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shopping discount at Canary Wharf for ChristmasOn Thursday 27th November, the Winter Fashion event comes to Canary Wharf, with fashion shows in Canada Place and Jubilee Place showcasing the latest winter collections and style essentials from stores within Canary Wharf. The programme of in-mall entertainment will include promotions, live music, product sampling and exclusive store discounts of up to 25% in many of Canary Wharf’s leading fashion and accessories stores.

It will be a fantastic opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done or to pick up that all-important festive party outfit, with exclusive promotions of up to 25% off from some of Canary Wharf’s most popular retailers, including Aspinal of London, Banana Republic, Emmett London, Gant, Hackett, Jaeger, Karen Millen, Orlebar Brown and Whistles. The arrival of a brand new Paul Smith to Cabot Place adds another outlet to help you find that menswear must-have. This exclusive one day fashion event provides the perfect opportunity for Christmas shoppers to find the must-have gift for a price that’s worth talking about and fashionistas can get their seasonal fix of stylish winter wears and glitzy party essentials.

For a well-deserved break, shoppers can head to Jubilee Place mall where One Canada Square Restaurant and Bar will be hosting two pop-up bars and lounges offering samples of buck’s fizz or Prosecco and delicious mini mince pies. With their hot chocolate samples, Whittard of Chelsea will be providing the ultimate winter warmer in Cabot Place, and Godiva’s dipping station is going to pop up in Canada Place mall, tempting passers-by to indulge in chocolate covered strawberries. Charbonnel et Walker will also have a pop-up in Cabot Place at which chocolate-lovers can indulge by sampling their Christmas and signature gift collections.

Entertainment within the malls will come from live musicians who are going to be performing throughout the day, offering a diversion for those who find themselves all shopped out. The talented singing trio Sugar Sisters will be performing throughout the day, as well as singer/guitarist Jackie D Williams and two other amazing performers.

To round off a perfect winter’s day, continue the shopping experience at the Canary Wharf Christmas Market in Montgomery Square, and sample some delicious festive food and wander the artisanal stalls. Alternatively, shoppers can get their skates on and have a go at whizzing round Ice Rink Canary Wharf, situated at Canada Square Park. For those who prefer life out of the fast lane, there is an array of restaurants available throughout Canary Wharf, including ROKA, Boisdale of Canary Wharf, Iberica Canary Wharf and One Canada Square Restaurant and Bar just around the corner.

With hundreds of shops and special deals, entertainment, drinks and dining options, Canary Wharf’s Winter Fashion event is the only place for Christmas shopping this year.

Carnaby shopping party

The Christmas season kicks off in style in Carnaby with a shopping party spectacular with over 150 brands, restaurants and bars coming together to throw the ultimate Christmas party across 13 streets. Join a series of in store parties and money can’t buy experiences as well as ticking off gifts from your present list with the 20% discount. In addition to discounts, exclusive trend talks and live music – be a part of the Carnaby Christmas switch on with the lights promising to be as fun and unusual as ever. This year the Christmas theme is music and fashion, so expect plenty of live performances and over 50 DJ sets to get you in the festive mood.

Shoppers can register for their free ticket now at Carnaby.co.uk and join the Carnaby Christmas Shopping Dress Party on Thursday 13 November 5 – 9pm. 

Visit Carnaby’s concept stores, independent boutiques and flagships. Brands include Monki, Scotch & Soda, Cheap Monday, Lyle & Scott and ELEVENPARIS as well as brand new stores adidas Originals, SuperTrash and Nixon.

The Carnaby Christmas Shopping Party marks the start of the festive shopping season, but it’s a social experience as much as an excuse to shop.

There will be style hunters will be out and about selecting the best dressed shoppers who will be photographed, and also receive an exclusive goodie bag worth £200.

More than 50 DJs will provide entertainment on the night and will keep you dancing whilst you shop. Don’t miss the Facebook fashion shoot with style advice from top stylists, shoe art at Superga and beauty trend talks at Benefit. Fashion designer Sophie Hulme will be DJ’ing at OTHER win a chance to win a Sophie Hulme handbag.

