ADVERTORIAL • November 2021
It’s almost present-swapping time, and we’re looking for a stress-free, outrageously festive one-stop shop. That’s why you’ll find us hopping on the train to Bicester Village, where an open-air designer shopping experience with remarkable savings awaits. Best of all? Executive Club Members can collect Avios on their spends.
Ready to turn your Christmas shop into next year’s Reward Flight? Here are ten reasons to head to Bicester Village...
An effortless Christmas shopping experience at an open-air Village in the Oxfordshire countryside – that’s what’s in store at Bicester Village. With more than 160 boutiques to explore, seasonal in-Village entertainment and warming winter treats, it has everything you need for some glittering retail therapy.
Whether travelling by car or rail, getting to Bicester Village is easy. Enjoy ample parking or take the train direct from London or Oxford to the Village’s very own award-winning train station. Travelling by train from Birmingham? A regular shuttle runs the short journey from Bicester North station to the Village. All aboard...
From extra special stocking fillers (try the pillow mist from Bamford, or a leather journal from Smythson) to dazzling designer gifts from Mulberry and Paul Smith, it’s never too early to start thinking about little treats for your loved ones.
Good news! Until 31 December 2021, as an Executive Club Member, you’ll receive 15 Avios for every £4 you spend, whether in person or via the Village’s Virtual Shopping service. Don’t forget that you can also earn 15 Avios for every €4 spent on your purchases across the collection of Villages in Europe. So, if you’re planning a trip abroad, factor in a visit to one of the European Villages and keep collecting. Discover more here.
Complete your Christmas shopping with warming mulled wine, creamy hot chocolate and an indulgent brownie from Rococo Chocolates, or sit down for a bite to eat at any one of the Village’s restaurants. There’s authentic Italian fare at La Tua Pasta, Asian excellence at Shan Shui and delicious British dishes at farmshop restaurant & cafe. Plus, bring a sense of occasion to your shopping trip with Café Wolseley’s afternoon tea, served in its elegant dining room. A truly special treat.
This December, add a touch of sparkle to your wardrobe with new partywear. To wow that special someone (or even just your co-workers), party-ready dresses from Balmain or elegant tailoring from Brioni will do the trick.
With the new season comes a whole host of new brand openings. This year that includes make-up supremo Charlotte Tilbury, perfume expert Jo Malone London, and luxury garb from Sunspel and Eleventy.
With year-round reductions of up to 60 per cent on the recommended retail price, you probably thought Bicester Village’s brilliant boutiques couldn’t get any better. But with the arrival of The Extraordinary Sale on 19 November, you’ll get to enjoy even more remarkable savings from your favourite brands – and just in time to get Christmas all wrapped up.
Summon the world’s leading luxury, fashion, lifestyle and homeware brands direct to your door. Contact your favourite boutiques – including Aquazzura, Bamford, Golden Goose, Montblanc, Mulberry and more – to shop virtually.
Try the complimentary Personal Shopping service and enjoy expert style advice – perfect if you fancy going that extra mile to find a special gift, or if you’re in the mood for treating number one.