Let’s face it, the weather seems to have taken a bit of a sudden nosedive, and if you haven’t been hot-footing it to Thomson here at Market Place, we’re sure your mouse has been hovering over the holiday pages on the internet for a quick getaway…

With a great choice of fashion and beauty stores – when it comes to getting set for the holiday season, Market Place has you covered…


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Get your swimmers on…

Nothing says ‘holiday ready’ like bagging a new swimsuit and never before has there been such choice when it comes to the ultimate beach bag must-have. From cut-outs to mesh inserts, bikinis to monokinis, frills to florals and sequins to slogans, the likes of New Look, Topshop, H&M, River Island and Next have swimsuits in the bag. So whether you’ve been overcome by the Baywatch effect and feel drawn to the high leg, scoop back styles à la Pamela Anderson Circa 1991 or prefer the feminine frills of a bardot bikini, you’re sure to find something worthy of flaunting on the beach or by the poolside at Market Place.


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For the lads, this season is just as fruitful when it comes to the variety of swimwear options. The military trend has made its way to the beach, bringing some rugged manliness to even the skimpiest of swimwear, while the stripes trend can’t help but scream seaside nostalgia. The botanical trend has made a giant gender leap, from female fashion fave to seaside essential for blokes. The bold prints shout ‘HOLA HOLIDAYS!’ and make perfect Instagram fodder to boot! Shop the trends in Next, Debenhams, New Look Men, Topman and more.


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Twinning is winning this season and nothing looks cuter than your little one mirroring your style, so pick up matching swimwear in stores like Debenhams, Next, H&M and Kids Fashion Mart.


Holiday beauty in the bag

Whether you’ve decided to take on the ultimate packing challenge of hand-luggage only or opted to push the boat out and pay extra to put your luggage in the hold, your beauty bag’s the one thing you won’t be wanting to leave behind…


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If you’re going for broke with hand luggage only, you’ll need to prepare yourself to choose your 10 favourite cosmetics to join you on your travels, because official allowances mean that you’re able to take no more than one litre of liquids through airport security and all of those must be in containers of no larger than 100mls…
The good news is that all your favourite brands are clued up on this score, so you’ll find special jet-setter sized versions of many of your must-have products in stores including The Body Shop, Boots and Debenhams.


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