EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the program to enhance the shopping experience in JFK, Hudson Group has inaugurated a dynamic new retail program in JFK Terminal 1. The new stores – Michael Kors, Juicy Couture, Tumi and Victoria's Secret – are all now open for business. A new Harley-Davidson store (developed in conjunction with "Miracle Mile" Harley of Great Neck, Long Island) will open this summer. All stores will be operated by Hudson Group.
The new Michael Kors shop, the brand's first free-standing shop in any airport, is 934 sq. ft. devoted to the stylish, buttery-soft handbags and accessories of New York City's own Michael Kors,who has emerged in recent years as one of the most recognized and respected designers of American sportswear.
The new Juicy Couture shop, (940 sq. ft.), is the second Juicy in the airport (the first opened in Terminal 7 last year). Juicy, which is known for making the velour tracksuit an icon of casual luxury, has expanded its collection beyond women's and girls' apparel to include handbags, shoes, intimates, swimwear, accessories, sunglasses, yoga, fragrance and baby merchandise.
The Victoria's Secret shop (1,478 sq. ft.) is the company's third free-standing Victoria's Secret airport store in the US. (A smaller store opened in Terminal 4 in 2009 and another opened in Vancouver International Airport last year.).The stores offer travelers a wide assortment of Victoria's Secret beauty products, fragrances, and branded accessories, including small leather goods, bags and luggage, as well as apparel, in a sophisticated and glamorous setting.
As the leading international brand of luxury travel, business and lifestyle accessories, the Tumi concept is a natural in any airport environment. The new 544 sq. ft. shop in Terminal 1 offers superbly engineered luggage, business cases, handbags, wallets, sunglasses and writing instruments in a compact footprint. This is Hudson's second Tumi shop in JFK; the first is located in Terminal 7.
In addition to the specialty retail program, Hudson will next focus on new Hudson News stores throughout the airport.
"Hudson has been working toward this moment since 1997, when we first partnered with our landlord in this building, Terminal One Group Association," said Joe DiDomizio, President & CEO of Hudson Group. "I especially thank TOGA Executive Director Ed Paquette for having the confidence in our company that allowed us to execute these upscale brands.
"Today's international traveler is looking for exciting shopping experiences and great American designer brands. As a division of global travel retailer Dufry, Hudson Group has access to all the top brands. Our expert design and merchandising teams have the ability to create the right merchandise mix and atmosphere for every airport and terminal."
About Hudson Group: Hudson Group, the largest duty-paid travel retailer in North America, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international duty-free travel retailer Dufry AG (DUFN) of Basel, Switzerland. The company operates some 650 Hudson News, Hudson Booksellers, cafes, specialty retail and duty free shops in 70 airports and transportation terminals in the United States and Canada, and additional newsstands in 12 more countries around the world. The combined Dufry/Hudson entity oversees over 1,160 stores in 46 countries and 160 airports and terminals.