YVR Expands Domestic Shopping Experience

Today, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) celebrated the grand opening of four retail stores in the domestic post-security terminal: Lolë, Brooks Brothers, Coastal News and Sea to Sky Marketplace.

“YVR is always looking to provide exceptional customer experiences and a big part of that is offering an engaging and diverse retail options,” said Scott Norris, Vice President, Commercial Development, Vancouver Airport Authority. “We know that for many passengers their trip starts right here at YVR and we hope these new offerings will give them a reason to arrive earlier and get their shopping done prior to flying out.”

These four new retail stores provide more apparel options as well as familiar iconic brands to YVR’s domestic travellers. The entire portfolio will further enhance YVR’s award-winning concession program. YVR has more than 170 shops, services and restaurants located before and after security, providing great shopping opportunities to travellers and the local community alike.

YVR partnered with Paradies Lagardère, a leading operator of restaurant and retail brands in airports world-wide, to bring these four concepts to YVR. Paradies Lagardère operates more than 850 stores and restaurants in 98 airports, with expertise in international, national and local brands that create memorable and positive shopping and dining experiences for today’s travellers. They currently operate 24 stores at YVR, ranging from newsstands to apparel, gifts, confectionary and souvenirs.

“We’re thrilled and appreciative to grow our partnership with Vancouver International Airport, and debut Lolë, Brooks Brothers, Coastal News and Sea to Sky Marketplace to travelers,” said Gerry Savaria, Executive Vice President, Paradies Lagardère. “Paradies Lagardère seeks to contribute to the enticing and comprehensive shopping environment this airport gives travelers by providing them with exciting new retail options that complement the existing concessions program.”

Canada’s up-and-coming women’s lifestyle and active wear, Lolë is committed to sustainability, quality and community. Sea to Sky Marketplace offers a broad range of west coast gifts and gourmet products and also features two exclusive shop-in-shops with powerful Canadian anchor brands, Herschel and Hudson’s Bay Company. Brooks Brothers offers classic, casual and business clothing collections and accessories for men and women. Coastal News is a one-stop-shop for all travel essentials.