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I am married to the love of my life and am finally able to shower him with all of the attention he deserves. I am now retired and living the life here in Europe. I am an American, he is an Australian, and this is our second overseas address. The first was Shanghai, China and now Munich, Germany. Come along and live the life with us as we continue our adventure of discovering all Europe has to offer.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Ingolstadt Village

Wertheim Village, Frankfurt, GermanyImage by ChicOutletShopping via Flickr
Aussie:  I have a surprise for you this weekend.

Moi:  Really?  What could it be?

Aussie:  Just be ready for the 10:30 am train on Saturday.

Moi: Do I need my camera?

Aussie:  NO!!!

Now that had me thinking....where could he be taking me that I wouldn't need a camera?  So, this is the best photo I could find of my "MysteryTour" with my husband who, hates to shop! 

I couldn't believe he took me to Ingolstadt Village, an hours train ride from Munich.  He usually does all he can to avoid any kind of shopping.

We don't have a car but that wasn't a problem as the Village has chauffered vans waiting at the train station.  Within ten minutes were were beginning our four hour shopping spree!  Woo Hoo!


Ingolstadt Village, Munich, GermanyImage by ChicOutletShopping via Flickr

Ingolstadt Village , located in the heart of Bavaria, Germany's wealthiest reagion, is one of Germanys' first Designer Outlet Malls.  It now boasts 90 luxury boutiques!  Aigner, Calvin Klein, Feraud and Strenesse, are just a few of the many international luxury brands offered.

It is laid out in a village street style similar to many of the more popular well-known designer malls in the U.S.

We started our day of shopping at 11:45 am and decided to call it a day around 4:00 pm.  Other than a quick cafe latte at San Francisco Coffee Shop, it was non-stop shopping.

Here is a list of stores and I doubt we left many untouched.  Remarkably, I only made one purchase--a pair of warm PJ's for cold winter Munich nights.  But you can be sure that it won't be my last trip to Ingolstadt.  At up to 60% discount, I already have a list of items I'm ready to go back for.  Yippie!  Germany is beginning to look a lot more interesting. 

Hey, Sis!  We can do a lot of damage here in February.  Bring your Visa or Mastercard!

Here is a list of 67 of the current 90 shops and I've put an asterik next to my personal favorites!  HAPPY SHOPPING!

AIGNER OUTLET


AVA WOMAN

BASLER

BÄUMLER

BOGNER* Ski wear

BONNIE

BUSH

CAFÉ COTON*  excellent quality mens' dress shirts (think Brooks Brothers).

CALVIN KLEIN JEANS

CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR

CANDLE-LITE®

CARLO COLUCCI* Italian Designer Fashion--very nice knits- beautiful fabics, jackets

CHAMPION

CLAUDIA STRÄTER

COAT CONCEPT

CONTENTO

DONALDSON

ERBELLE

FALKE

FÉRAUD

FRED PERRY

G.K. MAYER SHOES

GANT

GARCIA

GEOX

GOLFINO*  Golf  designs of the highest quaality and functional sportswear

HALLHUBER

HANRO

HELLY HANSEN

HOME

HUCKE WOMAN

HUIT

JETTE

LE CREUSET

MANDARINA DUCK* I LOVE this store and have bought handbags from their Shanghai store.  

MARC SIGNUM

SPORTALM

ST.EMILE

STEFANEL

STEIFF

STIFTL RESTAURANT

STRENESSE

SUNGLASSES BY PFENDT OPTIC

THE SOCIETY SHOP

THINK PINK

TOM TAILOR

TOMMY HILFIGER

TRUSSARDI JEANS

UNÜTZER

VENICE BEACH

VF FACTORY OUTLET

WATCH&SEE

WOLFORD MARC PICARD

MARVELIS / MAYBACH

MCGREGOR

MCM

MEXX*  I've bought the Aussie clothing from this store in the U.K.  Very trendy--men & women

MISS SIXTY / ENERGIE

MÖVE

NAPAPIJRI

NICI

ODLO

OSKA

PARK AVENUE

PEPE JEANS* Great Urban Hip Hop clothing (London).  Baby Phat, LRG, Ecko, Apple Bottoms.

ROSENTHAL

SAMSONITE

SAN FRANCISCO COFFEE COMPANY

SARAR

SCHNEIDERS / HABSBURG




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4 comments:

KT said...

Hi! I am American and living in Germany too! My husband and I moved to Erlangen a few months ago! I am so happy you posted about the outlets because I was wondering if Germany had anything like this. yippee! How were the prices?

-Katie

P.S. I have two blogs (one is about our experiences in Germany, which is set to private, but I am more than happy to "invite" other expats in Germany to view it). Email me at Katie.toppel@gmail.com if you want in.

Frau said...

Yeah! Thanks for the outlet info I'm so there!

Expats Again said...

KT, the prices are said to be 60% off designer prices. If you are used to buying designer goods, you will appreciate the value.

Frau, I know! Who would have throught?

Expat Traveler said...

Wow - looks like a fun time!