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10 Best Designer Outlets of the World
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by Amy Chan
Writer for amyfabulous.com and Marketing Director for Kiwi Collection
Posted: February 17, 2011 07:20 PM
Designer digs for a fraction of the price. Yes please. Check out these outlets that offer heavily discounted luxury items from just a seasons or two past.
Bicester Village - England
* Brands: Agent Provocateur, Alexander McQueen, Anya Hindmarch, CELINE, Dior, Fendi, gucci, Hugo Boss, Marni, Matthew Williamson, Missoni, Moncler, Paul Smith, Prada, Pringle of Scotland, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Smythson, Tag Heuer, Thomas Pink, Tod's, Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent
* Address: 50 Pingel Drive Bicester Oxfordshire OX26 6WD, England
* Hotel Recommendation: Retire after a day of shopping at Coworth Park, 60 km. away from the outlet.
FoxTown Outlets, Mendrisio - Switzerland
* Brands: Dior, Ferragamo, Jill Sander, Missoni, Prada, Valentino
* Address: Via A. Maspoli 18. CH-6850 Mendrisio Switzerland
* Hotel Recommendation: After a day of bargain exhaustion, celebrate your savings at Grand Hotel Tremezzo which is 50 km away. Or, if you have more time to spare, head out to the gorgeous, Villa La Massa. It's further out, however, if you want to turn your outlet adventure in to a romantic weekend getaway, it's worth the drive.
Gotemba Premium Outlets - Japan
* Brands: Alexander McQueen, Bvlgari, Bottega Veneta, Chloe, Etro, Gucci, Issey Miyake, Maison Martin Margiela, Miu Miu, Prada, Tag Heuer, Valentino, Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent
* Address: 1312 Fukasawa Gotemba-Shi, Shizuoka, Japan 412-0023
* Hotel Recommendation: Rejuvenate yourself at the relaxing Gora Kadan before heading out for another day of shopping.
Jeremy's - San Francisco
* Brands: Brioni, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Lora Piana
* Address: 2 South Park, San Francisco, CA 94107 USA
* Hotel Recommendation: You won't miss a bargain beat at the centrally located The St. Regis San Francisco.
Joyce Outlet - Hong Kong
* Brands: Lanvin, Miu Miu, Oscar de la Renta, Viktor and Rolf
* Address: 21/F Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei
* Hotel Recommendation: Just a short cab ride away after your shopping spree is The Mandarin Oriental.
La Vallee Village - France
* Brands: Armani, Bally, CELINE, Dunhill, Givenchy, Jimmy Choo, Longchamp, Moncler, Tod's, Valentino, Versace
* Address: 3 Cours de la Garonne 77700 Serris France
* Hotel Recommendation: Compare prices at all the fashion houses next to Castille Paris.
The Mall Outlet - Italy
* Brands: Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Emanuel Ungaro, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella McCartney, Tod's, Yves Saint Laurent
* Address: 50066 Regello Florence, Italy
* Hotel Recommendation: Click up your heels at the Hotel Savoy. The bus station, Sita, that takes you directly to the Mall is close to this hotel.
The "Space" Prada Outlet - Italy
* Brands: Miu Miu, Prada
* Address: Strada Regionale 69 (Fraz. Levanella), Montevarchi, AR 52025 Italy
* Hotel Recommendation: Continue pampering yourself at the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze. A private driver can take you to the outlet for $90 euro.
Yeoju Premium Outlet - Korea
* Brands: Bally, Bogner, Bottega Veneta, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, CELINE, Chloe, Dior, Dolce & Gabana, Escada, Fendi, Gucci, Isabel Marant, Issey Miyake, Marc Jacobs, MaxMara, Valentino Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent, Zegna
* Address: 460 Sangeori Yeojueup Yeojugun, Korea
* Hotel Recommendation: After some retail therapy, enjoy some spa therapy at the Banyan Tree Club & Spa.
Woodbury Commons - New York
* Brands: Balenciaga, Barneys New York, Bottega Veneta, Brunello Cucinelli, Chanel, Chloe, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabana, Etro, Fendi, Georgio Armani, Gucci, John Varvatos, La Perla, M Missoni, MaxMara, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, TSE, Valentino, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Zegna
* Address: 498 Red Apple Court Central Valley, NY 10917 USA
* Hotel Recommendation: Find another bargain at the affordable and luxurious Jumeirah Essex House.
Amy Chan is the Director of Marketing for Kiwi Collection, the world's largest luxury hotel reviewer. To read more of her articles, visit www.amyfabulous.com
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