Bicester Village Celebrates Chinese New Year With Designer Pop-up

Bicester Village is celebrating Chinese New Year — and its biggest consumer market — with a designer pop-up curated by fashion blogger Susanna Lau aka Susie Bubble. Titled “Celebrating China,” the pop-up includes pieces from 10 Chinese designers and will remain open from today until Feb. 17.
Bicester Village is a huge draw for Chinese consumers and according to the discount designer outlet, Bicester is the second-most visited site in the U.K. after Buckingham Palace for the Chinese. It also has a presence in China with two sister villages in Shanghai and Suzhou.
Of the 10 women’s wear designers, some already have a U.K. presence and others are using the opportunity to get more exposure, include Anaïs Jourden, I-Am-Chen, Marieyat, Matter Matters, Mukzin, Ryan Lo, Snow Xue Gao, Xu Zhi and Yang Li.
“I really wanted to do a pop-up that celebrated the real breadth of aesthetics that Chinese designers have to offer”, said Lau, who pointed to the variety of designs ranging from minimal to kitschy and graphic.
Lau, who hails from Hong Kong and has long supported Chinese fashion, is excited to provide an international platform for these young talents. While the timing is centered around Chinese New Year, she has steered

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Christopher Kane, Roksanda, Peter Pilotto Touch Down in Bicester Village for BFC Pop-up

FRESH FINDS: Bicester Village has carved out a Millennial pink and highly Instagrammable space for its pop-up boutique in partnership with the British Fashion Council. The pop-up will be open until Nov. 12 and houses 11 British fashion labels including Christopher Kane, Roksanda, Mother of Pearl and Peter Pilotto.
The pop-up marks the first event of Bicester Village and the BFC’s new two-year partnership, Business of Retail, which aims to help designers from a business angle.
“This is an example of the kinds of partnerships we want to develop with the wider industry,” said Stephanie Phair, chair of the BFC. “Commercially, Bicester Village is offering valuable retail space for free, and it is also providing mentorship for all our designers.”
Designer Holly Fulton said the international platform that Bicester offers is invaluable. “Bicester has such a unique position in U.K. retail, and you really have access to a much more international audience. This is where we get the best kind of sales, when your stock is out of its usual context and put under a different light, people are more engaged and you get feedback from the staff.”
Since the outlet’s dedicated train station opened in 2015, Bicester Village has been working steadily on expanding its

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