The very next day after arriving at the lovely Bloomsbury Hotel (review to follow), friends Barbara, her lovely daughter, and Jeanne Suica and I headed out for a day to Bicester Village to hunt down some bargain designer goodies. I was a bit disappointed that I had written to the PR department well in advance only to hear nought in return, but didn't let that spoil our visit.
I'm used to Woodbury Commons Designer Outlet here in NY which is massive, and really takes fortitude to sift your way through, so I was kind of happy that Bicester Village was much easier to navigate. Plus they had outlets for my two favourite British designers, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. Whats not to like about that?
I made out pretty good, and got a few things at VW, as well as a gorgeous double wrap snake print bracelet at Mcqueen.
Vivienne Westwood Earrings, the orbs have little different crystals around the edges, with a crystal ball at the end!
Vivienne Westwood Bag that expands like mad! The best part is that I can use it for the pool at the yacht club without worrying about it being damaged as its waterproof and holds all my pool essentials, including towel, extra set of clothes, boot, makeup, and even my iPad! Love the colour and of course the classic orb pattern!
Taking closeups with the iPhone in dim lighting doesn't always work out as you expect!
I have no idea why it keeps coming up sideways, I fixed it in iPhoto but I guess blogger doesn't like me ):
My very last day I didn't have much time, so I trolled Camden market with Jeanne for fun since I hadn't been in ages. Here's a pic of us taking a Lemon Frappacino break from the heat...
There are loads more pics of inexpensive goodies I ran across in my quest to find school clothes for the PGP (we even wound up getting the same dresses from the kids dept that fit us both perfect!) But I'll leave you with this for now and write more as I think of it!