There are a number of top-brand outlets in the heart of London or within a few miles of the capital.
For a day of luxury shopping at bargain prices, head to Bicester Village, located 40 minutes from London by train. This boutique village offers over 160 clothing and accessories shops. Among the brands are Dior, Burberry, Gucci, UGG, Zadig and Voltaire, Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen, Mulberry, Prada, Chloe, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Jimmy Choo, Longchamp, Maje, Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney, Sandro, Timberland, Valentino, Versace… Promotions can go up to 60% off. Little tip: take advantage of the sales period to shop for these luxury brands at even lower prices.
London Designer Outlet
Doc Martens, Converse, Levi’s, Nike, Adidas, Guess, Gap, North Face, Asics, Vans… More than thirty major brands at knock-down prices can be found at the London Designer Outlet in Wembley Park, a booming district. There you will be able to do very good deals in a few hours without leaving London. There is also a children’s playground nearby.
Chatham Place Outlet
Head to East London to take advantage of promotions on major brands. What makes this grouping of outlets famous is undoubtedly the presence of the very chic and British brand, Burberry. The shop offers discounts of up to 70% off! Nearby, you will find other brands such as Nike, Zadig & Voltaire, Aquascutum, Pringle of Scotland, Matchesfashion…
Paul Smith Outlet
To enjoy this 100% British brand without breaking the bank, you just have to go to its two outlets, located in the heart of London: one is in Mayfair and offers only men’s clothing, the other is located in the City at the Royal Exchange and there you will find everything you need to treat yourself in both men’s and women’s versions. If the discounts are significant, it is because the collections offered are those of last year. But it’s well worth it if you’re a fan of the Paul Smith signature. You can also find accessories and decorative objects for the home.
The chain, which has many shops throughout London, offers clothing, accessories and shoes from leading designers at low prices. For example, you can find Stella McCartney bags at 40% off, Armani dresses or Ralph Lauren jumpers at 50% off, the famous Hunter rain boots at £30 instead of £100…. Note that depending on the neighbourhood, the collections differ.