CQ Live Bicester Village: Paul Smith
The front of the fab Paul Smith store is full of menswear, but find your way to the back and it’s a gorgeously decorated girly paradise, complete with a big sofa, a pink dressing room and a table full of the most fabulous frivolous shoes you could ever wish for.
I’ve never considered myself a particularly big fan of the Brit designer, but everything in the store had me cooing. From chocolate wrapper gold frilled blouses to great tweedy jackets with tie necks and fabulous shoes, it was beautiful, though the prices were gasp-worthy. Even with the hefty outlet discounts you’re looking at £200 per piece for the more eye catching stuff, so for us it was a case of ‘look, don’t touch’ as we swooned!