I found out about Gunwharf Quays fairly recently, and has been the source of a lot of my shopping ever since. And for good reason: reduced prices on designer items all year round! And I don't mean the sort of mayhem taking place during sales. There isn't all that jumble sale panic, the clothes are not in a messy, disorganized pile, the staff there are eager to help you and there's no elbowing each other out of the way!
When you get there, you'll also be spoiled for choice: think Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, AllSaints, Ted Baker, Gant, L'Occitane, Crabtree and Evelyn and many many more. More than 90 outlet brands in fact. It is huge.
You know what happens when you give a girl the right pair of shoes...
During sales period you can get even greater deals!
For special offers, don't forget to check out their events and offers page as well!
Hungry? With 30 different bars, coffee-shops and restaurants, you'll certainly find something you like.
And if for some unforeseen reason you don't give in your shopping urges, you can just enjoy the beautiful marina - this got the boy and me even more excited for returning back to the homeland next week!
I would love to include some photographs from inside the stores - just so you can be certain that everything's civil in there, but photography is not allowed inside. Despite not having seen a sign anywhere, this little fun fact was brought to my attention by a very aggressive lady working at Whittard's. I feel that this lady deserves a special mention in the post since her ambushing and her poor manners made me do what I thought was impossible: leave a Whittard's store disappointed and empty-handed.
You'll find Gunwharf Quays here, on Facebook and Twitter.
PS: If you're travelling by train get off at Portsmouth Harbour, and it's a mere 3-minute walk from there.