Bicester Village on the design of its Christmas pop-up boutique. We have come up with something that I hope will look and feel rather unexpected and very special.
Our concept takes its inspiration from an imagined eccentric English country house and will no doubt provide a colourful, magical environment for Bicester Village festive shoppers.” Luke Edward Hall
The façade is like nothing else in Bicester Village and will entice guests to discover something extraordinary as it transforms a normal boutique space into an eccentric English country house.
Panelled walls in high-gloss red line the interior and luxurious geometric fabrics decorate the boutique, taking guests on a visual journey. At first glance, the elaborate fixtures, draped velvet curtains and backlit shelved ‘windows’ give the illusion of an old English drawing room with large open windows.
The interior features unexpected colour combinations, inspired by interiors from 1960s and 1970s, including a bespoke pink and gold carpet that covers the entire floor of the boutique. Curious pieces of furniture and chintz sofas have been commissioned to create the perfect backdrop against which the exciting fashion, interior and accessory brands are presented.
While the design and curation of The British Collective boutique encourages a mood of wonder, discovery and festive fun, so does the wonderful curation of the items available. Columns line the walls to showcase key gifting items and Luke’s own product range features printed cushions, illustrated ceramics, festive baubles and a special collaboration with British knitwear designer John Smedley and various Czech & Speake products. The Luke Edward Hall X Smedley sweater is exclusive to The British Collective and features a hand-drawn face illustration knitted onto a traditional round neck sweater.
Don’t miss the launch of this extraordinary new pop-up boutique in the Village in October, which will be open from 9 am to 8 pm Monday to Wednesday, 9 am to 9 pm Thursday to Saturday and 10 am to 7 pm on Sundays. With Bicester Village only 46 minutes from London Marylebone, there is no Christmas gifting dilemma that can’t be solved.
About Bicester Village
This luxury shopping destination is home to more than 130 boutiques of world-famous brands, each offering exceptional value with savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price. Together with a selection of restaurants and cafés, including Le Pain Quotidien Restaurant and farmshop restaurant & cafe by Soho House & Co, the Village offers a suite of services that include Valet Parking, Hands-free Shopping, and an on-site tax refund and money change service. Bicester Village is one of the Collection of 11 Villages in Europe and China, the most recent of which, Shanghai Village, is located at the heart of the Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone, adjacent to Shanghai Disney Resort, and opened its doors in May 2016.
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