Fashion and Accessories

Desigual targets Asia with strong accessories offer in new line

Desigual is focusing on the Asian market for 2018 with a plan to increase its presence in Japan and Korea. Head of GTR Jordi Valls spoke to Frontier as he introduced us to the new AW18 collection, which is inspired by the phrase "we are animal". Throughout 2017, the Barcelona-based fashion brand has strengthened its position in the European and Latin American markets as it consolidated its position within the travel retail channel. With the focus now shifting to Asia, Valls says accessories are set to be at the heart of Desigual's offer for travelling shoppers. "The importance of Asia in travel retail … [Read more...]

Luxottica unveils Oakley travel retail exclusive

Luxottica Group has launched a new travel retail exclusive frame from Oakley. The Oakley Targetline exclusive model has been designed to provide a comfortable sporting experience for the wearer, featuring an Unobtainium nose bridge for a close fit and lightweight yet durable frames sculpted from O-Matter material. Also featuring Oakley’s High Definition Optics lens technology, which optimises peripheral vision and side protection with a six base lens curvature, the eyewear is also fitted with Oakley’s Prizm Sapphire lenses that are said to to enhance colour, contrast and detail. 'Must-have' … [Read more...]

Aspinal of London pops-up at Heathrow

British leather goods and accessories brand Aspinal of London has opened a pop-up shop at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5. The pop-up store opened this month and will remain open for six months. Personalisation is still a big trend in the travel retail channel and the Aspinal pop-up shop will offer free gold, silver and blind personalisation, allowing customers to put their own stamp on purchases. A special appearance by embroiderers from Hand & Lock will take place in May, offering embroidered personalisation on scarves and journals. Aspinal will also be giving away travel-themed stickers in … [Read more...]

Coccinelle expands travel retail presence

Coccinelle is continuing to develop its global travel retail business with a string of new openings. In Europe, the brand has opened its second store at Frankfurt International Airport and is also now present at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. In Morocco Coccinelle has just opened at Tangier International Airport and at Marrakesh Menara International Airport. Russia, an important region for Coccinelle’s domestic and travel retail channels, sees new openings at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport Terminal F and at Krasnodar International Airport. In line with its international expansion … [Read more...]

Diesel opens new pop-up store in Sanya Haitang Bay

Diesel has opened a new pop-up shop in Sanya Haitang Bay, the world’s largest duty free store. The opening marks a further development for Diesel in the Asia Pacific region after the recent store inauguration at Pudong T2 and the upcoming opening in Hongqiao T2, the airport’s domestic terminal. The Sanya Duty Free Store is the largest off-island downtown duty free shop in mainland China, offering the highest number of brands in an attractive environment. Diesel will be present with a 45-square-metre pop-up store that will stay open for six months, incorporating a light format previously featured in locations … [Read more...]

Gatwick celebrates Scandinavian style with opening of kikki.K store

Swedish stationery brand kikki.K has opened its first European airport store at London Gatwick’s North Terminal. The 25sqm Little Boutique store features the brand’s unique “kiosk-style” store design and showcases a broad range of products from its Energise Your Life, Own Your Story and Inspiration Collections, including the brand’s journals, gifts, accessories and greeting cards. Rachel Bulford, head of retail, Gatwick Airport said: “We’re very excited that kikki.K has chosen Gatwick as the home of its first ever airport boutique in Europe. As a distinctively high-quality design brand with a global … [Read more...]