If you are a Marc Jacobs fan then get yourself down to Bicester Village as they've just opened up a new shop there. I am a huge fan of the village, not the least because it is also very close to me but also being the bargain hunter that I am, it does have some great finds. You can't always guarantee to find the bargains but I seem to have a nose for them! It was a very colourful Sunday when I went a few weeks back, the whole place seemed to have that Spring feel.
The Marc Jacobs shop had a full range of products from handbags to accessories and a rail of clothes. They had his diffusion line; Marc by Marc Jacobs as well as some pieces from his main line.
|My favourite top there, silk £117 from £195 (40% discount)|
I wasn't on a mission for much that day, I just went with a friend to catch up and have a browse. I purchased the below from Cath Kiddston to post to my sister as a little treat and the kind sales assistant gave me some cute paper bags and stickers to wrap them up in, how lovely! Service like this always impresses me, it's all about that little bit of something extra to make your customers feel appreciated and satisfied.
Completely not on the look out for a new handbag (but always keeping one eye firmly open) I popped into Ugg who seem to have a bargain bin out of late. They have been selling off samples at hugely reduced prices. Having worked in Buying for many years, I am used to samples and a lot are pretty much nearly the finished item, so it never really bothers me. I spied the below at £35, they had others in the store at £60 but this was a sample. That day they had 20% off handbags for Mothers Day so I cheekily asked if mine was included. Yes it was! £28 for this leather beauty. My friend said I was mad to walk away but being the Capricorn I am, I do like a little ponder. It was held for me whilst I wondered around the village. After putting in a call to the husband and confirming he was in fact planning to go to Tesco that afternoon for my Mothers Day present (nooooo, I need no more aprons or tea-towels with I Love My Mum on) so I said not too, I had found a bargain. Pennies saved from Tesco bits and invested here instead. I was lucky enough to still receive some beautiful flowers and cards on the day also.
I have already used my bag, proof for me it was meant to be if I use it within two weeks of owning. The body of the bag is nice and light, it's the chain that carries the weight. I didn't realise until using it that the chain also clips off so you can thread it through and make it shorter to a little arm strap.
|Jumper; M&S kids cashmere|
Boots; Sam Edelman
Lizzie the cat again!