Feast in Carnaby’s restaurants with over 25 taking part including Pizza Pilgrims, Senor Ceviche, The Life Goddess experimental, The Rum Kitchen and chicken and egg concept restaurant Whyte & Brown. If it’s a burger you fancy try Stax or Carnaby Burger Co. or maybe you prefer Asian – try Shoryu Carnaby.

Carnaby is also seeking budding filmmakers to create a 20 second Instagram video of their Carnaby shopping party. Post on Instagram using #Carnaby and #ShoppingParty with the winner receiving £250 to spend in Carnaby and a Lomography 360 camera.

Don’t miss out on the best Christmas party at London’s coolest shopping destinations.

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You can either put them in your diary to avoid the hordes or to join them minus the cards but Summer Streets is coming either way. They will be making a welcome return to Regent Street, London W1, for four Sundays in July, in partnership with the Mayor of London, Westminster City Council, The Crown Estate and the Regent Street Association.  Regent Street will transform into a traffic free zone to celebrate the start of summer.  Originating as part of the Mayor’s Air Quality Strategy and following a similar initiative in New York City, Summer Streets will encourage shoppers to experience London’s finest retail destination in a traffic free, spacious and amiable environment.

Each Sunday will adopt a different theme, starting with the Regent Street Garden Party on 6 July, followed by Love Food, Love Fashion and a spectacular finish in celebration of Magnum’s 25th Birthday on Sunday 27 July.  Free activities and pop-up entertainment, music and lots more will provide opportunities for all ages to enjoy Regent Street. Join Heart 106.2 at all the Summer Street dates with fun for all the family.

Sunday 6 July - The Regent Street Garden Party when the street will be transformed into a real life garden with beautiful sections of lawn courtesy of Easigrass.
Dance workshops on the Big Dance Bus, live jazz and entrants to the Mayor of London’s busking competition will add to the entertainment.  Bees and butterflies will occupy the marquee close to Great Marlborough Street.   Some of the Regent Street retailers will bring their shops out onto the street; the Hamleys Garden will be full of activities for families, in H&M’s garden area you can have your face painted and ICEBAR LONDON will entertain you with ice sculptures and Husky dogs.

Toothless the dragon, from DreamWorks' animation ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’, will be flying in to Regent Street to give people the opportunity to have their photo taken with the films main star!

Sunday 13 July - Love Food on Regent Street  will bring approximately sixty stalls of amazing food from Love London Food Festival and some of the most well-known restaurants in London including those from the Regent Street Food Quarters, Heddon Street, Swallow Street and the Regent Street Quadrant;    ICEBAR LONDON, MASH, Freggo and Aubaine.

The Camper Van stage will have continuous entertainment including West End Kids, Jive Aces and other live performances.  City Academy will also be providing entertainment ranging from ballroom dancing to flash mobs at the dance area situated at the junction of New Burlington Street and Regent Street.

In Heddon Street there will be live jazz all afternoon to entertain the alfresco diners.  Italian café, Caffe Concerto, will provide a fabulous seating area where people can enjoy a selection of coffees, cakes and authentic Italian ice creams.

Don’t miss the Godiva strawberry dipping bar, the Folli Follie vintage deckchairs creating a seaside setting and Brooks Brothers and H & M’s garden areas.

Sunday 20 July - Love Fashion in Regent Street, being famous for its leading retailers including Burberry, Michael Kors, Jaeger, J. Crew, Karl Lagerfeld, Longchamp and Superdry, will give the public the opportunity to strut their stuff on the Mile of Style. Visitors can receive a free makeover and take to the 100m catwalk on London’s most fashionable street.  And for the sports enthusiasts, Psycle, who recently opened on Mortimer Street, will be showing their branded clothing on the catwalk.   Tommy Hilfiger’s deck chairs will add to the fashion theme.

Meanwhile entertainment from the Camper Van Stage will add to the attractions with a live performance from Tiempo Libre, The Notables and the Fabulous Lounge Swingers.

