13 Feb 2017
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this is the ideal moment to discover Cartier’s latest olfactory contribution, “Baiser Fou”, a flower-filled hymn to love with an unforgettable trail.
A golden top adorned with a bright red cabochon tops the flawless crystalline bottle. Playful yet modern Baiser Fou is a vibrant homage to orchids, the brand’s fetish bloom. Imagined by perfume creator Mathilde Laurent, the sumptuous stem vase reflects the fragrant facets of the most feminine, sensuous flowers of all. The trail lingers like so many red lipstick kisses… spiritedly teasing the senses.
Cartier’s Baiser Fou is exclusively on sale on the IDF webshop and in the Brussels Zaventem and Charleroi airports.
06 Feb 2017
Guerlain expands its famous Aqua Allegoria series with Rosa Fizz, a delightful scent that brings around a definite whiff of summer as it sings to the tune of the Aqua Allegoria, veritable olfactory hymns to nature.
The Aqua Allegoria Rosa Fizz is an amazing marriage of flowers and fruits. The constantly revised queen of flowers unexpectedly encounters litchis, blackcurrants and mandarins. The heady, sweet fruit bring a touch of acidity to the heart of the scent, where peonies and plums bow to the altar of the rose. The trail ends on a base note of sandalwood, white musk and benzoin.
Guerlain’s Rosa Fizz is exclusively on sale in Brussels Zaventem and Charleroi IDF airport shops between February and March 2017.
03 Feb 2017
Valentine’s day is just around the corner but you’re just too busy to shop? If you’re flying off somewhere, why not enjoy the exceptional prices of the Duty Free shops in Brussels and Charleroi airports?
For a soft, luscious and seductive mouth, Lancôme’s new Rouge In Love boasts an ultra-light texture, giving you irresistible and natural looking lips for up to 6 hours.
Points of Sale: Airport Zaventem in Brussels: Walkthrough terminal A & B, Welcome store.
If you prefer a shiny, sensuous texture, Yves Saint Laurent’s Gloss Volupté was made for you. Its lip-shaped applicator will accurately protect your lips with a moisturizing, non-stick fluid in one fluid gesture.
Points of sale: Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Airport Zaventem in Brussels: Walkthrough terminal A & B, Welcome store.
Estée Lauder’s Modern Muse Le Rouge Gloss offers a deeper, completely addictive version of über glamour Modern Muse Le Rouge. Simultaneously sensuous and enticing, its red fruit notes are sublimed by a gloss effect.
Points of Sale: Airport Zaventem in Brussels: Walkthrough terminal A & B, Welcome store.
Chocoholics everywhere will fall for Neuhaus’ gorgeous red heart-shaped box containing 10 timeless pralines. The heart shaped gold chocolate box offers three types of chocolate hearts: white, milk and dark.
Points of sale:
• Walktrough Brussels South Charleroi Airport
• Charleroi Terminal 2
• Terminal A Belgian Chocolate House
• Terminal A Express
• Terminal A Epicure-Gourmet
• Terminal A Pier
• Terminal A Walkthrough
• Terminal B Candy
• Terminal B Belgian Chocolate House
• Terminal B Last Minute Shop
• Terminal B Welcome store
• Terminal B Walkthrough
• Brussels-South railway station
Finally, end that special night with a sparkle and enjoy one of our pink champagnes.
- Laurent-Perrier Champagne:
Points of sale: Airport Zaventem in Brussels: Terminal A Gourmet-Epicure, Terminal A Walkthrough, Terminal B Welcome store, Terminal B Walkthrough
- Louis Roederer Champagne:
Points of sale: Airport Zaventem in Brussels: Terminal A Gourmet-Epicure, Terminal A Walkthrough, Terminal B Last Minute Shop, Terminal B Walkthrough
IDF continues to grow and will now boast its very own online boutique, specifically targeted to the passengers of the Brussels South Charleroi Airport.
From the start of 2017, passengers holding a ticket from or to Brussels South Charleroi Airport will enjoy exceptional rates on a wide selection of products available online. Belgian specialities, perfumes and cosmetics, chocolates and confectioneries, liquor, fashion and accessories, travel and leisure… all categories are represented through more than 5000 products.
With such brands as Godiva, Corné Port-Royal, Neuhaus, representing Belgian chocolates, perfumes signed Moschino, Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, and Rayban sunglasses, the DUTY FREE’s best deals are just a click away!
The web shop offers a wide range of products complementing the broad selection available in the airport’s boutiques. After completing flight references, passengers will have all the time in the world to shop and choose amongst one of the many delivery options on offer, such as pick up at the airport, at the quick departures or in a Kariboo distribution point… or even at home.
Quick, easy, and more advantageous than ever before.
Celebrating the untamable spirit of women, Givenchy introduces its new perfume, Songe Précieux, whilst the New Year brings new hope and a new feminity.
The revolutionary new scent encompasses the flamboyant and untamable spirit of women worldwide. Protagonist of a supernatural tale, the heroine of a whimsical dream majestically emerges from a whirlwind of blazing feathers, ready to fulfill her mission of love and seductiveness. Her weapon of choice is a simple, timeless transparent bottle filled with simultaneously soft and strong fragrances.
As the pink peony nymphea flower and jasmine petals veil the skin in a soft cloud of feminity, cedar-wood, white musk and sandalwood give a warmness to balance the spicy Pink Pepper and dynamic, fruity accents of pink grapefruit and guava.
