Bag a gem this weekend at one of the UK’s leading fashion outlets

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London has no end of shopping options but did you know there are plenty of outlet shops offering designer and highstreet digs for huge discounts? Burberry trenches, Kurt Geiger heels and Kate Spade purses are all to be had in the capital, and for prices that are kind on your pocket.

Burberry

Burberry Burberry everywhere, and with up to 80% off!? Yes please. The Burberry Outlet has been hidden away in Hackney for some years now but many Londoners are still unaware it exists. Hackney was at the heart of the clothing industrial hub in the 1950’s and the outlet is situated within the old Burberry Factory.

Ever dreamed of swishing around London in a classic Burberry trench but you’ve got rent to pay? Well here’s your chance. The outlet even offers up to 30% on the latest items. Go early on a weekday to avoid the mobs of Londoners and fashion savvy tourists.

Burberry Factory Outlet London
29-53 Chatham Place
London
E9 6LP

Paul Smith

It may be in one of the lushest parts of London, but inside you’ll find samples and previous seasons menswear, childrenswear and accessories with a satisfying 30% to 50% off. Paul Smith doesn’t promote its Avery Road outlet store, keeping it one of fashion’s best-kept secrets. Paul Smith was knighted by the Queen in 2000 and personally takes the time to coordinate the design of every one of his shops himself, so not only can you bag a bargain piece, but visiting the stores is like taking a trip through the design giants creative thought process. Don’t forget to look upstairs.

Paul Smith Outlet
23 Avery Row
London
W1K 4AX

Hackney Walk

If you like ‘designer’ but hate the price tag, Hackney Walk is the place for you. A designer outlet retail park that opened in 2016 thanks to a £2 million grant provided by Sadiq Khan with a view to regenerating the area and creating jobs for local residents and also creating opportunity for new London talent.

Expect Nicole Farhi, Zadig & Voltaire at hugely discounted prices, as well as some of London’s emerging fashion talent. Set in a block of old railway arches, the space also hosts fashion events and workshops as well as the community project The Stitch Academy, which aims to support the local fashion industry and local young designers. Every year the project offers a free workspace bursary for a young East London based designer to become the Designer in Residence, previous residents include the amazing Ashley Williams.

Hackney Walk
Morning Lane
Hackney
E9 6LH

The BOX

Founder of The BOX Natalie Basrawy said of her business venture ‘I wanted to create a space for excess stock that does not devalue it.’ More discounted boutique shopping experience than a flash sale, The BOX is a 3000 sq ft venue built to support events such as sample sales, pop-ups and product launches based around a curated calendar of events. Previous retailers include Liberty, Sunspel, A.P.C, Isabel Marant, and House of Hackney. ‘We’re like an independent retailer providing a platform that extends the value and life of stock and clears it in a sustainable way with reductions of up to 80%’ says Basrawy. Currently at The BOX is a pop-up sale of vintage and limited edition football shirts, and up next is an exclusive pop-up with London based independent brand House of Sunny.

The BOX
4-6 Ram Place
E9 6LT
London

The London Designer Outlet

Not quite as billed, the London Designer Outlet in Wembley isn’t as high fashion as Hackney but offers high street brands at outlet prices. When developer Quintain bought the 350,000sq ft plot of land next to Wembley Stadium they asked local residents to complete a survey to find out they wanted from a new mega-development. The results? An outright rejection of the high fashion outlet store model of Bicester Village in favour of cheaper high street brands at even cheaper prices. Well loved brands like Superdry, Levis, Kurt Geiger, H&M, and Religion have all had to promise to slash prices by 40-70% to qualify for a spot in the park. Worth a trip to Wembley for, but give it a miss on match days.

The London Designer Outlet
Wembley Park Blvd
Wembley
HA9 0QL

Bicester Village

Bloggers, vloggers, and fashion-conscious tourists flock to the retail anomaly of Bicester Village. About an hour out of London, this Oxfordshire discount retail park is home to powerhouses of the fashion world Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Kate Spade and Alexander McQueen, with up to 60% discounts. Only Buckingham Palace receives more Chinese tourists annually and rumour has it that Samsonite, located at one end of the high street, make a pretty profit selling suitcases to fill and send home. With 1.2 miles of shopping (as long as the Champs d’Elysee and Oxford Street, so there’s your cardio!) there is a brand to suit every taste with high street favourites like Levi’s, Jack Wills and Clarks also in residence.

Bicester Village
50 Pringle Drive
Bicester
OX26 6WD

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