Bicester Village – To celebrate the launch of the autumn/winter men’s collections, luxury outlet retail village Bicester Village has created an ad that is simultaneously slick and silly.
In the video Menswear: The New Standard DJ, a well-dressed DJ walks around a flat, sitting to write poetry and selecting vinyl records, all while an internal monologue plays with observant snippets such as ‘I’m a vinyl purist in a dirty world. Tapes make me sad.’ The video continues to wax lyrical until the end when the viewer is confronted with the question ‘too much?’ and suggests, for effortless style, to head to Bicester Village.
Business in the luxury retail outlet is booming, with the centre catering for throngs of tourists as well as shoppers searching for a luxury bargain. By presenting its collections in an amusing way, it shows that while there are fashionable finds to be had, as a retail outlet, it doesn’t take itself too seriously.
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