Draped in her new armor, today’s dreamy heroine is ready to embark on an enchanted journey. Exclusively available from January 2nd in our IDF shops and in our webshop.
A new year is the perfect opportunity to review the contents of your wardrobe. The winter sales starts on 3 January at the IDF shops in Charleroi and Brussels Zaventem airport. Don’t miss this essential event and pencil it into your agenda now!
Enjoy a 30% discount for one item purchased, 40% for two, and an amazing 50% reduction for 3 articles or more.
These exceptional sales are valid on a selection of articles from renowned brands including:
- Ralph Lauren
- Ermenegildo Zegna
- Salvatore Ferragamo
- Paul & Shark
- Michael Kors
- Tommy Hilfiger
- Hugo Boss
- Liu Jo
You’re bound to have seen these pretty women’s watches on Instagram… the elegantly chic and timeless pieces have become the essential last touch since they were launched in 2013. Classic yet retro, the Cluse watches seduce through their discreet grace.
Embodying the minimalist, feminine style of the Dutch brand, the La Bohème watch boasts an ultra flat casing, making it the idea accessory for all fashion lover women who love nothing better than changes style with their mood of the day. The affordability and wide range of Cluse watches will allow fashion lovers on a budget to buy several colour casings with interchangeable bracelets, making each time piece truly unique, like its wearer.
Go off and discover the world with Veuve Clicquot! Paris, New York, Rio, Sydney, Tokyo… are so many destinations that inspired the new elegant, novel Veuve Cliquot champagne packaging. Vintage signs and little suitcases dotted with souvenir stickers evoke the golden age of the first expeditions.
With these limited editions, the renowned champagne brand gives homage to the spirit of audacity and adventure, values cherished by the illustrious house and behind its creation. After losing her husband and becoming a widow at the young age of 27, Barbe Nicole Cliquot Ponsardin takes over the family business at the beginning of the 19th century, making her one of the era’s first businesswomen. That very first year, she exports no less than 25000 bottles to Russia. In 1810, she creates the first known vintage in Champagne, starting a legend that has spanned across two centuries and that binds Veuve Cliquot champagnes to the most memorable moments in life.
Wave for Him is an energetic woody, fruity scent. It invites you to live the dream of an endless summer. Energetic, refreshing top notes of crisp Yuzu and herbaceous bamboo leaves capture the rejuvenating ocean breeze while the masculine heart of cliffside cypress, lavender and sundrenched neroli recreates the scent of the rustic California terrain. Finally, the clean and warm background of salty driftwood, rainforest tonka and creamy musks is reminiscent of the salt water, sand and constant warmth of the blazing summer sun.
The Hollister Guy is effortlessly cool with a laid-back attitude, and a love of his Cali life with days spent on the beach surfing, or riding along the boardwalk. The endless Cali summer is the perfect location for him to share moments with his friends. Confident and spirited, his fragrance captures the fresh energy of his lifestyle.
The overall design reinforces the fragrance name by simulating the movement of a wave…energetic and dynamic.
Wave for Her is a deliciously tempting floral-fruity blend where the California flowers meet juicy citruses forming an electric spark while an icy sorbet brings a much needed chill on a hot day. Warm and enveloping woods and amber create the perfect balance. Together, these bright ingredients illustrate the magnificent colors of a California sunset.
The Hollister Girl is bright and pretty, and her youthful spontaneity and personality make her unique. Days spent with her friends mean everything to her, and they plan their fun around the sun. Watching the Sunset is a moment she enjoys, the pink, yellow and orange hue’s filling her with excitement for the next day and what is to come.
The overall design reinforces the fragrance name by simulating the movement of a wave… gently flowing onto a sandy shore.
Summer’s here with its warm evenings, pale mornings and bottles of Cointreau! All you need to device refreshing cocktails. Since its creation in 1875, Cointreau is the LBD (little black dress) of aperitifs. Today, with the Cointreau Blood Orange, the renowned triple sec elaborated from a selection of sweet and bitter orange peel takes on a whole new dimension.
Cointreau Blood Orange is nothing less than a delicious liqueur allying the robustness of bitter orange to the rounded sweetness of blood oranges. Bernadette Langlais, master distiller at Cointreau, selected the best blood oranges from Corsica to elaborate this new creation. The combination of Mediterranean sunshine with the rocky soil of the island gives these oranges an exceptionally intense aroma and refined flavor. These exclusive citrus fruit gave a liqueur with truly unique fruity notes.
Cointreau Blood Orange is a ‘Travel Retail Exclusive’and is available in:
Terminal A: Walkthrough, Terminal B: Chocolates, Gourmet’s Corner, Alcohol & Tobacco.
COINTREAU BOLD FIZZ:
50ml Cointreau Blood Orange, 20ml fresh lime juice, 100ml soda water.
Squeeze the wedges of half a lime into a glass. Fill the glass with ice, add Cointreau and top off with soda water. Garnish with small slices of lime.
Abercrombie & Fitch is pleased to share its new fragrance ‘First Instinct’, developed exclusively with Inter Parfums.
Inspired by that first moment of attraction, when two people’s worlds collide and a spark is ignited, ‘First Instinct’ is the interpretation of that exciting first glance and the initial connection felt. That very moment can’t be defined in words, nor can it be anticipated.
