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Indulge The Senses This Summer With A Shopping Tour Of Europe

May 18, 2015 Destination Europe No Comments Email Email

The Collection of Villages, the luxury outlet shopping destinations by Value Retail, hosts fashion, food and art this season

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 aGBP50 Gift Card to spend in the Village.  Click here for details

‘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 ofIrelands 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.  Click here for details

Interactive art – La Vallee Village near Paris

Until 5 July, guests to La Vallee 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 EUR50 Gift Voucher.  Click here for details

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 EUR50 Shopping Card and lunch.  Click here for details

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 EUR50 Shopping Card.  Click here for details

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 EUR50 Gift card and lunch.  Click here for details

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.  Click here for details

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.  Click here for details

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 Terrace. Celebrate 15 years of Las Rozas Village with the Shopping Day Experience, which includes a EUR50 Gift card and lunch.  Click here for details

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.

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