We’ve teamed up with designer outlet McArthurGlen and blogger Alex Steadman (of The Frugality) to show you how to get designer brands for less. McArtherGlen has six outlets across the UK, featuring brands like Joseph, Reiss, Jigsaw, Furla and loads more, all at up to 60% less than the RRP. Where can we get a piece of the action? Head here for details of your nearest McArthurGlen outlet and how you could WIN the ultimate shopping experience.
To show you just what you’re missing, we shipped Alex off to McArthurGlen with four different budgets, and the task of pulling together four awesome Spring/Summer looks.
Brands Featured: Levi’s, Hobbs, Jigsaw, Marc Jacobs (at Watch Station), Kurt Geiger
With a very reasonable budget of £300, Alex came up with this on-trend look for spring. Perfect for a weekend, the grey Levi’s jumper works well with the patterned Jigsaw skirt and red striped T-shirt from Hobbs. Accessories take it up a gear with a Marc Jacobs watch from Watch Station and Kurt Geiger shoes.
(RRPs: Jumper, £40, Levi’s; T Shirt, £20, Hobbs; Skirt, £33, Jigsaw; Watch, £120, Watch Station; Shoes, £79, Kurt Geiger.)
Brands Featured: Reiss, Furla, Skagen (at Watch Station), Jigsaw
Ideal for a meeting or a lunch, the Reiss skirt and tunic are a spring-fresh combo. Jigsaw socks and shoes bring a touch of quirky personality, while finishing touches such as the Furla bag and Skagen watch add elegance to this very versatile outfit.
(RRPs: Skirt, £75, and tunic top, £55, both Reiss; bag, £179, Furla; watch, £85, Skagen; shoes, £89, and socks, £7, both Jigsaw)
First Class Traveller
Brands Featured: Jaeger, Sonia Rykiel, Nicole Farhi, Radley
With the £700 budget, Alex created the perfect capsule spring break wardrobe. With a Jaeger trench over coolly elegant Sonia Rykiel trousers and Nicole Farhi top – plus practical but uber-chic sandals and bags – this weekender is ready for anything, even a cheeky spring shower!
(RRPs: Trench, £199, Jaeger; trousers, £106, and sandals, £132, both Sonia Rykiel; jumper, £99, Nicole Farhi; bag, £69, and backpack, £45, both Radley)
Brands Featured: Joseph, Daniel, Prada
Alex used the generous £1,000 budget to put together a high-end outfit. The Joseph dress is to die for, especially paired with a statement bag, fabulous Daniel shoes and essential Prada shades. Bring on the sunshine!
(RRPs: Dress, £397, and bag, £320, both Joseph; shoes, £109, Daniel Footwear; Prada sunglasses, £153, David Clulow)
If you’ve already grabbed your handbag and your keys and are ready to shop, head here for details of your nearest outlet. Plus, don’t forget to enter our competition to WIN the ultimate shopping experience.