Travel retailer Aer Rianta International (ARI) has widened its presence in the second-hand fashion wear market with the opening of its latest standalone boutique at Lisbon Airport.
The pre-loved store, situated at Terminal 1 and sold through Portugal Duty Free, the joint venture between ARI and Vinci Airports/ANA Aeroportos de Portugal (ANA), sells fashion bags and accessories.
As reported, ARI underscored its commitment to circular fashion by launching a pre-loved boutique at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport in 2021.
Alain Brun, Chief Executive Officer of Portugal Duty Free, stated: “We are incredibly excited to welcome this new concept to Lisbon Duty Free. We have seen a shift towards a more conscious consumer who aims to shop more sustainably and give more consideration to every purchase. We know that our customers seek out limited editions and unique products, and this offering will deliver that one-off experience, coupled with luxury at a more affordable price point.”
Richard Maynes, ARI Global Head of Fashion and Accessories added: “The preloved concept is still a relatively new one in travel retail, but it is going to significantly influence and shape the way people shop in the coming years.
“Since the launch of our first preloved store at Montréal Duty Free, the strong savings versus downtown prices, as well as rare and vintage styles that are no longer being produced, have inspired a real appetite from customers buying into our circular concept. We have no doubt that travellers passing through Lisbon Duty Free will enjoy the opportunity to embrace a more conscious and sustainable approach to fashion.”