140115-LHR-T5-L-Bailey-0238140115-LHR-T5-L-Bailey-0846The shopping experience in Heathrow’s terminal 5 has been improved with a major makeover and a whole host of new upmarket outlets.

Model Laura Bailey was on hand to launch the redevelopment which has taken 18 months and an investment of more of the £40 million.

The new outlets have been slowly setting up business in recent months in anticipation of the launch date.

The new brands available for fliers using the British Airways terminal include Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Rolex, Bottega Veneta and Fortnum & Mason.

The terminal now has a collection of 22 fashion and luxury brands, each of which has been beautifully re-designed to echo the store’s flagship location.

The first Fortnum & Mason store and bar at an airport is a world exclusive for Heathrow.

To celebrate the event, Laura Bailey spent the day at Terminal 5 spotting fashionable passengers from all over the globe as Heathrow’s official ‘Style Hunter’.

Laura Bailey said, “Starting my travels at Heathrow is always a pleasurable experience. The airport has an excellent selection of luxury brands and houses some of my favourite designers. Heathrow’s Terminal 5 is one of my favourite retail destinations in the world. With the likes of Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Bottega Veneta, Burberry and Dior, pre-flight retail therapy has never been more exciting.

“Heathrow’s Terminal 5 is a great venue to hunt down some of the world’s most stylish travellers. With so many fashion forward people travelling daily, it’s no surprise that the airport attracts the world’s biggest and best luxury brands.”

John Holland-Kaye, CEO of Heathrow said, “Our ambition is to take Heathrow from being one of the best airports in Europe to one of the best in the world – we have always been famous for the quality of our retail experience. Today, we have taken it to a new level.”

Andrew Crawley, British Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said: “The addition of these new stores to our flagship home, Heathrow Terminal 5, is great news for our customers. Our travellers are very discerning, appreciate good design and want to make the most of their time and money – it’s why they fly with British Airways in the first place. Being able to pick up a little something from these exclusive brands as part of their flying experience is a real bonus.”

Voted by passengers as ‘Best Airport for Shopping*’ five years in a row and the world’s ‘Best Airport Terminal’ three years in a row, Heathrow Terminal 5, is flying the flag for stylish travellers the world over.

As well as luxury boutiques serving high fashion, the following brands are available to departing passengers.

  • Barbour
  • Cath Kidston
  • Hackett
  • Harrods
  • John Lewis
  • John Smedley
  • Joules
  • Kin
  • Kurt Geiger
  • LK Bennett
  • Michael Kors
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Ted Baker
  • Thomas Pink
  • Zara