About Dirty Harry Clothing
Brighton’s number one destination for vintage and pre-loved clothing.
For over 20 years Dirty Harry Clothing has been catering to the trendy and eccentric Brighton crowd, with a wide range of high-quality garments, footwear and accessories. Now attracting customers from all over the world, we’ve expanded to stock three floors of military, sportswear, Americana, leathers, workwear and womenswear, with styles from the 1940’s to modern. We also carry a small, but growing line of our own clothing.
Our team is a dedicated group of vintage experts both in-store and in our warehouse, ensuring we provide you with the best stock, the latest trends and unlimited style inspiration. So pop by our Sydney Street store today and see what we can do for you!
It was the summer of 1980 when our late founder Steve stepped foot in Canal Jean Co, a checkerboard-fronted second-hand store in downtown New York City. An alternative shopping heaven with prices to match, Steve was in awe of the shop’s offerings, and the first seedlings of an idea were sown. He’d later return home to start setting up market stalls in Camden and Greenwich, with the aim to bring this huge variety of new, used, retro, vintage, U.S. military, workwear, footwear and accessories to the UK.
Two decades on, whilst both Canal Jean Co and Steve are sadly no longer with us, the legacy continues at Dirty Harry Clothing, now at home on Sydney Street, in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine shopping area.
Over the years, we’ve seen many iconic vintage shops and marketplaces go under the hammer. Where there were once vibrant and quirky markets in Camden, Portobello Road, and Kings Road, fierce competition has forced a lot of the old charm out of the industry. Fortunately, however, Brighton has continued to prosper, with The North Laine and Dirty Harry Clothing at its heart, steadily growing and evolving to meet the needs of the modern treasure-seeker.
Now with our new online store, we’re able to bring you the same high-quality vintage delivered directly to your door, wherever you are in the world!