July 25, 2014
Louis Vuitton is to open its first airport store in Europe – and only its second worldwide – at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 in December.
The company will open a 200 sq m store featuring a range of leathergoods, women’s ready to wear and shoes, fashion jewellery, sunglasses, accessories, fine jewellery and watches.
The brand opened its first airport outlet with The Shilla Duty Free at Incheon International Airport in September 2011. The announcement is an endorsement of both the retail environment and the global hub status of Heathrow T5. The terminal served 29.8 million passengers last year, with flights to 170 worldwide destinations.
Harper Dennis Hobbs advises LVMH.