Closet & Botts is a partnership between old school friends, Chloe Shearing and Harriet Maxwell. Chloe originally worked in a French patisserie in Brighton, whilst Harriet was a display artist for Anthropologie in London. They share an eye for well-made, beautiful objects, and over the years have spent many cold mornings hunting around markets and car boot sales, dreaming of opening their own shop.
After a particularly inspiring trip to Italy via Paris, they decided to take the plunge. They left their jobs on the same day, bought a van (The Pearly Queen), and spent the next eighteen months learning their trade, scouring the flea markets of Europe and bringing home overlooked treasures to sell in pop-up shops and vintage fairs.
In February 2014 they opened the doors to their very own shop in the antique hub of the South, Lewes. Closet & Botts brings together an eclectic mix of vintage, new and handmade homeware, furniture and clothes. Originally a pharmacy, 196 High Street, with its stained glass windows and tiny, beautiful walled garden, is the perfect home for their collection.
Now with the launch of this online shop you won’t have to be local to Lewes to enjoy their wares.