Chic Outlet Shopping Villages
If you are planning a trip to Europe, you will want to check out the Chic Outlet Shopping Villages for some retail therapy. Chic Outlet Shopping is a unique shopping concept created by Value Retail, which draws millions of visitors from around the world each year. Imagine a beautiful village consisting of 60 to 140 individual boutiques selling the top luxury brands, all arranged along an open-air mall designed to satisfy your deepest shopping desires. Chic Outlet Shopping Villages offer an unsurpassed retail experience – like one-off pieces from luxury brands, items from hard-to-find local niche brands or the world’s most prestigious luxury fashion and lifestyle brands such as Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace and many more. There are nine Chic Outlet Shopping Villages in Western Europe, each strategically placed to attract both local shoppers and customers from surrounding countries.
Bicester Village in the UK is a simple trip from both London and Oxford. Discover a relaxed shopping haven in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, where spacious boutiques showcase the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands, normally only found in the most exclusive shopping streets, and all offering fabulous savings all year round. Shopping is pure pleasure at Bicester Village, where sophisticated boutiques, spacious boulevards, attentive service and a friendly, unhurried atmosphere combine to offer a truly unique retail experience. There’s so much to enjoy here, whether it’s browsing prestigious boutiques at leisure for great-value buys or sampling fine food and drink in the Village’s cafés and restaurants. And with such a rich selection of attractions nearby, from gorgeous scenery, imposing stately homes and historic towns, to Michelin-starred restaurants and sophisticated places to stay, it’s easy to create a memorable itinerary around a visit to Bicester Village.
Kildare Village is located less than an hour from Dublin and offers Ireland’s leading luxury outlet shopping experience. With luxury outlet boutiques providing fashion and luxuries for the home, Kildare Village offers a unique selection of Irish and international brands with savings of up to 60 per cent all year round. Anya Hindmarch, Brooks Brothers, Cath Kidston, DKNY, Furla, Hugo Boss, Juicy Couture, Kenneth Turner, Lulu Guinness, Pandora and Wolford are just a few of the
international brands on offer, as well as the boutique of Ireland’s leading international designer, Louise Kennedy. Services at Kildare Village include a Tourist Information Centre, tax free shopping for visitors from outside the European Union and a complimentary shuttle service to the nearby Irish National Stud & Gardens. With a range of restaurants and cafés, the Village has become a destination for visitors seeking a superior shopping experience and an enjoyable day out.
La Vallée Village is the most successful outlet shopping destination in France, and is located within Disneyland Paris, Europe’s most-visited tourist attraction. With its pedestrianised street and intimately scaled buildings, La Vallée Village evokes the charming rural towns and vilages of the Ile-de-France region. La Vallée Village is east of central Paris along the A4 Motorway. The Village draws on the Eurostar rail network and the TGV high-speed train service connecting the Village to the rest of Europe. It also has direct links to Paris and its airports, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly. The Village operates a daily shuttle to and from the Disney hotels, and its regular and direct Shopping Express coach runs between central Paris and the Village.
Germany has two Villages to explore.
Ingolstadt Village, a one-hour drive from Munich, is located in the heart of Bavaria, Germany’s wealthiest region, close to the Austrian and Swiss borders. Known for its beautiful castles, striking landscapes, in- novative industry and traditional culture, Bavaria is also Germany’s most-visited region. The architecture of Ingolstadt Village is inspired by the tradition of European textile mills and industrial estates of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. With hand-painted detailing drawn from the German decorative arts of the period, the buildings and public spaces interweave art and industry, creating a shopping venue unique in all of Europe.
Wertheim Village is situated within the picturesque wine-growing region of the Tauber Valley, and is near Wertheim, recognised as one of the country’s most beautiful towns. The Village is also located near the intersection of the famed Castle Route and the Romantic Road, two of the most important and popular itineraries in Europe. The architectural design of Wertheim Village is a creative interpretation of the regional Franconian style, and makes use of architectural details to recall the historical building traditions for which the region is world famous. Varied facades, different roof profiles, architectural ornamentation and rich landscaping provide customers with an engaging shopping environment.
Fidenza Village is located in Emilia Romagna, in the heart of the wealthiest and most populous region of Italy. The Village is close to Parma, a world-renowned artistic and gastronomic centre. The architecture of Fidenza Village is inspired by the region’s rich cultural heritage, especially well known as the homeland of opera composer Giuseppe Verdi. The Village incorporates an inspired interpretation of theatrical stage sets from a selection of Verdi’s operas.
Las Rozas Village
La Roca Village
There are two Shopping villages in Spain, Las Rozas Village, near Madrid, and La Roca Village, not far from Barcelona. Las Rozas Village offers the only up-market luxury outlet options in Spain. Las Rozas Village was the second of the Villages to open in Spain. The architecture of Las Rozas Village is designed to evoke a collage of international architectural styles, with more than 100 boutiques lining open pedestrianised malls. Las Rozas Village is home to a wealth of revered brands found in Spain’s most prestigious shopping streets, such as Adolfo Dominguez, Armani, Belstaff, Burberry, Hackett, Hugo Boss, Loewe, TAG Heuer and Versace. La Roca Village was the first of the Villages to open in Spain. Inspired by the historical Modernista movement, the architecture of La Roca Village is an interpretation of a traditional turn-of-thecentury Catalan town, complete with detailing inspired by historical buildings in the region. This Village is home to more than 140 boutiques of Catalan, Spanish and international fashion brands, including Custo Barcelona, Sita Murt, Loewe, Burberry, Polo Ralph Lauren, Swarovski and Versace. Maasmechelen Village is unique in having a catchment area that spans three countries, centred on the cities of Brussels and Antwerp in Belgium, Cologne in Germany and Maastricht in the Netherlands. The design of Maasmechelen Village celebrates the architectural heritage of the Limburg region with buildings and details inspired by the artisan crafts and traditions of the area.