CQ Live Bicester Village: LK Bennett
We were wooed into LK Bennett by the big £10 signs on the shelves closest to the door. Talk about clever marketing! Unfortunately, the majority of these dirt-cheap shoes were, um, a bit dirty. Obviously the last few pairs from sale periods, or the in-store display shoes (thus faded from the original colour) they tended to be a bit worse for wear. Press samples and other random pairs were also on sale for £20, but the best bargains were the old sale shoes and end-of-line designs that were selling for the £30 - £100 mark.
LK Bennett is known for being quite Sloany and classic, but I was very tempted by the range of leopard print pony hair shoes in various styles (flats were probably more practical, but the platforms were pretty fab. Iso was more taken with a buttercup yellow patent brogue and a pair of Roger Vivier-esque buckled flats. However, we stuck to our guns and came away empty handed…we were saving our cash for Jimmy Choo!