Yi Ou Lai Suzhou Takes Shopping to a Whole New Level
By Yoyo He
After a busy work week many in
Shanghai look forward to a quiet weekend getaway. Why not to take a trip to Suzhou? As one of the most
livable cities in China, nearby Suzhou offers a wide variety of
activities — from shopping to lovely gardens — and has become a popular
destination for a short break. Ready to shop till you drop? Looking for
guilt-free shopping in an inspiring atmosphere? Look no further than Yi
Ou Lai Suzhou, China’s first luxury shopping tourism destination of its
kind. The Chinese version of Bicester Village, one of England’s top
tourist attractions, locates at Yangcheng Lake Peninsula Tourist Resort
in Suzhou Industrial Park. It is a stylish destination where you can
relax, discover worldclass brands at unbelievable prices and experience a
nice blend of Eastern and Western culture.
Best deals for luxury brands and Unexpected discounts during final reductions
more than 80 boutiques spanning over an area of 70,000 square meters,
Yi Ou Lai Suzhou is the latest innovative project by Value Retail, the
leading developer of shopping tourism worldwide. The village features a
combination of European architecture with traditional Chinese elements.
The shopper's paradise offers a number of European luxury shopping
experiences and fine dining restaurants.
Ou Lai Suzhou opened its doors in May 2014, and since then has been a
shopping paradise with a glittering array of luxury and designer brands –
all offering savings of up to 75 percent on the recommended retail
August 15, Yi Ou Lai Suzhou even offers final reductions on top of the
75 percent regular discount to celebrate the summer shopping season.
Numerous brands are on sale including Armani, Bally, ECCO, Sergio Rossi,
Furla, kate spade new york, Michael Kors and Ted Baker to name a few.
Customers also have a chance to win free trip to Europe worth 4,888 yuan
delight in great deals on Zegna/Agnona shoes and dresses, MCM’s new
rivet handbag; women’s clothing by Theory and Gucci leather goods for as
little as 1,000 yuan (US$160) to 2,000 yuan. Those looking for the
latest in styles will not be disappointed. Check out Furla’s newly
unveiled 2015 candy and chain handbags, Sergio Rossi’s latest arrivals,
Carolina Herrera’s most recent collection of dresses and one pieces, and
Chuang X Yi’s specials from a range of domestic designers’brands.
Fantastic combination of style and art
in a beautifully crafted village setting and inspired by Marco Polo’s
journey along the Silk Road, Yi Ou Lai Suzhou presents a collection of
works by Israeli-born artist and former Shanghai resident, Basmat Levin
for this summer. Levin’s colorful art installations can be seen
everywhere in Yi Ou Lai Suzhou to create an inspiring shopping
Ou Lai provides unique and innovative shopping experiences that
transform the way people experience and use fashion, acting as a pathway
to enrich the art of self-expression. This is the foundation offering
of Yi Ou Lai’s shopping tourism experience. The vibrant emotions of
Basmat’s artwork are also found in the Yi Ou Lai boutiques, where
creative work from the world’s best designers is ready to become part of
your self-portrait. The Village is committed to the development of
Chinese culture and arts and also works closely with art, fashion and
interior designers. It boasts a mix of emerging Chinese designers who
are confident and with bold vision such as Heirloom, Decoster, Chloe
Chen, Crush, Arete, Samantha Lim, Nicole Zhang and Shokay while Chuang X
Yi pavilion is a brand boutique and a platform for the emerging Chinese
design talents to showcase their talents and creativity.
Village allows customers to explore the scenic Water Garden and
streams, experience a range of performances at the outdoor theatre. The
Yi Pavilion is a style paradise for self-expression and a dynamic venue
for art, design and shopping opportunities. World-class designers willuse the space to experiment with the relationship between art and fashion to acquire masterpiece merchandise.
Superior five-star services
can enjoy a lot of services while at the Village. The Welcome Center is
a place where one can pick up maps and be warmly welcomed by the lovely
Yi Ou Lai Suzhou staff. The lounge inside the center offers chairs and
tables where you can sit and have your cellphone charged or pick up a
book you like from bountiful choices. Valet parking service is available
with in advance bookings. Free Wi-Fi covers the entire village.
Children’s play area is specially designed to give kids space to run
around and enjoy their day.
There are spacious independent and family bathrooms with automatic
sanitary facilities in the Village. VIP lounges and other Village
facilities are available and the balcony with panoramic view can be an
amazing venue for big events.
How to get there:
By car •
From Huning Expressway (G2/G42): Exit at Yangcheng Lake Service Area
and continue through the Yangcheng Lake toll booth. Continue driving and
turn left on Yangcheng Lake Avenue and drive 1.5km west to Jinlin Road.
Then head north on Jinlin Road for 300m to arrive at Yi Ou Lai Suzhou. • From downtown Suzhou: Drive along the central expressway and exit at Yangcheng Ring Road to arrive at Yi Ou Lai Suzhou. By luxury express A
luxurious bus offers a comfortable journey from downtown Shanghai to Yi
Ou Lai Suzhou. For more information on pick-up points and reservations,
please visit the website: www.yioulai.com. By train Yi
Ou Lai Suzhou is strategically located next to Suzhou Industrial Park
railway station, which has high-speed trains to Shanghai, Nanjing and
Hangzhou. You can then take a taxi or get on Yi Ou Lai’s free luxury
shuttle bus there from the railway station. By free shuttle bus The
free shuttle bus service to and from Yi Ou Lai Suzhou is available from
downtown Suzhou. For more information on pick-up points and bus
schedule, please visit the website: www.yioulai.com.
Yi Ou Lai Suzhou
Opening hours: 10am-8pm (Monday to Friday); 9am-9pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Address: 969 Yangcheng Ring Rd,Yangcheng Lake Peninsula Tourism Resort, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province.