It’s a shopping bonanza in York this weekend, so grab a Bank Holiday bargain

York Designer Outlet has a few weekend-only deals. Photograph: McArthur Glen
26 Aug 2015 @ 8.41 pm
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If you love shopping you’re in for a few days of heaven this Bank Holiday weekend.

From science fiction comics to vintage fashions, there’s something interesting to be snapped up.

Mix in some marvellous markets and shopping centre discounts and there’s a great deal of retail therapy to be had.

Here’s you shopping lowdown…

York True Vintage Fair


Shambles Market

Sun, Aug 30 @ 9.30pm-4.30pm

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It’s the launch event of what is set to be a regular fixture on Shambles Market.

Run by the Polly Perkins Vintage Fairs team, and supported by Make It York, there will be a range of stalls selling fashions, gifts and homewares.

Plus musical performances, a series of children’s vintage themed fairground attractions, a salon (complete with ladies hair & make up, gents barber and nail bar), and ‘pop up’ vintage tea room.

Made In Yorkshire Summer Show


St Sampson’s Square

Thu Aug 27-Sun Aug 30

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Why not make your way down to this weekend’s Made In Yorkshire summer show and leave with your own little piece of God’s own county?

With products ranging from jewellery to award winning preserves, photographs to jams there’s something for all.

York Comic-Con

Davros, as played by Mike Molloy, in Colin Baker-era Doctor Who. Photograph: YouTube
Davros, as played by Mike Molloy, in Colin Baker-era Doctor Who. Photograph: YouTube

York Racecourse

Sun Aug 30 10am-5pm


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You may have imagined Comic-cons are reserved for the likes of the Americans.

But this weekend York hosts its very own. Special guests include Terry Molloy who played Davros, creator of the Daleks on Doctor Who.

Around 100 dealer tables will sell cool and geeky wares, exhibits, attractions, cosplay competitions and loads of other fun stuff.

York Designer Outlet


St Nicholas Avenue, Fulford, York

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The McArthurGlen discount designer outlet has some special Bank Holiday bargains this weekend.

The special offers include savings from Italian handbag specialist Furla, premium British brand Hackett, watch and accessory specialist Fossil and The Kooples, the Parisian luxury retailers.

Bargains include:

  • large Nikole bag RRP £291, offer price £169
  • Nuse bag in Cerola Large RRP £168, offer price £89
  • An extra 20% off Hackett outerwear suits and jackets
  • Fossil is offering an extra 25% off everything, from Thursday 27th- 30th August
  • The Watch Station is offering an extra 25% off everything, from Thursday 27th- 30th August.

Coppergate Centre art exhibition


Castle Fine Art Gallery, Coppergate, York

Sat Aug 29 @ 9am-6pm (artist appearance 1pm-4pm)

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This weekend why not sample some of the finer things in life?

To launch his exhibition at the Castle Fine Art Gallery in the Coppergate Centre, internationally recognised artist Alex Echo will talk about some of his works and answer questions from the audience.

And the paintings will be for sale of course…

York Farmers Market


Shambles Market

Fri Aug 28

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Beautiful breads, excellent eggs and – for the first time this Friday – succulent sausage rolls from The Hull Pie, the Farmers’ Market has something for every appetite.

Other produce this month will include venison from Round Green Farm, eggs from Church View, fresh meat from Tancred Farm, Rose Hip products, baked treats from Haxby Bakehouse and coffee from North Yorkshire roastery, Rounton Coffee.