Sunday, 3 May 2009

Day Shopping Trip at Designer Outlet Village

My Thursday Day Trip is revealed!! I was invited to a VIP (my first ever!) blogger shopping day at Bicester Village Outlet Mall near Oxford. Despite having 5hr sleep the night before to get up at 6am, the trip was totally worth it. Just check out the amazing VIP room above that we got to hang around through out the day.

The village itself is so pretty, packed with gorgeous brands with amazing deals! Even the rain and grey sky did not dampen my spirit! I also met up with the lovely Liz from Violet Posy and had such a fun day together!

Floral print heaven at the Cath Kidston store!

The lovely people at Bicester Village was so kind to offer us a delicious champagne breakfast & lunch, a goody bag and an amazing £50 gift voucher!!

The cool dressing room inside the VIP lounge

Flats is a must for a day of walking!

Taken when I got home in my messy old bedroom at my parents, the jacket is like 5 years old! It's a bit small these days so I'm rolled up the sleeves to make it a crop :)

Oh, nearly forgot to show you my purchases! A 100% cashmere Burberry scarf (reduced from £210 to £69!!) and a cute Mulberry keyring (reduced from £49 to £19)!

There is a direct train from London to Bicester Village and it is a hotspot for tourists!! Check out the full list of designer shops here.

xx

74 comments:

Bunny B said...

Great pictures! What a lovely shopping experience! I would love to go to Bicester one day :)

Amanda's Sunshine said...

Great finds..Looks like so much fun!

Zoella. said...

I LOOOVE it here. and they have a CCO too, which is the only one i know of near me. Glad you had fun and your outfit is soo cute. xx

Glueandglitter said...

I look the look of the cath kidston shop! something I really should aspire too. Great idea with the jacket. I recently dug out an old jacket thta i've had for about 5 years too, it's a but small also, but still good to go!

The Seeker said...

Sounds a great shopping experience.
How funny.

xoxo

janettaylor said...

U look so adorable. I adore checked blazer. One of my fave blazer is checked. Masculine & feminine together! :)

Great find that Burberry scarf! Congrats! I love outlet stores!

Brigadeiro said...

Love your jacket! And great purchases ;) Would LOVE to go to Bicester Village...
xx

Anna said...

You are such a lucky girl!
The shops there look amazing!!!
I bought some lovely brooches on a flee market today!

DaisyChain said...

Your so lucky! I've never been to Bicester Village, I'm trying to persuade someone (anyone) to take me.

I love Cath Kidston stores, I spent far too much time in the one on Park Street, Bristol!

✿Ji✿ said...

Awww you looks so cute!♥
VIP sounds great, you´re so lucky!^^

B said...

just found your blog, it is awesome. cute outfit!

diamondsinchampagne said...

That tote store looks tres cute.
Love your outfit, and what a fabulous purchase!

Janelle Mentesana said...

How did you score a shopping day there with the VIP and all?

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

Hi Janelle :)

it was a special UK Bloggers event that Bicester Village organised, Liz asked me if I was interested (of course I am!! :) so I got an invite through e-mail a few weeks ago.

Chelsea Ann said...

Wow, it all looks so lovely. I bet nyou had amazing fun.

Eeli said...

Hey Luphia love!


Amazing layering here but you always do it oh so well lol ;) So jealous of those freebies you scored and that amazing day it seems you had! I have been freezing my toosh off in my super cold flat! Gaaaaah.


Have a sweet monday hun :D


xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Eeli

AnnaCleo said...

wAoooo. !
that place looks so fun!
and those bags too!

agnes said...

oh my... everything looks fun there, I am glad that you had a good time there :)

agnes

Courtney said...

Tina, that looks like an absolutely fantastic day! How exciting that you were part of it. And I love the outfit you wore, including your old blazer. Hope you've been having a great weekend. xo

Erika said...

I just want to live there. Next time please, please, please take me with you?!

Mademoisselle Chic said...

I love your scarf!! I love the flowers also :)

The Clothes Horse said...

You lucky girl! Looks like a fantastic time. Did you meet any other cool bloggers?

S.Elisabeth said...

I love the outfit, and omgsh those purchases are amazing! So cheap for a Burberry scarf!

Gabbi said...

Thank's for sharing your outing Tina! I love the photos of the little shopping village. Feel like I just took a short shopping holday :)

Your outfit is adorable, love that Marc Jacobs watch pendant of yours.

...Really want one of those Cath Kidston flowery totes! xo

La Couturier said...

It sounds like such a lovely shopping trip - I want to go there! =]

Bisous,
La C.

alissa said...

looks like a fun trip! i love your belt

Winnie said...

Oh man, I haven't been there in years and I really want to go now!

doublecloth.net said...

That he envies you give me. The place is beautiful. A kiss

bookgeekandfashionchic said...

That vip room is adorrrrabbbblee :) glad you had a nice day! x

Trixy said...

First of all, I love your outfit so much. Secondly, WHAT AMAZING FINDS. I AM SO JEALOUS! And I adore the photos of the Dior and Dolce&Gabbana store-fronts. AND THANK YOU, GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR EXAMS TOO!

