If you can remember, not last week, but the week before, i travelled to London and then to Paris. Today i finally show you more in details what i did. I visited two of the Chic Outlet Villages, Bicester Village close to London and then La Vallée Village, close to Paris.
At Bicester Village (one hour from London with the Bicester Village bus. All information about since on the website), we assisted of the opening of the very first Harper’s Bazaar pop-up shop. In the store, they sell very british product. I mean by this that they sell in the store bags, books, candles, and other gift oriented products from UK based brands like Espa and Miller Harris with 30% OFF.
Reduced products by the way, is the concept of all Chic Outlet Villages. Those villages are not outlets like we know them. You won’t find there tones of products in a single huge hall.
The Chic Outlet Villages are made of small boutiques. Each brands has its own boutique that looks exactly like the original ones. So that you really have a nice shopping experience.
After Bicester Village, close to London, i went to La Vallée Village, close to Paris (35 minutes from the center of Paris. On the website you can book a return with a shuttle) and there they had for example an art exhibition in centre of the village so that you can escape from a while from your shopping trip. There they promote the work of young designers like Janaina who does clothes and accessoires made of feathers. I was really impress!!
I did some shopping and i could shop the last collection (fall/winter 2012) of brands like Givenchy, Céline, Lacoste, etc but as well as of lots of french brands I do love like Claudie Pierlot, Zadig & Voltaire, the Kooples, Comptoir des cotonniers, Maje, Sandro etc, for a very nice price. Sometimes off to 60%. Perfect, since even if it is last season, the products are very good quality and for a lot timeless so that it is a good investition.