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International Duty Free-Make A Wish
3Dec 2018

Brussels Airport and International Duty Free support Make-A-Wish with exclusive Christmas balls!

This holiday season, Brussels Airport and International Duty Free work together to make the dreams of ill children in Belgium come true. With the theme ‘Let’s make your holidays magic’ they want to use their international reach to make sure as many children as possible experience a magical Christmas this year.

Together, Brussels Airport and International Duty Free will sell 1 000 decorative Christmas ornaments. These Christmas balls will be for sale in a number of smaller stores, and from December 3rd they will also be available in the Walkthrough stores. They’ll be for sale for the entire month of December, until stocks last.

The Christmas trees in Brussels Airport will be decorated with these ornaments as well: the beautiful Christmas balls have the world depicted on them. Because as you know, from Brussels Airport, the world is at your fingertips! And we wish the whole world a magical end of 2018. By purchasing one of the Christmas balls, our customers support the Make-A-Wish foundation, bringing a smile to sick children’s faces by granting one of their deepest wishes. All together, we can make their holidays even more magical!

International Duty Free-parfum gift set
3Dec 2018

Shop your gift sets at the International Duty Free stores!

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? We have selected 5 gift sets for Christmas that are perfect to spoil your friends, family or loved ones. It might be hard to choose, as they are all an incredible value for money – you can’t go wrong with either of these options. And who knows, maybe there might be one for you under the Christmas tree as well?

Gift selections for her:

HUGO BOSS – THE SCENT (FOR HER)

BOSS The Scent For Her exudes feminine elegance and warmth. Fruity and floral honeyed peach and freesia combine at the top note, with a head-turning heart of osmanthus flower and a rich base note of roasted cocoa, creating a sophisticated yet light and delicate power. The gift set consists of: Eau de Parfum 50ml, perfumed body lotion 50ml, travel size The Scent For Her 7,4ml.

NUXE PRODIGIEUX/PRODIGIEUSE

Huile Prodigieuse® embodies everything that NUXE strives for in the field of care: a unique sensory experience, a natural formula, an unrivaled dry texture and an inimitable perfume, that form an unprecedented effect on both skin and hair. The gift set consists of: Crème Prodigieuse (anti-fatigue moisturizing cream), Huile Prodigieuse (multi-purpose dry oil), Prodigieux Huile de Douche (precious scented shower oil), Prodigieux Lait Parfumé (beautifying scented body lotion).

Gift selections for him:

ARMANI – ACQUA DI GIO

This aquatic, hyacinth fragrance opens with a splash of fresh, calabrian bergamot, neroli and green tangerine. Light, aquatic nuances mix with jasmine fragrance, crisp rock rose, rosemary, fruity persimmon and warm Indonesian patchouli to create a men’s fragrance that is both fresh and sensual. The gift set consists of: Eau de Toilette 100ml, body shampoo 75ml, after shave balm 75ml.

PACO RABANNE – 1 MILLION

An intoxicating, powerful blend which starts out fresh, and moves into a spicy leather accord. An arresting alchemy of full-on seduction. The gift set consists of: Eau de Toilette 100ml, shower gel 100ml, travel size 1 Million 5ml.

Gift selection for everyone:

L’OCCITANE – HAND CREAM COLLECTION

This limited edition collection of L’Occitane is made in collaboration with the trendy and poetic universe of the famous fashion house CASTELBAJAC Paris. The iconic hand cream collection of L’Occitane has, for this collaboration, been redesigned with a magical touch of CASTELBAJAC Paris. The gift set consists of: 3 hand creams with shea butter (Castelbajac Paris Shea Delightful Tealight Hand Cream, Castelbajac Paris Shea Hand Cream, Castelbajac Paris Shea Wonderful Rose Hand Cream) and 1 hand cream with almond oil (Castelbajac Paris Almond Delicious Hand Cream).

Shop these gift sets (and many more beautiful gift ideas for the holidays) at the International Duty Free stores!

International Duty Free-Gift Box-Saint Nicholas
29Nov 2018

Gift ideas for Saint Nicholas in The Gift Box – Brussels Airport!

