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Celebrate summer at Clarks Village

Clarks Village 25th Anniversary:

1993. The year of the iconic Kate Moss Calvin Klein Obsession campaign, grunge fashion moved mainstream, Take That scored their first number one hit with Pray, and blockbuster movies included Jurassic Park, Mrs Doubtfire and Sleepless in Seattle.     

1993 was also the year that 50,000 visitors flocked to Clarks Village for the opening of the first UK outlet shopping centre and the thrill of high street and designer brands offering up to 60% off RRP all in one location. The original UK outlet centre shops included Benetton, Clarks, Dartington Crystal, Farah, Laura Ashley, Pierre Cardin, Thorntons and Wrangler. The initial development included shops, cafes and restaurants and was built in 22 weeks at a cost of £3million. 300 jobs were created in the complex and 15,000 plants were moved to the site just before the opening.

We have some exciting plans to celebrate, so make sure to follow our news and get involved; watch out for updates on our blog, social media and via our Enewsletter.

25 summer holiday essentials for him and for her:

Now that we are fully in the swing of summer, it's time to start thinking about summer style and holiday essentials. See what our brand partners suggest for jetsetters this season.


Summer Sorted:

Step into summer with Clarks Village and experience the season like never before. Set in award-winning landscaped gardens, with fragrant flowers and mature trees, Clarks Village offers a unique and tranquil shopping experience for everyone.

And what’s more, summer is most definitely a time for celebration at Clarks Village. We are the original outlet centre and in August, will mark our 25th anniversary. Throughout the holidays we’ll be celebrating, so make sure you keep an eye on our website, social channels and e-newsletter to be the first to hear more. On 11th and 12th August we’ll be hosting a birthday celebration weekend with lots of fun activities and of course, cake.

We’ve got everything you need if you’re planning to jet off for a holiday, are going travelling or have decided to have a staycation, from luggage and sunglasses to towels and toiletries. Perhaps you need a new seasonal wardrobe? You can find the latest designer fashion items, beach attire and accessories for all the family, at the best prices. Maybe you’re attending a special wedding this year, if so, you can find the perfect outfit, stylish accessories and thoughtful presents for the new couple at Clarks Village. And for sports fans, Clarks Village is kicking off the World Cup and Wimbledon with football kits, boots, balls and rackets. Whatever you’re looking for, find your way to Clarks Village and track down those hidden gems.

If you’re already planning ahead to get the children ready for back to school, college, or university, we’ve got everything they need. From uniform, school shoes and stationery, to back packs and suitcases, crockery, glasses and cooking utensils to bed linen, duvets and pillows – Clarks Village has your whole family’s needs covered.

With the lighter evenings, we are now open for longer and stores are open until 7pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday; late night shoping til 8pm every Thursday and the restaurants open late every day, so you have even more time to shop and dine out at Clarks Village. Our fantastic offers are always being updated so make sure you have a look at the latest deals as part of planning your visit. 

Summer Sports:

Summer 2018 is going to be super jam packed with sporting events, with the World Cup and Wimbledon hitting our screens throughout June and July.

Don’t worry if you haven’t got court side seats or tickets to a match, we have compiled some top tips for enjoying the sporting season regardless of where you decide to watch the sporting spectacles. 

Wedding Ready:

Summer is otherwise know as wedding season, there’s no time like the present to begin the hunt for the perfect outfit or a gift for the happy couple.

Take a look at our wedding check list where CoastFrench ConnectionHobbsPhase 8Suit Direct and many more of our famous brands share their advice on how to prepare.