It’s time we shared a little secret with all the die-hard Topshop fans out there: the brand has an outlet store, where everything is extremely heavily discounted and – wait for it – buy one get one free!
It may sound too good to be true, so we’ve weighed up the pros and cons (after several visits) to give you a better idea of what the store’s like, and if it’s worth the trip.
1 – Everything in the outlet store has come from a Topshop high-street branch, or direct from their factory – so your’e able to find items that may have cost well above £40 originally at a significantly lower price.
2 – The seemingly endless rails of stock, and necessary rummaging make any subsequently purchased bargains feel well-deserved. Reminds us a little of vintage shopping or thrifting.
3 – Everything, yes EVERYTHING, is buy one get one free. Double Topshop at no extra cost? Yes please!
4 – If you visit regularly, you’re bound to find some great pieces as stock is renewed weekly, if not every few days.
5 – It’s A LOT more inexpensive than Topshop on the high street – most things are cheaper than even the chain’s sale prices.
1 – As expected with most outlet stores, a lot of the stock is from a past season or slightly damaged.
2 – The shopping centre and surrounding area aren’t great for fashion, so if you were planning on a nice day of clothes-hunting you may be disappointed.
3 – You do have to be prepared to rummage for ages, and it can be difficult to find the correct size.
4 – Shoes and accessories are limited, and so far we’ve seen no menswear.
With all the above taken into account, here’s our verdict…
If you live in London (although the outlet store is quite far-out), or are in the area, it’s well worth a look. We recommend you don’t give up on it after just one look as stock is ever-changing.
If it’s going to take you anything longer than two hours to get there, we’d be inclined to say it isn’t worth the journey, although you could be lucky! With the BOGOF offer and extremely low prices (£1 for many of the tights/accessories and less than £10 for a LOT of the clothes) LDNfashion certainly likes it!
10b The Broadwalk Centre
Nearest tube: Edgware (Northern Line)
Have you visited the outlet store? Brilliant or a waste of time? Let us know what you thought (and bought!) below.