’Tis the season to Christmas shop. To make your list, check it twice and scoop up perfect presents for every single friend and relative who make the cut.
But, this year, rather than dragging out your seasonal shopping spree over weeks and weeks of winter, why not buy all your gifts in just one day? Bicester Village is the perfect festive shopping location, home to more than 160 boutiques from world famous brands, including Paul Smith, Marni, Smythson, Stella McCartney and Guiseppe Zanotti.
And because Bicester Village is not just the destination for mens and womens fashion, you won’t be short of gift ideas either. It’s also an entire wonderland of beauty, lifestyle, interiors and high-end watches and jewellery stores too, so you can find presents for everyone from your niece to your next-door neighbour.
Of course, with a winter shopping spree, it’s not all about picking up presents. As the temperature drops, your own wardrobe will need a little bolstering against the cold. From Barbour to Belstaff, you can pick up a jacket or coat as a gift to yourself this winter, all at up to 60% off the recommended retail price.
And, when you’ve worn yourself out exploring the world of luxury at Bicester Village, there are plenty of cafés and restaurants on hand in which to warm yourself and refuel. Pop into Café Wolseley for a toasty Croque Madame or comforting Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Butter. For a very seasonal snack, bundle your bags into Pierre Marcolini; a haven of luxury chocolates, including the hot variety, as well as tempting waffles, each freshly made and topped with one of Pierre Marcolini’s Barre2 Chocolates.
Alternatively, we recommend paying a visit to the recently opened Shan Shui restaurant. Offering authentic Chinese delicacies in a beautifully decorated setting, the enticing fusion menu includes such dishes as a dynamic Minangkabau beef rendang and crispy Sichuan mala chicken, and a number of tempting small plates of wok-fried gyoza, calamari and vegetable spring rolls. The well-stocked bar menu also has something for everything, from cucumber and lime iced tea to the iconic Singapore Sling.
See how easy it is? To make things even easier, you can buy Personal Shopping experiences or a Bicester Village gift card if you want to give the gift of Bicester itself this Christmas. And, to maximise your festive shopping spree, download the Bicester Village app to ensure that not a minute of your day is wasted, and that you tick every single person off your Christmas list.