1958 and the Atomium… During the BrusselsWorld Fair, Brussels becomes the centre of the world and Zaventem is subject to important traffic. Aldo Vastapane, founder of Belgian Sky Shops, opens the very first “tax-free” shop at Brussels Airport. The boutique only offers a few hundreds tax-free articles: perfumes, alcohol and tobacco.
2015 Belgian Sky Shops has become International Duty Free and operates thirty or so boutiques at the Brussels Airport since 2002. It is also Charleroi Airport's only tax-free shop. Today, our shops offer a wide range of products: perfumes, cosmetics, fashion, accessories, sunglasses, alcohols, champagnes, wines, tobacco, chocolates, jewellery, watches, toys and gastronomy.
The most prestigious brands of each segment are present: Chanel, Dior, Lancôme, Guerlain, Yves Saint Laurent, Sisley perfumes and cosmetics. Boss, Ermenegildo Zegna, Façonnable, Armani Jeans... for men and women fashion. Coach, Delvaux, Michael Kors, Tumi, Longchamp... for leather goods.
IWC, Breitling, Hermès, Chopard, Hulchi Belluni, Pandora, Swarovski... for watches and jewellery. Ray-Ban, Guess or still, Tom Ford for glasses. Without forgetting the great names of confectionery and gastronomy: Cheval Blanc, Veuve Clicquot, Fauchon and the best of Belgian chocolates, including Neuhaus, Godiva andCorné Port-Royal among many others.
To satisfy its many clients, International Duty Free - with its 400 collaborators, works endlessly on opening new shops, widening its product range and introducing new exclusive brands with impeccable service.
International Duty Free is a fully owned subsidiary of the Compagnie Nationale à Portefeuille (CNP), Albert Frère’s Belgian holding.
With 800 tonnes of chocolate per year - that's 1,5 kilo/minute - International Duty Free is officially the world's greatest chocolate seller.
Other figures speak for themselves: 670 000 litre of alcohol and 625 000 bottles of perfume sold each year.
…at attractive prices!
International Duty Free Offers high-quality products and great brands at truly attractive prices. Despite 1999’s abolition of tax-free shopping you still enjoy the same price whatever your destination*!