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Mar 5, 2012, 10:25pm   #16
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We went to bicester a week and a half ago, and I was a tad disappointed. I think it's because I was expecting a shopping experience like at Woodbury commons. Compared to the states, the deals aren't that great, but compared to shopping in london, it's worth a trip. I only bought a juicy couture charm for 19 and a lotion and hand scrub set from l'occtaine. DH bought a pair of shorts from g star raw for 10 since the belt loops were slightly ripped, so the manager was willing to cut the price and a pair of boxers from levis. I was mainly looking for bags and shoes but didn't see any real steals. The Burberry outlet had a big selection, but I already bought stuff from the factory outlet in London. I liked the juicy couture outlet, but some of the charms were still pricey. Prada had a nice selection of bags, and the prices and selection were basically the same as at Woodbury commons. The store was so busy though, so I didn't even feel like spending long there. Gucci had a lot of bags, but nothing too eye catching IMO. Tory Burch had some cute flats, and the staff at the hearts on fire outlet are the nicest SA's I've met in the uk. We only spent like 4 hours at bicester, but I guess it's because we didn't go into every store. I knew I could get better deals at home on most stuff, so we only went to certain stores. Parking was surprisingly easy to find even though it was a Sunday, but we took a few wrong turns to and from bicester :P so it took us a couple of hours each way from London. Maybe the shopping express would have been better...especially since we didn't buy much.
Mar 7, 2012, 7:36pm   #17
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Does anyone have feedback on the Mulberry outlet? Are there classic bags in classic colors (Bayswater in black??) or are they all the bags no-one else wanted..? Also, Burberry outlet in London??? I've heard of this mythical place but wasn't sure if existed, it sounds like it might be worth the trip? TIA
May 15, 2012, 9:46am   #18
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Oh I love Bicester village!! Been there two times!! I bought these amazing Marni shoes and a DVF coat in such a good price!!
Anybody that hasn't visited this place should do so cause you can find really good prices!
May 21, 2012, 11:23am   #19
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Originally Posted by Flip88
Just got back yesterday from one of the most amazing shoppibg experiences I have ever had! Just wondered what you guys thought of Bicestet if you have been?

In the UK the end of Jan is probably the best time of the year to grab bargains but what I saw yesterday was maybe a typical discount of 75%.

Dior's sale was fabulous - huge discounts particularly on bags. There was also a chinchilla shrug reduced from 6000 tp 1,100 (not my size ..... Boooooo).

Burberry has three shops there (?) but they had lots in stock in each. Aquascutum had discounts for example I bought a mohair coat reduced from 850 tp 320 and when they put it through the till ........ 120!!!! Result :) Incidentally this does happen to me quite often (???).

I saw python Chloe's reduced by 60% (my friend scored one) along with Agent Provocator reduced by 85%!

There is a Jamie Oliver outside cafe which looked fab but it was too cold so we ate elsewhere.

I was recently gutted becaise I had to return a Vince coyote fur (sleeve length too short) and I paid $1,000 for it. However I made up for my misfortune with a Matthew Williamson fur reduced from 995 to 225! I am delighted with it.

I have been to and enjoyed Wrentham Village (Boston) a few times but this really was even betrer than that IMO.

Just wondered whether you guys have been and, if so, how was your experience?
TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU!! I love this place, I remember I bought a Gucci monogram leather men's wallter for 80 pounds (approx $160USD!!!) which you'll never able to capture this kinda deal in NY's premium outlet. It's definitely a must visit if you are in London!!
May 27, 2012, 5:36am   #20
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Originally Posted by jenjenq168
TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU!! I love this place, I remember I bought a Gucci monogram leather men's wallter for 80 pounds (approx $160USD!!!) which you'll never able to capture this kinda deal in NY's premium outlet. It's definitely a must visit if you are in London!!
That is some purchase! Excellent find
Jun 10, 2012, 5:39am   #21
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Hello, I am looking to go to bicester village but does anyone know when the summer sales begin this year??
Jun 12, 2012, 10:27am   #22
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I absolutely love Bicester Village! I scored a Alexander McQueen dress knocked down from 550 to just 60!!!
love it there!

xxxx
Jun 12, 2012, 10:56am   #23
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Originally Posted by TheTrendPalette
I absolutely love Bicester Village! I scored a Alexander McQueen dress knocked down from 550 to just 60!!!
love it there!

xxxx
wowww!! Great buy !!! I must go there again!!
Jun 19, 2012, 7:58pm   #24
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Originally Posted by twinkle_star
Does anyone have feedback on the Mulberry outlet? Are there classic bags in classic colors (Bayswater in black??) or are they all the bags no-one else wanted..? Also, Burberry outlet in London??? I've heard of this mythical place but wasn't sure if existed, it sounds like it might be worth the trip? TIA
Mulberry does have some classic bags, haven't seen many blacks but there are plenty of brown bags usually and exotic skins like ostrich. Price-wise it depends on how much you want the bag. I got a brown Bayswater for 270 about 5 years ago from there but now the prices (in all the shops imo) have increased too much. The whole place is a bit too well known now and deals are hard to get though I would disagree with the person who said Woodbury Common in NY had better deals since I found that a wasted trip.
Jun 19, 2012, 8:06pm   #25
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I agreed ! Burberry @ Woodbury common can no where be comparable to Burberry @Hackney.... Woodbury has nothing!
Jun 19, 2012, 8:10pm   #26
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as a whole, i think woodbury commons is a better shopping experience. of course the burberry outlet in london is better than the one at woodbury commons, but i can't think of any other store at bicester that is better than its counterpart at woodbury.

needless to say, DH and i won't waste time going back to bicester, but the burberry outlet in hackney is definitely a must for our trip back to london.
Sep 23, 2012, 1:18am   #27
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Hi. Im new to this forum. I hope someone could answer my question: are the bags sold in bicester outlet stores like prada & burberry authentic or fake? Thank you very much in advance for your reply.
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Sep 23, 2012, 4:06am   #28
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Originally Posted by edithw
I have been there a few times over the past few years and bought some things but I never found a really good bargain. I suppose there are so many bargains on current season items in London at this time of year that Bicester Village seems overpriced for items dating back many seasons.

Good fun, though
I agree
Sep 23, 2012, 4:27am   #29
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I went to Bicester a year or so ago and didn't really see anything which was a bit disappointing considering it cost about 40 in petrol. I'd like to go again but maybe at the beginning of next year when I have a bit more spare money!
Sep 28, 2012, 12:55am   #30
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My visit was disappointing as well.
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