The man who wears ‘First Instinct’ is naturally sexy, confident, and not afraid to express his deepest feelings. A rugged risk taker, he is sure to capture you with his energy and effortless charm. ‘First Instinct’ will transport the wearer and his partner back to that place when the chemistry was first felt, and their attraction first took hold.
With a base of amber and musk, Szechuan pepper in the mid- notes, and gin & tonic and melon to finish off the sensory experience in the top notes, ‘First Instinct’ is a modern masculine blend.
Rooted in Abercrombie & Fitch’s heritage, the package demonstrates an attention to detail. The clean bottle shape features a unique design element, in an undulated surface on the front and back, whilst the clear glass let’s the slate hue of the fragrance come through. The silver accents in the textured utilitarian metal cap and branded plate on one side of the bottle, give the packaging a strong style statement.
Azzaro brand revisits the original values of its founder: the solarity, timeless seduction, hedonism, generosity, freedom and the exuberance and launch AZZARO WANTED, the scent of a man for whom everything is possible and everything turns out well.
A magnetic hero with the soul of a rebel who is taking chances with unswerving confidence, that other men envy and that women desire.
In an elegant and daring bottle, a woody, fresh and spicy eau de toilette with an addictive trail: Lemon – Cardamom – Vetiver.
Available in the following shops:
Terminal A: Walkthrough, Express Shop.
Terminal B: Walkthrough, Fashion, Gifts, Perfumes & Cosmetics, Alcohol & Tobacco, Gourmet’s Corner & Chocolates
Great news for sweet teeth everywhere… the departure hall now houses two irresistible boutiques: the Candy Shop and the Belgian Chocolate House. With a choice between sweets and chocolates, little and large sweet teeth are going to be spoilt for choice.
Stars in their eyes, children will rush to the Candy Shop decorated with colour as bright as a sweet mix. Magnificently decorated with an M&M plane and a lollipop and candy tree, the boutique has something in store for the pickiest sweet lover. Browse through the large Haribo section and hesitate before the countless flavours of Jelly Beans. Alternatively, pick and choose your very own selection.
Chocolate fans will find something to suit their taste in the Belgian Chocolate House. Its shelves are filled with emblematic Belgian brands such as Neuhaus, Godiva, Corné Port-Royal or Leonidas, along with others including Galler. Icing on the cake, the Belgian Chocolate House also offers a wide range of other Belgian brands: Dandoy, Jules Destrooper, Vermeiren… Just make sure to have your own sweetie bag before you board your plane!
In the wake of the recent terror attacks that plunged Belgium into mourning, all services of the Zaventem airport were severely disrupted.
Still, life goes on and despite the difficult and painful circumstances, we are intent on welcoming travellers in the best conditions possible. Since 1 May, a section of the main departure hall is once again open to the public whilst the temporary departure hall is open for some airline.
We are happy to announce that you can now enjoy our entire shopping area. Life goes on at Zaventem airport, and new boutiques open whilst new brands keep on arriving, always at an attractive price…
Wimbledon fans know all about Fred Perry’s exploits in the thirties, when the English tennis player won the Davis Cup for the first time in 21 years, offering him a one-way ticket into the legend of tennis. Throughout his career, Perry would go on to win over twenty titles before taking a completely different direction. Fashion lovers worldwide know Fred Perry’s famous polo shirts with contrasting colour stripes on collar and sleeves characterizing English sportswear chic. In the last decades, the laurel crown brand has become a must-have for mods and preppies alike and has been worn and re-worn by all the figureheads of Britpop.
Take a little bit of England with you at Terminal A’s Fashion Studio and at Charleroi airport.
World-renowned Brazilian brand never ceases to surprise with its creative shoes and offers infinitely varied designs and colours of flip-flops, the indispensible garment for summers everywhere.
Simultaneously simple and sophisticated, the ultra-feminine flip-flops of the Luna collection are perfect for beach and town alike. Their closed shape will truly seduce feet in search of comfort and elegance.
Vintage lovers will not be able to resist the Havaianas Paisage, a range offering 3 models of Brazilian landscape motifs doubled with a resolutely and delightfully seventies filter effect.
But did you know that Havaianas means “Hawaiian Flower”, i.e. hibiscus flowers? The Havaianas Slim Floral uses the brand’s emblematic theme of islands and summer on two classical and colourful models.
Fashionistas will yelp with delight when they discover the über-trendy Slim Tribal range vibrating with ethnic and graphic prints.
Men won’t feel left out, fear not! With the “Brazil Logo” colourful range and seasonal animations including photo prints and the Star Wars collection, they’re bound to find a shoe to fit!
Find our Havaianas flip-flops in our boutiques in the Walkthrough in Terminals A & B and in Charleroi airport.
A dazzling expression of Elie Saab’s aesthetics, Rose Couture explores a theme that is dear to his heart: flowers.
Virtuoso creations of the Couturier’s art, they blossom each season in his collections.
Today, the Couturier exalts his signature bouquet of white flowers with a whirlwind of rose petals through a new Eau de Toilette tinted with a delicate shade of pastel pink.
To express the double meaning of rose, Rose Couture borrows the bloom’s fragrance and boldly translates the colour of its petals into scent.
ELIE SAAB Le Parfum Rose Couture, the new Eau de toilette, is available in 30 & 90ml formats and available in the following shops:
Terminal A: Walkthrough, Express Shop.
