If like me, you're hungry for a taste of current season trends with a fashionable discount thrown in for good measure, then you should check out McArthurGlen's Designer Outlets. Unlike many of their counterparts, they are a great source for this season's product. And this week, they've been celebrating all things Spring / Summer 2013, with their Fashion Fling style event, so Team CQ popped down to see what was going on.


Pink Lace Shirt from French Connection Outlet Price: £52 (RRP £87), Gold Floral Shorts from Ted Baker Outlet Price: £50 (RRP £89), Gold Wedge from LK Bennett Outlet Price: £95 (RRP £174).

We all love a bargain, but for most of us, rummaging around overly cramped bargain bins and sale rails just isn't worth the trouble. Let us reassure you, the McArthurGlen shopping experience is a pleasant one. Think your typical shopping trip, with up to 70% reductions on this season's trends (and not a bargain bin in sight!).


Navy Scallop Jacket from Hobbs Outlet Price: £119 (RRP £169), Cream Orange Block Shirt from French Connection Outlet Price: £52 (RRP £87), Stripe Mini Skirt from Hobbs Outlet Price: £39 (RRP £99).

High end brands included Burberry, Mulberry, Michael Kors and Armani, the list goes on, where you can find simple, attractive displays and knowledgeable staff, more than ready to point you in the direction of the best bargains, newest lines and popular products. For high street shoppers, brands such as Warehouse, French Connection, Ted Baker and Jaeger presented an amazing range of current season trends at incredible prices.


Sunglasses (Metallic Wayfarers) from Rayban Outlet Price: £96 (RRP £145) Yellow Clutch from Ted Baker, Outlet Price: £59 (RRP £99), Silver Heeled Slingbacks from Kurt Geiger Outlet Price: £29 (RRP £100).

Whether you want to mix textures and pastel tones, style up smart separates or adopt a bright, modern spring look this season, check out our pick of their Spring / Summer products throughout. The Fashion Fling event, which offers one-on-one style advice, presentations of key trends for the season, as well as prizes and discounts announced throughout the day, runs from April 6th - 21st in their shopping centres across the country. To find your closest McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, and to keep on top of the latest style events and offers, click here.