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Remember that crazy-amazing LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) retail revamp we told you about last December? We took a tour of the new digs this morning and, as expected, the setting is killer. DFS and Westfield hooked the space up with a 150,000-square-foot Great Hall that features 360-degree views, shiny storefronts and a Rodeo Drive-inspired stretch of boutiques.
"Westfield is excited to bring our global resources and experience in creating iconic shopping destinations to transform LAX," explains Westfield co-chief executive officer Peter S. Lowy. "We have leveraged Westfield's award-winning design capabilities with the best local brands to completely transform the airport experience into the LAX travelers have dreamed of, and the LAX they deserve.
Equipped with nearly three times the number of shopping options, the multilevel Great Hall includes two fancy retail rows: the Luxury Island for high-end shops like Bottega Veneta and Chloe (two boutiques that have never been in a US airport, by the way) and the Boutique District with shops like Coach, Victoria's Secret, Kitson and that huge Fred Segal. Retail and concession spaces were designed by Montalba Architects.
TBIT 2.0 also hosts the largest airport beauty floor in the country, stacked with brands like Jurlique, Benefit, SK-II and LA's own Smashbox. Stay tuned for the official opening date.
· Westfield at LAX [Official]
· Kitson to Hermes: Major Retail Therapy Coming Soon to LAX [Racked]
· Fred Segal Will Be the Largest Shop at LAX's New Int'l Terminal [Racked]