Terminal B: Walkthrough, Fashion, Gifts, Perfumes & Cosmetics, Alcohol & Tobacco, Gourmet’s Corner & Chocolates
This spring, world famous Austrian brand Swarovski innovates once again with an amazing creation: the Swarovski Activity Crystal. This connected, multifunctional jewel was designed for sportive young women smitten with glamour and technology.
The Activity Crystal is a sumptuous 40-facetted Swarovski crystal that follows you 24/7, constantly recording your physical activity and sleep cycles. Tap the Activity Crystal twice to check the time haloed in light. During the day, the crystal estimates your calories burnt. Whether you are a trekking fan or inveterate jogger, cyclist, swimmer, tennis-player or basketball whiz, define your objectives and follow your progress.
The Activity Crystal adorns wrists in a selection of interchangeable bracelets adaptable to every woman’s own pace and style. Sport bracelet during the day or glamour cuff in Swarovski crystals at night, the high-technology jewel will prove the ideal ally for dynamic women concerned about their shape.
Discover Swarovski’s Activity Crystal in our boutiques:
Terminal A: Summertime
Terminal B: Jewellery & Watches
Intense and vibrant, Armani Code PROFUMO, the new masculine fragrance for men, envelopes itself in warm colors and draws us into a world where seduction is an art, a lifestyle. The flawless mastery of every code.
As the latest addition to the Armani Code range, Code PROFUMO is inspired by the impeccable excellence of a Giorgio Armani tuxedo, the evening attire for enticing encounters. Code PROFUMO illustrates the seductive vibrato played out between a man and a woman. In a sensual wake, he charms, the atmosphere warms.
Armani Code Profumo by Giorgio Armani encompasses the masculine and sensual intensity of Armani Code, built around the addictive tonka bean note. With a warm and glowing amber accord, Code Profumo introduces a new opulence to the contemporary classic. Its key notes of tonka bean, cardimom, and woody amber are addictive, explosive and rich.
Renowned Milan cosmetics brand Collistar proudly introduces TI AMO 500, a capsule makeup collection directly inspired from the resolutely pop and iconic design of the Fiat 500.
Brimming with enthusiasm and joyful colours in its polka-dotted packaging, the TI AMO range perfectly illustrates the emblematic small car. From the end of your lashes to the tips of your nails, enjoy these original colours that will make you stand out like any self-respecting Italian!
Start by illuminating your complexion using the loose powders from the precious box adorned with an adorable small car. Electrify your eyes with a zingy and bright blue green that will leave no one indifferent. For the lips, just go with the mood of the day and opt for a plumped-up, discretely shiny mouth or go for a sixties-style glamorous lick of lipstick. Finish up with your nails and decide between a glossy chromed and shiny finish from the range of fresh, optimistic colours!
Discover the limited edition TI AMO 500 in our perfume shops from February 2016:
Terminal A : Walktrough
Terminal B: Walktrough
Shop at Charleroi airport.
10 May 1785. The small Irish town Tullamore is the backdrop of a dramatic fire caused by a falling hot air balloon. Although most of Tullamore went up in flames, its inhabitants worked their fingers to the bone to rebuild their municipality, which, like the Phoenix, will be reborn from its ashes.
Such an event deserved a commemoration. This is how the Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix was born. Boasting a 55% percentage of alcohol, this Limited Edition Irish Whiskey is authentic, fiery and complex… and a feast for the eyes. Adorned with the (in)famous hot air balloon, the gift box is nothing short than splendid. A must have and must taste!
Whenever the name Mortlach is uttered, whisky lovers get a sparkle in their eyes. Mortlach boasts a very special distillation principle or rather, a triple-distillation process. The result is a whisky with such a powerful taste that connoisseurs know it as the ‘Beast of Dufftown’.
Fancy a unique tasting experience? The Special Strength Mortlach 49% will impress you. Drink this extra strong single malt pure and enjoy the complex and sublime sensations. The resolutely adult tipple subtly blends young vanilla pods and the smokiness of oak with underlying grilled notes and a long taste.
Good to know: since this whisky is a travel exclusive, you’ll only find it at the airport! Buy your bottle for €108 (all destinations). On sale at Epicure at Terminal A and in the Walkthrough (Pralines, Gourmets’ Corner, Alcohol & Tobacco) and the Last Minute Shop at Terminal B.
Here’s some good news: Simona Barbieri’s TWIN-SET line makes its grand entrance in the Belgian Sky Shops. The brand offers a wonderfully floral, romantic and contrasted SS15 collection. White will be present in all its hues (optical, Chantilly or nougat) and there’ll be 50 shades of grey for great outfits, 24/7.
Although precious, the fabrics remain practical. Details are key. On trend large cruise pants and maxi skirts hover around the calves whilst dresses skim the ankles. The TWIN-SET woman strides lightly and nonchalantly through her urban jungle.
TWIN-SET Simona Barbieri's Jeans Collection has also found its way into our shops. Strong character young women hungry for chic attitude with a hint of romanticism will adore refined street wear. Girls certainly know how to remain glitzy while wearing easy clothes!
Come and discover the TWIN-SET, TWIN-SET JEANS and TWIN-SET handbags at Terminals A & B.
