Barcelos Cockerel – a Portuguese Legend

The Cockerel that Saved a Pilgrim's Life: On any Portugal holiday, you'll no doubt see an abundance of colourful ceramic cockerels in souvenir shops. This cockerel has its origin in the pretty town of Barcelos where, according to a local legend, it is said to have saved the life of a traveller … [Read more...]

Shopping in Oporto – Travel Shopping

Oporto is a good place for Traditional Handicraft: Most visitors to Oporto do not come with the intention of shopping for big ticket items, although if you are dying to buy international designer wares, these are available in some of the larger shopping centres. Like many other Portuguese cities, … [Read more...]

Lello Bookshop – Porto Shopping

The Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World! You'll hear many people describe the Lello Bookshop as the "most beautiful bookshop in the world" and when you step through its front door you'll be bowled over by the stunning architecture and rich interior decoration. It's no wonder that this bookshop … [Read more...]

Getting to Bicester Village by Train | Designer Shopping

Train travel to Bicester Village is a breeze: Having just travelled to Bicester Village by train from London we can advise that the process is quite easy and straightforward.  The train networks in England are operated by different companies and Chiltern Railways operate services to Bicester North … [Read more...]

How to Get your Tax Refund at Rome Fiumicino Airport

The Process for claiming your Tax Refund at Rome Fiumicino Airport: There are lots of advice on the internet on the process to follow to get your VAT refund at Rome Fiumicino Airport. From our experience at Terminal 3 of Rome Fiumicino Airport, things have changed a little. Note: The Customs … [Read more...]

At OVS you get the best products at the best prices

Tallinn scores another OVS store: OVS Industry, a leading Italian fashion retailer has opened another store in Tallinn, making this their second store in Estonia. The new Tallinn store is inside the Rocca al Mare Keskus shopping mall at Paldiski mnt 102. The Tallinn store is on one level and … [Read more...]

Indulge in Italian fashion, but without breaking the bank…

Shopping for Italian fashion needn't cost you an arm and a leg: If you love Italian fashion but the prices along via Condotti make you dizzy and give you heart palpitations, all is not lost. There are department stores in Italy where you can buy the latest of Italian fashions at a fraction of via … [Read more...]

Livingston Designer Outlet | West Lothian

Livingston Designer Outlet is Scotland's largest: McArthurGlen's Livingston Designer Outlet opened in October 2000 and is Scotland's largest designer discount outlet.  Under the centre's spectacular glass roof, there are over 90 shops and the major brands here include British favourites and other … [Read more...]

Bridgend Designer Outlet – Wales

'CROESO I CYMRU' and the Bridgend Designer Outlet Bridgend Designer Outlet opened in May 1998 and is one of the many well-established McArthurGlen British designer outlets. There are 90 stores here carrying British high street favourites and designer names like Ben Sherman, Austin Reed, Calvin … [Read more...]

Kildare Village Outlet Shopping | County Kildare

An Outlet shopping treat in the Irish countryside: Finding a designer outlet in the Irish countryside is a real treat. At Chic Outlet Shopping's Kildare Village, you'll find over 50 boutiques selling favourite labels from Anya Hindmarch to Molton Brown, Clarks to Bally, Calvin Klein Jeans to … [Read more...]