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Why pay more for designer clothes when you can get them at a fraction of the price????

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happyschoolrun Mon 28-Sep-09 20:57:37

I paid a visit to Bicester village at the weekend,absolutely fab, bought lots... Jimmy Choo boots for £200ish, down from £550.Mulberry bag for £267, down from £695!Have a look on their web, would be great for Xmas!

brimfull Mon 28-Sep-09 20:58:31

still too £££ for me

AitchTwoToTangOh Mon 28-Sep-09 20:59:38

arf.

LuluSkipToMyLou Mon 28-Sep-09 21:00:46

Well I got a nice Jaeger angora coat for £60. From Oxfam. Everybody wins!

traceybath Mon 28-Sep-09 21:05:02

I was at Bicester last week and spent a lot less than that smile.

Sadly I was much more drawn to Bonpoint and Petit Bateau. Am I becoming one of those mothers who just 'likes the kids to look nice and doesn't care about herself' - vomit emoticon.

happyschoolrun Mon 28-Sep-09 21:10:46

Well. I did go into Petit Bateau, they do wonderful T shirts for kids.I was looking for some for my nieces but no luck.I think Bicester just got better and better.So many nice shops... a good day out if you know what sort of thing you are looking for.

malfoy Mon 28-Sep-09 21:12:43

which Mulberry did you buy? envy

happyschoolrun Mon 28-Sep-09 21:15:17

It was the "Mabel" in dark brown leather...

malfoy Mon 28-Sep-09 21:17:54

ooooooooooooh envy envy

Jajas Mon 28-Sep-09 21:19:25

I was there last week and yes you can pick up some fab stuff but other days I come away with nothing for some reason.

Last time I went, I came back with lots of gorgeous linen from The WHite company, duvet covers reduced from £80 to £13 shock! THey are lurverly and who cares if last season or whatever.

Did look at the Miss Sixty shop but their jeans are still £60 reduced from £100 odd, you can go into TK Max and get them for £30. Do think that Bicester Village is great but they do still keep the prices inflated as so many overseas visitors see it as important a stop as Stratford upon Avon grin!

starkadder Mon 28-Sep-09 21:24:47

Happyschoolrun - do you by any chance, er, WORK for Bicester village? Can't help noticing that you've never posted anything else on MN, ever, in your life...hmm

happyschoolrun Mon 28-Sep-09 21:24:49

Very true,Jajas! It was packed with tour groups!I totally agree with you about some brands which you can get much cheaper from TK Maxx, and it does not matter one bit it was last seasons!Who cares!I have also been there before and walked away with nothing.

happyschoolrun Mon 28-Sep-09 21:27:20

Dear starkadder, I can assure you I do not work for Bicester, in fact I do no work at all.....I am new, however, on mumsnet....

starkadder Mon 28-Sep-09 21:28:43

grin all right. But you have to admit it does look a bit sus.

Nice to do no work at all but bet it is not true...you have children, right? That still counts as work.

Jajas Mon 28-Sep-09 22:13:02

Welcome happyschoolrun grin!

We've probably passed each other at Bicester Village, weaving in and out of the coachloads of tourists and all their purchases!

happyschoolrun Mon 28-Sep-09 22:17:03

Yes, most probably!Just thought it was a great place for bargains and be glad to tell others!wink

dexter73 Tue 29-Sep-09 07:51:58

Hi happyschoolrun - I live 1/2 an hour away from Bicester so we often go there for a look around (saw Liz Hurley there once!) but it can be a bit hit and miss. I have had some great bargains from there. Never been in Jimmy Choo though as the size of the heels makes my eyes water!

TheBalladofGayTony Tue 29-Sep-09 07:56:30

bicester village is depressing. all that fakey new englandy chic and millions of people who view shopping as a hobby.

having said that i got a great pair of 7 jeans.....

Jajas Wed 30-Sep-09 11:12:16

a hobby? a hobby? it's a way of life TBGT grin!

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