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Discount shopping at Freeport Braintree
Member Name: bungle82
Advantages: Nice layout, big savings to be made
Disadvantages: Could do with more high street outlets in my opinion
Freeport Braintree is a discount shopping village in Braintree, Essex.
There is a huge car park at Freeport Braintree, but I don't drive so I arrive there by train. Freeport has it's own train station just across the road from the shopping village, although the station isn't very nice and is unmanned so I wouldn't like to go there late at night! The shopping village is also served by local buses from Braintree and other parts of Essex.
The shopping village has been built to look like a real village and although this will sound odd, it reminds me of the streets in Disneyland Paris! There are lots of shops - lots of the designers have outlets here offering discounted goods, as well as big high street stores and some shops I've never heard of!
I don't tend to go in the designer shops and mainly go in the huge Next outlet and Marks & Spencer outlet which offer varying discounts on their high street stores. There's also a fab bag shop which is rumoured to be the cheapest place in the UK to buy a Tula or Radley hand bag.
Cadburys and Thorntons have discount shops here if you're a chocoholic and Reebox &Wonderbra also have outlet stores in the village.
As well as all the shops, there is also an entertainments complex with a swimming centre, cinema and several places to eat including a Pizza Express, Prezzo and the bext chinese buffet restaurant in Mid Essex - Aroma.
It's a nice place to visit for a look around, and great for buying Christmas presents. Worth a visit!
Summary: Good place to shop