Sunday, 29 March 2015

McArthur Glen Accessories Challenge: Part One


I had a really exciting shopping trip last weekend as part of McArthur Glen's spring accessories blogger challenge.

McArthur Glen own several of the UK's biggest and best designer shopping outlets, as well as many more around the world. With up to 70% off top designer brands, there's no wonder than these outlet malls have become a real shopping destination.

My nearest McArthur Glen outlet is Cheshire Oaks, which is actually the UK's largest designer outlet, with more than 145 stores and restaurants. I've lived in Manchester for almost four years (around a 40 minute drive from Cheshire Oaks) and have been meaning to visit the outlet for ages; so when McArthur Glen invited me to take part in the spring accessories challenge at the outlet, I couldn't wait to get shopping!

Tasked with finding two perfectly versatile spring accessories for under £250, I hit the shops with, if anything, too much choice!

McArthur Glen Gift Card

There are so many great stores at Cheshire Oaks, from high street retailers like Warehouse and Gap, to top end designers like Mulberry and Burberry. With the huge choice of stores, I had a mental hit list of where I planned to look first; these were Lulu Guinness (gorgeous bags, well known for the cult lips clutches), Daniel Footwear (branded shoes retailer) and Reiss (dreamy on-trend minimalism).

I took some snaps of my trip and favourite finds below.

Above: amazing glittery black and pink Air Max's at the Nike store
Above: Bag heaven at Fiorelli
Above: Lulu Guinness lips clutches

After a whole lot of browsing, we decided to stop off for lunch and were spoilt for choice with the selection of restaurants available. Though massively tempted by Ed's Diner, we opted for Yo! Sushi as a slightly healthier choice as we'd just got back from a break in Amsterdam and had eaten a bit too much over the previous few days!

Above: lunch at Yo! Sushi

After an amazing lunch and time to mull over the accessories I'd seen, I headed back to Lulu Guinness and David Clulow eyewear to make my purchases.

Sunglasses - Ray Ban
Black longline coat - Boohoo
Fluffy jumper - Fashion Union
Jeans - Primark
Trainers - Adidas (Stan Smiths)

Come back soon for part two - the big reveal on what I bought and to see me style up my buys five different ways!

Have you ever visited a McArthur Glen outlet?



  1. Wow, this really does take me back! I've not been to Cheshire Oaks in an age! It looks like it's still doing really, really well.

    Look forward to seeing what you purchased!


  2. I can't wait to head to Cheshire Oaks next year, Jade's getting married locally so I'll be going on a shopping spree for sure! ;) I want one of those dreamy LG lip clutches. Looking forward to seeing your style diary post!

    TAra x

  3. Ooh I LOVE Lulu Guiness stuff! Can't wait to see what you got... <3

  4. This place is near Manchester !!! How have I never heard of it.
    Student loan comes in soon - I'm there. I really like the lip clutches ( so cute)

    Oresiri xx


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