I am a self-confessed bagaholic, I will never have enough bags. I can count upwards of 15 bags that are sitting in my wardrobe. Recently I went to Bicester Village, which is a designer outlet. This is the perfect place to buy discounted designer items, they’re generally items that are no longer sold in store.I feel like a kid in a candy shop trying to find the bargains when going from shop to shop. Obviously so much was still out of my price range (I don’t think I’ll be getting a Burberry trench coat anytime soon).
But here are my purchases from a very successful afternoon of shopping.
I am absolutely in LOVE with this Michael Kors bucket bag. I love how you can wear it two different ways depending on the occasion. You can strap it in the middle so it’s more secure for shopping around London, or keep it open for running errands close to home. And instead of buying it for the retail price of £345 I got over £100 off and bagged it for £229 (pardon the pun).
I was lucky that Kate Spade had an extra 20% off handbags, so I clearly had to purchase two items instead of just one. Theres some logic in that isn’t there? I love the gold detailing and hardware on both the bags and I love having a smaller cross body bag for nights out or a larger over the shoulder for day to day. Both bags together cost around £150, but before discount and at retail price it would have cost upwards of £350. BARGAIN!
So when buying a designer item, I would definitely recommend going to a designer outlet.
My reasoning for treating myself was Valentines is round the corner, and I have to buy stuff so I can write about it on my blog. That’s a good enough reason isn’t it?
Thanks for reading, and let me know if you have any tips or tricks for buying designer items! And let me know if you’d like to see my handbag collection (there are two Pradas and a Mulberry).
Love, Estelle X