From Belgian souvenirs to kids’ toys: The Gift Box offers a wide range of gifts for all ages. With the holiday of Saint Nicholas around the corner, IDF offers gift ideas for girls and boys of all ages!

For future jewelery designers, the Djeco box offers a beautiful assortment of pearls, to make necklaces and bracelets for yourself or to give as a present to mum. And because little girls always have a lot of stuff with them, the beautiful TOPModel bag with pink glitter effect (5 x 10 x 19 cm) is perfect for storing pencils and make-up items.

Which little boy did not dream of becoming a firefighter? With the Lego fire truck, children can imagine themselves as the fire-fighting hero, with two figurines (a boy and a girl) defying the flames with a full set or firefighting equipment: a fire extinguisher, a shovel, a saw, a water sprayer and an ax. The fire truck itself has an extending ladder, and there is also a spear and a barrel of oil to extinguish!

For the little boys who prefer to race, Playmobil Action has developed a radio-controlled car that works with the included Bluetooth remote control or a with a free downloadable app for your phone.

And let’s not forget the little ones: for them we have the beautiful, small, musical Anna-elephant, mady by Noukies. This smart toy can be attached anywhere (on the bed, the car seat, the pram …) thanks to the Velcro fastening. With her gentle melody, she calms your baby and helps him / her fall asleep.

Discover these gift ideas in The Gift Box at Terminal A & B.

International Duty Free-black friday
19Nov 2018

Black Friday at International Duty Free shops, first time at Brussels Airport

From 22/11 until 26/11, we are celebrating Black Friday at International Duty Free. This is the first time ever that a big Belgian airport is giving these unseen reductions for Black Friday. This is the perfect start of the holiday shopping season, and a great opportunity to start collecting the most amazing Christmas gifts for your loved ones already, at a maximum discount.

For fashion lovers, we offer up to -30% on selected fashion brands!

Participating brands are: Boss, Calvin Klein, Furla, Michael Kors, Guess, Longchamp, Kipling, Superdry, Tommy Hilfiger, Fred Perry, Essentiel, MaxMara, Coach, Ralph Lauren, Scoth&Soda, Lacoste, Paul&Shark, Salvatore Ferragamo, Façonnable, Emporio Armani, Fraas, Ermenegildo Zegna, Picard, Armani Exhange, Twinset & Lio Jo

Like every year, several brands will come out with special Christmas boxes, with a collection of matching products that are perfect to gift during the holidays. When you buy 2 Christmas boxes, you receive a special 15% discount on the total amount of the 2 Christmas boxes. When you buy 3, you receive 25% discount on the total amount of the 3 Christmas boxes. *

To kick-off the Christmas season, we offer 30% discount on selected alcohols: Passoa Zombie Fire Cocktail, Campari Negroni, KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin, Smokehead Rock Edition II and Château Sainte Gemme Rouge 2014.

For the chocolate lovers, we give away 1 Neuhaus chocolate bar when purchasing Neuhaus Collection 25pc Milk Dark White, All Dark or All Milk, 1 free tablet when purchasing a Corné Port-Royal Ballotin and 2+1 for free for Godiva Napolitains.

Be sure to stop by our boutiques for your holiday presents during the Black Friday sales!

* action in TA Walkthrough and TB Walkthrough on selected Perfume/Beauty boxes

International Duty Free-Carolina Herrera-Good Girl
13Nov 2018

Carolina Herrera’s fragrance GOOD GIRL exclusively in stores at Brussels Airport!

For more than 30 years, Carolina Herrera has created fashion and fragrances defined by the effortless elegance and sophistication that epitomizes New York style. This month, we present Carolina Herrera’s GOOD GIRL, an ultra feminine fragrance that embraces the modern women of today: a fragrance that captures and celebrates her glorious, high-spirited duality.

The sweet, alluring qualities of jasmine give GOOD GIRL its brightness and femininity. The darker side of GOOD GIRL is created with richly fragrant cocoa and intoxicating Tonka. Almond and coffee bring GOOD GIRL its immediate vibrancy. Every part of the fragrance is a reflection of the Herrera woman: even the eye-catching bottle, a midnight blue ultra-high stiletto and gold-heel, includes a complex internal pressure system to diffuse the scent. Both fragrance and bottle express the sensual, confident, feminine and powerful nature of the woman who wears GOOD GIRL.

