Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana has opened its first UK airport store at Heathrow Terminal 5.
The 1,076sq ft store offers passengers a wide range of men’s and women’s accessories, including bags, shoes, small leathergoods, foulards and sunglasses.
Heathrow Retail Concessions Director Muriel Zingraff said: “We are really pleased to be able to announce the opening of the Dolce & Gabbana store at Terminal 5. Heathrow has built an extensive portfolio of luxury brands, making the airport a shopping destination in its own right. Dolce and Gabbana is the perfect addition to Heathrow’s luxury offering.”
With a curved façade and two lateral windows to reveal the interiors, the store is designed to emulate the Dolce & Gabbana world, where the men’s and women’s accessories blend in with the brand’s signature furnishings: basalt flooring, black carpets and a baroque chandelier.
The collections are positioned in black and white display cases which, together with careful use of lights, are intended to create a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere, enhancing the craftsmanship of each item.
The opening of Dolce & Gabbana forms part of Heathrow’s investment in its shops and other facilities to provide passengers with an exciting and engaging shopping experience, the airport company said. Research and passenger feedback has led Heathrow to introduce several new premium brands to the airport.