Bicester Village in the United Kingdom is shopping heaven. It is also interesting because you can shop high end – e.g Dior, Gucci, Prada, Versace, or a little more normal, i.e Ted Baker, The White Company, or Molton Brown among many others, there is something here to suit everyone.
Imagine a designer outlet village with all your favourite shops, where you can park for free outside and literally get lost in time and shopping. Well, it happens to exist in Bicester which is just outside Oxford, and is my idea of shopping heaven.
Bicester Village is interesting because you can shop high end – e.g Dior, Gucci, Prada, Versace, or a little more normal, i.e Ted Baker, The White Company, or Molton Brown among many others. I won’t list all the shops because you can see on the site but there is something here to suit everyone.
The top end designer shops are heavily discounted, so for example, a pair of Gucci sunglasses can be found for under £100 – although only just, and end of season bargains can be had. You need to be savvy shopper to get the best discounts, and it’s worth it if you can.
It’s also a wonderful place to people watch. From the very rich in their chauffeur driven, blacked out cars, to those who might be famous, to the likes of me – there is a huge variety of shoppers. And thankfully, because we all know shopping is hard work there are lots of food and coffee places available for you to have a break in. Cafe Wolseley is gorgeous or the more laid back Farmhouse serves pretty nice cakes. It’s a day out, and a pretty lovely one, although it can be pricey if you’re not too careful!
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Faith Bleasdale grew up in Devon, studied History at Bristol University and then moved to London. After sampling a huge variety of jobs, she decided that she would put her passion for writing to good use. She has lived in London, Bristol, Brighton, and Singapore but moved home to Devon, which is where she grew up to have her son. Her son, who is the light of her life, has Down’s Syndrome and Autism so a big passion of Faith's is working for awareness and acceptance. She writes fiction under her own name and also Rachel Wells. As Rachel Wells she is the author of the Alfie The Doorstep Cat Series. She writes full time.