Our Favorite Outlet Malls in Europe for Designer Finds

Written by: Carla De Guzman/Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 08:55 AM

There are many things that we credit Europe for—monarchies of old, fascinating architecture, vivid and colorful culture and fashion. The original mecca of the most exquisite fashion houses in the world, it’s easy to think that shopping in Europe can be expensive. 

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But where there are original fashion houses, there are also incredible bargains to be had at every shopper’s favorite place in the world, the outlet mall. The place where fabulous fashions one or two seasons old get sold at thirty to ninety percent off (if you’re lucky!). 

 

Foxtown Factory Stores - Mendrisio, Switzerland

One of the most highly recommended factory outlets in Europe sits on the edge of the Swiss border, close enough that it’s a stone’s throw away from Italy. Here you can shop for big brand names like Prada, Zadig & Voltaire, Gucci, Bally and Dolce and Gabanna. There’s also a resort and casino on site if you’re looking for a different kind of entertainment. 

 

Bicester Village - Bicester, England

There’s high-end bargain shopping, and then there’s Bicester Village. This mini-village is the bargain home of London’s best brands; think Alexander McQueen, Cath Kidston, Ted Baker, and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge’s favorite, Temperley London. The free wifi-enabled village is forty-six minutes away from central London via train, but you can also opt to ride the Shopping Express Bus for a fee. 

 

The Mall and Prada Space - Tuscany, Italy

In between Tuscany’s rolling hills lies every bargain shopper’s two favorite haunt. Prada Space is Miumiu and Prada’s official outlet store, housing their coolest runway items and their more out of the box samples. You definitely cannot find these in malls!

Speaking of Malls, the Mall has pretty much every great Italian brand on earth at discount prices. We’re talking Acquazzura, Coneliani, Emilio Pucci, plus so many Jimmy Choo shoes it will make you drop. 

 

La Valleé Village - Serris, France

It’s funny that the nearest train station to La Valleé is in the same station as Disneyland Paris because the feeling is just about the same. But the small village does have the best bargains on high-end French fashion. Grab yourself a Céline bag, one of Kenzo’s fabulous sweaters or Repetto shoes and a Longchamp bag while munching on a Ladureé macaron and compare to a Pierre Hermé.

 

Did we miss anything? Share your favorite shopping spots with us through the comments section!

 

 

About Carla De Guzman
Carla de Guzman is the author of self-published books Cities, Marry Me Charlotte B! and We Go Together. She loves to travel, coming home to her dog Kimchi and spending her weekends having dinner with her crazy family by day. By night, she’s writer and an artist, spending her midnights at her desk. Follow her on Instagram (@somemidnights) for more!
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