Harrods among new stores opening at Gatwick Airport
PEOPLE with leftover holiday money burning a hole in their pocket will have a plethora of new ways to splash their cash at Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal from this month.
Kurt Geiger and Hugo Boss were among eight retailers which opened new or refreshed stores at the airport on Thursday, with two others following shortly.
Gatwick will also be the first UK airport to open luxury store Aspinal of London and jewellery shop Ernest Jones this month.
And Harrods will also open a 6,500 square feet fashion store on August 1 at the airport.
On top of the ten already opened or about to open, 12 other new or refreshed retail outlets will complete the transformation of the South Terminal departure lounge later this year.
It is in response to passenger feedback that people wanted more choice.
Spencer Sheen, head of retail at the airport, said: “As part of our multi-million pound investment programme, we have spent £21 million transforming the South Terminal international departure lounge into a state-of-the-art retail space.
“Around 93 per cent of our passengers visit a retail outlet before boarding and 86 per cent will make a purchase so we need to offer them the right mix of services and products – whether it’s a luxury department store, family restaurant or high street favourite.”
Samsung “info tablets” will also be available across Gatwick from this month and will be located throughout the airport, providing retail and airport information.
The North Terminal retail space is also undergoing changes including the recent opening of the world’s first Ted Baker accessories-only outlet.
Passengers will also be able to check out a newly designed Fat Face branch, as well as the new Boots Express, Lacoste and Superdry stores which opened in June and July.
The Red Lion pub also recently reopened after a complete refurbishment.