Did your family enjoy the first 3-D Smurfs film? The little blue men created by comic artist Peyo spread a trail of azure light throughout the world in 2011. All agreed that the sequel could not arrive soon enough! And finally, the day has come, as today, the Smurfs are about to embark on new adventures in Paris. Don't miss them on film and don't pass the opportunity to track them down in our boutiques.
You'll find Smurf fluffy toys, bookends, moneyboxes.
So get your smurfing shopping right, you'll be sorry to miss it!
A new expression of modern charisma, Bulgari unveils BVLGARI MAN EXTREME, a fragrance that melds an intense Mediterranean freshness and a modern woodiness, evoking Rome’s vitality and strength.
BVLGARI MAN EXTREME is dedicated to man whose quest is to experience emotions that are strong, out-of-the-ordinary and extreme. The new flacon – distinguished by an innovative metallic treatment - is a silver and slate grey monolithic bottle designed to look like it was carved from Roman marble, paying a further tribute to Bulgari’s heritage.
BVLGARI MAN EXTREME revisits the core values of the iconic fragrance BVLGARI MAN whose masculine sensuality is a declaration of innate charisma. Elegant, imposing and addictive it is a woody-fresh eau de toilette infused with a manly appeal and verve, an inebriating mix that stirs the soul to seduce and intrigue. An aroma of vegetal and zesty top notes such as pink grapefruit, Calabrian bergamot and cactus pulp that create a tingling olfactory experience, one that bursts with energy. At the heart, a distinctive floral masculine vibe released by a fusion of white freesia, Guatemalan cardamom and vegetal amber, accented by a luminous trail of reassuring earthy notes such as balsa wood, Haitian vetiver and Laotian benzoin that add an oriental warmth and radiance to this special scent.
Neuhaus and Tintin – two Belgian icons – are again joining forces, and in 2013 they will launch a unique and exciting collection. The covers of the 12 most popular stories from the comic series will decorate 3 tins filled with delicious Neuhaus chocolates – a collector’s item!
Each tin contains 32 chocolates (tablets of 10g) in 4 flavours: milk chocolate, dark chocolate (52% cocoa), milk with feuilletine and extra-dark chocolate (70% cocoa content) with crispy pieces of nougatine, every flavor is covered with a unique sleeve.
This spring, the Kids Paradise shop presents the Baby Dior collection. The legendary French fashion house reinterprets childhood colours, refined details and precious fabrics with its usual chic and skill. Nothing is too chic for your baby!
Discover the new Baby Dior collection in the 'Kid’s Paradise shop', Terminal A.
Cartier’s latest fragrance is much more than a perfume. This innovation in the universe of high perfumery consists in a great floral composition around one theme, the purest flower of them all… the lily.
Baiser Volé recreates the delicacy of a bunch of lilies with the sensuousness of the petals, the powdery pistil and the freshness of the leaves. The sublime bottle remains faithful to the tradition of the legendary jeweller and invites the sophisticated woman to clasp the bottle as she would a piece of jewellery while the magnetic essence incites every man caught in the trail of the fragrance to steal a kiss.
When Salvador Dali meets Gala in the summer of 1929, his life changes forever. She becomes his muse, his inspiration, his everything… forever. She is the brush he paints with, the pencil between his fingers, the canvas for his love, his alphabet. For her, he will create the “Daligramas”.
In 1970, Dali asks fine leather craftsman Lancel to create a Daligramas-pinted bag and today, the esoteric symbols that still convey love and art return in a new Lancel collection, simply baptised Daligramme. You will simply adore the quirky bicycle chain charm, which symbolises the true commitment between two energies going in the same direction.
Take advantage of your passage at the airport to discover the exclusive Lancel collection at a great price, and write your love with a daligram!
At long last, Steven Spielberg’s epic adaptation of the adventures of Tintin will be released this fall, meaning that hordes of us will run to the nearest cinema to fall under the spell of The Secret of the Unicorn.
Worldwide Tintinophiles are in for a great surprise when they land or pass through Brussels airport – even when travelling inside the European union. A treasure-trove of exclusive Tintin articles at a discount of up to 21% VAT awaits them.
The range evidently includes the comic books but also some fabulous resin collectibles, Milou cuddly toys, key holders, pencil cases, pens, t-shirts and even crockery. And for chocolate lovers everywhere, some delicious Neuhaus Tintin cubes.
Put a smile on someone’s face or better still, treat yourself to a fabulous gift Made in Belgium!
Brussels, 13 December 2010 – In compliance with a European Resolution, tax-free shopping in airports ended in 1999. Today, this decision still confuses air-travellers, who are not aware that it is still possible to purchase products in Belgian airports at an advantageous price. According to a survey by research institute Alpha Marketing Research (commissioned by Belgian Sky Shops) 68% of airline travellers still don’t know that they can buy cheaper products when taking a plane. Thus, millions of passengers miss on great deals every year.
The European authorities banned tax-free shopping in airports in 1999. Since then, people travelling inside the European Union must pay the VAT (21% in Belgium) on all products purchased in Belgian airports. The owner of most of the airport’s shops reacted by reducing his prices by 21%, the amount of the VAT. The survey concludes that only a small minority of travellers are aware of this advantage. In 2009 alone, Brussels airport received 17 million travellers, and Charleroi 4 million. Ultimately, this means that millions of passengers have an incorrect perception of the pricing.