Discover GOOD GIRL in a travel retail exclusive at the IDF stores in Brussels Airport. Discover the fragrance during your next visit!

International Duty Free_Bee Nature
5Oct 2018

Bee Nature: Belgian organic cosmetics

For the very first time, IDF boutiques will be stocking a range of Belgian skincare products from Bee Nature. It has taken four years of research in partnership with the UCL (Université Catholique de Louvain) to develop this 100% Belgian brand and its product line. As the name suggests, all Bee Nature products are honey-based. What is more, the honey is organic and fair trade. And since the brand owes so much to the natural world, its products are dermatologically tested on humans but not on animals.

Our favourites

With a full range of face and body treatments, there is a Bee Nature product for people of every age, including babies. One of our favourites is the super soft Baby Moisturising Bodymilk from the Babee Nature line. Organic avocado and jojoba oils have been blended into a light moisturiser that hydrates and protects baby’s skin. For the rest of the family, there is a Hand Cream enriched with organic macadamia and baobab oils and shea butter to protect the skin from damage while working to repair it. The Lip Care, with natural apricot and vanilla flavourings, is perfect for nourishing and gently repairing fragile lips in winter. Not only does it protect your lips from the sun, but it also contains sea buckthorn oil for an anti-ageing effect.

Another flagship product in the Bee Nature skincare range is the Face Cream. Enriched with vitamin C and baobab oil, this light cream has subtle hints of vervain and is ideal for combination and oily skin types. Honey offers numerous benefits for the skin: it is hydrating, soothing, antiseptic, healing, antioxidising and sebo-regulating. The Shampoo is also perfumed with vervain and encompasses all of these properties. It is gentle and conditioning to suit all types of hair. However, it is particularly recommended for greasy and light hair thanks to its slight lightening properties.

You can find all of the Bee Nature products in the IDF boutiques in Terminal A (Express, Giftbox and Walkthrough) and the Walkthrough in Terminal B.

2Oct 2018

GOLDEN WEEK AT INTERNATIONAL DUTY FREE!

On October 1st, the Chinese National Holiday is the start of the second Golden Week in China. The first Golden Week, around Chinese New Year, and this second one, are weeks in which all Chinese businesses close their doors for a national holiday period in which lots of people take the opportunity to travel. The weeklong holiday enables both short-distance and long-distance trips, resulting in a boom of tourism all around the world.

To spoil the travelers coming through our airports during this Golden Week, we have some of their favourite brands in promotion in our shops. The ideal moment to spoil yourself during your trip, or to take some gifts home to family and friends!

Our promotions

Sisley are internationally recognized experts in the field of skincare. Its extensive range of products have been designed to meet the needs of different skin types and skin concerns: Makeup removal, cleansing, toning, daily skin care, nourishment, hydration, repair, firming, age-defense care, sun protection and special intensive treatments

Special promotion: when purchasing 2 Sisley products (perfume or skincare), you receive a specially designed make-up / toiletry bag. 

International Duty Free-Sisley

Estée Lauder is a visionary brand that makes every woman dream. Ever since the early days, their philosophy has been the same: the desire to give the best to each of us. Estée Lauder combines the best in research, innovation and service, resulting in avant-garde technology for care, professional make-up and perfumes.

Special promotion: when purchasing 2 Estée Lauder products (of which 2 are skincare), you receive a specially designed make-up / toiletry bag. 

International Duty Free-Estée Lauder

Shiseido is sold in 88 countries and regions Widely recognized for its best-selling Ultimune serum launched in September 2014, SHISEIDO offers a wide assortment of prestigious award-winning products in skin care, make up, sun protection, and fragrances.

Special promotion: when purchasing 2 Shiseido products (of which 1 is skincare), you receive a specially designed make-up / toiletry bag. 

International Duty Free-Shiseido

And last but not least: two items combining the best of flavours in the world of cognac and chocolate!

Our shops have a wide selection of XO cognacs, which carry the stamp ‘Extra Old’ when the distillate is at least ten years old, often with a silky texture and a rich, elegant taste. If you are looking for good cognac then this is the right category. Discover our range and be surprised by the different varieties.

