Shopping in outlets in London is a great way for fashion junkies to get their fix without breaking the bank. With many shops stocking designer labels with up to 70% (and sometimes more!) reduction on normal retail price, there are some real bargains to be had.
There are several outlets in London that are worth a visit if you live in the area or are planning a shopping trip. Some are located in central London, while others are a bit more off the beaten track. It’s also worth signing up to mailing lists on the brands’ official websites so that you’ll be informed straight away if there is a sample sale or stock clearance.
1. Topshop Outlet Store
Topshop has an outlet branch in Edgware, selling stock at huge discounts. The stock is renewed regularly and you’ll find most items are cheaper than even sale prices in the regular stores. But what really makes this outlet store worth a visit is the fact that everything is buy one, get one free!
Topshop Outlet Store
10b The Broadwalk Centre
Tel: 020 8951 1814
2. Boden Web Outlet Store
Boden is famous for their brightly coloured kids clothing but they also sell popular ranges for men and women. You’ll find the original Boden shop in London, but to get the real bargains, you don’t even need to leave your home.
The Boden web outlet on eBay sells official Boden clothing with prices starting at 99p. As you’re buying direct from the retailer, you have the same rights to return and refund as you do shopping from the main website.
3. Burberry Outlet Store
This classic British designer sells clothing and accessories with discounts of up to 70%. Located in East London, it’s a little out of the way, but definitely worth the trip for Burberry fans. One word of warning is that there are no changing rooms, but if you’re willing to put up with the inconvenience, there are many bargains to be had.
29 – 31 Chatham Place
Tel: 020 8328 4287
4. Bicester Village Outlet Shopping Centre
If you want to really make a day out of your shopping trip, then head to Bicester Village which offers over 130 boutiques selling clothing and accessories at up to 60% off. Labels include Alexander McQueen, Coach, Kate Spade, Mulberry, Prada, Vivienne Westwood and many more.
Bicester Village is located in Oxfordshire and can be reached by car, rail or bus from central London via Chiltern Railways.
50 Pingle Drive
Tel: 01869 366 266
5. Duchamp Outlet (Online)
The luxury British menswear designer offers items at up to 60% off from their online outlet store. There are some great deals on suits, shirts, outerwear and accessories from the previous season’s stock. Famous fan’s of the brand include tech-savvy polymath Stephen Fry.
6. Paul Smith Outlet Store
The English fashion designer is best known for his menswear with trademark bright colours and multi-stripe signature. The Mayfair-based outlet store stocks a range of menswear, womenswear, accessories and a children’s collection, with price reductions of at least 50% on sale items.
23 Avery Row
Tel: 020 7493 1287
7. Joseph Clearance Shop
The Joseph clearance shop in Chelsea stocks beautiful tailored suits and other womenswear from last season at up to 70% discount. Items from other designers are also stocked, including Fendi, Helmut Lang, Stella McCartney and many others.
53 King’s Road
Tel: 020 7730 7562
8. Designer Warehouse Sale
This one stop shop for discount designer fashion has been named as one of the “Ten Best Reasons for Living in London” by Time Out and a top 20 shopping destination by Elle magazine.
Rather than being an outlet mall, the Designer Warehouse Sale runs 12 times a year for three days at a time. Customers can browse clothing from designers including Gucci, Viktor & Rolf, Marc by Marc Jacobs and many others. Expect to find items at 60% discount or more.
6 Islington Studios
Tel: 0207 697 9888
9. Clarks Factory Shop
Clarks has several outlets in London, stocking shoes for men, women and children at discounts of 50% and more. The best deals are to be had on out of season stock.
67-83 Seven Sisters Road
Tel: 020 7281 9364
113-117 Powis Street
London SE18 6JB
Tel: 020 8854 3136/63
Unit 1, Broadwalk Shopping Centre
Edgware HA8 7BD
Tel: 020 8732 4596
323/324 Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
London SE1 6TB
Tel: 020 7252 6673
North End Rd
London SW6 1NG
Tel: 020 7610 3800
10. Freeport Braintree
Freeport Braintree is another out of town shopping village with a wide selection of outlet stores including Barbour, Radley and Ted Baker. As well as over 85 stores selling fashion, home wares and gifts, there are also several restaurants and there is a cinema and bowling alley located close by.
Tel: 01376 348 168
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