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IF,roger vivier shoes, like me, you are a shopaholic, a designer diva working off a smallish budget, with a penchant for bargains – then, apparently, when you go to New York, Woodbury Commons outlet is your Mecca. I, however,Roger Vivier flats on sale, found otherwise.

IF, like me, you are a shopaholic, a designer diva working off a smallish budget, with a penchant for bargains – then, apparently, when you go to New York, Woodbury Commons outlet is your Mecca. I, however, found otherwise. It had never happened to me before that when on a shopping trip I had money in my wallet, time on my hands and a desire to splurge, and yet came home,Clarisonic Mia, to my horror,roger vivier online, bagless.

Since then, I have always given these outlets a miss. All that changed recently when I spent a day at Bicester Village (pronounced ‘Bister’) in London, and then,Giuseppe Zanotti Sandals Sale, three weeks later, when I visited its sister village, located much nearer home, just outside Kildare town. I am now officially a convert.

Kildare Village is the ninth and newest venture in the Chic Outlet Shopping Village empire; other destinations include discount havens outside Paris, Barcelona, Milan and various other European cities.

A county of open grasslands and lush green pastures, Kildare has always been famous for sport and racing, but now it’s gradually gaining a name for the quality of its shopping, reflected in the happy-faced shoppers it attracts.

Not so long ago,Roger Vivier shoes sale, shopping at an outlet meant scouring through tables piled high with marginally acceptable merchandise, scrutinising every seam to make sure what you brought home was wearable.

Now,roger vivier free shopping, the concept of outlet retailing fits snugly among three traditional shopping styles – factory shopping,discount roger vivier, mainstream shopping centres, and boutiques. Each shop in Kildare feels spacious and upmarket, and insteadof you having to rummage through piles of disorderly stock, these villages provide an inviting and organisedenvironment.

Rather than having us wait for those heart-breaking, potentially limb-losing, riot-causing biannual sales, at Kildare Village you can get enormous discounts on top-of-the-line merchandise all year round.

Bicester Village, located an hour from central London, includes haute couture designers such as Burberry, DKNY,Giuseppe Zanotti Sale, Mulberry, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Paul Smith and La Perla; this is by no means an exhaustive list, there are plenty more to whet your appetite. There are also shops selling shoes, cosmetics, fragrances,Clarisonic Mia Australia, homeware, luggage and jewellery, offering between 30 and 60 per cent discounts on end-of-line stock. Even those with Bond Street budgets are unable to resist the appeal. Liz Hurley, Victoria Beckham and Jerry Hall are among those who shop at Bicester.

Once the Kildare equivalent gets into full swing it expects it will be similar to London. Retailers that have already set up shop in Kildare, include Coast, Karen Millen, Regine, Levi, LK Bennett,discount roger vivier, Le Creuset (cookware), Nike, Villeroy Boch, Designers Guild,roger vivier flats store, Kenneth Turner, Petit Bateau (chic French children’s wear), Quiksilver, Reebok, Myla lingerie and TSE Cashmere.

If you are in the area, Kildare town is only a stone’s throw from some delightful attractions, including the Japanese Gardens, the Curragh and the National Stud – which facilitates a combined shopping splurge and some cultural indulgence.

I returned from Kildare Village laden down with jaw-dropping bargains, including a French lace Karen Millen evening dress for a palatable ?60, half price Molton Brown make-up, a pair of Nike runners for ?30,Roger Vivier outlet, a Calvin Klein lingerie set for ?18 and a pair of Pepe dark denim skinny jeans for under ?50. Buying at a discount enables consumers to shop up a grade; for example,isabel marant sneakers sale, getting cashmere for the price of lambswool.

Kildare Village has various other amenities, including a visitor centre, a children’s playground, ample free parking and a regular shuttle service linking Kildare train station in the town with many of the local attractions.

Guaranteeing discounts on some of the world’s leading brands, Kildare Village is retail therapy at its finest. From the outset, the village struck me as the epitome of a girlie day out. It is Ireland’s best-kept shopping secret for those who appreciate indulgent names at forgiving prices – it’s a place where spending time and money is made infuriatingly enjoyable.

Should you need to be fed and watered, there are Starbucks and the authentic Italian restaurant Dunne and Crescenzi (the only places not offering discounts).

To enjoy its plush, open-air ambience, quality of stock and cute toy-town wood-fronted shops, make sure to give yourself sufficient time toenjoy the experience properly. Don’t be surprised if the hours just while away at this Mecca of discount designer shopping.

To get there,isabel marant.

By car: From Dublin Airport and central Dublin follow signs to the M50 motorway; at exit 9 leave the M50 motorway and at the roundabout take the third exit towards the N7 motorway, The South. The N7 becomes the M7 – the main route to Cork and Limerick. Stay on the M7 until you come to Exit 13. At Exit 13, leave the M7 motorway and then at the roundabout take the third exit towards Kildare.

By train: Irish Rail offers a half-hourly, 25-minute direct train service from Dublin Heuston station to the Kildare town station, which is a two-minute shuttle bus ride from Kildare Village.