GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport Retail (FAR) has opened the first Bottega Veneta store at Frankfurt Airport.

The 70sq m store, which opened in April, offers bags, small leathergoods, belts, jewellery, sunglasses and perfumes for men and women.

Luxury line-up: The Bottega Veneta store has performed strongly since opening in April.

According to FAR, initial sales results are encouraging, with the majority of spending coming from Asian passengers.

Frankfurt Airport Retail Managing Director Georg Fuhrmann said: “The realisation of the mono-brand boutique is evidence of an excellent collaboration across all departments between Gebr. Heinemann and FAR. And we had great support from the airport as well. Bottega Veneta additionally offered three days of training on site, informing our colleagues extensively and in depth about the brand. We have a highly motivated sales team in Frankfurt.”

The store offers small leathergoods, belts, jewellery, sunglasses and perfumes.

Gebr. Heinemann Director Purchasing Fashion & Accessories Jan Richter added: “In the framework of the Heinemann fashion & accessories strategy, we will further develop our cooperation with top luxury labels. It’s our goal to expand our brand portfolio within the luxury segment, for example with the labels of Kering Group, which also owns Bottega Veneta, Gucci and Saint Laurent Paris.

“The company belongs to the top five international manufacturers of luxury brands, and still has great potential within travel retail. We therefore wish to continue to roll out brands from the Kering Group.”

FAR revealed that Gucci and Saint Laurent Paris stores will join the luxury retail line-up at Frankfurt Airport in the fourth quarter of 2018.