486 passengers were interviewed at Brussels airport within the framework of this survey. 28% never make a purchase at the airport. Only 33% were aware that the price of most products sold at the airport is advantageous. And even fewer travellers were conscious that this price advantage was also applicable for travel inside the European Union. Furthermore, only 19% of people interviewed knew that most of the prices in the airport are lower than in the city.
In 1999, a European Resolution banned the tax-free sale of products in airports for intra-European Union passengers. Belgian Sky Shop, which owns most of the shops in the Brussels and Charleroi airports, thus decided to modify its pricing policy in such a way that passengers travelling inside the European Union should not be penalised by this resolution. They managed to do this by adjusting most of their products’ prices in such a way that their clients could still benefit from the blatant advantage of tax-free prices. Prices for passengers travelling inside the European Union are identical than for those travelling outside Europe. Belgian Sky Shop’s pricing policy consists in deducting the tax on added value (in Belgium, this tax can be up to 21%) from the prices applicable in the city, for most of its products (see here a table summarising Belgian Sky Shop’s pricing policy for its main product categories).
With the aim of tackling this confusion of passengers, Belgian Sky Shops launched an intensive communication campaign in the Brussels and Charleroi airports.
Nicolas Van Brandt, CEO of Belgian Sky Shops, explains: “the abolition of tax-free shopping proved a huge disappointment for many people travelling in Europe, which is understandable. We wanted travellers to benefit from advantageous prices at the airport. When you travel inside the European Union, you will pay the same price as you would if you were travelling outside Europe for most of the products on sale. Since the prices at the airport are much lower than in the city, every traveller may rest assured and be certain that making purchases at the airport makes good financial sense.
Mr Van Bradt further adds that very few people are aware that these same prices are also applicable for travellers coming back to Belgium. Upon their return, they can very well enjoy the same tax-free advantage.
Truly, there is no better place to do your Christmas shopping than in the white rabbit shops. Find countless gift ideas for young and old, a wide range of wines and champagnes and enjoy one of our many tasting sessions of renowned foie gras (Upignac, Rougié, Castaing) and delicious chocolates (Corné Port-Royal, Godiva, Neuhaus, Café-Tasse, Côte d’Or), which are available at unbeatable prices. Throughout December, come and enjoy the best things in life at Belgian Sky Shops.
Don’t even think of coming to the airport without visiting us! Great sales of up to 50% off await you on all fashion items, leather goods and sunglasses. On top of this, don’t forget the 21%VAT off, which is valid all-year round on these product categories.
You can find the best deals at Sky Shops!
Make the most of your passage at the airport to dig up that little something that will make that special someone happy on this unforgettable day. And really, there is no need to tell them what a good deal you had (regardless your destination).
Indeed, the pricing policy of all the shops bearing the white rabbit logo guarantees a retail price much lower than in town (up to 21% VAT) on most products, even when you are travelling inside the European Union.
Swatch’s world of watches unveils its latest innovation… the watches of the Lady Collection and their double turn bracelet. Come and discover all 10 versions. You’ll want to buy them all to match them with your spring outfit!
Don’t waste another second and come and discover this fabulous collection in our watches shop situated on the first floor of Terminal A.
The Hermès watch is reminiscent of legendary models, such as the Cape Cod, Heure H or still, the Arceau collection… You will fall under the spell of the timeless elegance of these watches and their refinement, perfectly set in celebrated leathers and colours. An irresistible universe opens before you…
Top models around the world are devoted to Guess, which now releases its spring jewellery collection. Once again, Guess demonstrates its inimitable style, dynamic combination of boldness and humour, to play its asset card with glitter and panache, always at the cutting edge of fashion.
Make the most of your next trip to discover the new Guess Jewellery collection, Terminal A, first floor.
After months of expectation, the moment has finally arrived. Belgian Sky Shops is proud to introduce the newly born “Kids Paradise”. This superb shop stocks the very best for children and teenagers in clothing, toys and books. Kids Paradise brings you the greatest brands in fashion, from 0-months to 14-16 years for girls and boys. Come and browse through the impressive racks of garments by Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Armani, Mexx, Catimini, Boss, DKNY, and Hello Kitty, Kipling, Tartine & Chocolat, etc…
Looking for a gift, a book, or a toy? Search no more, you’re in heaven now: Barbie, Disney, Fisher-Price, Playmobil, Ravensburger, Tintin, Lilliputiens, Playskool, Noukie’s, Lego, Barbapapa...
Come and visit Kids Paradise quickly! The first 100 clients will receive a little present.
Find the shop on the second floor, Terminal A.
It’s playful, cheap, has conquered the whole world and can now be found at Terminal B’s Welcome Shop…
It’s the Ice-Watch of course: 100% colour, 100% Belgian design, and this summer’s must-have fashion accessory. Colour-coordinate your Ice-Watch with your clothes.
Ice-Watch is not only this summer’s must have, it’s the all-round must-give. What colour is yours?
The name brings to mind the Copacabana beach. For the past 25 years, Pain de Sucre has set ablaze the codes of the beachwear universe. The precursor of the jewel-swimsuit, second-skin fabrics and ultra-light, quick-drying fibres has made a name for itself with its impeccable designs that sublimates the curves of women.
The summer 2011 collection pays homage to know-how “made in France” with a new generation of Lycra, exclusive prints and new, chic lines that have ensured the success of the brand since its creation.
