A Day Shopping At Freeport Braintree

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Shopping was on the agenda over the weekend, so, on Saturday, I took a trip down to Freeport Braintree described as the ‘premier outlet in Essex’ for a bit of shopping and a fun day out.

My day started quite early in the morning – I was in for quite a bit of a travel. It’s straight forward to get to Freeport Braintree but it’s best to plan your journey ahead checking train and bus times so you know when to start and when you should be leaving. If traveling from London, there’s a direct train from Liverpool Street station which takes about an hour. Also, the shopping village is right outside the train station which is convenient.

Freeport Braintree has about 85 stores in total – It’s got a wide choice of fashion, homeware, fragrances, accessories and gift ideas from designer and high street stores including M&S Outlet, Next, Hollister, Hobbs, Karen Millen, Kurt Geiger, French Connection, GAP Outlet and so on and so on. You can start your day at 10 am from Monday to Sunday and late night shopping every Thursday until 8 pm. It has all the good stuff about city centre shopping without any of the stress – plus of course, up to 60% off the everyday prices. … It’s also got all the other bits you’d expect like cool cafes, free parking, cinema and a lot more just across the road from the village.

Although all the stores had their discount and promotions {totally check out the latest offers before visiting}, I did have my favourites – Levi’s. They had jeans as cheap as £14.99 which led to my very first pair of Levi’s and they were the 501. It doesn’t get better than that does it?Levi's_Freeport Braintree Levi's 501 Jeans_Discount_Freeport Braintree

Also, French Connection had an amazing 20% off the discounted prices on new collection pieces. I fell in love with a number of items including this bomber jacket, but I ended up with the most wonderful jumper with frill-y details – everything with frills and ruffles is totally on trend this season. It actually reminds me of the jumper from the Mother of Pearl SS16 runway show.

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Another store I spent a lot of time was Recteller a homeware store. If you are following on my social media especially Snapchat, you would know I’m in the process of moving house, so I’m all about home goods at the moment – great discount is a plus. I purchased a set of lovely Yankee candles from Recteller and I must say, I’m now a Yankee candle convert.

Recteller Home store_freeport Braintree Yankee Candles at Recteller _Freeport BraintreeThe overall experience of Freeport Braintree was amazing there staff were so friendly and helpful and the customer service was exceptional in most of the stores I visited. The energy around the village was just right, not over crowded, it gave quite a luxe and cozy feel to the entire experience.

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