Go Shopping this summer

The Best outlets in Europe, Why not?

The Luxonomist. 18/05/2015
Bicester Village near London . Make clic to know it

This summer, the Village Collection by Value Retail, the leading luxury outlet shopping destinations in Europe, will treat guests to a host of innovative experiences inspired by the very best of European culture. Additionally, a selection of Shopping Packages have been created to complement the Villages’ theme for the season. The Collection of Villages will also introduce new boutiques from some of the world’s leading luxury and lifestyle brands. Discover more below.

The Best of British – Bicester Village near London 

Bicester Village hails the Best of British this summer with a fusion of fashion, art and music. On 20 May the British Designers’ Collective – the phenomenally popular annual pop-up boutique held in partnership with the British Fashion Council that showcases the collections of the UK’s most exciting design talent – returns for its sixth year for a limited six-week run. The Bicester Village Shopping Day Experience includes a two-course lunch and a £50 Gift Card to spend in the Village. 

Kildare Village near Dublin. Make clic to know it

‘In the Fold’ – Kildare Village near Dublin

Kildare Village, in association with ID2015, presents ‘In the Fold’, an exhibition of emerging Irish design talent. Discover a complementary programme of fashion and design workshops including a millinery workshop (9 May), ‘The Craft of Weaving’ (23 May) and ‘Sustainability of Fashion’ (14 May). From home-grown talent to the heart of Irelands horse-racing heritage: discover the best of Kildare Village with the Shop and Explore Kildare package, including a visit to the Irish National Stud and Horse Museum. 

Interactive art – La Vallée Village near Paris

Until 5 July, guests to La Vallée Village can immerse themselves in a visual, auditory and olfactory journey through the interactive art gallery ‘La Table Des Matiers’, orchestrated by artist Mathilde de l’Ecotais. Indulge in a Parisian shopping experience with the Shopping Day Experience package, including lunch and a €50 Gift Voucher.  

La Vallée Village near Paris. Make clic to know it

Late night shopping is sweet – Wertheim Village near Frankfurt

On Friday 5 June and Saturday 15 August, shop until midnight at Wertheim Village. Discover live music and sweet treats including a candyfloss shop and a spring confectionery harlequin, who will be spreading the fairy-tale spirit. A balloon artist will also be in the Village creating unique gifts. Enjoy a sweet shopping trip with the Shopping Day Experience, including a €50 Shopping Card and lunch.  

Ten years of style – Ingolstadt Village near Munich

Ingolstadt Village celebrates its tenth anniversary with an innovative installation of three suspended ‘fashion bubbles’, which will serve as exhibition cases for themes that will evolve over the summer. The Village will also host an exhibition of photographer Melvin Sokolsky, entitled ‘Revival of 1963 shoot in Paris’Discover ten years of style with the Shopping Day Experience package, which includes lunch and a €50 Shopping Card. 

Fidenza Village near Milan. Make clic to know more

Summer festival spirit – Maasmechelen Village near Brussels

During May, Maasmechelen Village sponsors ‘The Night of the Palmarès’, during which guests can discover an exhibition of the festival in the Village. From 14 to 17 May, with every purchase, guests can enter a draw to win flights to European destinations including Corsica, Italy and France, and from June to August, a ‘travel agency’ in partnership with Liège Airport will open in the Village, where guests can purchase flight tickets and special packages. The Summer Lounge launches on 19 June, a unique space where guests can enjoy cocktails, music and a St Tropez-style atmosphere. The Maasmechelen Village Shopping Day Experience includes a €50 Gift card and lunch.  

An immersive Italian experience – Fidenza Village near Milan

Fidenza Village will transform into ‘The Embassy of Made in Italy‘ for the duration of EXPO Milan 2015, a showcase of Italian art, fashion, gastronomy and design developed in collaboration with a host of prestigious partners and ambassadors. A programme of multisensory experiences will unfold over the summer from May onwards, inspired by three typically Italian themes: ‘Romantic Opera’ (May − June), ‘La Dolce Vita’ (July – August), and ‘Italian Passion’ (September − October). Discover more about Italian culture and design with the Shopping & Design Experience, a package that combines a visit to Fidenza Village with a trip to the Triennale Design Museum.  

Las Rozas Village near Madrid. Make clic to know it
Las Rozas Village near Madrid. Make clic to know it

The taste of Catalonia – La Roca Village near Barcelona  

Guests to La Roca Village can experience an authentic taste of Catalonia with a gastro-market offering regional fare. The market, which will be in the Village from 15 June to 30 August, will boast a selection of the best Catalonian gourmet produce for guests to taste and take home. To complement this journey of Catalonian culinary discovery, guests can learn about the production and origins of Jamón (ham), and taste six delicious hand-carved varieties paired with cava, beer or wine, with the Shop & Jamón experience. 

Spectacular food and spectacular sunsets – Las Rozas Village near Madrid

From June to September, sample Spanish street food, regional fare, cocktails, live music and more. Discover the best sunset in Madrid on the picturesque Summer TerraceCelebrate 15 years of Las Rozas Village with the Shopping Day Experience, which includes a €50 Gift card and lunch. 

Shopping Rocks – Suzhou Village near Suzhou 

For those making the trip to China, Suzhou Village will launch ‘Shopping with the Stars’ this month, a unique retail experience that draws upon the energy and creativity of contemporary rock music and its influence on shaping fashion over the decades. Boutiques of international and European brands will showcase their exclusive ‘star’ products and rock-inspired designs. From 9 May to 26 June, the Village will be transformed into a stage for inspiring fashion, art and music, with live performances from three of China’s most exciting Chinese indie-rock bands, DJ sets, an interactive art installation by celebrated Chinese artist Yang Zhenzhong and gastronomic delights made famous by rock and roll.

Suzhou Village near Suzhou . Make clic to know more

The Village Collection is a unique concept in outlet shopping created by Value Retail, the only company to specialise exclusively in the development and operation of luxury outlet shopping destinations. The Villages are home to leading luxury fashion and lifestyle brands offering 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 -London, Dublin, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Bologna, Brussels, AntwerpCologneFrankfurtMunich and, in China, Suzhou – the Villages are defined by high fashion, superior service and hospitality, a calendar of celebrated events, and exceptional value for money.

Value Retail China, an affiliate of Value Retail, saw the first Village – Suzhou Village, located in historic Suzhou – open in May 2014. The second Village, Shanghai Village, will be located in the Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone (SITRZ), which includes the Shanghai Disney Resort, and will open in spring 2016.

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