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Brighton’s menswear is about to step up a level following to the arrival of Simon Carter Clothing and Accessories in the North Laines.

Situated on Kensington Gardens, the British accessory and tailoring label is expanding its retail portfolio, with four stores already in London, one apiece in Buckinghamshire and Yorkshire respectively as well as another in Toronto, Canada.

Carter, who has been a regular visitor to Brighton since his childhood, has been keen to set up by the seaside for some time, as he explains: “It’s been in my mind to set up a store here for three or four years. It was just a question of finding the right location, because it’s vital for me to have elegant premises.”

With its ebullient, quirky English style, it is sure to fit in with Brighton’s contemporary flair and is already a hit with the city’s fashion fans.

For more information visit www.simoncarter.net

Christmas is a time of year for festivities, family and full tummies, and no one appreciates this more than our loyal furry four legged friends.

Therefore, treat your doggie darlings during the festive season with a special Pupbake. Theses doggie treats are gluten free, made with 100 per cent human grade ingredients and feature nothing artificial.

[one_half]As well as being suitable for all dog sizes these adorable tasty treats come in a range of three flavours, including a special festive ‘Roast Turkey’ treat. Alongside the Christmas bake, the range includes a peanut butter frosted treat and a cheese flavoured option.

Pupbakes are hand baked in the UK and are available to buy online, from independent pet stores and from the Amazon Pet Store from £2.99 each.[/one_half]


Can’t find the right shoes for Friday night? Struggling to find the heels that match that dress? Looking for something new to wear on the big night out?

Brighton’s MatchBags now has it all covered after opening a brand new shoe boutique last month. Incorporating the new boutique with their handbag shop and nail salon all under one roof now offers shoppers the chance to take part in some high-end shopping and pampering out of the way of the bustling city centre.

[one_half]To celebrate the launch of their new shoe boutique, MatchBags and MatchNails will be offering Absolute readers 10 per cent off all handbags, shoes and nail treatments.

All you have to do is visit the store, located on Duke Street, and mention Absolute Magazine when purchasing any product or service.

So if you’re looking to get yourself or a loved one a 100% genuine Italian leather handbag this Christmas, a luxurious pampering with professionals or some chic shoes make sure to stop by the shop or visit www.match-bags.com [/one_half]
Match Bags (UK) Limited
13 Duke Street, Brighton
Tel: 01273 719009
Email: info@match-bags.com

A band of determined volunteers could be set to save the Saltdean Lido after years of work to secure its future achieved a first round of funding.

A £440,000 grant from the Social Investment Bank will fund a new plant room for the pool and some patch-up work on the pool itself so it can open next summer.

However, the Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company still have a long way to go, with the total cost of renovating the Lido and its beautiful modernist building set at some £10 million.

Although further funding applications have already been submitted you can do your bit to help the Saltdean Lido.

All you have to do is watch ITV Meridian West on Monday 24 November at 6.30pm and vote for the lido to win £50,000 from the competition being run. You can also help out by coming along to the fundraising food market and car boot sale which is taking place on the lido car park on Saturday November 29 from 10am – 2pm.