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Luxury retailers take off at Heathrow

Heathrow Airport will increase its retail offering with 12 fashion and accessories names – including big luxury brands – taking space in Terminal 2.

Speaking exclusively to Drapers, Heathrow retail concessions director Muriel Zingraff-Shariff said Harrods will open a 1,776 sq ft store. Mulberry has taken a 958 sq ft unit, Burberry a 1,593 sq ft space, Paul Smith has signed up for a 1,237 sq ft store and Hugo Boss will sit in a 990 sq ft unit on the lower level.

Zingraff-Shariff said Kurt Geiger will open a 1,604 sq ft space with “a brand new concept”, but declined to reveal specific details.

Bulgari has taken a 570 sq ft space and Smythson will occupy a 613 sq ft unit.

Retailers on the ground floor include Thomas Pink at 657 sq ft, Cath Kidston at 603 sq ft, Ted Baker at 732 sq ft and Sunglass Hut at 818 sq ft.

Zingraff-Shariff said: “It is a really dynamic combination of brands. We’re looking at having the right mix between some top English brands and some top international brands.”

The retailers will join John Lewis’s 3,600 sq ft store, which will stock homeware, fashion, gifting and seasonal collections. The Heathrow shop represents the department store chain’s first foray into airport retailing.

Work on the new Terminal 2, known as The Queen’s Terminal, started in July 2010. The building is set to open on June 4, 2014 and will include 52 shop units.

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