Godiva’s legendary chocolate box is considered a true masterpiece by anyone who loves chocolate. The box contains a delicious assortment of Godiva’s most beloved quality chocolates, with a large selection of the finest fillings, so that everyone can find something to their liking.

Special promotion: when purchasing one XO Cognac, you’ll receive a free Godiva Gold Rigid box!

International Duty Free-Godiva

 

International Duty Free-Belgian Treasures
21Sep 2018

A bit of Belgium in your glass with our Belgian Treasures!

Being a Belgian company, we are proud of our Belgian heritage. Our country has more to offer than just delicious chocolate: we are also known for our exquisite diamonds, our tasty waffles, our world-renowned festivals, our cultural heritage and maybe most of all: our mouth-watering beers and other alcoholic beverages. With our Belgian Treasures selection, we are proud to be offering you a taste of these legendary Belgian brands!

Filliers

The Belgian Filliers family founded its first distillery all the way back in 1792. Today, the distillery continues to produce genever using malt, wheat, maize and rye according to traditional methods. 3 new products are being added to their line-up:

  • Filliers Dry Gin 28 Pink, based on the authentic recipe by Firmin Filliers. The flavour of this award-winning gin is enhanced with raspberry and goji berries. Goji berries have a reputation as a superfood, originating in ancient Chinese medicine. They are said to repair muscles, protect against illness and – most important of all – to calm your soul.
  • Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 0 years old is a young and pure genever, which has never touched a single barrel. This results in a refreshing spirit that is ideal for many long drink cocktails.
  • Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 8 years old has been maturing in American Oak barrels for over 8 years. This aging tends to tame the juniper flavor but still gives a decent spicy kick. It’s ideal to drink as a mixer and fits perfectly as the base for any type of cocktail.

International Duty Free-Filliers

Belgian Owl

It all started when Etienne Bouillon, Master Distiller, wanted to diversify and develop the local agricultural industry through the creation of an excellent quality Belgian Single Malt Whisky using barley grown in Hesbaye, based on controlled agriculture. The final result is a signature whisky and a visiting card for the region: a complex single malt with the flavours of the local area.

One of their specialties, and a textbook example of their heritage, quality and expertise, is the Belgian Owl Identité single malt whisky. This indispensable drink is the result of the way they use their know-how to introduce the distillate to the oak wood. With tasting notes of pear, muscat, apple jam and vanilla, it will entice your tastebuds to a whole new level.

International Duty Free-Belgian Owl

Best of Belgium

If you’re unsure which brand to take home – sometimes it can be hard to choose from our extensive collection! – we suggest choosing our Best of Belgium giftbox. The perfect present, or maybe the ideal souvenir for yourself: a selection of 3 beers bring you a palet of flavours from some of our nation’s finest beers: Rodenbach, Brugge Tripel and Cornet.

Rodenbach was created by Pedro Rodenbach and his wife in 1836. However, it is Eugène Rodenbach whom Rodenbach has to thank for its unique quality and masterful character. As well as studying the vinification of beer, he optimised the maturation process in oak vats, or maturation casks. The world-renowned halls with 294 oak vats, some of which are 150 years old, are protected as part of the industrial heritage of the Flemish Community. Rodenbach is an exceptional Flemish red ale with a complex fruitiness and a fresh and sour taste.

Brugge Trippel, made in Bruges, has roots all the way to the Middle Ages. This was before the hop plant came to these shores and when brewers were using a herbal flavouring mixture called gruut. The Brugge Tripel retains a herbal aroma, a mark of this history. Tripel means that more raw materials than usual have been used. Tripels are, usually blonde in colour, with a strong flavour of malt and/or hop bitters.

Cornet was created in the 18th century by Theodoor Cornet, a steward of Diepensteyn Castle, for his Lord, the Count of Steenhuffel. This exclusive beer was brewed and stored in oak casks inside the castle. The Count would only serve it to important guests on special occasions. The fresh oak chips used during the brewing process give the beer its distinctive, vanilla flavour. A full-bodied, warm and unique flavour you have got to taste!

