Kildare Village #StepIntoTheStory

I was delighted to be invited back down to Kildare Village during the week to start my Christmas shopping. This was my second visit to the village as I had previously had a fantastic trip during the summer months (Read all about it here). The Christmas campaign #StepIntoTheStory is so fun and the numerous reindeer around the village were so cute. My friend came with me and it was her first visit. It's always interesting to get other people's views on something. She enjoyed that the stores were genuinely close together so that there was not lots of walking about to do! This also proved great as I was a crisp day when we were there so we never managed to feel cold with all of the shop dodging!

Like my previous visit, I went with shopping goals in mind. I wanted a white shirt and some new flat shoes. I feel like it is good to go down with goals because it's very easy to get carried away once you see the bargains. Since my last visit, two new stores have opened. Kate Spade is a very all-American company that sells beautiful brightly coloured handbags and costume jewels. I was impressed by what was on offer in the store and I'd definitely come back to the village with a view to buy a handbag. Kurt Geiger Boutique had just opened the weekend before we went to the village. Unlike the normal KG stores, this store only stocks high end brand that are greatly reduced such as Isabel Marant (yes they had the trainers!), Charlotte Olympia and Carvela. 

My favourite shops on this visit were All Saints and Lulu Guinness- I probably neglected them a bit last time because I was a bit overwhelmed by the selection. The reductions in Lulu Guinness were fantastic with makeup bags and wallets being well reduced and making great Christmas presents. I also took a shine to a Lulu Guinness suitcase that was really heavily reduced. All Saints is a store that I sometimes love and sometimes hate but Kildare Village's offering was amazing. I picked up a gorgeous top that had an additional 20% off it on that day. My friend had never been to All Saints before and she too was impressed their selection. 

I did manage to get my white shirt in Ralph Lauren and my shoes from Hobbs- both really well reduced and I was really pleased with the quality of both. My friend picked up bits from Links of London (which she tells me is SO much cheaper), Molton Brown, Furla (I had major handbag envy!) and Jack Wills. I definitely will be back to Kildare Village next year. January sales anyone?

Diesel boots
Kate Spade
Lulu Guinness
Amazing chocolate hamper in Lily O'Briens
The centre felt so festive!
New shoes from Hobb's
And what was the boot like on the way home? See below! Two very happy ladies!

Thank you to Kildare Village for having us!