Call me an addict… But I love FCUK!

If you read one of my previous posts I mentioned that I went to a sample sale over the weekend… A French Connection UK sample sale, to be precise. This has to be my FAVOURITE brand for dresses. They never fail to disappoint me… even more so when they have their generous sales going on!

Last weekend, from Friday-Sunday, they had a SAMPLE SALE. This is basically where there are racks & racks of clothes for you to look through & everything is really cheap! You might not find what you’re looking for from their website but you’re sure to find something from them! I just HAD to go because I wanted to experience these sales (which are popping up a lot in the UK) & also to see if I could find something nice to go into my wardrobe… Here’s what I came back with…

To be honest, I thought the sale would be full of old, horrible things that FCUK wanted to get rid of. But EVERYTHING was pretty much in season! I picked up this sleeveless ‘Dani’ dress! I wanted this in mustard which is on their website but this was only £25 so I couldn’t resist it!

I love the criss-cross work on the dress & not to forget the chunky zip at the back! This isn’t my right size but I’m gonna do some home altering to make it fit properly :) I’ve got the perfect shoes & blazer to complete this outfit :)

I also got another ‘Dani’ dress but this one has long sleeves. The material is quite thick compared to the previous dress – PERFECT for our cold winters :)

This dress has got long panels throughout the whole thing & again another chunky zip at the back! I’ve also got some other gorgeous shoes that are navy blue too that’ll go really well :)

I was REALLY impressed with the sample sale. Everything there was reasonably priced, new with tags & new stock arrived daily. It was only £1 to get in, which might I add went to CHARITY too :) I picked up anything & everything I liked at first into a big clear bag which was given to everyone. But at the end my friend & I chose the things we liked to most to buy. It wasn’t too busy (I did go on the Sunday, maybe that’s why?) but it was a shame you couldn’t try anything on! But… If I lived in London I think I might have gone EVERYDAY in case I missed any bargains! :oops:

Also, a few weeks ago I went to Bicester Shopping Village to get my friend a present but stopped in their FCUK outlet shop & picked up 2 things, I couldn’t RESIST :oops: As they’re FCUK too, I thought I’d pop them into the post!

I wore this dress the other week! The material is really soft. I love the quality of FCUK clothes AND it’s super comfy!

They had this dress in grey & black but I loved the UNUSUAL blue(ish)-turquoise(ish) colour of this one! Again, it’s fairly thick material so good for the colder months :)

Recently, I’ve had a thing about PLAYSUITS & now jumpsuits too! Well this ones in between but as soon as I saw this I grabbed it hoping it would fit me! Luckily it fit like a glove!

Sorry about the creases – I’ve worn this already too! FCUK seem to have a thing with chunky zips at the back because this has one too! I LOVE the material of this! It’s thick & silky! Goes really well a grey blazer of mine :)

The outlet shop isn’t as cheap as the sample sale but it still works for me :) Have you been to a sample sale before? Or Bicester Shopping Village? What are your thoughts?

… Until next time dolls!

P.S – I’ve gotta admit… I did feel a bit like MONICA from friends when she went to that sample sale for her wedding dress! LOL


  • Sriya

    A sample sale? In London? WHERE? :-O
    I love love love love love the first dress.. I CANNOT believe you got it that cheap.. I saw it for atleast 150??
    Also love the blue one.. Looks so Herve Ledger!
    AND.. I have the last one in navy.. But I’ve had mine for a about a year now.. I wore it last new years! Hahaha.. The support in it is really good.. Never falls down! HA..

    • Kaushal

      I really REALLY want the Herve Ledger dress but I thought FCUK is the most likely one that I’d be able to afford LOL
      It was in Camden somewhere? Inside the FCUK shop there :) I got both dresses from the sample sale for £25 – crazy right?!
      I don’t want to think about the other nice stuff that was probably there on Friday & Saturday that I missed out on :oops:
      Ahh, the play/jumpsuit is amazing & doesn’t fall down for sure LOL :) x

  • Sriya

    Actually I think I exaggerated about the 140 LOL.. I think it was 100! But still.. I can’t believe you got it soooo cheap!!!!!!! xx

    • Kaushal

      LOL – on their website the mustard one is £80 LOL but yeah much cheaper at the sample sale :) xx

  • Sriya

    That is MADDDDDDD! I wish I knew about it! I have an Armani Exchange dress like the Herve Ledger ones.. It’s a bit like your blue/turquoise one! I’ll twitpic it to you! We have really similar taste haha! x

    • Kaushal

      Next time I’ll totally tell you & we can go together! Ohh, yeah well we have GOOD taste ;) x

  • Sriya

    Yay defo! I’ve never been to a sample sale :-o xx

    • Kaushal

      It’s a deal :) x

  • sabina

    love every thing u bought x

    • Kaushal

      Thank you doll :) I can’t wait to wear them :D Hehe x

  • nicoletta

    Wow i love your bargains, the 1st one especially. I love to find a bargain so go to the outlet centers when i get a chance. Unfortunately i don’t drive so usually have to bribe the husband as he’s not too keen on shopping lol x

    • Kaushal

      Outlet stores are the best :) I’m sure the husband doesn’t mind taking you though :) hehe x

  • Gloria

    Was JUST going to say it is like a Herve Leger dress! You did good! x x x

    • Kaushal

      I’ve seen some REALLY nice Herve Leger dresses on Net-A-Porter! x

  • mia

    Hi love your blog! only just discovered you! ps what shade mac face and body do you have? loved your last FOTD and think you said you had it on then? xxxx

    • Kaushal

      Thank you my lovely! It’s in shade C3 :) I was thinking to do a review on it hehe :) make sure you keep reading doll :) xx

  • roshas

    I love FCUK dresses too! I really want the Indian style one with the long see through sleeves, namely the venetian blue one ( i think lol)

    How did u hear about the sample sale? I thought this was an American thing lol xx

    • Kaushal

      You mean this one (on the left hand side) but in blue; HERE ? I LOVE it! LOL
      I got an e-mail through from them – sign up to their newsletter :) But yeah I totally agree, it’s such an American thing :) xx

  • vikki @

    they’re fab! I have never been to a sample sale I so need to get involved! Love the first one in particular xx

    • Kaushal

      Thank you! Deffo! I hope they’re all as good as this one was hehe x

  • Geetha

    Gorgeous dresses! I love sample sales ! Seriously if you ever are travelling on the tube don’t forget to get the metro because they sometimes have a little advert on sample sales in central london. I study in central london so i’m always able to check them out…you should defo check out sample sales at the Music Room on south molten street…you can get some real bargains there :) x

    • Kaushal

      I’ll have to keep these in mind for next time I’m down :D Thanks Geetha! xx

  • Anna


    So I’m leaving this note two years after the rest of you. But you never know, someone may read it!

    I’m also a huge fan of French Connection’s dresses and I’m looking for one in particular. It’s called the Solar Stretch Jersey Dress, style code 71AB1. Black and a size 6 or 8 would be perfect!

    I don’t think the dress was ever released here, in Melbourne Australia and I’ve googled, ebayed and even looked on Amazon for it, but…

    Anyway, FCUK is much bigger in the UK than it is in Oz, so I’m hoping that someone might know of a website/store for old stock!


    • Kaushal

      Hi Anna, thanks for your message! I’m so sorry I can’t be of much help but I think the same thing I would have done is to look on Ebay – or possibly contact FCUK directly?