For Homeware – Our Favourite Summer Homeware Trends


Monks Cross Shopping Park offers a wide range home furnishing goods to complement your kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. If you’re on the hunt for some summer home decor inspiration then look no further.

Here’s our top homeware trends to look out for.

  1. Over recent years, monochromatic rooms have been a rising trend. Whether you enjoy a bold cobalt blue or a shade of purple or cranberry. It’s all about mixing a variety of elements whilst remaining in the same colour family, like this V&A – Blue Cotton ‘Alyssum’ Bedding set from Debenhams. You can now enjoy up to half price in the Debenhams home sale – ​see here​ for more details.

2. Never underestimate the power of well-place cushions. Add the finishing touches to your living spaces with Primark’s summer range of cushions.

3. Plants can never go out of style! Bring a green-fingered touch to your home with luxury faux flowers, bouquets & plants such as these from HomeSense.

4. We can’t forget our outdoor spaces. Bring the sun home with these leopard print deckchairs from TKMaxx.

Items subject to availability.

Photo Credit: Primark Home, Debenhams, @houseonthehill.3, @prettylittleartco.

Summer 2020 Fashion Trends


Introducing the summer fashion trends of 2020 that you need to know about! Keep up with the latest trending styles this summer from your favourite retail stores here at Monks Cross Shopping Park. With free parking right outside your favourite stores, you’ll be sure to have enough time browse the aisles for all the latest summer looks. Get ready to give your wardrobe the ultimate post-lockdown upgrade.

Tiered Summer Dresses

This summer, we’re ticking off our dressing needs with the tiered summer dress.  The tiered dress comes in a wide range of styles for any occasion. Like this Pink short sleeve mini smock dress from New Look – it’s perfect for a day out! Complete the look with chunky wedges and beaded accessories. 

Leopard Print is trendy as ever! 

Perfect your style with an animal print like these leopard print casual sandals from Clarks. The style is finished with a soft microfibre sock for lasting comfort. 

Hello Sunshine! 

Is summer really summer without a bit of sunshine? Dazzle like the sun in this River Island White floral shirred bardot midi dress.


Accessories must haves!

Complete your look with our favourite accessories from some of the retail shops here at Monks Cross. You can’t go wrong with some oversized sunglasses – see in-store at Primark

 

 

 

Photo credit: River Island, Primark, New Look and Clarks.

Our favourite Summer Beauty Trends for 2020.


Step into Monks Cross Shopping Park and you’ll find all your favourite high street stores conveniently in one place. When it comes to shopping in York, you can never go wrong with a visit to Monks Cross as you’ll find all your big named beauty, makeup and fashion brands to choose from and to give you a bit of inspiration. Here are some of our favourite Summer Beauty Trends for 2020.

Graphic eyeliner is in!

This stylish look can go super simple and super dramatic. It’s both effortlessly cool and simultaneously totally on trend and we can’t get enough!

This sharp-cut eye makeup is a much-loved minimalist look but offers ample opportunities to experiment. 

Want to give the look a try? Check out our favourite eyeliners from Superdrug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budge Free, Stress Free Base 

As the temperature rises, wearing makeup that lasts during the warm weather isn’t an easy feat.

Perfect your makeup routine with a budge-free primer base from Boots. Start your day with the Benefit The Professional Hydrate Primer (22ml) and consider a medium-coverage foundation that you can build up or buffer out such as the NEW Givenchy Teint Couture Everwear Foundation SPF20 (30ml). Lock everything in place with Urban Decay All Nighter Make-Up Setting Spray (118ml).

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honey, you’re glowing!

Look and feel amazing with Primark Beauty’s eye palettes. Choose from sunshine honey to sweet cherry for an extra pop of glow and colour! 

We’d love to know, are you team cherry, peach or honey?

Looking for a trendy outfit to match your perfect look? Head over to our Top Summer Fashion Trends Blog to find the latest high street looks you can find here at Monk Cross, York.

 

Stacey Solomon x Primark Unisex Kids Collection Launch!


Following two sell out womenswear collections, Stacey Solomon has launched a new unisex kidwear collection in collaboration with Primark.

The unisex collection of clothing and accessories is available for ages 0-10 years. With plenty of cool slogan sweatshirts to t-shirts, all the styles have been designed to be worn by all children regardless of their gender.

In a campaign which includes her own children, Stacey said,

“I was so excited to be given the opportunity to create my own kidswear collection with Primark. The boys were just as excited as I was, and I loved being able to include them in a project that means so much to me. I still can’t believe that my boys are going to be able to wear pieces that we all designed together.

It was so special to have them as part of the process. I wanted the collection to be fun and comfy, they’re my top priorities when finding clothes for the boys. I have two favourite pieces, the printed robot tracksuit and the ‘Smile’ t-shirts. I am also a little bit obsessed with the denim jacket. There’s something about tiny clothes that I would wear too that makes me very excited!”