2011 will mark Pain de Sucre’s first summer in the boutiques on Terminal A and B. Come and discover the swimsuits, bikinis and pareo wraps before taking off into the sun.
Dazzled by stars?
You’ve come to the right place then! Discover Neuhaus’ new Stars collection.
It all started with the Caprice and the Tentation, two exquisite pralines that would soon gain international recognition. Today, three new starlets sparkle in the firmament of chocolate: Désir, Plaisir and Séduction. With Caprice and Tentation, they make up the clan of the “Irresistible”.
These Neuhaus top-pralines are completely hand-made and are even better than their name. Will you resist them? Open the silver box and choose a Star.
Divine pleasure awaits…
The inimitable Tommy Hilfiger reinvents casual chic and reviews his classics with his trademark irreverent freshness.
Good news for his fans: Tommy Hilfiger has doubled and redesigned its area in the Brussels airport boutique. Twice the space means twice as many men’s, women’s, and children’s garments; a shoes, bags and accessories corner and a brand new beachwear area where you will find the ideal holiday swimwear. Don’t forget to call in at the new Hilfiger boutique and enjoy tax-free prices even when you travel inside the European Union.
To mark the opening, a Tommy Hilfiger gift awaits every client! *
* While stocks last.
Close your eyes and imagine a fragrance blending feminity, luxury and elegance. The very first perfume of the House of Jimmy Choo is the essential accessory for the Jimmy Choo woman.
The top note brings green smells as the Tiger Orchid reaches the heart note and finally, the sensuous blend of Indonesian patchouli and Caramel linger in the base note, all contributing to the glamour and desire captured in the faceted bottled inspired by the opulence of Murano glassware. Jimmy Choo.
A perfume for women of style and luxury.
A luminescent scent. Sparking make-up gems. Crystal changes into an olfactory energy and becomes luminescent scent.
Swarovki’s Aura, an incandescent fruity floral that captures light, diffracts it and diffuses it in a thousand and one luminous vibrations. Women who wear it become the source of an intense, sensuous radiance.
The start of our sales will not go unnoticed. From day one, enjoy a discount of up to -40% on already advantageous tax-free prices (-21% VAT all year round, even when you are travelling inside the EU).
It’s bargain time everyone! Buy the greatest brands at a fraction of the original price. You’ll be spoilt for choice: Burberry, Façonnable, Essentiel, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss … children are also in for a treat with our kids’ fashion and toys also on sale. Follow the White Rabbit at the airport and get twice as much (or more) for your money!
It’s that time of year again. Time to forget your everyday hassles, that stressful job, the rat race, and time to think of number one (that’s you)! You have until 31 August to enjoy cut prices on a huge selection of products including eau de toilette (Weekend Women by Burberry, Wish by Chopard, Sun by Jill Sander), a Maybelline make-up case or still, Calvin Klein swimwear or t-shirts.
Why not celebrate your landing in style and embark your favourite, ready-to-enjoy cocktail. Choose between Bacardi’s Mojito Classic or Pina Colada or Smirnoff’s Caipiroska or Metropolitan.
During the holidays, each to their own… little pleasure!
Flying off into the sunlight? Well here’s a tip for you then: (conveniently) leave/forget your old (ok, last season’s) sunglasses at home and come and discover our brand new shop situated Gate A on the first floor, where you will find the most gorgeous, trendiest sunglasses that will guarantee a sublime new summer look.
Glance to the left, quick look to the right, and already, dizziness threatens you, for here, the prices are über seductive too! Indeed, enjoy tax-free prices, or a deduction of up to 21% VAT compared with the same product in town.
Sun or no sun, you’ll have some great shades!
And you can never have too many accessories…
Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts. From 15 July, enjoy even more discounts, as even the most luxurious brands are slashing their prices by up to 50% on tax-free goods! July truly is the month for good deals.
You won’t need to hesitate for a second in the likely event that something catches your eye, and refusing your child a little gift will truly prove a difficult task with such great conditions. Don’t wait a minute longer and come for the sales… (It’s the perfect opportunity to discover our new collections too!)
Be among the first to discover and enjoy our brand new Wellness area on the first floor of Terminal A. Pleasure, relaxation and well-being dedicated brands such as Rituals, Algotherm, Nuxe, Erborian, Naturelle d’Orient organic cosmetics, Furterer hair care, and home fragrances Esteban all await you.
Reach your paradise island relaxed and ready to go. Your body and mind deserve a holiday too!
Now for an exquisite morsel of news for all you food lovers out there: the Gourmet’s Corner is expanding, which of course, means more floor space for goodies!
You are bound to unearth a gem in our treasure trove of flavours. Find your foodie friend the perfect gift amongst the Belgian range of specialities that includes cheese, chocolates and biscuits… or why not treat yourself some rare spices and other figureheads of gastronomy such as foie gras and smoked salmon, unless you wish to stock up on our fine groceries and fresh produce.
This unmissable stopover has something in store for every traveller.
Find the Gourmet’s Corner on Gate A, 1st floor.
Did you know that the weakest part of your luggage is very often its zip? Indeed, a simple ball pen is enough to break any zipper. Renowned luggage innovator Delsey has designed a revolutionary security solution: the Zip Securi Tech, a double, patented zipper that will ensure the impregnability of your luggage.
