Great Factory Shops Hunt



  • --Tony--
    --Tony-- Posts: 1,742 Forumite
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    Angela is right these are really good as I am also in the area.

    On top of those I also use:
    1, Swindon Great Western outlet village
    2, Clarke's Village (street)
    3, Biecster Village
    4, Mulberry Outlet (Shepton mallet)

    You have to take great care with shopping villages as they have now changed. When they first started and there were only a few they did sell seconds and last seasons ranges. But now they tend to make good especially for the shop.
    Wedgwood being an example in the outlets you find s/s on the bottom of the good, this means its not been through any quality control, it may be perfect it may not. I will never buy this as I know I can always get 20% of Wedgwood in Piccadilly and Leicester square in the January sales each year and don't want inferior items with s/s on them.
    Lots of other outlets have also told me they have items especially made for the outlets.
  • burnham1
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    The Mulberry outlet is a good place if you like good leather items at great prices, I have a few Mulberry handbags which would have cost over £1000 but have paid about £180. I had a sales leaflet from them yesterday saying the factory shop sale starts on Monday 27th December, this date isnt advertised it is only sent out to regular shoppers, but anyone can turn up, the main general sales day starts on the Wednesday 29th December but by then most of the good cheap bags have gone. I have seen ipod and palm pilot holders down to £10 on there before. hope this is of some use.
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  • JayneH_3
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    I'd like to put a word in for the Royal Worcester porcelain factory shop. Their factory produces very trendy Jamie Oliver whiteware amongst other things. They always have some bargains in their factory shop, and at certain times of the year hold sales, where you can save even more money :)
    So many shoes, so little time....
  • Wellingborough / Rushden area :

    Gloverall - factory shop selling duffle coats for all. This factory shop even has special sales around Christmas selling the coats even more cheaply than usual - last year bagged two childrens coats for £15 each (retail at £89 apparently !).

    Dr Martins - at the Rushden and Diamonds stadium - we had loads of Dr. Martin outlets in this area before they decided to move to China !

    Also in Rushden there is an ex-showhouse warehouse which has loads of weird and wonderful items.
  • I loved the Good Deal Directory. However, I havent received notification of a new one for ages.

    Is it not being printed anymore?

    I also used to get the Factory Shop Guide but again I haven't heard anything from them for years. I expect it is not being updated anymore :(
  • Leylauk
    Leylauk Posts: 602 Forumite
    There is a Burberry factory shop tucked away in Cross Hills, Keighley, West Yorks.

    Sometimes they have some great stuff - sometimes thay have nowt. It just depends when you go. ;D
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  • lucylou
    lucylou Posts: 1,036 Forumite
    does anyone know of any food outlets in scotland?I mean staff shops open to the public?thanks :)
    half scottish half italian :100%moneysaver
  • jaymac_2
    jaymac_2 Posts: 1,740 Forumite
    I know a place in Hinckley Leics that has Per Una stuff. Only open Friday and Saturday mornings and then not every week but brilliant buys. All trousers dresses and skirts are £10 each, tops range from £6 depending on sleeve lengh, coats are £20 - £30.

    A factory shop in Whitwick, Leics sells Rigby and Peller underwear.

    Lowoods, between Loughborough and Ashby sells curtain materials and french style furniture.

    Pik a chick in ashby sells frozen foods.

    Soap factory in Ashby sells soaps and gift sets.
  • I got a book from eBay giving factory listings but they were for mainly highbrow stuff and I'm more into cheapy's and food! It did list the choccie factory - which I am a regular patron of! I mainly got No's and the veggie place was further away from me than I thought so cheaper to go to Netto's :'(
  • It's not exactly a factory shop, but Nightingales (women's clothing) have a shop in Toddington (Beds) where they have samples as well as remaindered stuff. With some of the samples you can see why they didn't go any further, but I got a lovely skirt and top for £12 which was ideal for party. And because it's a sample I don't run the risk of seeing anyone else in it!
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