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16Oct 2018

Belgian fashion treasures

IDF is a Belgian company that can trace its origins to the World Expo of 1958 and the construction of the Atomium. It is always adding prestigious brands to the already impressive line-up in the airports of Brussels and Charleroi. This autumn, the spotlight is on three iconic Belgian fashion brands however, namely Delvaux, Essentiel and Kipling.


Kipling, the famous fashion brand with its monkey zipper, was founded in 1987 by three friends, who were based in the fashion capital of Antwerp. They discovered a crinkled nylon fabric that was light, functional and very sturdy, allowing them to create a line of bags in an endless array of styles and shapes. In September/October, IDF has chosen to focus on the Back to School collection of backpacks for kids. The Seoul Go, which was inspired by the classic Seoul model, combined comfort and functional with bright, fun colours. The main difference however is the fabric and the reflective details, which increase the visibility of the child who is wearing it.

Visit our Kipling pop-up store in Terminal A at Brussels Airport from 16/10/2018 until 9/12/2018! Discover the new Star Wars (as from November) and New Classics collection and find your perfect travel partner for your next adventure.

International Duty Free-Kipling



Established in 1829, making it just one year older than Belgium, Delvaux is the world’s oldest fine leather luxury goods house. Since then, the warrant holder to the Court of Belgium has continued to be a trendsetter with its seasonal collections. The Autumn-Winter 2018 collection is a stunning mix of autumnal colours including scarlet red, an opulent green, electric blue… The new collection also pays tribute to the silver screen, capturing the radiance of black and white films and its glamorous movie stars.

International Duty Free-Delvaux


Essentiel, which was founded in 1999 by two Antwerp-based fashion designers, has succeeded in carving out a niche for itself in the world of luxury ready-to-wear. The brand, which is synonymous of high-quality fashion, with an original twist and affordable prices, is now distributed throughout Europe. The A/W 2018 collection is all about contrasts. Contrasts between the classic cuts and the multicoloured fake furs of the coats, of colours with a capsule collection of pink jumpers and accessories to add a pop of colour to the dark winter days and of proportions with asymmetric styles.

International Duty Free-Essentiel

Discover these treasures of Belgian fashion as well as many other brands in the IDF boutiques!


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