Week-long Charity House at Bicester Village will benefit children’s charity
Devotees of the Italian brand Marni will be spoilt for choice this month when it opens a pop-up boutique in Bicester, England, in aid of a children’s charity.
Many of the special pieces on sale at the Marni Charity House will be in an illustrative style that is, appropriately enough, naive and childlike in its simplicity.
With part of the proceeds going to Associazione Vimala, which runs a number of projects for children, visitors to the one-week pop-up at Bicester Village will be able to snap up items from a collection inspired by flowers and outdoor life, ranging from hand-woven bags and animals in PVC cord to pins in various shapes and sizes, handpainted children’s aprons, and pots with seeds ready for planting.
Marni’s style, typified by vibrant colours and scenic prints, will adorn T-shirts that visitors can personalise with stickers, adding their own touch to imaginary landscapes filled with flowers, stylised animals and geometric shapes.
The pop-up will be at Bicester Village from 12 to 17 May and will be in good company as the venue already features iconic Italian brands including Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Sergio Rossi.
There are luxury VIP service there as well as gastronomic destinations and more than 130 boutiques.
About Bicester Village
The village is located just an hour from London and can be reached by train from London Marylebone to Bicester Village Station in just 46 minutes. This luxury destination is home to many world-famous brands, each offering exceptional value with savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price. Together with a selection of restaurants and cafés, the Village offers luxury services that include Valet Parking, Hands-free Shopping, the award-winning Bicester Visitor Centre, and an onsite tax refund and money change service.
By Jon McKnight