Aveda, Jo Malone London and MAC Cosmetics are bringing new luxury beauty options to customers traveling through International Terminal D at Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport. The three stores—all of which are part of the Estee LauderCompanies, Inc. brand portfolio—celebrated grand openings today with ribboncuttings and free service offerings.
"This is just another step in the evolution of Terminal D, our international terminal, which is well on its way to becoming a premier retail and dining destination for our customers,” said Ken Buchanan, executive vice president of revenue management at DFW Airport. “With the addition of these globally recognized luxury beauty brands, DFW Airport is enhancing the customer experience and appealing to a global audience.”
Aveda, Jo Malone and MAC each have two locations at D18 and D25, respectively. DFW Airport has added a number of retail and dining options to International Terminal D, including Coach, HugoBoss,L’Occitane, Montblanc, TUMI, Sky Canyon by Stephan Pyles, III Forks Prime Steakhouse and Dylan’s Candy Bar. In 2015, DFW Airport’s board of directors selected TRG Duty Free Joint Venture to design and operate new, state-of-the-art duty-free shops in International Terminal D beginning in 2017.
"These prestige beauty brands, known world-wide will now be presented in DFW as individual boutiques,” said Olivier Bottrie, President of Travel Retail Worldwide, Estee Lauder Companies.
“All stores are built with unique customized design features, and our multi-lingual expert beauty advisors and makeup artists will provide personalized consultation to customers seeking product guidance or assistance in selecting the perfect gift. Visitors to these stores will be able to experience the most recent product introduction from these brands and range of services designed specifically for the traveling consumer.”
With a portfolio of more than 30 brands, Estee Lauder Companies products are sold in more than 150 countries. Solely focused on prestige beauty, Estee Lauder Companies is widely diversified by brand, category, geography and channels of distribution. The Estee Lauder Travel Retail division operates in 285 airports worldwide, serving over 316 million departing airline passengers.
"The addition of six Estee Lauder branded stores at DFW Airport is nothing short of remarkable,” said Steve Flory, managing partner of Estee Lauder branded stores. “This significant advancement in retail elevates DFW Airport into the top echelon of global retail innovation. In more than two decades of involvement in operations at DFW Airport, I have never witnessed such a high level of vision, enthusiasm, leadership and commitment by the DFW concession team.”
As DFW Airport’s global reach continues to expand, it has strategically focused on bringing world-class amenities, dining and luxury retail offerings to its customers.