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Nanadobbie voted UK's top vintage shop

Monday 12th March 2012

The Brighton branch of Lostwithiel based vintage and midcentury shop Nanadobbie has been voted the UK’s most popular Vintage Shop by readers of BBC Homes & Antiques magazine.

Nanadobbie Brighton, which only opened in late 2010 was given the award by TV presenters Kirstie Allsopp and Mark Hill at the recent Bath Decorative & Antiques Fair.

Some 2,500 votes were cast by readers of BBC Homes & Antiques as part of National Antiques Week last November. Nanadobbie Brighton, which is based in Gloucester Road, Brighton, was shortlisted alongside 4 other retailers for the Vintage Shops Award.

Owned and run by father and daughter team Mike and Alys Dobbie, Nanadobbie was first established in Lostwithiel in 2006. A second shop was opened in Stoke Newington in 2009, moving on to Brighton’s popular North Laines area late in 2010.

Over the same period, Nanadobbie has established a strong website presence with a large customer base of subscribers to its monthly newsletter and growing internet sales.

"This is fantastic news,"says Alys Dobbie, Manager of the Brighton shop. "Many of our customers have shopped with us from day one and this award is a great recognition of customer loyalty. "

Nanadobbie also provides original midcentury props for hire for TV, film and production companies as well as magazines. They will be exhibiting at Midcentury Modern in Dulwich on Sunday March 18th.