If you’re a shopping addict and haven’t yet boarded a bus to Kildare, Belfast blogger Gemma-Louise Bond gives you five reason to consider a short trip over the border…
1. UNBEATABLE BARGAINS
A testment to my love of Kildare Village is that I have visited four times in the past year. Sometimes I’ve got a few bits and pieces and other times I’ve gone MAD and bought all round me. One visit saw me get an All Saints biker jacket for €30 that started out life over €300! It’s a great place to stock up on basics that can be more costly- coats and boots are my two recommendations for this time of year.
2. BIG BRANDS
With over 60 big names there is something to suit everyone. From Kate Spade to Ralph Lauren, Kildare Village has brands to suit all budgets and lifestyles. They even have a designer baby store!
3. HANDBAG HEAVEN
If you are a handbag hoarder, Kildare Village is a MUST VISIT for quality goods. From Coach’s classic American leather goods to British giant Mulberry, handbags are plentiful. If you have been saving for an investment handbag that you want for the next twenty years, think about visiting to save some major money!
4. SPORTS WEAR CENTRAL
If you are a gym bunny and are sick of paying for pricey work-out gear, Kildare Village has a Nike and an Asics that will help you to look stunning even when you are sweating.
5. FASTER THAN YOU THINK
I’ve gone to Kildare Village both by driving and by bus and by far, the bus option with McComb’s takes the hassle out of a different road system! Priced at £25, the comfortable and easy experience takes the hassle out of the journey plus you receive an additional 10% off VIP discount card. It’s also a really great girls day out plus the two and half hours on the bus provides ample gossiping time!