Brighton will most likely be your number one stop-off point along the South Coast if you are looking for vintage or alternative clothing, but citizens of Southampton, or ‘Sotonians’, can easily get their fix at Beatnik Emporium. A quirky little shop just across the road from Southampton Guildhall, Beatnik offers customers the chance to buy or hire a variety of wacky fancy dress clothing and wonderful retro pieces. Even for those not looking to spend money, the funky music and the friendly staff keep you coming back for more and there are many hidden treasures to be found amongst the boxes of badges and the piles of novelty glasses. The haphazard, fancy dress aspect means that the Mr Benn theme is never far from your mind as you explore this time capsule of a shop. Beatnik is a veritable emporium and our first stop-off on the Southampton treasure trail.