Style star Millie Mackintosh launches new white shirt pop-up store in York

Millie Mackintosh launches The White Shirt bar, a pop-up store hosted in a refurbished six-wheeler A

Millie Mackintosh launches The White Shirt bar, a pop-up store hosted in a refurbished six-wheeler American truck, it will be at McArthurGlen York until October 9th. - Credit: Archant

Lucy Matthews caught up with the fashion designer and blogger to chat about her love for fashion, style and of course some good old Yorkshire puddings.

Is this your first time in Yorkshire?

No, I have family that live near York so I visit once or twice a year.

Would you say the style and fashion down south is different to up north?

I think gone are the days where there is a north/south divide, I think girls in the North aren’t afraid to have fun with fashion which I really admire.

The white shirt is obviously a timeless classic. How would you style a white shirt?

I love to wear a white shirt slightly unbuttoned with the sleeves rolled up for a more relaxed look.

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If you had to describe your own style in three words, what would they be?

Functional, fun and feminine…

It was London Fashion Week last week; did you have any particular highlights?

I loved the Alice Temperley show, the prints and colours were breathtaking and I also loved the 80’s vibe at Topshop unique and Burberry’s military jackets! Simon Rocha and Erdem are always beautiful.

You are obviously very passionate about fashion, what pushed you to start your own fashion blog?

I love street style and showing different ways of styling outfits as well as sharing beauty and fitness tips

Your AW16 collection was recently revealed, how do you begin to design a new collection? Where does the inspiration usually come from?

The inspiration might come from an era of fashion or style icon to set the feel of the collection the start is always mood boards

Do you have any future plans to expand your fashion line and blog?

Yes, I am actually introducing a new capsule in November which I haven’t done before and I’m very excited to reveal what it is soon!

Finally, do you like a good old Yorkshire pudding?!

Who doesn’t? A roast is not complete without a good Yorkshire Pud!

The white shirt is a timeless classic and should be a staple part of everybody’s wardrobe. McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York have teamed up with iconic tailoring brand, Brooks Brothers to launch The White Shirt Bar pop-up store. The campaign will encourage shoppers to explore the world of the white shirt in a unique shopping experience. The pop-up space, hosted in a refurbished six-wheeler American truck, has seven classic men’s and four women’s styles available.

The pop-store runs until October 9th for more information visit

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