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Summer holiday essentials at Regent Arcade

Midsummer’S Day is now behind us, so there’s no excuse to still be hiding behind all those layers. Here at Regent Arcade we’ve got everything you need to refresh your wardrobe and beautify your body, so you can brave that sun!

Whether you’re jetting off to warmer climes or one of a growing number who will be enjoying a ‘staycation’, you’ll need some good quality sun protection to minimise the damage of harmful UV rays. We like JASON sunblock from Holland & Barrett (£11.99) with SPF 45, for its nongreasy, nourishing formula. Don’t forget to put some sunblock on your lips, as these can burn easily too. Beautify and protect in one easy step with Dr. Organic’s manuka honey SPF 15 lip balm, £3.25 also from Holland & Barrett.

Another holiday beauty must-have is The Body Shop’s new Vitamin E Cool BB Cream, £10. Ditch the heavy foundation and smooth on this lightweight, illuminating formula. Hydrating and easy to blend, don’t pack your suitcase without it! Better still, 50p from each sale goes to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

If you like to have an all over faux glow before you hit the beach, have a look in the bigger and better TK Maxx store on the first floor for a great selection of brilliant fake tan brands at rock-bottom prices. You’ll find all your favourite names at a fraction of the RRP.

Hit River Island for a fantastic range of on-trend bandeau maxis and cute bikinis. The bigger River Island store will be opening at Regent Arcade in August 2013, but in the meantime the current store is still open so you can get your fashion fix with their catwalk-inspired beachwear range. Geometric prints, neons and highwaisted styles will ensure you look beach-perfect- and with summer sale swimsuits from just £15, why not grab a few?

BHS is also brilliant for beachwear essentials. If you’re body conscious, their flattering tummy-control swimsuits (from £22) will give you instant poolside confidence; and their summery range of cover-ups, kaftans and beach dresses will take you from day to evening.

A must-pack essential are a great pair of sandals, to keep you comfy on those long beach walks. We love Mistral’s cute leather flip-flops (£36.99). With leather upper and lining, this sweet pair is decorated with embroidery and buttons, and has a 4cm wedge heel for that extra height boost.

If you like a good pair of quality sandals, you’ll also love Shoon’s collection of casual and smart footwear. Every item has been specially picked for its comfort, style and quality. Perfect for fashionistas, Schuh also delivers a great range of quality footwear for all budgets, from your favourite brands including Havaianas, Birkenstock and Crocs.

There’s more to come at Regent Arcade this summer, with a bigger River Island store and a long-awaited H&M! Like us on Facebook, visit our website at, or tweet us @regentarcade to stay up to date with the latest news and offers...