Last updated on 02/05/2013
Wise Move, Factory Shopping
A little country but with great ideas. Belgium already has factory shopping complexes.
The first is in Maasmechelen, truly a jewel for fans of shopping at discount prices. All the participating brands offer their previous collections (often from last season) at prices around 30% less than normal retail price. Anne Fontaine, Barbour, Essentiel, Bellerose, Petit Bateau, Levis, Chine, Donaldson and many others can be found here. As well as fashion stores you can shop at lingerie, accessories and interior decoration stores. For the end of year festivities, Maasmechelen Village Outlet Shopping will host several events such as a Christmas market given visitors an opportunity to taste Christmas specialties. Need we mention that the prices are even more insane during the sales (70-80% reductions)?
Snapstore is the latest member of the Cameleon family, the Brussels private sales outlet. Built on the same model, Snapstore organises online private sales that last 3 to 5 days. As a member, you have access to brand name items at not to be found prices even during end-of-season sales period in high street shops: savings can be up to 70%. To get an access, you need to be a member... Snapstore's spirit is to accept new members only if they are sponsored by existing ones. At BrusselsLife.be we're in, so take advantage of our sponsorship to become a member and be part of the world of online private sales.
For the French speaking part of the country, Factory Shopping at Messancy has recently increased in size and doubled the number of stores (Pepe Jeans, Kipling, Le phare de la Baleine, etc). Stéphanie Guillaume