Bicester Village: The Shopper’s Paradise You’ve Been Dreaming Of

Are you a self-proclaimed shopaholic? Do you get that adrenaline rush every time you step into a shopping mall or outlet? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then Bicester Village should be your next destination for a day out. Our Editor in Chief, Laura Bartlett, spent the day at Bicester, and here, she shares how you can follow in her footsteps to have a dream day out as a shopaholic.

Located just outside of London, Bicester Village isn’t just another designer outlet; these guys are the GOAT. With over 160 boutiques featuring top luxury fashion brands like Burberry, Gucci, Prada, and more. Have I died and gone to heaven because this place is a shopaholic’s personal heaven on earth.

After driving a few hours south from Leeds, I arrived at Bicester Village. Thanks to the pre-arranged concierge parking, I had a parking space with my name all over it, perfectly located next to The Apartments. The “by invitation only” Apartments are the ultimate way to kick off a day of shopping until you drop. I’ll be honest, at one point, I contemplated ditching the shopping altogether and just lounging on those sumptuous sofas. But let’s face it, we’re here to shop till we drop!

Now, here’s the real deal, the reason why shopaholics around the world flock to Bicester Village: the incredible discounts. We’re talking high-end fashion pieces at jaw-dropping prices. Imagine scoring that coveted designer handbag or those killer shoes you’ve been lusting after, all without breaking the bank. It’s a shopper’s paradise where dreams come true and credit cards get a workout. So, put on your most comfortable shoes (because trust me, you’ll be doing some serious walking) and prepare yourself for the shopping spree of a lifetime.

But wait, there’s more to this retail utopia than just fabulous fashion finds. Bicester Village knows that shopaholics need sustenance, and boy, do they deliver. From quick bites to full-service restaurants, your taste buds will be in for a treat. Need a coffee pick-me-up? Grab a cup of joe and a delectable pastry. Craving something more substantial? Indulge in a gourmet meal that will have you refueled and ready for round two of shopping madness. And here’s a tip: make sure to reserve a table at Cecconi’s. Their Italian delights will transport you to culinary heaven, and their salmon dish is simply divine. Oh, and don’t forget to pair it with a matcha latte that will leave your taste buds doing a happy dance.

And let’s not forget about the ambiance. Bicester Village is designed to look like a charming English village with cobblestone streets and traditional architecture. It’s a beautiful and unique atmosphere that will make your shopping experience even more enjoyable. As you stroll from one boutique to another, you’ll feel like you’re on a fashionable adventure in a storybook setting.

And here’s the cherry on top: Bicester Village also offers a range of events and experiences throughout the year. From fashion shows featuring the latest trends to live music performances that will have you dancing as you shop, you’ll always find something happening at this shopping center. It’s not just a place to buy clothes; it’s a destination where you can immerse yourself in the world of fashion and entertainment.

So, if you’re a shopaholic looking for the perfect day out, Bicester Village is the answer. With its unbeatable selection of designer brands, delicious dining options, charming ambiance, and exciting events, it’s no wonder that Bicester Village is a popular destination for shopaholics all over the world. Just remember to bring your credit card and comfortable shoes because you’ll be in for a day full of shopping, eating, and exploring.

So, my fellow shopaholics, mark your calendars and get ready for the best shopping day out of your life, plan your trip today.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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