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Italian King of Vintage A.N.G.E.L.O. Arrives At McArthurGlen York Designer Outlet for First Ever UK Vintage Fashion Festival

A.N.G.E.L.O. – the largest and most renowned archive of vintage fashion in Europe – will tour the UK for the first time with a series of exclusive pop-ups showcasing his vintage fashion collections, alongside a curated Timeless Style exhibition celebrating fashion and style through the ages.

The vintage festival will grace York Designer Outlet from 21 May- 7 June following a tour of McArthurGlen’s Italian centres last summer. Angelo Caroli – “King of Vintage” and founder of A.N.G.E.L.O. – will personally launch his wondrous emporiums with special VIP weekend events on 23 May.

Aptly named ‘Timeless Style’, a pop-up exhibition at each centre will celebrate statement fashions that have left an enduring mark in the history books of the twentieth century. Shoppers will discover hand-picked treasures of the fashion world from the iconic Gucci Bamboo bag and Yves Saint Laurent safari jacket, to the ageless Chanel quilted chained bag and further beautiful creations from the 40s to the 90s. The exposition will also carry a rare edit of striking designs worn by celebrity idols including: 60’s pin-up Jane ‘Barbarella’ Fonda, American bombshell Marilyn Monroe and the original bespoke, hand-made Hermès bag inspired and created for Jane Birkin.

The festival is dedicated to the fashion of the past, created in collaboration with Angelo Caroli, a pioneer of vintage in Italy and international trailblazer in ethical fashion. His stunning collection of striking one-of-a-kind finds has graced red carpets and movie sets from the Oscars to period cinematic dramas.

To coincide with the exhibit, the outlet will host an A.N.G.E.L.O. pop-up boutique where vintage lovers can unearth stunning vintage pieces from the likes of Chanel, Hèrmes, Dior, Versace, Céline. The shrine to vintage will house exquisite collector’s items from famous Italian tailors to masters of Parisian Haute Couture, allowing fashion aficionados to make a piece of history their own. Throughout the festival, VIP shoppers will receive a complimentary limited edition vintage A.N.G.E.L.O. scarf. There will also be the chance to get exclusive invites to the VIP events when registering online on the McArthurGlen website.

Mike Thomas, Centre Manager at York Designer Outlet, says: “A.N.G.E.L.O. is one of the most illustrious fashion institutions renowned for unique pieces that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. A hit with the fashion crème-de-la-crème, what better way to celebrate McArthurGlen’s rich fashion heritage by hosting this vintage heaven. We’re excited to provide our shoppers the ultimate shopping experience with one-off vintage, a specially curated exhibition and up to 60% off our exceptional offering from the top names in fashion.”


McArthurGlen Designer Outlets in the UK

McArthurGlen has six Designer Outlets in the UK. As well as the UK’s largest and Europe’s first, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet near Chester, these are Ashford Designer Outlet, Bridgend Designer Outlet (Wales’ largest designer outlet), East Midlands Designer Outlet, Swindon Designer Outlet and York Designer Outlet.

McArthurGlen Group

McArthurGlen Group, Europe’s leading owner, developer and manager of designer outlets, was founded in Europe by Kaempfer Partners in 1993. The pioneer of designer outlet retailing in the region, McArthurGlen has since developed nearly 600,000 m² (6.5 million sq feet) of outlet space, with a current value of over Euros 5 billion ($5.9 billion/£3.9 billion). The company manages 20 McArthurGlen Designer Outlets across eight countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK. The centres are home to the most sought-after luxury and premium brands, and offer fashion-savvy customers year-round savings of 30-70% in vibrant and stylish shopping environments.

As part of its on-going expansion, McArthurGlen is due to open McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport in spring 2015. Other new centres in planning are in Provence (Marseille), Ghent (between the Belgian cities of Brussels and Bruges), Remscheid (near the German city of Cologne and east of Düsseldorf), Málaga (southern Spain) and two new centres in Istanbul.
In 2013, the Kaempfer Partners sold a 50% interest in McArthurGlen to the Simon Property Group Co. (NYSE SPG), the world’s largest retail property owner.

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