International Duty Free (IDF) opens today a new era
within its more than 60-year history: the company proudly joins the Lagardère Group
through its Travel Retail branch, a worldwide leader operating 4.600 stores in
“Travel Essentials”, Duty Free, Fashion and Foodservice in airports, train stations and other
concessions in 38
The acquisition is nothing more than the natural next step in an industry where concentration is key in order to generate groups able to compete at worldwide level.
This is a fantastic opportunity for IDF to improve
even more the service and offer it provides both its customers and its
commercial partners. The teams are looking forward to working together and to
give the “Belgian” touch to Lagardère Travel Retail operations.
Plenty of projects are in the pipeline! Stay tuned….
Flying can make your skin look dehydrated and dull. It is important to treat your skin well before, during and after a flight to keep it dewy and glowing. Luckily, some of our favourite products are perfect to treat yourself with while traveling.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream: A must-have in your
Elizabeth Arden’s award-winning Eight Hour Cream is a holy grail for many flight attendants. This wonderful cream calms, protects and hydrates your skin for up to eight hours! It’s an all-in-one beauty balm that can also be used on your lips, hair, eyebrows, hands, nails, and so much more. It can even be used as a highlighter on your cheeks! The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is definitely a must-have for every traveller!
Shiseido Travel-Exclusive Mist Duo: A fresh and radiant skin up to 24 hours!
Shiseido’s 24-Hour Defense Mist Duo is an exclusive product that was developed with the traveller in mind. It contains two face mists that have the hydrating power of skincare cream. Both products help to keep your skin hydrated, radiant and supple in the air and on the go.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated
Recovery Eye Mask: Bye bye tired and puffy eyes
No one wants to arrive on their destination with bags under their eyes! Make sure to use the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask during your flight for fresh, youthful-looking eyes upon your arrival. After just ten minutes, your eyes will already look more rested and fine lines will be diminished. Your skin will be hydrated like never before!
Did you know that the air on an airplane is about as dry as the air in the desert? Because there is barely any humidity in the air, it is important to hydrate your skin during a flight. Clinique’s Moisture Surge Overnight Mask to the rescue! This rich, penetrating night mask will replenish your skin all night long. Wake up with dewy, glowing skin and let the holidays begin!
Prepare yourself for a fashion throwback with Essentiel’s Pre-Fall Collection
Prepare yourself for a fashion throwback with Essentiel’s Pre-Fall Collection. From lace blouses and nylon tracksuits to shimmering bomber jackets. This collection has it all. The designers recreated the ultimate ‘80s vibe with eye-catchers like power suits, knee-high boots and gorgeous floral dresses. The prints, based on actual vintage patterns, are truly a work of art.
Other retro-inspired must-haves are the neon sneakers, the velour jumpers and, of course, the classic trench coats. Finish your look with a statement necklace or a huge pair of earrings to add some glam to the vintage/retro vibe. Nostalgia at its finest!
Get your wardrobe ready for winter
For the Fall/Winter Collection of this year, Essentiel Antwerp uplifts more masculine styles with a feminine touch. With a new interpretation of ’80s glamour, the collection is a celebration of fierce femininity, confidence, empowerment and class.
Carolina Herrera’s latest eau de toilette is a powerful and sophisticated scent for unique men who embrace contemporary manhood. Bad Boy celebrates new masculinity, multifaceted and surprising, and is a tribute to empowered men and to the pure duality of manhood. Men are strong and sensitive, heroic and vulnerable, powerful and empathetic.
An exquisite perfume built around contrast and rich ingredients, contained in an impressive, powerful flacon
The eau the toilette is surprising, powerful, sexy and elegant. It is built around opposites. The luminosity of the sage, black and white pepper, and bergamot contrasts with the obscurity of cacao, tonka bean and amber wood. The duality reflects the unique and complex personality of a true Bad Boy.
In 2015, Paul Van den Heuvel started experimenting with honey, fruit and spices on a unique estate in Andalusia. GauGin was created in two flavours: GauGin I, and orange flavoured, GauGin II, lemon flavoured and later GauGin Classic was added to the range.
Juniper, wild thyme, lavender, wild rosemary and wild sage are of great importance in the production of the gins, besides orange and lemon. In total, twenty-seven carefully selected sun-ripened fruits and high-quality herbs grant GauGin its particularly delicious taste and unique character.
exclusive gin with the very best from nature
GauGin is distilled in small batches in a small craft distillery. The gin is made the traditional way, using organic products, and the beautiful estate is situated right in the middle of an ecologically valuable area.
Balance unites delicious enjoyment and healthy living by creating heavenly guilt-free chocolate. Balance is clearly more than just a chocolate brand. The products, created with your body’s needs in mind, contain more fibre, more taste and extra cocoa.
Balance states that it’s not the sugar that makes chocolate delicious, it’s using great ingredients that makes the difference. You can really taste the brand’s love for chocolate!
Over the past twenty years, Balance has grown a lot and is constantly innovating with new flavours and combinations. The products are already being sold in over forty countries, so the future definitely looks chocolatey!
100% Chocolate Love is an extension of the Balance range without sugar or sweeteners. Instead, the chocolate is sweetened with chicory root fibres, which makes for a unique taste. A lot healthier than the average chocolate bar containing approximately 40% sugar and at least just as tasty, if not tastier!
The dietary fibre contributes to a balanced and active intestinal flora, blood sugar levels remain more stable compared to regular chocolate, and the number of calories is lower. The 100% Chocolate Love range is suitable for diabetics, but is definitely also an added value for the standard consumer.
In need of a brow make-over, or looking for some amazing cosmetic products for your trip? You’ll love Brussels Airport’s newest addition to their already impressive beauty brand line-up: Benefit!
The number one brow brand in the world started when identical twins Jean and Jane Ford opened a small beauty shop in San Francisco in 1976. Their approach was fun with kitsch packaging and quirkily named products that were a complete opposite to other cosmetic brands of that time.
Shopaholics, have you discovered our Shop & Collect
service yet? Shop to your heart’s desire in the shops of Terminal A at Brussels Airport* – buy your favourite
items and leave them at the cash register. We’ll keep them safe while you are
travelling the world, on a city trip or away for business. You don’t want to
carry all of your airport shopping while you’re exploring the world, right?
Your purchases will be waiting for you when you get back!
How does it work?
After shopping for your favourite products and brands in our stores at Brussels Airport Terminal A, you leave your purchases at the cash register. When you return to Brussels, they can be picked up 24/7 at the Collect Point, next to the baggage reclaim hall, at our International Duty Free desk.
This summer, 400,000 people will celebrate Tomorrowland’s 15th anniversary. The grounds of domain De Schorre will once again be turned into a magical world. IDF is proud to announce to be the only selling point in Belgium of the Summer Collection 2019 of the festival’s own fashion label. The collection includes a range of T-shirts, tops, hoodies, caps and longsleeves for men and women.
Gathering more than 200 nationalities every summer makes Tomorrowland the most international festival in the world. The Belgian team found their inspiration for the collection in the most iconic elements of 15 years of Tomorrowland. They have created a fresh and playful collection with a bold, high-energy look.
Rosegarden – Unleash your inner
Inspired by the magical Rosegarden stage with its gigantic moving dragon, the designers created a range of bold and floral dragon-inspired T-shirts and a longsleeve that are an ode to what is often called the most beautiful festival stage in the world.