I haven't been to a designer outlet since I was at university and lived near Bicester. To be honest, it was all a bit wasted as all I ever wanted was a Karen Millen dress to wear to my Leaver's Ball. Since then, I've chosen to save up for my expensive wares (or wait for a sample sale)...
|Post shopping, with my purchases|
|Mulberry 'Lily' handbags £495, instead of £750|
|Tweed bag, reduced from £795 to £325, Mulberry|
|'Pearls of Wisdom' Lulu Guiness clutch, reduced from £95 to £47.50|
I tried on quite a few things, but I pretty much made a beeline for the Church's store...I love Church's brogues - they're pretty much the ultimate. Their styles are also so transeasonal, they will last forever and still be in fashion 5 years down the line.
|Ex samples, all size 37, were all £99 a pair!|
|I loved these, but they only had in size 36.5|
|Trying the classic white studded brogues - and they do mail order....!|
|The pair I went for, reduced from £325 to £170|
|Trying on outfits in Joseph and a Burberry bag (bottom right), reduced from £795 to £556|
|Classic Burberry trenches, reduced from £1095 to £766|
My advice? Don't go on a whim or when you don't have any money to spend, I've learnt that mistake many times. I would go when you have something in mind that you want full price, like a Mulberry bag, or Michael Kors watch, and then be happy with your saving.
|Michael Kors bags, reduced from £360 to £239|
|Michael Kors bag reduced from £249 to £199|
|I must admit, I did make a very non fashion purchase of a Le Creuset saucepan!|
|My new shoes in their new home...|