ADVERTORIAL • November 2015

Five reasons to visit Bicester Village this Christmas

Say no to the scrum of the high street and the impersonal experience of the web. Make Bicester Village your one-stop shop for seasonal shopping and enjoy designer brands, incredible discounts and the chance to collect additional Avios

Can’t face battling the high street this Christmas? Feeling web-weary? Luckily, there’s another way to do your seasonal shopping. What if, after one trip to a single location, you had everything you needed, for everyone you needed, way ahead of Christmas day?

Bicester Village is your one-stop shop. With more than 130 boutiques, a visit during November or December means you can tick everything off your shopping list in just one day.

Feeling tempted? Here are five good reasons to start planning your trip:

1. Brand-tastic boutiques
Looking to treat your partner with a butter-soft leather bag from Mulberry? Or impress the teen in your life with some Jack Wills swag? With more than 130 boutiques, Bicester Village has the brands everyone wants. Discover classics from designers including Alexander McQueen and Tag Heuer, as well as on-trend pieces from Hackett, Links of London and Michael Kors.

2. In with the new
Shopping for a fashionista? Only the newest, most exclusive gifts will do. Explore Bicester’s most-recently opened stores, including Farmshop, Fossil and Hunter. A trip to The Kooples, Balenciaga and Givenchy won’t fail to inspire you.

3. Saving grace
The only thing better than snagging a desirable gift, is getting a bargain too. So as well as the fantastic regular savings you’ll find at Bicester, there are also limited-edition offers. At Temperley London, receive 20 per cent off when you buy two accessories, or receive £25 off your purchase at Links of London when you spend £125 or more*. Plus, if you’re a non-EU visitor, you can take advantage of tax-free shopping for even greater savings.

4. Easy rider
The Village is just an hour west of London, so you’ll arrive relaxed after a train journey from Marylebone station. There’s an easy shuttle bus connection from Bicester North station to Bicester Village. Or travel by the Shopping Express daily luxury coach service from central London.

5. Good points
Thanks to the partnership between British Airways Executive Club and Bicester Village, Members can collect five Avios for every £4 spent in the Village all year round. To claim your Avios, simply present your Executive Club membership card or number, together with your receipts, at the Bicester Visitor Centre. What’s more, until Christmas Eve 2015, Members will receive an additional 1,500 bonus Avios when you spend a minimum of £500**.


*Offers may vary

**This offer is subject to the terms and conditions set out at and is only available to British Airways Executive Club Members who, on the date of purchase, quote ‘The Club Advertorial’ and present their BAEC membership card and their receipts for qualifying purchases amounting to at least £500 in total in one day at Bicester Village Visitor Centre.

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