A Day Trip to Bicester Village

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Friends. Not the Joey “How you doin” type but the reliable ones you know you can count on. The ones that are always there and you know will drop everything if needs be. Those are the best aren’t they. Everyone needs that friend who is perfect to pick you up and an even more perfect shopping partner. A Belle to your Bunty ‘cos boy, we can shop. I’m sure you’ll understand when we say that we could give up shopping but you know, we are not quitters. With that in mind we scheduled in some girl time and a day trip to Bicester Village.

*sings* I’ll be there for you

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Talking of friends. Bicester Village feels to us like a reliable one, someone you can trust. If you have been following us you may have read our previous posts on how we love a spot of shopping there. We all know that you might need to see a therapist after some Central London retail therapy: the crowds, the noise etc etc. If you are looking for a fun day of shopping we’d recommend jumping on a train from Marylebone Station direct to Bicester Village’s swanky own station. 50 minutes later and we are sure you will become the best of friends. 

The designer shops have with upto 60% off and forget hustle bustle, you can wander around at your own pace in the most tranquil of beautiful settings. Plus it is not only a relaxing shopping environment, it’s open all day from 9am ’til 9pm so really does feel like you can head there for a full day out.

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Although there are over 130 brands at Bicester Village {and 30 more opening in the New Year!} our top shops to check out are always these big players: Chloé {obvs}, Gucci, Prada, Valentino, Celine and Saint Laurent because you never know what will be there waiting for you and the stock changes every time we go. We find that these bigger brands are the best to stop by if you are looking for a great accessory. Need a new bag update? Then we are pretty sure you’d find something. We always check out Maje and Sandro too for clothing as they both have a great selection of cute dresses, unique separates and don’t forget to have a look for leather and suede styles, as the designer discount price tag makes it the best time to invest in a staple like a biker jacket {see the to~die~for tan number below}

As we’ve said before our TOP TIP if you are looking for something specific is to ask a lovely sales assistant if they happen to have it in the stockroom as it may not be on display. If you don’t ask you don’t get. We’d also say: Don’t plan your trip around getting your hands on 1 thing in particular as most stores stock changes really quickly and there is no guarantee that they will have the more well know styles in the classic colours. Go with an open mind that you may find a little gem that was just waiting there for you.

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Seeing as Bicester Village is your new BFF, they have lots of lovely options for food and drink too but we always head to Farmshop and it’s now become obligatory for a post shop, pre train ride cocktail before home time while you swoon over your bargains.

See told you, we are not quitters.

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On our last trip to The Village we put our money where are mouths are and picked out some gorgeous pieces from those favourite stores of ours. These white dresses make a great addition to your Summer wardrobes, versatile styles that could be dressed up or down are always winners in our eyes. You could easily wear these frocks over a bikini while on holiday or on home soil with a boho edge like we have styled them. On gloomier days just add a black ankle boot and leather biker jacket to get you city ready!

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Alice wears dress, belt and bag from Maje, sunglasses from David Clulow

Hannah wears dress from Sandro, belt and bag from Maje, sunglasses from David Clulow

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With so many occasions during the Summer season you can’t go wrong with a really great dress and these styles tick all the boxes. There’s a big trend for midi dresses with long sleeves and a strong statement colour such as these is really flattering plus they can be styled with clashing colour accessories, neutral tans or bold black for a great contrast.

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Belle & Bunty London for Bicester Village Summer Blog Shoot designer discount outlet england  Alice wears dress, shoes and bag from Maje, sunglasses from David Clulow

Hannah wears dress, belt, shoes and bag from Maje, sunglasses from David ClulowBelle & Bunty London for Bicester Village Summer Blog Shoot designer discount outlet england

This soft colour palette is SO us and really chic for Summer. We love how each piece is really versatile and can be interchanged into lots of items already in your wardrobe to create a stylish capsule wardrobe for the warmer months.

Psstt here is that awesome leather biker we were talking about, it will just get better and better with age!

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Alice wears shirt, trousers, shoes and bag from Sandro, sunglasses from David Clulow

Hannah wears dress, jacket, shoes and bag from Sandro, sunglasses from David Clulow

All available at Bicester Village.

We would love to hear if you and you girlfriends take a trip to Bicester Village and want gems you find, let us know!

Photos By Victoria Metaxas

This post is in collaboration with Bicester Village. All words our own

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4 Comments

  • Reply Amelia graham 26/07/2017 at 11:42 am

    You’ve inspired me to visit – have never been but am definitely going to make the trip asap! Looks so fab!

  • Reply Rosie x 26/07/2017 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks for the tips ladies x Didn’t realise it was so close to London.

    • Reply Belle & Bunty 28/07/2017 at 11:32 am

      Hi Rosie, it is SOOOO easy from London, just jump on the train and it takes you right to the village! Happy Shopping! xx

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