Luxury Experience With York Designer Outlet & Competition


As we leave the final remnants of summer behind, it's most definitely time to focus on the autumnal vibes and drift into the festive period. As we move into autumn, and summer sales, shopping becomes very exciting, especially as Christmas moves closer. The York Designer Outlet on the outskirts of the beautiful city of York is the perfect place for a day out with friends or family, and offers unique items from the luxury sector, at reduced prices. They are part of the McArthurGlen chain. They have chains all over the world, including one in Canada. *Scroll down for super exciting competition also!*



Parking & Getting Around


There is a north and south entrance to the outlet with two large car parks and good access for disabled too. You can also get there by bus which runs a regular service to and from York city centre which makes it an easy place to get to, with buses running every twenty minutes or less. York itself also has plenty of Park & Ride stops if you want to leave your car there and take a scenic bus ride or if you're staying in the city and want to see what the designer outlet has to offer. Inside the outlet are little maps and screens to help you find your way around. All the cafes and places to stop off for a hot latte are upstairs, aside from a couple on the ground floor. Plenty to choose from! The outlet itself is large but can be all taken in within a few hours and is a fun day out, even for the whole family! Plenty of things for the kids to do also, little play areas and a couple of kids’ shops, including a few sweet shops, which of course you don’t need to be a kid to enjoy!

The Shops

The brilliance of the outlet is the fact you can find so many high-end brands here from Michael Kors to Armani and plenty in between!! Each shop sells incredible items at excellent prices. A Michael Kors bag can be picked up at £90 when it's retail price may be £140. The reductions are well worth it and there should be no misconception about the outlet just being last years stock as they sell the real stuff for the best prices!! From clothing, to sunglasses, even chocolate shops, there will always be something to find. It varies nicely from female to male clothes, and from younger to the more mature customer and best of all plenty of bag shops, for the bag lovers (I know I am!).


York Designer Outlet is gearing up for an exciting autumn/winter collection, and it’s clear that this AW17 we should embrace the past to create the future. As classic shades and fabrics unite with modern style, bringing a fresh approach to this season’s trends. I found some gorgeous knitted jumpers in French Connection, autumn boots in Kurt Geiger and so many cute accessories to take you effortlessly from summer to winter, and we all know shopping for the cooler weather is the most fun with layering and styling at its best! For a complete breakdown of all the stores at the outlet, click here and to see their latest offers view here.







Dining


After all that shopping, finish off in the food area upstairs and grab a coffee and a sandwich, or perhaps a delicious cake, which I opted for at Patisserie Valerie. Make sure you box one up for the trip home or to save for later. Some of the cafes include Starbucks, Thorntons, Ed's Easy Diner, Subway, Wagamama and Yogi Bar which is an absolute treat for me, because frozen yogurt with fruity toppings is such a good way to finish the day, even if it’s chilly outside, who can resist frozen yogurt? York Designer Outlet is the perfect place to catch up with friends and enjoy those cooler autumn days, keeping warm indoors whilst grabbing all of the hot bargains! As we move into autumn, it’s definitely time to grab all those fantastic deals and enjoy what they have to offer!






What I love the most about the outlet is the variation from the younger shopper to the mature shopper, and there are definitely many happy hours to be spent in Michael Kors, because they seem to have every bag ever made in there! I've also been eyeing up and lusting for For a list of all the retail shops in the outlet click here and plan your trip now!




Check out how you can WIN a £100 shopping voucher to spend at York Designer outlet by clicking HERE!

*This post is written in collaboration with York Designer Outlet but all views and thoughts are my own.