The Fashion Insiders’ Favourite Fashion Destination

A whole world of stylish discoveries awaits at Bicester Village


by Laura Antonia Jordan |

New York, Paris, Milan… Oxfordshire? Yes, you read that right. Ask fashion insiders where their favourite places to shop are and you’ll hear the same answer again and again: Bicester Village.

An open-air shopping destination that’s home to over 160 of the world’s leading brands (think Mulberry and Manolo Blahnik, Isabel Marant and Vivienne Westwood), it brings the best of the fashion capitals right to the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside. With regular trains from London, and free on-site parking, this super stylish experience is within easy reach.

With summer holiday season well and truly taking flight, there’s no better time than now to visit Bicester Village. In need of a new suitcase? There’s a Samsonite boutique to take care of that. Want to refresh your sunglasses? Consider Linda Farrow your passport to an eyewear upgrade. Looking for the perfect snazzy sandals for balmy al fresco dinners? Hello and thank you, Aquazzura.

All that choice can leave even the most intrepid of shoppers wondering where to start, however. So why not make the most of your day at Bicester Village by booking an appointment with the expert personal shopping team, who can help you with anything from a complete wardrobe overhaul to hunting out a key piece? Launched in 2021, the luxuriously appointed private suites provide everything you need for a discreet, bespoke shopping experience like no other. It couldn’t be easier; all you need to do is tell your personal shopper what you want and they’ll handle the rest. Simply contact the Bicester Village Personal Shopper team via WhatsApp to book your appointment. You can find more info on how to do this on the Bicester Village website.

Bicester Village is about more than shopping, however. It’s an experience. Foodies are set to be as wowed as fashionistas. Whether you’re in the market for long lunches or caffeine kicks, Bicester Village has you covered. Enjoy some avocado on toast outside at farmshop restaurant & cafe by Soho House & Co while you go over your wishlist. Unwind with friends at Shan Shui, the Chinese restaurant that calls to mind the glamour of 1920s Shanghai. Take afternoon tea at Café Wolseley. Plus, don’t miss some new arrivals on the Bicester Village foodie scene this summer, like La Tua Pasta and award-winning gelato from Vero Latte, which has just opened its first store outside of Italy.

Throughout the summer, night owls can get their fashion fix until 10pm on selected Thursdays. Alongside the longer opening hours, the summer evenings programme also includes live music, special brand offers and, when you’re ready to unwind, two-for-£15 cocktails in all of the Village’s restaurants.

And it gets even better. Summer’s Extraordinary Sale – with savings of up to 60% – is now on at Bicester Village. On your marks, get set, and go, go, go! We’ll see you there.

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