner's interests lie. Music Meltdown buy and sell tapes, CD's and records.
The South's largest surf lifestyle store, situated next to Hove Lagoon, has a huge selection of clothes and equipment for the surfer, windsurfer and skateboarder. With over four-thousand wetsuits in stock by manufactures such as O'Neill, Billabong and Reef, Ocean Sports Board Riders is an Aladdin's Cave of goodies. They also stock swimwear, casual clothing, bags and sunglasses if you just want the look without the exertion.
JJB Sports sells a wide selection of sportswear and swimwear for adults and children with brand names including Nike, Reebok, HiTec, Umbro, Adidas, Diadora and Speedo. There are three changing rooms and plenty of staff on hand to help out. They also sell sports equipment from sports bags, basketballs, footballs and rugby balls to skateboards, pool cues, tennis racquets and in-line skates. For a day at the beach there are pool shoes and flippers. They also sell water bottles, which are great for the gym or cycling. In case you can't decide what to buy someone, they also sell gift vouchers.
Groms Ltd makes taking the kids out to the beach an event to remember. With a full range of surf/beach wear for ages 2-16 years, there's more to it than simply bathing and building sand castles. Jumpers, shorts, skirts, dresses, swimwear, tees, body-warmers and accessories come in fun colors and sizes. Brands to watch are Roxy, Billabong, Quiksilver, and Rip Curl. Delivery to your doorstep!
Customers debate high-brow subjects at the counter, while a couple of cats laze about the Brighton Books Publishing. There are two floors well stocked with most subjects found on a comprehensive university syllabus and more general subjects, including travel, archaeology, architecture, journalism, art history, humor, sport and leisure. The books are mainly hardbacks and well kept so the prices are greatly reduced; some rarer magazines are fairly expensive. There is a good local history section. Books are bought if they are in mint condition.
Specializing in dance music, this is the place to fill your Ministry of Sound record bag. They are an official merchandiser for Technics and are specialists in the hire of Technics, amps, turbo-sound, speakers, mics, smoke machines, UVs lighting and DJ artists. They also deal in repairs and delivery, club installations and maintenance. You can hire two Technics and a mixer and if you want something a little more permanent, they sell Numark's DJ-in-a-box, a complete set for the bedroom DJ. They are also a ticket outlet for local and national dance nights.
This medium-sized food hall/supermarket is at the upper end of the price range. The choice is excellent with a good selection of meats, fish, fruit and vegetables and frozen food and they are always well-stocked. Waitrose have a delicatessen, a fishmonger, a butcher and a patisserie. You are also able to buy birthday cakes here. In the fresh vegetables section you will find a salad cart, which is very tempting. The choice of wines is superb and they are stored well. Extras include books, videos, picnic and BBQ accessories and hosiery.
Legends specializes in quality surfboards and accessories such as stand up paddle surfboards, stand up paddle raceboards, paddles etc. One will find all the gear to ensure maximum street credibility, even if the only tube you've ever caught is one on the London underground. Names include Michael Hynson, Von Sol, Dewey Weber, Aipa and Nectar Surfboards. They also sell women's and men's clothes, watches, wallets and swimwear. The staff know their stuff and will help to kit you out. The water feature, with is wooden carvings and the counter/boat, is a great reason to visit this shop as well.
Top Shop successfully translates catwalk styles into fashionable wearables for the teenage market and fully-fledged women who don't want to spend too much for one season's look. Across the large range of clothes, from leather jackets to bikinis, the material and cut is always tailored to the here and now. The Moto label is good for indigo boot cut jeans, and the accessory range is a great mishmash of goodies, including designer sunglasses, head scarfs, bags and quirky mobile phone covers. There is a Faith shoes concession within the store. Nationwide.
This high street off-license chain stocks a huge selection of wines, spirits and beers. It caters to everyone, from students and casual drinkers to beer and wine connoisseurs. The wine selection at Oddbins includes rare vintages, while the beer on offer includes popular brand names such as Carling, Stella Artois and Becks. Oddbins is the undisputed leader in its field and with branches everywhere, it is certainly worth a visit.
This tiny shop holds a prime location on the trendy part of Brighton's seafront. Housed in one of the old fishing arches the shop has brought its connection with the sea into the modern age. Surfboards and body boards have replaced boats here, although the choice is limited by the size of the shop. The shop assistants are happy to give advice. They also sell a good range of tiny T-shirts, hooded tops, bags, Oakley sunnies, shorts and accessories for both girls and boys. The clothes are mainly their own label.
This American shop is mainly for those who require sportswear as fashion wear as the range of clothing, particularly for men, is limited to sweatshirts, t-shirts and tracksuits. There is gym wear for women and labels include Nike and New Balance. As the name suggests, they specialize more in footwear with trainers, boots and sandals labelled under several categories: New Releases, Cross Training; Football, Lifestyle; Basketball; Outdoor; Tennis and Running. There are swivel seats in the center of the shop for easy trying-on, and plenty of staff on hand to help find a pair of socks to match. Children's footwear and clothes are also available.