Thanks to Delsey, stealing will no longer be child’s play!
Take advantage of your passage at the airport to discover the exclusive Delsey Securi Tech zip system. Simply follow the White Rabbit sign and enjoy a discount of up to 21% VAT on prices applicable in the city, even when you are travelling within the EU.
There’s nothing quite like a chilled glass of rosé to slide into holiday mode. Enjoy our summer promotion on a wide selection of rosé wines.
So don’t wait too long before you stock up and see life through rose-coloured glasses, you’ve only got until the end of August!
Don’t forget to visit our shops and to check out just what we have in store for the start of the new school year and the new season.
Great brands, latest trends and timeless classics await you at a fraction of the price. Treat yourself to a piece (or more) of any one of the collections that we will all enjoy wearing this fall. And let yourself be tempted by the last summer pieces, you will enjoy wearing them when you will reach your sunny destination!
Summer might still officially not be over yet, but be among the first to enjoy the greatest palette that autumn has to offer in all the Sky Shops. These pieces are bound to fly off the shelves!
A shot of audacity, a splash of humour, a dash of pleasure… and there you have it: Jean-Paul Gaultier very own jus...
Enter the manic, hectic universe of the great designer. This summer, the figurehead of fashion has repackaged his perfume in an authentic cocktail shaker. The new packaging perfectly captures his ever-novel concept of luxury and replaces the famous tin container of Le Mâle.
Since the limited edition shaker is on sale in the Sky Shops perfume shops, drop by and slip this brew of freshness and fantasy into your holdall and let yourself be intoxicated!
Holders of an American Express card are lucky bunnies indeed! From 1 to 31 August, they will enjoy an extra 10% off * on perfumes and cosmetics, wines and spirits, chocolates and other gourmet products. Just imagine: 10 year off with your care cream for 10% off! Or still, a 10-years old single malt at 10% cheaper! The mind boggles! It goes without say that this very special promotion comes with the usual discounts granted to travellers, ever within the European Union (up to 21% VAT). You’ll really enjoy getting the green plastic out in Zaventem’s White Rabbit Shops in August!
* This offer is not applicable on products subject to another special offer.
As a keen traveller, you already know Tumi. If this is not the case, don’t waste another minute and discover the internationally recognised American brand that has manufactured luggage, wheelie cases, laptop bags and high-quality luggage accessories for the past 30 years.
The Tumi difference lies in its splendid design, functional superiority and technical innovations. Tumi is solid, light and intelligently made. No other brand can boast such an obsession with quality, from the tiniest screw to the FXT ballistic nylon, yet another hardwearing exclusivity.
For all those Saint Thomas amongst you, quickly go to the special Tumi corner located at Terminal A, Fashion, 2nd floor. You’re in for a great surprise…
Mirroring the emblematic products of the legendary Mont-Blanc house, the bottle of the new masculine fragrance immediately reveals a charismatic personality and assumed sensuousness.
LEGEND concentrates masculinity, simultaneously expressing strength and tenderness, frankness and mystery. The aromatic fern and notes of lavender instantly gush out before the floral jasmine and rose heart makes its entrance, reinforcing the scent’s magnetism. Evernyl, the substantial molecule of oakmoss, deploys the sensuousness and depth of an already legendary perfume. On sale in the airport perfume shops.
Burberry comes back this autumn with its latest scent: Burberry Body. Just like the emblematic trench coat of the brand, Burberry Body will sublimely drape every woman’s body.
The fragrance opens with the fresh notes of green absinth, elegant peaches and refined freesias. At the heart of the perfume, an absolute floral bouquet of roses and irises delicately melts into the warmth of sandalwood. Finally, cashmere wood, vanilla, amber and musk reveal the trail of the unique, infinitely seductive scent.
The pink gold tinted glass multi-faceted bottle sparkles like a true gem, symbolising the venerable house’s flair for elegance.
On sale in the Sky Shops from September.
The Delvaux house, synonymous with Belgian luxury leather goods, has enjoyed a worldwide reputation since it opened 180 years ago. The D clasp symbolises the handmade bags found in the wardrobes of every luxury lover.
Henceforth, you will find Delvaux in both terminals, A and B. Benefit from tax-free prices in the Delvaux corners – even if you are travelling inside the EU – and unearth the illustrious timeless handbags of the brand, such as the Brilliant, the Pin and the Givry. Discover the next generation of classics, including the Légende, and treat yourself or your other half to small leather good… it’s bound to bring a smile on their face.
Life is so much cooler in the shade! We hope you’ll enjoy your new sunspecs in the sun… but not before benefiting from our 30% discount on a wide range of exclusive eyewear from the most prestigious brands: Gucci, Ray Ban, Prada, Guess, Tod’s, Dior, Persol, Boss, Tom Ford, Swarovski, Vogue, Emporio Armani, Hogan, Ralph Lauren… So before taking off, run to Terminal A or B!
For the past thirty years, The OCCITANE has not once strayed from its founding principles: offering authentic, natural products made in the Provencal tradition and expertise to offer its customers true pleasure in the art of pampering themselves.
The Occitane product range uses controlled designation ingredients including pure essential oils, lavender, olives, almonds or still, fair trade shea butter.
Every collection begins with a story. The true legend of an ingredient, a discovery, a forgotten culture, a smell…. Your skin will never tire of enjoying these stories.