Trisch said...

Looks like a fabulous day! Must be nice to have a whole village of outlet!

Trisch xo

drollgirl said...

what a fun day!!! and i love your outfit and your new purchases.

feeling a little jealous over here. a hahahahah!!! wish i could go!

muchlove said...

Look like a fun place to get lost in! Great buys :)

Ally said...

I love your outfit and your new Burberry scarf! So jealous!

Hannah said...

Lovely key-chain!

SwagmanGoin said...

It is a pretty shopping village!Nice experience.

Chester said...

Looks like fun!

Shin said...

Wow, I wish I was there!! Those picture are like a fantasy dream! I love your purchases, amazing deals! xxoxoxo

captivateme said...

looks like such a great experience!!! I love your outfit and that gorgeous burberry scarf you snagged :-)

notebookdoodles said...

looks like you had a great time!! and nice purchases too =)

Amelia said...

This looks like such fun! I like looking around designer outlets. The layers in your outfit are cute.

fabulous everything said...

Lookssooo fun! Great pictures =) Loving the layers of your outfit. and GREAT PURCHASE. How ironic that I was wearing a pink burberry scarf today.. IT KEEPS ME SO WARM! you'll loooove it.

Leigh said...

love how you layered your necklaces!

yyam said...

Love the floral print haven! It looks so pretty! Sounds like you had a swell day! Cheers, Y.:)

♥Leigh♥ said...

Sooo lucky!!! your stuffs are always great..i love the photos on each and every post you have on your blog!!!

Bren said...

i'm in love with tht cath kidston store. i'm so jealous of the fun shopping excursion you obviously had.

Erika said...

Hello i love this village too much I am giggling with awe as I type. haha

<3
Erika

Little Miss Tiara said...

wow! The shopping center looks like a total fun! Weew... I'd love to spend a day long just window shopping there, lol. the kids store are the best one, I love the colors! :D

Cathy Voyage said...

Can you take me with you the next time?

Joann said...

Shopping looks so fun. I'm in envy!

Elyse said...

I love your outfit! I love the different layered prints! They're all different and they go together so well!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Wow!

loft in soho said...

Sounds a great shopping day!
You looks so cool dear,

xxx

Milly. said...

Thanks for the comment :)
I absolutely LOVE the Burberry scarf, so jealous.
A VIP shopping day just sounds too good right now what with exams coming up...! !

M xxx

Liz@Violet Posy said...

Love your post and I had such a great time meeting you :) I'm still loving that Burberry scarf - it's gorgeous!

Liz x

Beatriz Kim said...

You are just adorable! I just found you through some other blog, which unfortunately, I can't remember!

Anyway, I wish I had found you sooner (Though I've only been blogging since mid-March); all the posts I have missed! Wait! What am I saying! I can go to your blog history! Such loveliness!

I just love all your pics; you take great pictures! And I like the stuff you captured!

I also have a photography blog. If you'd like to check it out, here is the link!

http://artbybeatriz.blogspot.com

Velvet and Linen said...

We do have outlet stores here in Los Angeles, but nothing quite as charming as that!
It was lovely to spend the day with you.
You gave your jacket a whole new life! It looks great.

xo
Brooke

Marie said...

Now that's my kind of shopping. The outlet has a lot of high end stores...luv it! Wish I could just hop on a train and get there in a few.
-marie

amy b.s. said...

oh, how cool! i'm so jealous of your trip! looks like you got some great finds! and you looked fab doing it. as always.

Annady said...

What a fun place to shop!

Hanako66 said...

great finds!

what a fun day!

down and out chic said...

a vip blogger shopping today?! that's wild!

rightbank said...

That looks like a very fun day! I actually stayed in Bicester a really long time ago - I was visiting the UK and a friend happened to be living there at the time (temporarily). I don't remember any shopping like this back then. We didn't spend any time in Bicester but I certainly would have if there had been! :)

rightbank said...

That looks like a very fun day! I actually stayed in Bicester a really long time ago - I was visiting the UK and a friend happened to be living there at the time (temporarily). I don't remember any shopping like this back then. We didn't spend any time in Bicester but I certainly would have if there had been! :)

Rain said...

Wow...the VIP room is so stylish. I wish my living room looks like that!

Great Burburry scarf!

xoxo

Lindsay said...

What a great idea to roll up the jacket sleeves when they get too small....especially when you have a really great blue liner to show off!

Rachel Follett said...

I love what you did with your jacket! So chic!

Porchlight Interiors said...

What a fabulous day out. I would love to go there. You are so lucky Tina.

Rachel said...

great purchases! I love your necklaces and ring, and your nail polish color is super cute.

Kate said...

I love the outfit! The layers are perfect :D

The purchases are also fab!
xo, Kate

Daphne said...

You make me want to go shopping!! Love that scarf, so classic :)

RhiannonM said...

Your outfit is adorable. I have been SOO bad at commenting on people's posts lately. I am trying to catch up. This looks like a truly awesome day!

The Beauty File said...

I must have missed this post, but it looks like you had so much fun! Pretty Celine store & love your scarf!

May Kasahara said...

in love with the keychain!

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