After last weekends fun trip away to the West Country we came home to some sad news and I haven’t really felt like writing as it just all felt a bit shallow and irrelevant, but hey life goes on!
So last Sunday before heading home we popped to Kilver Court & the Mulberry Factory Store at Shepton Mallet. Kilver Court is a small designer outlet shopping centre with beautiful gardens and a tasty coffee shop. Kilver Court is home to LK Bennett, Jack Wills, Toast and the Emporium featuring brands such as MiH Jeans, Margaret Howell, Orla Kiely and Links of London. As with all outlet centres they can be a bit hit or miss; there were some cool printed sweaters from Browns Focus and a shirt from MiH I liked but I only bought some mittens from Jack Wills that match my winter head bead. The mittens were £5 reduced from £19.50.
So we wondered down the road to the Mulberry Factory Store, which was much bigger than I was expecting. The store is set within an old infant school building with two Mulberry bushes outside. There was a decent selection of bags, Bayswater, Mitzy, Alexa, Daria etc but non of the more recent bags such as the Del Ray or Willow. Prices were quite good, better than the outlet store at Bicester Village, the cheapest bag I spotted was the small Carter bag from a couple of seasons ago at £195 but the chain was just a bit too short for me to wear cross-body so I didn’t buy it. I am in the market for a new bag but after trying on several bags including the Mitzy, Oversized Alexa (£495) and Alexa tote (£650) I decided I just didn’t love any of them enough to part with my cash.
The range of clothes was huge and there were lots of bargains to be had, especially if you want a glam dress, if you remember the gold pleated floor length dress Fearn Cotton wore to present Children in Need 2011 – it could be yours for £225!
So after browsing the rails I tried on a silk front cardigan which just feels so snug on, then I tried a bird print top – loved the khaki with the bright bird. Both items were heavily reduced the cardigan from £350 to £75 and the top £100 to £25!
Stock at the store changes all the time and it’s worth asking what else they have as the oversized Alexa wasn’t out on the shop floor. The store also stocks shoes, jewellery, scarfs, purses as well as the mens collection. The staff were very helpful and knowledgable which makes a refreshing change, you can even have a coffee while you ponder your purchases.
I would go back but only if passing I don’t think I would make a special trip to visit as its quite a trek but have a look at Kilver Court for more information.