Last Updated on 19th October 2013
We love Bicester Village. No question about it. What’s not to love? All our favourite brands in one gorgeous village at discounted rates? It’s simply fashion heaven. If you’re not familiar with Bicester then you MUST pay the village a visit. With 900 boutiques at the village and lots of well-known fashion and lifestyle brands you’d be hard pushed not to find tons of fantastic pieces. Best of all you can snap up last season’s collections with up to 60% off! Our must-visits? Alexander McQueen, Valentino, The White Company, Rupert Sanderson and Anya Hindmarch.
To do Bicester, you need to get there early. That’s a given. Start at the beginning of the village and work your way round and make sure you don’t miss a thing. We tend to prefer going to the village with our girls…boyfriends just slow us down!
The only downside possibly is shopping at the village in the winter. Summer is fabulous but braving the cold winds can be hard for even the most determined fashionista. Walking around outside in the freezing cold is definitely not ideal, but honestly it’s a small sacrifice to pay especially when you can just run into the nearest café, grab a hot chocolate, take a breather and head back on out for round two.
For Xmas the village has launched a great comp titled Festive Secrets and are giving away some amazing prizes. You can win either one of 10, £100 gift cards and tickets to Warwick castle, a prize from one of the fab stores at Bicester or…wait for it…the chance to win a shopping weekend at Fidenza village including flights and an overnight stay at the Carlton Hotel Baglioni. All you have to do is like Bicester on Facebook, recommend a friend to the comp and find a gold reindeer hidden somewhere on their site. Sounds easy? We’ve tried to find the gold reindeer but had no luck so far. But we shall not give up! Visit Bicester Village Festive Secrets to enter and be sure to let us know if you win. In the meantime we'll continue looking for that gold reindeer!