Monday, October 28, 2013

Smart Shopping at Kildare Village

It's a well known fact in our house that I can't resist a bargain, be it online or in store.  I hate paying full price for anything and now that we're entering the darkest months of the year, it's time to think about buying some gifts.  I was away for the night at Savour Kilkenny with some very lovely friends and the car decided not to go home the usual way, but to take a little detour via the M7, Junction 13 to be precise.  Actually, the car knows it's own way to Kildare Village at this stage. Usually I'm accompanied by The Hubs who has no patience for shopping whatsoever, so I'm allocated 5 minutes per shop before he gets grumpy.  This time, I was on my own so I could wander around at my leisure without the little voice in my ear.

My first stop was the newly opened L'Occitane store, just inside the main entrance.  I have a shameless love for their products, especially the Verveine range, but as I had done rather a large shop in France during the summer, I concentrated on looking for gifts.  Two were purchased, recipients names are not being revealed for obvious reasons but I know somebody in the family will be very happy in 8 weeks time.  I also managed to find a gift set of my favourite Mangue hand cream and lip balm - this was a special edition and can't be found instore, so I was delighted.  Oh, and if you spend over €40, you get a lovely gift of a 500ml bottle of Pivoine Flora Shower Gel (while stocks last).  It smells divine...

Next up was my home from home, Radley.  That little doggie is very cute indeed and I have quite a few Radley accessories (all bought at Kildare Village).  I technically didn't actually need anything but a very cute red leather passport holder caught my eye.  And there was an extra 20% off the price, so it was an actual bargain.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

My third stop was at Jack Wills.  This store does great menswear which is exactly what I had in mind for a certain somebody not a million miles away.  Yes I am trying to speak in code in the hope this person won't realise what I've been up to.  Anyway, a very fetching garment was purchased after much perusal and it has been hidden in a very secure place.  Actually, under the ironing would be a perfect alternative as this person would never investigate such a location...

Finally, I had a little wander into Cath Kidson.  Just to have a look.  And my work phone was crying out for a case.  Sorted...


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