Past reviews about this outlet were rather mixed and confusing. The puzzle was solved after I paid a visit in person.
Access: best timing is to visit when you are staying at the Disneyland resort so you don't have to spend approx. €38 for a round trip train ride esp. for this outlet. If you have spent this amount at transportation(or more for coach shuttle), you will expect more which will easily meet with disappointment. So, if you happen to stay at the Disneyland resort, it is worth a visit. It takes €3+ from Disneyland to Val d'europe, the station where the outlet is situated. Disneyland resort offers a shuttle @€5 per adult (round trip but single trip costs as much). Taking a train is easy, more flexible than the shuttle since you may spend as much time as u like at the
shopping mall next to it (closes at 21:00) though costs a little bit more.
Brands: all designer brands...not many. Check out the brands on its website to avoid disappointment.
Discounts: Absolutely not as steep as in the US but still cheaper than Paris and most Asian countries. There are some real bargains. Of course it depends on your luck. For instance, I saw a long sleeve polo T for men there with a price little bit lower than in the US outlet I visited 5 years ago (same item; yes, very old merchandise but only one was left).
Another example: Celine, you can get a cabas tote at 50% off the original price. A bargain if u don't think it's outdated. Well, the totes are still on the rack in paris, of course, u should expect less choice of color at the outlet. You won't end up paying more if you know the price well and go for the basics or spot something you really like but sold out in your home country. Personally, I don't think the outlet is as bad as some reviewers has commented. If you are not regular customers to a brand, just shop around trying to spot some exceptional low price tags, u will be disappointed for sure. The experience depends on how well you know about the original price of the merchandise.
Crowdedness: shops that have items priced below €20 are crowded while higher end shops were almost empty. However, it DOESN'T imply that crowded ones offer better deals than empty ones.
One more tip to save money, get a leaflet of the outlet at the Disneyland resort. There is a coupon there. Go to the welcome desk of the outlet, present the coupon and get 3 VIP vouchers, each enables u to get an extra 10% at a store there. Widely accepted except some exception low price items (eg, items at polo Ralph Lauren with red price tags).
Atmosphere: clean, well maintained, in open courtyard style than those in the US. With a few eateries for snacks, you can go to the shopping mall next to it for more options.
Conclusion: I got real bargains, 4 bags full, in less than 2 hours. Don't have too high expectation, don't go there if you have tight schedule in paris, don't go specially for the outlet if €38 matters to u and you will be as happy as I was!!!!!
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