A POPULAR jewellery chain is closing down.

Accessorize has confirmed it is shutting its store in Churchill Square, Brighton.

A source told The Argus the closure was the result of increasing rents.

The nearest store is now in Montague St, Worthing.

A 70 per cent sale is currently taking place and the store will close on January 11.

Mark Buchanan-Smith, centre director at Churchill Square, said: “Monsoon Accessorize will be closing this month to facilitate the relocation and upsizing of Levi’s.

“Discussions are progressing to retain Accessorize at the shopping centre and further announcements on this will be made in due course.”