Retail therapy the Essex way

Shopping in Essex couldn’t be more eclectic and exciting! From fashionable malls to designer outlets, farmer’s Market’s to antique centres, we really do have something to suit everyone.

If you like ‘brands’, then a trip to Braintree Village luxury shopping outlet should be on your ‘to do’ list. Designer shops include Hobbs, Nike, Karen Millen, Kurt Geiger and many more. You will also find high street outlets here too such as M&S, Gap and The Body Shop. Serviced by Greater Anglia trains and on a bus route, there’s no excuse not to visit!

Intu Lakeside is one of the UK’s largest indoor shopping malls, showcasing high street shops and boasting a cinema, plus a ‘quick bite to eat’ food hall and the Boardwalk - all your family favourite restaurants here such as Nandos, Strada, Prezzos and La Tasca – plenty of places to keep you fed and watered all day long.

Clacton Factory Outlet with its vast mixture of shops, is just a few miles from the wonderful Essex Sunshine Coast, and hosts some great events for the whole family too during the school holidays. Why not incorporate a visit here with a trip to Clacton Pier and the beautiful beaches in this area? This will keep the whole family happy!

Shopping in Essex

Freeport Braintree

Set in a relaxing village environment, Braintree Village offers an escape from the stresses of city shopping. Everything you need is right here, from great places to eat to fantastic offers and events.

High Chelmer Shopping Centre

High Chelmer is one of the largest shopping destinations in Essex, offering a large variety of stores including Topshop, River Island and Superdry and eateries such as Bananna Tree, Côte Brasserie and Turtle Bay.

Image of people sitting around a leisure area of the shopping centre.
A range of great brands and independent stores selling all at discounts of up to 60% on high street prices. Don’t miss out on the exciting seasonal events, festivals and live entertainment.
Shop entrance at Blake House Craft Centre
Blake House Craft Centre is home to a number of unique shops and boutiques selling an eclectic mix of products from antiques to hand made jewellery and fabric supplies. Housed in the original farm buildings, the centre makes for an alternative shopping experience, and combined with the maze and crazy golf, a great family day out!
Intu Lakeside is the largest shopping centre in Essex, and one of the largest in Europe. It has over 250 shops for all tastes, as well as 12 restaurants along the Boardwork and a Vue multiplex cinema.
Barleylands Craft Village

Lots to see, more to buy. We offer you a shopping experience with a difference. No High Street names and brands. We have 60+ artisans and specialist retailers over three floors to browse.