Designer Outlet Shopping in Germany is Expanding!
Designer Outlet shopping may have been slow in arriving in Germany, but it has arrived! Whilst the Italians, French and English are very familiar with outlet shopping and visitors to these countries fanatically seek out the designer outlets, the concept is relatively new in Germany. However, from the number of outlets that have been sprung up, it’s without doubt that the trend and popularity will take off in Germany as well.
The Chic Outlet Shopping® group manages nine shopping villages in Europe, inlcuding the La Vallée Village in Paris. In Germany the two villages that they manage include:
Wertheim Village designer outlet shopping is nestled amongst the wine-growing region of the Tauber Valley. The architecture of the village reflects the typical villages of Franconia and its stylish ambience sets the mood for a pleasant shopping experience. Like most outlet villages, you’ll find a good range of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, sportswear, shoes, accessories, lingerie, household goods, etc. Leading German and international fashion and designer brands are represented here.
The Village is situated in the north of Baden-Württemberg, close to the Bavarian border and at the beginning of the famous Romantic Road near Wertheim, one of the most beautiful and romantic towns in Germany.
Ingolstadt Village is Germany’s second leading outlet village. There are more than 90 designer brands of premium fashion for women, men and children – including shoes, jewellery, lingerie, travelling equipment, accessories and sportswear. The village is opened from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 20.00.
It is located in Upper Bavaria between Munich and Nuremberg, situated directly at Motorway A9, junction Ingolstadt-Nord (Exit 61), in the direction of Ingolstadt-Ost.
Metzingen is establishing a name for itself around Germany as the place for factory outlet shopping. It all began with the opening of the Hugo Boss factory outlet store in the town centre, which proved a resounding success. Since then others have followed suit with an increasing number of other leading international stores such as Escada and Joop which have opened around Hugo Boss. With an extensive range of goods on offer including designer labels, casual wear, young fashion and toys, the town has become a popular place to shop.
On the other side of town, you’ll find the likes of Bogner and Woick, a supplier of outdoor leisure equipment, in the Alte Samtfabrik outlet centre. All in all, Metzingen has around 50 brands with factory outlets around the town.
McArthur Glen, the other large Designer Outlet management group opened its Berlin Designer Outlet in June 2009, adding to the number of designer outlets in Germany.Your Turn: Do you have any advice you would like to share? What tips would you like to add? Please comment below.