On Wednesday Bicester Village hosted the British Designers Collective, with a guest appearance by Alexa Chung which caused much kerfuffles and excitement. Although her visit was brief Alexa flew the flag for Brit style in a Bella Freud jumper and Nicholas Kirkwood shoes.
The pop-up store is open until mid-May and is packed with bargain pieces from a selection of key UK designers including Peter Pilotto, Holly Fulton, Hermione de Paula, Jonathan Saunders and Nicholas Kirkwood. It was really lovely to see these collections in the flesh and at a price point which is still slightly eye-watering, but only in a ‘misty-eyed at a wedding’ rather than floods of tears.
It makes me feel rather proud to be British, we’re really lucky to foster such great design talent here in the UK. Onto more material pursuits, Bicester itself is always worth a jaunt if you’re in the market for a treat, I’ve picked up a few nice pieces of Prada as well as some bargainous high street bits and bobs.