If you are visiting London and wonder where to get where to get the best deals for luxury goods, Why not travel down to Biscester village which is about an hour travel from London. Biscester village which is located at Oxfordshire to be exact is an outlet center filled with cottage boutiques of famous luxury and high street brands as well as independent outlets that distribute branded items for discounted prices.
You will find boutiques for most major luxury brands like Prada, Armani, Gucci, Celine, La Perla, DKNY, Fendi, Smythson, Mulberry and Dior. Same goes for famous brand labels like Vivienne Westwood, Sergio Rossi, Ermenegildo Zegna and Mathew Williamson. For more affordable fashion choices, you can check out high street brands such as Karen Millen, Reiss, Jigsaw, Ted Baker and All Saints.
Aside from fashion boutiques, you will also find home improvement shops like Bodum and Ralph Lauren Home. If you are looking for large shopping discounts, you will find a lot of treats from stores like Fat Face, Monsoon, FCUK, Cath Kidston and Jack Wills.
The village has a hands-free shopping service for those who don’t want to carry shopping bags around. They also have a worldwide courier service wherein you can send your items immediately to your doorstep instead of hauling them during your travel. For hassle-free parking, you can avail of their valet parking service and book your spot beforehand to ensure your parking space. Furthermore, all non-EU residents can enjoy a tax-free shopping spree of 20% for only a minimum purchase of £30.00.
In line with the definition of an outlet mall, you will find a lot of discounts ranging from 30% to 70% on most boutiques. If you get lucky, you might grab a few from a limited time sale promotion. However, don’t expect to see a lot of new season collections. Most shops restock as often as daily but it will mostly be of previous season items and very limited new season ones. Naturally, items from the current season will only come with low discounts compared to the rest. Moreover, you need to have really good timing to come across a new season sale and make your own purchase.
The best time to come to the village if you want to shop peacefully is 10am, the opening time. Around noon, you will experience a lot of congestion and the village will continue to be crowded until its closing time at 7pm. Parking space is also limited so come in early or use public transportation to avoid finding a parking space for hours. Altogether, Bicester Village is still expensive do to the stores dominated by luxury brands, but it makes up for it by offering a lot of options. You will find all you need inside including food, fashion and house needs.