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Travel Retail Operators

Travel Retail Operators

MAC Cosmetics

M·A·C Cosmetics or Makeup Artist Cosmetics is a global brand with a large presence in duty free stores, primarily in airports. The Company was formed over 20 years ago and is now owned by the family controlled Estée Lauder Companies out of the USA.

M·A·C has numerous stores, either stand-alone or shop-in-shop outlets in almost all major airports. Cosmetics products do not attract 'Excise Duty' only sales tax, so the products sold in airports should really be described as Tax-Free, but in many countries there is a high import duty for luxury products which makes the prices very high in domestic market stores. In the duty free market, these import duties do not apply, which is why it can be a bargain to buy cosmetics on your travels.

The Company has a very good website in various languages which features a store locater search facility. There is a special section where you can search for airport stores. In early 2015 MAC open their first online 'shop within a shop' concept with the Firm JR Duty Free of New Zealand, where passengers can pre-order their duty free cosmetics, before their flight.

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!