International Duty Free-Best of Belgium

Discover all these Belgian Treasures – and many more – in our IDF shops!

 

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International Duty Free-60years
11Sep 2018

60 unforgettable years of International Duty Free

This year, we celebrate 60 years of International Duty Free: six weeks of celebration across all of our stores & departments. During six weeks, starting on September 10, we will go back in time to remember 6 decades of success!

Celebration

Our celebration will be visible to all our clients, who can enjoy special promotions and competitions in honour of this ‘diamond anniversary’. We will have a giant cake displayed with different tiers, displaying our bestselling products throughout all those years; and each decade will be represented with matching products for one week in the Terminal A and B Walkthrough. If they spend €60 or more on these bestselling products, they will receive a delicious Neuhaus Gift Box for free! Entertainment is guaranteed with performances from Bob van der Leij in the Walkthrough stores on Wednesday, September 12th in Terminal A (12:00) and Terminal B (13:00).

Our passengers get special postcards in the shops, with pictures from our rich history. They will also be eligible to win 60 shopping vouchers worth €60 by entering the Anniversary Competition.

Our slogans

Our USPs and biggest assets will be put in the spotlight throughout all these celebrations, with slogans such as

  • « The biggest Belgian chocolate selection at the world’s best price »
  • « 60 years of bringing you the best brands at the best price»
  • « 60 years of bringing the Belgian touch to your airport shopping »
  • « The Biggest Perfumery in Belgium »
  • « Enjoy our lowest price guarantee » 
  • « Enjoy shopping now and collect when you return to Belgium »

Enjoy the festive atmosphere with us in all our offices, shops and boutiques from September 10 until October 31!

1Sep 2018

International Duty Free: A STORY OF 60 YEARS

In 1958, Belgian businessman Aldo Vastapane, created the first duty free shop at Brussels Airport; a retail proposal that, at the time, only existed at Shannon Airport in Ireland.

This proved to be a successful concept, as IDF kept growing over the years. It later extended its activities to Charleroi Airport, which has witnessed an impressive growth in passenger traffic over the last decade.

Today, IDF is a major player in the travel retail industry with an established presence in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa.

International Duty Free-timeline

OUR CONCEPTS

The success of IDF was built on its strong, innovative, award-winning store concepts.

OUR WALKTHROUGH STORES

Passengers have been enjoying our stores for over 60 years and for good reason: they offer the perfect product mix within carefully selected product categories.

Thanks to our strong relationship with all international players, we have access to the newest product assortments and to numerous airport exclusivities.

Of course, we always make sure that our offers target our customers’ specific and seasonal needs.

International Duty Free-walkthrough

OUR SPECIALIST STORES

In addition to our walkthroughs, we also operate various multi-categories and standalone specialist stores offering the best of Beauty, Alcohol, Fine Food and Souvenirs categories.

All these store concepts are customer centric, aiming to offer an unforgettable shopping experience to every passenger. As to match the current market trends, we constantly evolve and adapt our brand portfolio.

International Duty Free-epicure

OUR LUXURY STORES

Hermès, Breitling, Longines, Omega, Tag Heuer, Chopard, Ermenegildo Zegna, Salvatore Ferragamo, Montblanc… are just some of the brands that have dedicated loyalty towards IDF. We maintain strong relationships with AAA luxury brands due to our high sales performance and our ability to convey each brand’s image with utmost respect to established guidelines.

International Duty Free- luxury hall

OUR THE BELGIAN CHOCOLATE HOUSE STORES

Belgium is famous worldwide for its luxury chocolate and “pralines”. We were able to turn this local specialty into a real success story : with 860 tons of chocolate sold each year, IDF is the biggest chocolate retailer worldwide. A sales performance never reached so far by any international airport retailer. With consumers now considering chocolate as a “daily luxury”, the market segment is also growing very rapidly.

The Belgian Chocolate House is our unique store concept. It showcases the top 4 Belgian chocolate brands : Neuhaus, Pierre Marcolini, Godiva and Corné-Port Royal.

Our TBCH concept has been widely recognized and awarded by industry experts; winning both the DFNI Best New Store Award in 2015 followed by the Mercury Award in 2017.

International Duty Free-The Belgian Chocolate House