With only one hour to shop between TSA and the gate, the seasoned fashionista is oft presented with limited options. However, with the recent opening of Westfield at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, LAX now has an influx of serious designer fare. Included in the luxury retail concept are beloved LA-based brands Fred Segal and Kitson, two stalwarts of SoCal style.
Says Sandow founder, chairman, and CEO Adam Sandow, whose company acquired Fred Segal in 2012: “As Fred Segal’s global expansion is well underway, with Tokyo and Las Vegas opening next year, it was only natural that our first store outside of the original locations would be at LAX. We’re excited to introduce our iconic LA brand—which really represents the best of West Coast style—to millions of people traveling all over the world.” Adds Shannon Westmore, vice president of the Westfield Property Group at LAX, “Westfield curated an open and inviting retail collection that introduces travelers to international style with a distinctly LA flair. With destinations like the Rodeo Drive–inspired Boutique District and Luxury Island section, the new program draws on the best of LA style with local institutions and international fashion houses.”
The perks of duty-free shopping also apply. At a staggering 25,000 square feet with an additional three freestanding luxury boutiques, Duty Free Shops take tax-free to the next level. Full shops from Hermès, Burberry, and Gucci will be supplemented by classic duty-free beauty potables from La Mer, Smashbox, Bobbi Brown, and more, with the height of airport luxury being an in-store, LA-themed tasting bar, where guests can sip spirits from Grey Goose vodka, Johnnie Walker Scotch, and others. Leave your Xanax at home and enjoy the pre-flight retail therapy!