Originally Posted by Dw3610wm
Hi there, I'm sure some of the forum members have been here and would like to know what their experiences are and what to expect.
I live very near it, so visit semi-regularly. That means that the hit-and-miss nature of outlets doesn't bother me, but if I was making a special trip, be aware that other members are right and while there might be great swag there, it might not be in your size.
but apparently does Alexander McQueen, Dior, and some other interesting ones.
Both the McQueen and Dior shops are fairly small and lean very very heavily towards womenswear. Overall though, there are a lot of outlet boutiques you just won't find in any other shopping centre in the UK, so it's definitely worth browsing around if you have time. Bear in mind, it's also quite large now, having gone through a couple of expansions over the past few years or so, so to check out all the outlets you might be interested in reasonably thoroughly will take you quite some time.
Originally Posted by fox81
What's the loro piana store like at bicester? There needs to be some hefty discounting from them to be within my range.
It's pretty good. Half my summer wardrobe is from that shop.
The level of discounting there varies, from about 50%-80% IIRC.
Originally Posted by supercarl
There was an armani and gucci outlet shop in Bicester opening "Autumn 2009" apparently when I last visited.
Not open yet as of about 2-3 weeks ago. Will probably visit again in a couple of weeks time. I'm looking forward to having a look around both of those.