Credit: Primark – Available whilst stocks last

You can shop the latest collection in-store at Primark, Monks Cross. Spread across two floors, Primark’s your ultimate go-to for all the latest in beauty, Kids, Women and Menswear and you can enjoy your spot of shopping with free parking included.

Centre Update


Centre Update 

In line with Government guidance on 5th NovemberMonks Cross is open to support our essential retailers.  At this time, Boots, Poundland, Superdrug and WHSmith remain open for business.  Please stay safe and only travel if essential. 

Some of our brands will be operating delivery and click and collect services: 

  • Costa CoffeeTakeaway only and click and collect  
  • Starbucks: Delivery available via Uber Eats 
  • Greggs: Takeaway only and click and collect  
  • Hobbycraft: Click and collect 
  • Pizza Hut: Walk in takeaway only, click and collect and delivery via Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Just Eat 
  • Hays Travel: Available via telephone service  or email: monkscross@hays-travel.co.uk

Updated Opening Hours

Poundland:

Monday to Friday: 9am til 5pm

Saturday: 9am – 6pm

Sunday: 11am – 5pm

WHSmith: 

Monday – Saturday: 9am – 6pm

Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Greggs:

Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm

Sunday: 9am – 4pm

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Kids Easter Activity Pack


Did you know the first ever Easter chocolate egg in the UK was made 147 years ago in Bristol? Learn more egg-citing facts about Easter eggs and get creative with us as we make our Easter egg baskets.

Download instruction guide here and don’t forget to post your favourite pictures on our Facebook page for your chance to win a special prize!

Competition ends: 15th April.

T&C’s apply.

Get Dressed Up to Stay In!


Who says you can’t dress up to stay in? As we’re adjusting to this new of life, why not have some fun by yourself, with flatmates or family and spruce up your look whilst you’re home. After all, this is the perfect time to perfect those winged eyeliners and to experiment with fashion styles and new hair do’s that you’ve always wanted to try!

We’ve pulled together these fun reasons why you should get dressed up for a fun night indoors because after all, staying in is the new going out. 

  1. Themed Dinner Parties 

At the end of a tiring week why not plan a themed dinner party with your friends or family? Forfeit the Netflix and chill hours and crack open a bottle of champaign, relax with company, play games and dress up for the occasion with that special outfit you were saving for a special occasion. 

  1. Experiment!

Can you think of a better time to experiment with your hair and makeup? Experiment with outfits you’ve always wanted to try, play around with your hair and see what styles suit you best, spruce up  your makeup look and try different styles from eyeshadow, highlight & contour … the full works! Who knows … maybe you’ll come out the other side of this a whole new woman! 

  1. Games night

Why not get you and your friends dress up for a virtual house party with the help of House party – the app. You can go head to head with in-app games such as Heads Up, Trivia and Cards Against Humanity. What’s not to enjoy?

  1. Date Night

Romance isn’t dead. There’s plenty of quarantine approved date night ideas to get excited about. From virtual museum tours, games night, dance classes or Tik Tok  or a fancy dinner date at home. 

Kids Activity Pack


We’ve created some exciting activities for the kids to try out at home. Download our kids activity pack here and share with us your favourite pictures on our Facebook page.

#QuarantineandChill


Grab some snacks and a cosy blanket, we’ve put together a list of the ultimate binge-worthy Netflix shows that you won’t be able to stop watching!

Swipe to see our favourite genres from Family Friendly Shows, Feel Good TV and Reality TV shows.

Spring Beauty Trends


As the cold winter months draw to a close, we can’t be anymore excited about the fresh beauty trends Spring is bringing for us. We’ve selected our hottest beauty tips to help you transition through the seasons!

So if you’re looking forward to sunnier weather and fun, fresh makeup tips then keep on reading! 

  1. Always start your makeup on a fresh face and what a better way to keep your skin refreshed and rejuvenated than to start your day with the new Vitamin glow Primer by Smashox. Infused with vitamins B, C & E, this primer enhances your natural glow everytime you prime … oh and it’s vegan! Get your from Boots.

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  1. Go bold or go home right? Look at the pigment on this Primark Body Foil eyeshadow! We’re definitely adding a few to our shopping bags! 

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  1. Refresh your Spring scent with the new limited edition Daisy Love Daze perfume by Marc Jacobs. And don’t forget to get a free Daisy Love Tote Bag on selected Marc Jacobs when you shop at Superdrug. T& C’s apply

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  1. We’re obsessed with the NEW Huda Beauty pastel obsession palettes. These will definitely add colour and bring that extra pop to your makeup look. As inspired by @makeupbybrooktiffany.

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