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TRAVEL & DISPLEASURE | Dallas International Airport plans to open new duty-free shops in 2016.

American Airlines Communications worker Andrea Hugely takes a photo of the new American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER at Terminal D at DFW Airport.

DALLAS/FORT WORTH AIRPORT, TEXAS |  Here’s more PRNewswire items. Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport has an “expansive new duty-free shopping experience” in Terminal D.

That “experience” includes luxury and premium retail brands.

To make this expansion possible, DFW hooked up with TRG Duty Free Joint Venture (TRG) — it’s a partnership involving a global leader in duty free and a Texas retailer — to design and operate the new duty-free stores, which includes a total of six shopping locations covering nearly 20,000 square feet.

TRG’s plans include a two-level, 13,000 square foot primary store that will significantly upgrade the central area of the terminal, along with an executive lounge as well as smaller specialty stores and kiosks.

“Terminal D hosts more than 7 million international travelers each year, and as our international profile grows those customers look for world-class experiences and amenities,” said Sean Donohue, chief executive officer for DFW Airport in a prepared statement. “The new duty-free experience at DFW will transform Terminal D and bring our customers an unparalleled level of luxury and service with high-end brands, VIP concierge services, cutting-edge technology and local flair.”

What brand names will you find at TRG’s duty-free shops? The usual popular brands such as Ferragamo, Gucci, Dior, Chanel, Lancôme and Burberry. They sell, you know, allegedly “revolutionary” stuff such as clothing, cosmetics, electronics, leather goods, jewelry, handbags, wine and spirits, specialty foods and more.

“When looking for a duty-free retailer, we asked for a blend of international couture, state-of-the-art technology, luxurious services—all while capturing the spirit and beauty of Texas,” said Ken Buchanan, executive vice president of revenue management. “TRG’s winning proposal delivered with a concept that we know will surprise and delight our passengers. We’re excited to know their vision will soon come to life in Terminal D.”

That’s nice, Mr. Buchanan. Can you please lend me your credit card? I’d like to use it at all of the new duty-free shopping locations, which should be installed and operational by the end of calendar year 2016.

About Randy Gener is a U.S. media project devoted to global politics, public diplomacy, cultural issues, innovative art projects and international reporting in the public interest. Its founder, Randy Gener, is a New York–based editor, writer, critic, dramatist and installation artist. He has been an entertainment reporter for The New York Daily News, a features writer for The Star Ledger, an "Arts & Leisure" writer for the New York Times, a theater critic for Time Out New York, and a staff contributor at The Village Voice, where he was an arts critic from 1991 to 2004. He contributes to NPR (National Public Radio), Miami Herald and The Global Post. His 12 years as Senior Editor of American Theatre magazine earned him the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, the Society of Professional Journalists’ Deadline Club Award for Best NYC Arts Reporting, and NLGJA Journalist of the Year.

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