Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Family Day Out - Kildare Village ♥

Today Jacek, Tyler Lee and I travelled halfway up the country to visit the fabulous designer chic outlet shopping village - Kildare Village, the drive took us two hours, one which was most definitely worth the trip. We had never been before but had heard great things about it and were excited to see what the stores had to offer us, we weren't disappointed! Kildare Village itself is a very charming looking place with beautiful shops, all of which have great decor and the village is so clean, set in picturesque landscaped grounds, Kildare Village really has the feel of an authentic village and is such a relaxing place to shop - free parking, spacious stores and everything in one place, you are free to simply browse the shops at your own leisure. Kildare Village has something for everyone whether you're a fashionista looking to expand your wardrobe, someone who likes to cook and is looking for new toys for the kitchen or someone who simply wants a bite to eat, it really does have it all.

We began our experience at Kildare Village in the shop I was most excited to visit - Cath Kidston. The shop was so quaint and spacious, filled with all the pretty, shabby chic pieces from Cath Kidston that I love. I managed to contain myself from buying anything at that moment and decided to return later after I had a look in some other shops. We moved on to Karen Millen which had the most stunning clothes on display and a pair of studded boots that I was absolutely drooling over. We visited Juicy Couture, Hugo Boss, Lulu Guinness, Pandora, AllSaints, K.I.D.S, all shops with gorgeous decor and very friendly staff who greeted us as we entered the shop. We stopped for a coffee and snack at Starbucks which was buzzing with people looking for their morning coffee fix. There were lots of people from America and Great Britain around the village and it was great to see tourists revelling in the amazing bargains Kildare Village had to offer them, I would count my little family as tourists too as we had never been to Kildare before! Afterwards we moved onto the Nike Factory Store where Jacek picked up a lovely and very warm looking black jacket, he just couldn't leave it behind. After browsing our way through the village we returned to Cath Kidston where I picked up some lovely pieces all at very discounted prices, I was delighted by the value for money. 

We finished our day out in Jack Wills, a shop which sported my favourite decor out of all the shops, a very welcoming and cosy atmosphere which reminded me of a lovely warm living room or library as it was dotted with books. The decor is distinctly British a signature of the brand and the pieces they have to offer are beautiful - chunky knits, floral dresses and preppy fashions for men. I unfortunately couldn't convince Jacek to buy a pair of skinny jeans but I picked up the most beautiful floral print dress for just twenty-eight euro, reduced from one-hundred and nineteen, a bargain for sure!

Kildare Village offers a whole host of shops for label lovers and even for people who like to save their pennies there are so many bargains to be had. This, for sure, will not be our last visit to Kildare Village and I'm hoping to return again in November for a spot of Christmas shopping. The discounts are too good to leave behind. The long drive was most definitely worth it and we all had a lovely day out browsing our way through the great shops and lusting over all the pretty things they had to offer.

Inside the Jack Wills shop.
Inside the Jack Wills shop.

Inside the Jack Wills shop.
Inside the Jack Wills shop.

Jacek tending to Tyler Lee in the Jack Wills shop.
Inside the Cath Kidston shop.
Inside the Cath Kidston shop.
Inside the AllSaints shop.
Inside the Karen Millen shop.
If you fancy a great day out shopping, you can find more information about Kildare Village at the Kildare Village website and can also follow them on Twitter and their Facebook page.



  1. Oh i definitely need to get down there! I know people who have been and loved it as well. It's about 2 hrs from us too, so maybe closer to Christmas!

    1. Definitely go Sarah, we had a great time and I'm sure you will too!

  2. It looks lovely, I've always wanted to go and have a root! x

  3. I live just 5 minutes from the village and I love to walk around it. The only shop I like though is Cath Kidston and I'm so excited to see it has been expanded in size since I was last there in January! Can't wait to go in when I get home in Nov :)

  4. I love a good discount village -some lovely shops, and it all looks really lovely :) a nice atmosphere and environment to shop in :)


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