Recently I went shopping two of The Villages, aka 2 outlet near London and Paris. Below my Bicester village review and La Vallée village review!
Bicester Village review
The concept is to shop luxury brands at a discounted price.
Those villages are not factory outlets like we know them. There, you won’t find millions of old products that you need to go through in order to find what you want.
The Villages are made of small designer and high end boutiques and are very chic.
At Bicester village, brands have their own boutique that looks exactly like the original ones. But the price is really reduced. For example at Bicester, Burberry was reduced up to 70% OFF! Such a bargain and perfect to buy classic items at a reduced price. Chic outlet shopping in therefore fun and worth the way coming from London.
A very nice shopping experience.
Chic outlet experience – La Vallée village Paris
After Bicester Village, close to London, I went to La Vallée Village, close to Paris that is situated 35 minutes from the center of Paris (Book your shuttle here). I did some shopping and I could shop the last collection of brands like Givenchy, Céline, Lacoste, etc but as well as of lots of french brands like Claudie Pierlot, Zadig & Voltaire, the Kooples, Comptoir des cotonniers, Maje, Sandro etc, at a very cheap price.
Sometimes, items are discounted off to 60%. Perfect, since even if it is last season, the products are very trendy and for a lot timeless so that it is a good investment.
I also went to the Il Castagno outlet in Italy where you can find brands like Tod’s, Miu Miu and many other Italian shoe brands at factory prices!