Bicester village is legendary for it’s designer outlet shops. Right here’s all the pieces it’s worthwhile to know earlier than you go
Bicester Village popped up on my Instagram feed some time again and I instantly wished to go to designer outlet buying on this Oxfordshire location on my subsequent journey again to the UK. This premium outlet village is aware of how one can do persuasive social media advertising and marketing. Images and reels of a Veuve truck and backyard, designer sale finds, fairly florals and luxurious buying experiences received me over. So on a wet July day in England my sister and I headed off to discover.
My sisters been numerous instances however this was my first go to. It’s at all times good to go along with somebody who is aware of the lay of the land however in case you don’t hold studying. I’m sharing my prime suggestions for taking advantage of your day at Bicester Village outlets.
A number of the shops advocate reserving appointments prematurely to keep away from the traces. Undoubtedly accomplish that in case you can. Shops like Dior and Gucci usually have lengthy traces exterior which makes for a much less crammed buying expertise inside however isn’t so enjoyable on a chilly day in case you’re lining up exterior.
- Obtain the app earlier than you go. You possibly can then scan it in shops if you make a purchase order to earn factors.*
- Attempt to keep away from the weekends to keep away from the crowds.
- Get there early! The later within the day you go, the longer the traces.
- Should you go on a weekday or vacation think about reserving one among Bicester Village’s buying experiences which incorporates precedence parking.
- Should you’re planning on doing plenty of buying e book one among their hands-free buying experiences.
- Examine the climate earlier than you go. It tends to be a couple of levels cooler than London and it’s open air.
- Personalized Veuve or Moet & Chandon bottle instances make for excellent Christmas or Birthday presents.
- Dior, Prada and Versace had a number of the greatest sale costs out of the entire designer shops after we went.
- Go away heavy and ponderous baggage and jackets at house. You’ll need your arms to buy!
- You possibly can presently solely purchase one Dior bag per day.
- Bicester Village outlets should not responsibility free however they do provide tax-free delivery on purchases at taking part boutiques delivered to addresses exterior of the UK.
- Should you’re tight on time plan your go to forward of time as there’s greater than 150 boutiques.
- E-book appointments for shops forward of time to keep away from standing ready in lengthy traces. Examine their web site to see which shops provide this service.
Is it price going?
Should you’re wanting a designer bag(s), sneakers or garments then sure. Should you’re wanting extra excessive avenue manufacturers then No. A variety of the shops have objects which are nonetheless of their full priced shops collections, not simply from previous collections. It additionally relies on the place you’re coming from and the costs you usually pay at house.
For instance the white Saffiano Prada bag I purchased from Bicester Village was simply over £1200. On the time it was nonetheless accessible in Harrods and Prada (UK) for £1980 and Prada.com (US) for $2600+ tax. So for me, as I’m from the US it was an excellent greater saving with the present change price than in case you’re from the UK.
Three of the issues I search for in a bag is that it might probably match my cellphone, I attempt to keep away from lambskin because it scratches so simply and that it has each a prime deal with and shoulder strap.
I’ll most undoubtedly be again! Not simply to buy however as a result of we missed out on having the ability to chill out within the champagne backyard because it wouldn’t cease raining!
Bicester Village App
*It’s nicely price downloading the Bicester Village app as factors and rewards add up shortly in case you’re making designer bag and shoe purchases. One of many perks from our splurge was them providing the hands-free buying, espresso and croissants in ‘The Condominium’ which made for a extra unique, luxurious buying expertise.
I’m all in regards to the expertise when buying. In any other case I would as nicely save the time and fuel/petrol and store on-line. As your factors rack up, you’ll get emails free of charge consultations and presents pop up in your e-mail inbox.
Bicester Village opening instances
Bicester Village opening instances range from Monday-Saturday and Sunday:
They do such a beautiful job with their decor, shows and floral preparations all through Bicester Village.
How you can get to Bicester Village outlet outlets
Bicester Village is positioned at 50 Pingle Drive, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 6WD. You may get there by automobile and there’s a good quantity of parking. Should you’re touring from London, there’s a prepare that goes from Marylebone that takes lower than an hour.