Chic Weeks: A Collaboration Between the Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages, Black Tomato and PINCH Magazine

LONDON, May 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Specialist travel company Black Tomato have crafted 'Chic Weeks', a collection of luxurious bespoke itineraries in collaboration with the Collection of Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages in Europe and PINCH magazine.

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Chic Weeks; a series of specially commissioned films captures seven style-inspired journeys to some of Europe's most fashionable shopping destinations, are available to view on the PINCH website. The films follow the footsteps of several style-savvy ambassadors as they enjoy their very own Chic Week.  Enamoured of all things Italian, respected fashion journalist Kate Mulloy takes us on tour of Fidenza Village, near Milan, while London-based fashion photographers Chad & Paul travel to Barcelona to browse the boutiques of La Roca Village.

Each Chic Week itinerary includes must-do activities in each city plus a day out at a Village. For example, a Chic Week in Madrid centres on a stay at the sumptuous Hotel Ritz, in the heart of the city's 'Golden Triangle'. Travellers awake in luxurious surroundings before hopping onto the Shopping Express™ service to be transported to the leafy avenues of Las Rozas Village. Here the super-savvy traveller can assemble a new wardrobe, choosing from more than 100 luxury designer boutiques, before returning to the city to spend a few days soaking up Madrid's eclectic culture and sampling its world-renowned cuisine.

"Holidays are about exploring having fun and creating memories. This collaboration between Chic Outlet Shopping® and Black Tomato, whose expert consultants have first-hand experience of these destinations, will allow even the most seasoned traveller to discover something truly unique and indulgent."

Andres Sosa, Head of Digital Marketing & Media at Chic Outlet Shopping®.

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About Chic Outlet Shopping®

Chic Outlet Shopping® is the Collection of luxury outlet villages by Value Retail, the only company to specialise exclusively in the development and operation of luxury outlet shopping villages. The Villages offer the authentic previous seasons' collections of leading luxury fashion and lifestyle brands with savings of up to 60%, and sometimes more, on the recommended retail price, all year round. Within easy reach of some of Europe's and China's favourite gateway cities - London, Dublin, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Bologna, Brussels, Antwerp, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich and, coming soon, Suzhou and Shanghai - the Villages are synonymous with high fashion, superior service and hospitality, a calendar of celebrated events, and exceptional value for money.

Located in regions of cultural and historic renown, the Villages have become international tourist destinations in their own right. Value Retail's new venture to bring its distinctive Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages to China will see its first Village - Suzhou Village™ - located in historic Suzhou, 50 miles west of Shanghai. As with other members of the Collection, Suzhou Village™ will be defined by its offer of international luxury fashion and lifestyle brands, together with an exceptional level of service.


SOURCE: Value Retail PLC

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