The Chic Outlet Shopping Villages are high-end shopping experiences located on the outskirts of nine major European cities. A unique concept in retail, Chic Outlet Shopping is much more than a trip to the mall. They offer a collection of sophisticated and quintessentially European destinations for small and large groups seeking luxury labels with significant savings.
The villages are located near London, Dublin, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Brussels, Frankfurt and Munich. Value Retail, the developer and operator of the Chic Outlet Shopping Villages, is the only company to specialize in luxury outlet shopping destinations.
Chic Outlet Shopping also acts as a full service DMC, packaging together curated experiences including offsite tours through some of Europe’s most magnificent locales between the cities and shops.
“They are all unique properties, really destinations in themselves with a great selection of restaurants from informal cafes to more formal dining experiences,” says Tourism Director Ian Stazicker. “Each village offers the authentic previous seasons’ collections of great high-end luxury brands that include Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Anya Hindmarch, Missoni and Roberto Cavalli, as well as niche luxury European brands.”
Stazicker says the design of each village is inspired by the local region, from the typically human scale of the Île-de-France hamlets at La Vallée Village in France, to the Catalonian design of La Roca Village near Barcelona.
Madrid is unique among the nine outlets because it’s located within the city limits just 30 minutes from both the city center and Barajas Airport. That helps you maximize your groups’ time at Las Rozas Village. There are just over 100 boutiques and three restaurants, and it’s easy to negotiate the one long avenue with short side streets.
Additionally, like all of the villages, dedicated shopping consultants assist with everything you might need, such as who just received a new shipment, which boutique has the best deals that week, or who is the hottest up-and-coming local designer. In Madrid, for example, check out the edgy Custo fashion label.
Discounts range as high as 60% and all of the product is authentic and not created for the outlet market, which is common in the fashion industry.
“We typically host groups from 25 to 250 people, sometimes as large as 350 people, but there is no limit to group sizes,” says Stazicker. “The MICE market is such a big focus for us, and we want to get the word out to more U.S.-based meeting professionals.”
Toward that end, Chic Outlet Shopping has created group-specific packaging, including a welcome amenity, F&B, shopping consultants and access to VIP lounges.
For memorable events at Las Rozas Village, there’s a dramatic terrace facing the mountains rimming Madrid, hosting 300 shoppers for champagne and canapes. What a great venue for your attendees to relax at sunset and show off their new Carolina Herrera handbags.