On 27 July Summer Streets Presents Magnum’s 25th Birthday, celebrating 25 years of delicious cracking chocolate and ice cream its best: Members of the public will be given the chance to enjoy freshly dipped Magnums at the world-famous Dipping Bar where Magnum will be distributing 25,000 ice creams to shoppers.  Marking the finale to its #MagnumDresscode campaign, the final two exclusive Henry Holland dresses, designed to celebrate the brand’s 25th birthday and inspired by the Magnum Classics range will also be available to win. Live music and performances will be provided by the City Academy to ensure this will be a birthday party to remember. Throughout the day there will be a whole genre of music being performed.

Travel to Regent Street during Summer Streets
Visitors are encouraged to travel to Regent Street by public transport, bike or on foot to add to the environmentally friendly traffic free event.  Take advantage of havebike’s free bike MOTs and temporary bicycle parking units provided by Cyclehoop.   Chill out and take a seat on one of the hundred benches placed on Regent Street every Sunday and watch the world go by.

With Regent Street traffic free and with something for everyone to enjoy, Summer Streets Sundays will provide the perfect opportunity to make a short film for Regent Street’s Magic Minute competition.  As part of Summer Streets running until the end of July, this competition invites entrants to make a 60 second film with Regent Street as the subject matter or backdrop for the chance to win £2,000 to spend on Regent Street.  See the full details HERE: http://www.regentstreetonline.com/Feature-Articles/Your-Magic-Minute-on-Regent-Street.aspx

Shoppers can keep up to date with the Summer Streets events, the latest shopping and dining offers, what’s hot and what’s new in Regent Street by DOWNLOADING THE APP HERE: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/regent-street/id880921803?mt=8
Regent Street is the first shopping street in Europe to create an app using Beacon technology.

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WJ London loves Carnaby and luckily their biggest fashion event is back and bigger than ever on Thursday 1 May, 5 – 9pm.  Over 100 fashion brands, restaurants and bars are uniting to create the ultimate shopping experience, making it the biggest event of its kind in the UK.

It’s all about the experience: live music, DJs, money can’t buy experiences, trend talks, a pop up bar and 20% discount on new season collections.

The capital’s coolest shopping destination has shops and products that you cannot find anywhere else with a mix of flagships, independent boutiques, heritage brands and unique concepts. Brands taking part include Scotch & Soda, American Apparel, Diesel, AQ/AQ Women’s, Dr Martens, Paul Smith Soho, Cheap Monday, Lazy Oaf, The Kooples, ELEVENPARIS, Camper and Vans and independents such as OTHER, Dahlia and F Troupe. Beauty brands include Pixi and Illamasqua.

Carnaby is home to a choice of 40 independent restaurants, bars and cafes.  Refuel at the likes of Kua ‘Aina, for Hawaiian, Whyte & Brown for all things chicken and egg or Carnaby Burger Co for a great burger.

Grazia magazine will have their own pop up shop on the night, where Editor Angela Buttolph will host free fashion trend talks every hour, presenting the latest SS14 trends and fashion seasonal essentials from Carnaby brands. Learn how to master the latest beauty looks at one of the free beauty trend talks on the night.  The Grazia Style Hunter team will be out on the hunt for the best dressed shoppers to win a goodie bag.

Ticket holders can enjoy a complimentary drink on the night.  All ticket registrations will be entered into a prize draw to win £500 to spend in Carnaby.

Check in to the Instagram lounge for a free style session and makeover.

A night that no fashion shopper should miss.

Register for your FREE ticket now at www.carnaby.co.uk

Bicester-village

A designer outlet centre, similar to Bicester Village in Oxfordshire, could be coming to the O2 in Greenwich. Plans are in the early stages and a mall with more than 100 shops is proposed, according to the Evening Standard.

Designers such as Louis Vuitton, Dior and Dolce & Gabbana have been suggested by the American-owned AEG Europe.

It’s hoped the addition of the designer shops will bring in more shoppers in the day time who will then spend money in the nearby restaurants.

Planning permission has been secured from Greenwich council for about 230,000 sq ft of retail space on the ground floor of the O2.

Image: Evening Standard