Duty Free Shop airport | DFS | Duty Free Shoppers DFS

Travel Retail Operators

Travel Retail Operators

DFS | Duty Free Shoppers DFS

Duty Free Shoppers is a Group Company owned by LVMH, the French luxury products group and they specialise in retailing to travellers, with stores in major tourist destinations, especially in Asia. To many Europeans and some North and Latin Americans, DFS is not readily known as an airport duty-free shop operator in the traditional sense, this is because the strength of DFS is in the area known as 'Downtown Shopping', which is particularly strong in Asia, Australia, Hawaii, Japan and Guam. In Asia, much of the Duty Free and Tax-Free shopping is conducted in town, not at the airport and then your goods are delivered to you (tax free) when you leave the country via the airport or the port.

In Europe, the tradition has been to buy in the airport on your departure or to buy downtown, but then have to recover the sales tax by using a tax refund system when you depart.

DFS do have airport retail outlets in both San Francisco and Los Angeles and various other locations, but not as many as the other large Travel Retail Groups. DFS also own a cruise supply and retail firm in Miami Florida, 'Starboard Cruise Services', who conduct a similar luxury goods business on the major cruise lines operating from the USA and The Caribbean.

How does duty free work, can you buy, which products do they sell, what shops are available, do they open for my flight, best prices?.

There is a long list of duty-free related questions asked by travellers before they start their journey.

Travel Retail is a diverse business and most Operators have outlets in global locations, so the best travel shopping advice we can offer is to search your destination in the box above and find the stores which are available for your destination. Be it by land, sea or air, duty free stores can be found if you are travelling internationally.

The duty free on arrival global search 'App' for phone and tablet is now available in Android version beta v1, we are working hard to make it the best travel shopping site and mobile App available, the Apple/iOS version will follow soon. You will be able to search the globe from your phone for duty-free shops at your destination, on planes, boats, airports or border stores. To download the app click the image below to check before you fly!