Menswear: The Bicester Outlet Is Slightly Improved Reports GG Thread!


Show original post
R
R avatar

13282 posts since 17/5/03

17 Aug 2013 14:15
thought youdve bought a few more with the new job?
stoney
stoney avatar

17736 posts since 22/1/05

17 Aug 2013 14:24


Sneakysbest
Sneakysbest avatar

2031 posts since 28/1/12

17 Aug 2013 14:43
oh nice, quite interested in boots might make a trip down at 40% off.
stoney
stoney avatar

17736 posts since 22/1/05

17 Aug 2013 14:44
worth going now as its full of stock as i think its only opened this week. Its a separate unit to the S/S shop, its down by gucci.
Sneakysbest
Sneakysbest avatar

2031 posts since 28/1/12

17 Aug 2013 14:47
cheers, ill make my way down asap then.
R
R avatar

13282 posts since 17/5/03

17 Aug 2013 14:50
did they have any of the more formal ones stoney? grey flannel, blazer type.
stoney
stoney avatar

17736 posts since 22/1/05

17 Aug 2013 14:56
yep, the quilted blazer types, also some leather numbers. Didn't have long enough to look around, was a smash and grab.
carl lewis
carl lewis avatar

23965 posts since 14/10/04

28 Nov 2013 19:05
New outlet gaff in Wembley, meant to loads of free run styles in the Nike outlet
Noble Locks
Noble Locks avatar

66963 posts since 10/7/03

7 Jun 2014 06:52
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2651155/The-truth-outlet-store-designer-bargains-Shoppers-flock-town-malls-huge-discounts-brands-products-arent-seem.html
carl lewis
carl lewis avatar

23965 posts since 14/10/04

7 Jun 2014 07:15
Few odd bits there but wouldn't make it a day trip now.
ShaneB
ShaneB avatar

908 posts since 28/11/10

7 Jun 2014 08:33

If that's true then Watchdog & trading standard will be all over that. Simply isn't on.
Rirawin
Rirawin avatar

9516 posts since 17/7/05

7 Jun 2014 08:44
Dispatches did a programme on TK Maxx and Bicester back in December 2013:

http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/c4-dispatches-unwraps-concerns-about-pricing-and-labelling-at-tk-maxx

Channel 4 Dispatches did find the majority of items in Bicester to be impressive bargains on unsold previous season’s designer gear. But we learned from staff in some of the shops that they offered products specifically manufactured to be sold in outlet stores,

Posing as customers we visited over 100 of Bicester's boutiques to ask about the ‘authentic previous season’ claim - almost half that we visited said that at least some of their stock had in fact been manufactured specially to be sold at discount outlet stores.

Ralph Lauren was one of the offenders.
figurine
figurine avatar

6001 posts since 14/5/07

posted 7 Jun 2014 08:47, edited 7 Jun 2014 08:47
Edit - too slow
Noble Locks
Noble Locks avatar

66963 posts since 10/7/03

posted 7 Jun 2014 09:00, edited 7 Jun 2014 09:00
Yeah we discussed that show. Mulberry bags are made like shit for bicester.
I think all the companies make more money selling cheap inferior purpose made market stall tatt in bicester than all the other stores put together worldwide.
Rdes1974
Rdes1974 avatar

266 posts since 29/1/14

7 Jun 2014 10:25
chinese and russians are main ones getting ripped off
EVERS
EVERS avatar

8580 posts since 2/7/06

7 Jun 2014 12:25
I said this years ago Smiling
generic_guy
generic_guy avatar

9937 posts since 16/9/02

posted 19 Jun 2014 22:01, edited 19 Jun 2014 22:01
Paid an extremely brief visit today, was good.
Fair bit of RRL gear (10% voucher available too)
X-post from rough and rugged thread:

Were absolutely beautiful IRL, they had UK 10 and 11, unfortunately my feet are really high and even sized up I couldn't get into them.
I picked up this bag for £36
leather is incredible, possibly nicest I've seen, lot more worn than it looks there. Much nicer IRL too
Plus a lovely pair of cargo shorts for £22.50

Had loads of cheap polo gear, nice madras check custom-fit short-sleeve shorts for £38 before 10%, suits at £350, chinos in all fits for £35, lovely blazers at £80 in blue, £65 in beige (three roll two button, patch pockets), few pairs (around 8-10 of RRL jeans for £50, RRL chore for £120 (in dirty beige).
If you ,like Ralph could spend a fortune there just on standard shirts etc.
FWIW quality seemed same as House of Fraser stock.

Levi outlet had various LVCs for around £85-100
Only other place I hit was Paul Smith, loads of bargains, suits at £270-ish, shoes heavily reduced, not many I really liked but some few very nice.
had these in blue or beige for £80

I picked up this coat for £95, material is lovely close up and it's reversible. Again think it's far nicer in the flesh
Birdman
Birdman avatar

1550 posts since 10/3/10

19 Jun 2014 23:00
RL bag is a bargain Cool
kid unknown
kid unknown avatar

5459 posts since 8/12/01

20 Jun 2014 05:54
Thread title delivers Cool

Anyone know if the York one is similarly well stocked?
generic_guy
generic_guy avatar

9937 posts since 16/9/02

20 Jun 2014 09:44
Not sure if you just mean in general but Bicester is a premium outlet, very rarely see much RRL elsewhere and I don't think any other Levi outlet get LVC.
RL in general is in Clearance mode so plenty of bargains.
PM me your email for the 10% off RL voucher (valid until end of month), might be Ok to just post here but not sure how specific it is.