WHO DOES NOT LOVE A BARGAIN, ESPECIALLY WHEN CHRISTMAS IS NEAR AND THE PRICES ARE ROCK BOTTOM AND THE SHOPS ARE PROPER-SIZED BOUTIQUES AND NOT HOLES IN THE WALL OR IN SOME RAT-INFESTED WAREHOUSES?
HOWEVER RICH YOU ARE AND MORE SO WHEN YOU ARE NOT SAGGING UNDER A TON OF CASH, A VISIT TO A CHIC OUTLET SHOPPING VILLAGE IS A DREAM COME TRUE.
TRUE, THERE ARE NO LOUIS VUITTON OR CHANEL BOUTIQUES. AND YOU WILL NEVER FIND A HERMES BIRKIN BAG IN ANY CHIC OUTLET SHOPPING VILLAGE BUT YOU WILL GET OTHER TOP DESIGNER LABELS LIKE THESE TEMPTATIONS BELOW!
Alexander McQueen, Armani, Anya Hindmarch, Brooks Brothers, Fendi, Marni, Matthew Williamson, Thomas Pink, Tod's, Aquacustum, YSL, Juicy Couture, Celine, Burberry, Valentino, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Ferragamo, Dolce & Gabbana and yes, Gucci, Dior and Prada!
All at a minimum of 33% with spurts of up to a shocking 85% for some pieces provided you look hard and go to the very back of the boutique!
Now that times are bad and getting worse, the wise go shopping at discounted stores in a garden, glam setting like Chic Outlet Shopping Villages spread all over 9 European capitals and big cities, usually and hour's drive away from the city centre so the discount outlets do not cannibalise the full-price stores selling the latest collections! Of course all the boutiques in Chic Outlets Shopping Villages are sanctioned by the brand owners so every item is brand new and in perfect condition though obviously they are from past seasons. I sometimes come across slightly damaged goods like a missing button which are clearly stated and reduced to ridiculous levels. I wonder why they don't just sew back a new button!
So if you happen to be in one of these 9 European cities, make time for their Chic Outlets Shopping Villages and save thousands of ringgit!
Fidenza Chic Shopping Village all decked in Christmas decorations outside Milan
THE Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages WELCOME THE FESTIVE SEASON
The Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages by Value Retail celebrate the festive season in style with the opening of new boutiques, seasonal celebrations and VIP Shopping Experiences.
Maasmechelen Village (Brussels/Antwerp/Cologne) welcomes a host of new brands in the lead-up to the festive season.
For those who love to be creative in the kitchen, find the perfect gift in French brand Le Creuset’s new boutique. Other openings, which include Triumph, Asics, Neuhaus and Falke, will be joined by specialist footwear brand UGG Australia which is opening a pop up store. Meanwhile, younger members of the family can enjoy story time in the speciality children’s bookstore Pardoes.
Ingolstadt Village outside Munich
Ingolstadt Village (Munich) has launched a unique concept ‘Pop-up’ boutique – ‘BlackBox’. Open throughout December, the new boutique is home to collections from leading German designer brands, including Blauer, FTC Cashmere, Meindl, George, Gina & Lucy, Fraas and SLVR. With a continuously evolving brand mix, BlackBox is the perfect one-stop shop for glamorous party outfits and unique gifts during the festive season.
Fidenza Village (Milan) is launching an exciting Santa’s Workshop boutique, created in association with Convivio. Founded by Gianni Versace in 1992, Convivio is recognised as the most important charity in Italy supporting ANLAIDS (Associazione Nazionale per la Lotta contro l’AIDS), which works tirelessly to promote positive behaviour as a means to prevent the spread of AIDS. Open throughout December, Santa’s Workshop is a unique festive boutique offering traditional toys, miniature trains, rocking horses, tin soldiers and timeless teddy bears. The boutique is decorated throughout with seasonal symbols of mistletoe and reindeers, complemented by warm candlelight to create an atmosphere that enchants children and evokes memories of childhood for adult visitors.
Fidenza Village (Milan) and La Vallée Village (Paris) have both launched VIP Shopping Experiences making it easier to enjoy a chic day out.
Exclusive shopping days at Fidenza Village (Milan)
From €95 per person, this exclusive Fidenza Village Shopping Day Experience includes a return ticket on the Shopping Express, the luxury coach service from central Milan to Fidenza Village, a two course lunch in the Obikà restaurant, a VIP Day Card and a €50 Gift Card. To book, visit www.ChicOutletShopping.com/shoppingdayexperience
Shopping with Da Vinci and Fidenza Village (Milan)
At only €70 per person, the “Shopping with Da Vinci” package includes a three hour morning tour of Milan departing from the Piazza Duomo and visiting the Scala Theatre, Sforza Castle, Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, The Arch of Peace and much more. The tour is followed by an afternoon shopping at Fidenza Village with a return ticket on the Shopping Express, the luxury coach service from central Milan to Fidenza Village. To book, visit www.ChicOutletShopping.com/shoppingdayexperience
Exclusive shopping days at La Vallée Village (Paris)
From €84 per person, this exclusive La Vallée Village Shopping Day Experience includes a full day in the Village, with return tickets on the Shopping Express, the luxury coach service from central Paris to La Vallée Village, a two course lunch at Natalie’s Cafe, a VIP Day Card and a €50 Gift Voucher. To book, visit www.ChicOutletShopping.com/shoppingdayexperience
The Collection of nine Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages by Value Retail, the only company to specialise exclusively in the development of luxury outlet shopping Villages. Home to 900 boutiques, the nine Villages offer the authentic previous seasons’ collections of leading luxury fashion and lifestyle brands with savings of up to 60%, and sometimes more, on the recommended retail price, all year round. Within easy reach of some of Europe’s favourite gateway cities – London, Dublin, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan/ Bologna, Brussels/Antwerp/Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich – the Villages are located in regions of cultural and historic renown, and have become international tourist destinations in their own right.
To discover the Collection, please visit www.ChicOutletShopping.com