Karen Millen has opened a 780 sq ft store in Gatwick’s North Terminal, in time for the Easter holidays.
It is the womenswear brand’s first retail space in a travel location.
The new store offers clothing, footwear and accessories. It will also stock “holiday clothes” all year round, including a selection of swim and resortwear from the brand’s new licensing partnership with Heidi Klein.
Customers will be able to shop both in store and online tax-free by using a new in-store system that will allow customers to make tax-free purchases and collect them from the terminal at a later date.
Beth Butterwick, CEO of Karen Millen, said: “Our customers are often international in their work and lifestyle, so this is a fantastic opportunity for them to shop our much-loved quality brand from an airport leisure space. Whether their needs are swimwear during the winter, a last-minute business outfit in the height of summer or a gift, our offer will cater for their needs. Opening in Gatwick, which is a key travel destination, is another important step for Karen Millen as a global lifestyle brand.”