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After lunch at a pub around the corner (Bicester Village's food establishments stretch to Starbucks, Pret and a very busy Carluccios) we headed back the the shops for round two. French Connection’s outlet store was full of bargains from last Winter, and we were surprised to see the hugely popular sequin striped ‘Serpent’ dress in navy and bronze down to £80. It was a huge celeb favourite and a big seller during the party season, but it seems the appeal has been lost now.

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However we did spot plenty of great items for good prices. With most coats coming in at around £40 and jeans for as little as £15, there was something for most price ranges. Isabelle loved a puffed black jacket and also tried on some great wide leg trousers – perfect for this season (shame the flash doesn't show them very well, sorry about that). I had my eye on a short green satin skirt covered in huge rosettes. Not something I’d buy but gorgeous to look at!