To celebrate our 25th Anniversary we reached out to five lifestyle bloggers and gave them a £25 challenge.
We invited the bloggers to visit, offering them a £25 voucher to treat themselves whilst they were with us.
Sarah at Digital Motherhood, took a trip down memory lane and it was great to hear her thoughts:
“I can remember visiting Clarks Village when it first opened in ’93. I would have been around 12 years old, my brother 8, and I have to admit that I don’t particularly have fond memories of it. We used to hate going shopping at the weekends with our parents and inevitably ended up arguing and driving our poor parents crazy. My main memory is also opening a packet of sweets and dropping them all over the floor.
Back then there wasn’t a huge amount there, I only really remember the Marks & Spencer and Clark's shoe shop – perfect for getting boring back to school essentials during the summer holidays. Fast forward 25 years and I was much more excited to be paying a visit to the shopping outlet as I love to shop and had seen that there was now a lot more there.”
We’re glad that she was excited to visit and enjoyed the wide variety of shops available. Take a look at her trip here.
Erin at Vintage Haxs made her £25 go extra far. Treating herself to some goodies from M&S and a purse from Radley for just £12. Using the remaining balance towards some super cool vans. You can see how her visit to Clarks Village went by watching her YouTube video.
Wayne B from a little life of lovely couldn’t quite believe the size of shopping village:
“I honestly never realised just how large it is! you could easily spend all day there. At the entrance there is a stand with maps, that is a great idea and I now see why you would need them.”
If you want to take a look at their day out head over to their blog.
“I instantly became drawn to the Weird Fish Tallahassee printed cotton jersey dress in cream. With a Breton stripe and splashes of lemon and aqua florals I knew this dress would work well with my current wardrobe and be a striking statement piece for Summer.”
The dress was that much of a bargain she had the change to spare, see how Jamie spent it.
Lisa from Less Stuff, enjoyed seeking out the ethical friendly stores such as sea salt, Molton Brown and M&S all playing their part to help the environment but it was the Clarks Village employees which really made her visit one to remember:
“There was one other thing that made this shopping trip a great experience and that was the staff. Every single person I spoke to, from assistant to managers, had in-depth knowledge of the products and enthusiasm for the brand. I’m a Fashion graduate and I’m used to going into shops knowing more about what is on the rails than the staff. There was no risk of this happening at Clarks Village, instead, I got helpful advice and some great ideas.”
We loved reading about their experience and we can’t wait to celebrate our 25th Anniversary be sure to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with the exciting activities we have planned.