Shopping in Buckinghamshire is as varied as the county itself and here are some of the best places to shop. More than six million people visit Bicester Village every year to bag a bargain on a range of designer goods. They come for the Alexander McQueen, the Céline, the Vivienne Westwood, the Prada, the Burberry.
Staying near Milton Keynes? Then be sure to visit centre:mk, the biggest shopping centre in the region. It’s anchored by John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Next, Oliver Bonas and giant Primark, housed over three floors. intu Milton Keynes houses the ‘fashion quarter’ – more than 50 clothing stores including Topshop, Zara, H&M, Hugo Boss, Hollister, Superdry, Levi’s, Dr Martens, Jack Wills, Michael Kors.
Shopping centres have their place, of course, but it’s the boutiques and small shops that add so much to the character of most market towns throughout the county. Amersham’s historic Old Town stocks everything from antiques to contemporary fashion. Don’t miss the boutiques including Ambers, Iris, Chattertons and Orvis Country Clothing. Further up the hill you’ll find Chesham, an attractive market town full of hidden treasures. The town centre houses unique specialist stores, collector’s shops, booksellers and art galleries.
Valeria C Boutique
2 Rose Court, Olney MK46 4BY
Valeria C Boutique is an independent boutique that has all the latest designs of quality fashion, at affordable prices. The shop are stockists of Italian-designed ladies casual clothing, Made In Italy and Pia Rossini Resort Wear, White Stuff, Italian leather handbags, purses, hosiery, contemporary jewellery and accessories. Visit website
Really Wild Clothing
105 High Street, Marlow SL7 1AB
The talent behind the tweed revival – Really Wild Founder, Natalie Lake, has created luxury classic British clothes for women. It havs now evolved to branch into high fashion bridging the gap between town and country. Beautifully made and finely detailed, Really Wild’s classic tailoring is for women who move easily and confidently between city life and countryside pursuits. Visit website
6 Meadow Walk, Buckingham MK18 1RS
Charles Clinkard has been providing high quality footwear for over 90 years. With footwear collections catering for men, women and children, Charles Clinkard maintain their reputation for high quality shoes and outstanding customer service thanks to a team who are passionate about working meticulously to provide the best footwear for all the family. Visit website
Beechwood Fine Foods
42 Frogmore Street, Tring HP23 5AU
Beechwood Fine Foods is a multi-award winning, independent, fine food cafe and deli, in the style of a farm shop run by husband and wife team, Toby and Sarah Murray; selling and serving only the best British and locally-sourced produce. It is located in the heart of Tring on the Bucks/Herts border. Visit website
96 High Street, Marlow SL7 1AQ
Sahara is renowned for creating contemporary clothing with a unique, bohemian-chic aesthetic inspired by the spirit of adventure, global design discoveries and unbounded creativity. The company creates clothes for the individual, not the crowd. With each piece created using luxurious natural fabrics and traditional techniques, the collections provide an antidote to the culture of fast fashion. Visit website
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