For some people, a holiday would not be complete without the chance to shop until you drop. Luckily, for all those craving a retail fix while abroad, there are plenty of places across Europe where you can not only indulge your love of shopping but can also make some amazing savings on designer items.
So if you are craving some top notch, luxury bargains from major fashion houses and designer brands, head for one of Europe’s best fashion outlet malls. There are plenty of these outlet malls throughout Europe, all of which could offer you some great deals. To get you started planning your dream shopping experience, here are twelve of the very best outlet malls that Europe has to offer.
Bicester Village, Oxford, England
This large, modern shopping outlet has discounts on a great many designer brands. It is only one hour from London and is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. Keen shoppers won’t even need to worry about how to reach this shopping village as you can get direct transfers here from central London or the major airports.
La Roca Village, Barcelona, Catalonia
With a wide range of hip, new and exciting designer brands and a great range of some older classic brands too, this large outlet shopping village in the Catalan capital of Barcelona is one of the best places in this region to get your shop on.
McArthur Glen Roubaix, Roubaix, France
Roubaix is known by the locals as the ‘Town of Fashion’. In the heart of the city you will find over seventy stores offering great savings on big luxury brands. Located between Lille and Brussels, this could be a great en route stop if you are on your own grand shopping tour of Europe.
Designer Outlet Parndorf, Parndorf, Austria
This attractive outlet’s architecture was inspired by classic Austrian building design. Here, you can enjoy a relaxed shopping experience in a selection of small boutique stores, where you can pick up bargains on the biggest brands.
Serravalle Designer Outlet, Seravalle near Milan, Italy
Milan is for many the point of pilgrimage for all European fashionistas and the epicentre of luxury fashion in Europe. Chic boutiques are very much a feature of life in this trendy city and prices can be high, but head to this massive mega mall and you can pick up some bargains while enjoying the chic refinement of the Tuscan fashion world.
D’Magazine, Milan, Italy
Looking for a more intimate Italian shopping experience? This fashion outlet offers a far smaller and yet no less impressive range of discounted fresh fashion items. Pick up some of the big fashion names and snap up deals that will make you the envy of all your friends and relatives back home.
The Mall Fashion Outlets, Florence, Italy
Another Italian powerhouse, this is another outlet mall that shows why Italy is such a fashion capital. This is one of the largest malls in this region of Italy and a lot of the big names in design and fashion are represented at prices that are hard to beat, especially in comparison to the full-price items for sale in the city nearby.
La Vallee Village, Paris, France
Paris is another city with a very strong design and fashion history, known as one of the most chic cities of the world. La Vallee Village is one of the places where you can pick up Parisian style for less. Find your own little share of Parisian flair at this good value outlet mall in the city.
Wertheim Village, Wurzburg, Germany
The Germans are perhaps not best known for their luxury shopping but there are actually several great outlet malls across the country where you can pick up some amazing deals on big name local and international brands. This is just one of those outlets where you can scratch that shopping itch without breaking the bank.
Foxtown Factory Stores, Mendrisio, Switzerland
If you are exploring the retail options in Italy then you might wish to consider popping over the border to see what’s up with the Swiss factory outlet shopping scene. Switzerland is not known as being a particularly affordable place but you may be surprised by the savings you can make here on big name luxury brands.
Livingston Designer Outlet, Livingston, Scotland
Scotland might not be particularly known for its fashion and luxury goods but if you are looking for some pretty good bargains, then this glass-domed, attractive mall is a great place to come. It is located close to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, where, no doubt, you will be indulging in more individualistic shopping and can also enjoy a range of other attractions.
Kilarney Outlet Centre, Kilarney, Ireland
This is Ireland’s premier outlet shopping experience, located in the charming surroundings of Kilarney, close to the Irish capital of Dublin and within reach of many of Ireland’s other amazing sites and attractions.
These are just some of the many excellent luxury shopping experiences to be enjoyed across Europe. Make sure you don’t exceed your budget when you see all the great offerings!