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Happy Dance! 1st Phase of LAX Int'l Terminal Revamp Complete

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When did LAX become so hip? Hot off that ridiculously cute Hello Kitty Jet landing, the Los Angeles International Airport has just revealed Phase One of its bonkers $1.9 billion facelift for the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). The grand unveiling featured a lively ceremony with a dance performance (see above), a champagne toast and complimentary cupcakes.

Although two highly-anticipated storefronts, Fred Segal and Kitson, aren't quite ready for their close-ups yet, there are a ton of boutiques open for South Concourse travelers. Ready-to-shop options include Bottega Veneta, Chloe and Gucci.

Holding court at TBIT's 150,000-square-foot Antonio Villaraigosa Pavilion, the former mayor joined current LA Mayor Eric Garcetti to note that the new dining and retail collection—including 22 LA brands—will be "phased-in as concessions transition from pre-security to post-security. The existing concessions will remain open as new and exciting dining and shops are opened progressively in the coming days and weeks." Get excited.

· Photos! LAX's Revamped Tom Bradley International Terminal [Racked]
· Fred Segal Will Be the Largest Shop at LAX's New Int'l Terminal [Racked]
· Exclusive: What to Expect at Kitson's LAX Tom Bradley Boutique [Racked]
· Photos! EVA Air's Ridiculously Cute Hello Kitty Jet Lands at LAX [Racked]


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