Bicester Shopping Village is a fantastic day trip destination. Some pronounce it “Bichester” others “By-sester”. It is actually pronounced “Bister”.
There´s no denying that, everybody loves a good bargain. Especially when its good quality and designer scoops. So when Sunny suggested a shopping trip to Bicester Village, the designer outlet destination – I was there in a blink quite literally. The day was party sunny partly cloudy and it just took us an hour to reach our destination by train!
The village houses a range of the most stylish brands including ultra chic designer labels Gucci, Prada, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Jimmy Choo, Versace and lots more. It is a shoppers dream with 130 boutiques each offering 60% discount all year round.
We ended up spending about more than 4 hours there walking around the shops and shopping as everything there is much cheaper than the market price. We also saw a lot of tourists buses and I also think it is often included in part of the schedule of guided tours when tourists visit England.
There were some amazing deals at Kate Spade, Fossil, Swarovski, Calvin Klein, etc. and specially Pandora where you will find charms of previous seasons in case if you have missed and which are not available currently. You will surely be surprised with their pricing.
The shops are really well laid out, scattered with plenty of eateries like – Pret A Manger, ITSU, Farmshop, some small café’s, Ice-cream stands and more. I had a free range egg, cheese & mushroom crepe at Crêperie Angélie, freshly made to order in front of our eyes. Yummm… it was deliciously amazing, and with lots of butter & cheese it was quite filling. While Sunny had a vegetable gyoza at ITSU which was not bad. We packed up some classic french macaroons at L’Orchidée. They had mouth-watering flavors like exotic fruits, crème brûlée, coconut, salted caramel, pistachio and lots. And they turned out to be the best macaroons I ever had. Also, I tried the Popcorn flavored ice cream at Snowflake Luxury Gelato, It was good!