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Shiseido Travel Retail is ushering in “a new golden age of luxury travel retail” as it opens six new boutiques at the cdf Haikou International Duty Free Shopping Complex

CHINA. Shiseido Travel Retail has partnered with China Duty Free Group (CDFG) to unveil six new boutiques at the magnificent cdf Haikou International Duty Free Shopping Complex in Hainan, China.

The boutiques were designed to showcase Shiseido Travel Retail’s powerful portfolio of brands, its Omotenashi (Japanese hospitality) spirit and its ‘Beauty Innovations for a Better World’ mission.

Underpinned by personalisation, the stores offer distinctive design concepts, exclusive offers and beauty tech innovations. The new boutiques are for the Shiseido, Clé de Peau Beauté, The Ginza, IPSA, Elixir and Nars brands.

According to the company, the openings mark a significant milestone for its prestige skin beauty drive in travel retail. Shiseido Travel Retail President & CEO Philippe Lesné commented: “Shiseido Travel Retail is honored to partner with China Duty Free Group to usher in a new golden age of luxury travel retail in Hainan at this outstanding location.

(Above and below) The boutiques offer cdf Haikou-exclusive concepts from Shiseido Travel Retail’s Shiseido, Clé de Peau Beauté, The Ginza, IPSA, Elixir and Nars brands. Pictured above is the Elixir shop-in-shop and below is the Nars standalone boutique.

“Embracing our Omotenashi spirit, we are pleased to present our ‘Beauty Innovations For a Better World’ through an exciting line-up of new launches, immersive experiences and premium retail expressions that are unique to Haikou.

“This is more than just a shopping complex – it is a must-visit destination in its own right. We thank China Duty Free Group for this opportunity to showcase the very best of our brands and are committed to continuously raising the bar and strengthening our partnership to create more exceptional journeys of discovery for Chinese consumers together.”

(Above and below) The boutiques highlight Shiseido Travel Retail’s ‘Beauty Innovations For a Better World’ mission and feature several digital, beauty tech and retailtainment innovations. Pictured above is the Shiseido flagship, below is The Ginza store.

“It is a pleasure to feature Shiseido Travel Retail’s leading portfolio of prestige brands at our newly opened Haikou International Duty Free Shopping Complex as we strive to deliver greater choice, quality and excitement to our consumers,” commented CDFG President Charles Chen.

“We are excited to host several exclusives and world firsts from Shiseido Travel Retail and hope that travelers to Haikou enjoy the truly distinctive world of prestige beauty we have to offer. We look forward to working closely together to further elevate the shopping experience and build Hainan into a premier international tourism consumption center.”


Shiseido has opened its biggest ever travel retail flagship boutique at the cdf Haikou International Duty Free Shopping Complex

Flagship brand Shiseido debuted its largest-ever flagship boutique in travel retail at the cdf Haikou International Duty Free Shopping Complex. The sprawling store occupies 198sq m of retail space and was designed with the brand’s ‘Alive with Beauty’ concept.

An elegant chandelier centrepiece with a rippling water effect sits at the center of the space drawing attention to a discovery table underneath. A lounge service invites customers to discover Shiseido’s most luxurious collection, Future Solution LX, and explore a range of retail-exclusive travel products.

Shoppers can personalize their purchases with the Japanese art of ‘Furoshiki’ (cloth wrapping) and choose from a limited-edition selection of Furoshiki prints available exclusively at the Haikou boutique.

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Clé de Peau Beauté debuts its Radiance22 store concept for the first time in travel retail

Clé de Peau Beauté has unveiled its first-ever Radiant22 boutique concept in travel retail. The store is designed to be an uplifting space that inspires shoppers to discover their own radiance through product discovery, immersive storytelling and digital engagement.

The 130sq m boutique features a VIP area which offers in-depth skin consultations and pampering treatments.

Self-browsing is encouraged at the sophisticated play table where shoppers can experiment with makeup looks via a virtual makeup try-on device or sample hero skincare products.

The Ginza

The Ginza has opened a minimalist boutique in line with its ‘Skin Haute Couture’ brand concept. The boutique was designed to feature a high-fashion aesthetic, following The Ginza’s ‘Timeless Beauty’ ethos.

The Ginza shines the light on its ‘Your Skin’s Haute Couture’ ethos at its minimalist boutique

Infused with the brand’s signature linden flower scent, the store immerses shoppers into the world of The Ginza. It brings the brand to life through elegant visuals inspired by the cityscape of The Ginza, Tokyo – the brand’s home.

The Hybrid Gel Oil is the star of the show at The Ginza boutique

The Ginza’s premium, tailormade skincare ranges are showcased at the boutique with a special focus on its signature Hybrid Gel Oil product.

Shoppers can also choose to receive a more intimate and personalized beauty consultant service in the VIP room, which will host regular VIP events.


An interactive LED digital column is one of the standout features at the IPSA boutique

IPSA has opened its first boutique in travel retail. The boutique features a bespoke concept, exclusively designed for the cdf Haikou location. Driven by retailtainment, the IPSA boutique highlights the brand’s personalization offer and its best-selling Time Reset Aqua and Metabolizer lines through immersive interactive elements.

These include a giant LED column with synchronized light-changing pillars and interactive screens that engage shoppers through custom content and gamification.

A VIP room offers special treatments and will host VIP and KOL events

In a travel retail first for the brand, IPSA is offering custom Furoshiki gift wrapping as an exclusive gift with purchase.

To celebrate the opening of IPSA will launch its Aqua Play Art campaign from December. The campaign will feature on-site animations and KOL engagements.


The Elixir store was inspired by the brand’s ‘Pearl Glow Skin’ concept

Elixir has launched a new shop-in-shop inspired by its Tsuyadama or ‘Pearl Glow Skin’ ethos. Pearl Glow Skin is a natural glow on the cheeks that shows when the skin is firm and translucent. The boutique is characterized by soft lighting, pearlescent textures and champagne gold accents. It offers Elixir’s hero lines alongside a range of travel retail-exclusive products.


Nars’ next generation retail concept makes a dynamic debut at the cdf Haikou International Duty Free Shopping Complex

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The cdf Haikou International Duty Free Shopping Complex is the first location in travel retail to offer Nars’ new ‘next-generation’ retail concept.

The boutique features a bold retail design which is centered around a multi-colored glowing façade. The non-stop illumination features throughout the space, with dynamic color variations changing throughout the seasons.

A self-discovery table takes a center stage in-store which invites shoppers to explore the Nars product range and experiment with beauty looks through a virtual try-on device.

To mark the opening, Nars is offering complimentary makeup services for a minimum purchase throughout December.


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