Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bicester Village Shopping Haul

Red Wayfarer Raybans

Ted Baker Flamingo Bikini Bottoms

Anya Hindmarch MPs Tote Bag

Anya Hindmarch Beach Bag

Red Prada Purse

Inside Red Prada Purse

It may be Saturday but there's no lie in for me today as when this blog publishes I'll be jumping in my car and heading to Bicester Village with a wish list of goodies I hope I can get my hands on.

This isn't my first trip to the designer shopping outlet having visited with friends a good few months ago and I thought I'd share the indulgent goodies I can home with and give you an idea of the pricing and discounts available. 

I did initially plan to post a review of Bicester Village but bad weather hampered any photo taking opportunities and then time ran away with me to the point I'm only posting my haul now so it seems sensible to put something up next week once I've had a second visit to compare.

So on to the booty...

First stop to escape the rain on arrival was David Clulow. I was rather envious of my friends Rayban Wayfarers so popped on the red ones just out of interest. And promptly fell in love. Even better they were foldable which makes them fantastic for popping into my handbag and carrying around. With a 29% discount there was no way I was leaving them behind and you can see me modelling them here. Some might stay that was a successful start to the day.

The Ted Baker Bikini bottoms were simply purchased because I love flamingos. I decided I could easily find a pink bikini top to wear with these saving my having to splash out on the full ensemble as they were more than I would usually spend on swimwear. I brought these at 49% off.

Ah Prada how I love thee. In addition to my Prada tote which is never far from my side I also love Prada's purses. They are just the right size to host all my various loyalty cards and I was already lucky enough to own a fabulous pink one that was getting a little shabby. When I walked into the store (only after queuing to get in!) and saw a red one to match my new recently purchased bag I couldn't believe my luck. There was one in the case and I stood nervously as other customers dithered about purchasing till I had an opportunity to shout 'SOLD'. I would have (when finances allowed) happily paid the full price but lady luck saw me purchasing with a 32% discount.

And finally Anya Hindmarch where shopping euphoria took over. My friend and I had already had a recognisance trip to AH, literally wanting to walk out with 99% of the stock, became overwhelmed and logically said we needed to see what else was on offer. Nothing quite hit the mark for my friend who was the one looking to purchase a bag that a day apart from Anya Hindmarch so again we returned to the store and whilst she made her choice I once again swooned over the Tote Bags. I'd actually seen both of these bags on Net-a-Porter when they were current season but could never justify full price for what they were. Suddenly seeing them at 60% and 54% was too hard to resist. Sensibly I knew it was only necessary to buy one, and the beach bag was definitely not needed without a holiday on the horizon when it would be needed. But walking around the store with both hanging off my arms (there was one of each and no other shopper was getting a look in before I made my decision) I wanted both. 

It's safe to say I definitely treated myself on this trip but every item, with the exception of the bikini bottoms has been used on a frequent basis, my Anya totes are my go to's for supermarket shopping, the purse used daily and when the weather allows the sunglasses add a splash of colour to my outfits.

For those interested the RRP for all my purchases is approx £775 and I paid £441 which is a saving of 43% which I'm very pleased with - and reason enough to head there again today. That said I don't intend to be so indulgent with my purchases on this trip as I'm off to Las Vegas next month and all my money is to be saved for this holiday but there are one or two things I want to aid the trip so stay tuned.

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32 comments:

  1. I love your finds and your pyrex treasure also!
    Heidi

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  2. WONDERFUL!! I would love to shop there!

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    1. Oh but in the US you have some many outlet malls that I want to shop at!

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  3. oh the love - that prada purse! I've honestly wanted some wayfarers for so long too xxx

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    1. I really didn't think the wayfarers would suit me but I love these x

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  4. Love your purse and ray bans!!

    Sophiespaldin.blogspot.com

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  5. I love your sunglasses, fab colour. Some great bargains :) xx

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  6. I went to Bicester yesterday! I got a lovely Michael Kors bag and purse. Also got rather alot in Ralph Lauren.

    The que to get into Prada was massive!

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    1. The queues for Prada are madness. I always make sure I get there for opening and leave after lunch otherwise it gets crazy

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  7. I love Bicester and love your AH beach bag, it' gorgeous! x
    www.merrymusing.co.uk

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  8. I adore the Prada wallet. I never find anything good at Bicester!

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    1. My last trip I came home without anything but I was being restrained... I think I can find some justification to be something usually!

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  9. Super jealous right now! I love shopping outlets. Looks like you got yourself some really fab things.

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Shopping outlets are great aren't they! A great excuse to do loads of shopping and tell yourself 'it's a bargain'!

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  10. Love the Prada purse!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  11. Hope you had a fab time - look forward to seeing what you bought x

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  12. I love the Prada purse. And any discount on Prada is a good discount!

    :O)

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  13. Ooh your Prada purse is stunning! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  14. Oh wow, that purse is beautiful!!!!! I love that you got a purse to match your gorgeous new sunglasses too :D ah I am so jealous, everything you got was amazing xxx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  15. Great purchases! I have been meaning to go to Bicester Village for ages... looking forward to getting a chance soon!
    I have tagged you in the Leibster Award (In a nutshell – 10 questions to answer and pass on to other bloggers – you can see it on my blog)
    Maud :) xx
    (come-into-the-garden.blogspot.com)

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  16. I love the purse! :)
    I haven't been to Biscester for ages, I need to go.
    Mia
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    pretty eclectic

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    1. I can't wait to go again but I'm off on holiday soon so the American outlets are calling me first!

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