Duty Free Border Downtown | Primark

Travel Retail Operators

Travel Retail Operators


Primark started as a clothing retailer in Ireland where the stores are branded 'Penneys', now they have stores in The United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Austria and Germany. Primark is not a duty-free retailer and do not have stores in airports (as yet), but in some markets it should be possible to obtain the tax-free shopping sales tax refund service, if you are a non-EU resident. Details can be obtained by contacting the companies that offer this service with kiosks at the airports such as Global Blue or Premier Tax Free.

Primark are known for their value pricing and quality, they have a simple and efficient format, their website details all their store locations. The London store on Oxford Street, near to Marble Arch, is probably one of the busiest department stores in the world.

Tourists and business travellers all seek a bargain on their travels, hence the many questions related to tax-free and duty-free shopping.

'Where are the best duty free prices, buying a TV duty-free, list of shops, store hours, carrying liquids thru, can you shop at?', these are just some of the questions we receive on the subject.

Our suggestion is to search your travel shopping requirements by destination or carrier, rather than by brand or product. The reason being that duty-free prices and rules vary by country or even your mode of transport. So, check your destination first, by using the search facility provided above.

Companies operating the “Tax Refund – Sales Tax Rebate Scheme” for tourists include: Global Blue, Tax Free Worldwide, UK Tax Refund, TaxFree Shopping Ltd, Louisana Tax Free, FEXCO, GB taxfree, TaxBack, VatFree, Travel Tax Free and Global Refund. There are some restrictions as to what and where you can buy, but your tax free retailer will be able to assist you with the regulations. Many luxury stores throughout Europe, Asia and beyond offer this scheme, enabling you to save by buying at discount prices and recovering the local tax.

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!