People across the city have shared their concerns after two clothing stores were closed.

Sandro and Maje, high-end fashion shops in East Street, Brighton, permanently shut earlier this month.

The brands, owned by SMCP Group, were both located opposite the Cos, Hobbs and Hugo Boss stores.

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Since they were boarded up, residents have voiced their worries about the city's future on social media.

Laura Jenner said: "East Street looks nothing like it used to, a thriving hub of shops.

"Extortionate parking fees, dirty streets, huge business rates and it’s hard to get into town for visitors. It’s cheaper to open in London and stay open than here."

Neil Bennett said: "It’s cheaper to drive to Bluewater and stay all day than to park in Brighton."

Online shopping was also blamed for the closures.

Jamie Green said: "Shoppers have put immense power in the hands of Amazon, ASOS, Boohoo etc etc.

"No one should be surprised that the high street is dying rapidly. If you want the high street back, stop giving the online retailers your money."

Cazz Trawally said: "Use it if you don't want to loose it."

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