About us

WHO ARE WE, WHAT DOES UTILITY DO and WHY ARE WE HERE?

Utility is an independent housewares store in Brighton’s North Laine. We like to think that we have become the must-stop-shop for classic household goods.

We have put together a collection of every day household goods made by well-known traditional factories, smaller makers as well as our own brand of housewares and enamel. We’d like to make choosing the things you need for home easy and fun.

Utility sells household things that are designed so well that they haven’t had to be changed in many years, or ever! Think of Duralex glass or Silvine stationery for example..

These staple designs mean our stock seems comfortingly familiar and is why our range will fit in with nearly everyone’s taste.

Most importantly, we want you to enjoy getting your everyday household kit. We want to give it to you at a fair price and make it fun. Sound reasonable? We think it’s a good plan.

Most of us have heard this mantra, coined by William Morris:

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

But I didn’t know he also said this:

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

Which I think might even be more important.

WHY SHOULD YOU BUY FROM UTILITY’S WEBSITE?

If you want a helpful, independent, friendly local housewares shop but you can’t get here utilitygreatbritain.co.uk is the next best thing. We want you to enjoy mooching about the website like you’re in the shop.

And we’re always on the end of a phone if you need us. 01273 626222.