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One of the redeeming aspects of spending time in an airport is the lure of duty-free shopping. But given how rushed the airport experience can often be, there’s not always time to browse the aisles when you’ve got one eye on the time. Savvy Sydney shoppers can take the stress out of the experience at the recently opened CBD store of Lotte, the second-largest duty-free retailer in the world.
Located on the corner of Pitt and Market streets, the three-level boutique is home to an array of brands never before seen in Australian travel retail with international favourites such as Pola, Vida Glow, Cosme Decorte, Grown Alchemist and Le Labo available alongside other much-loved beauty brands like Estée Lauder, Shiseido, SK-II, Gucci Beauty, Jo Malone and more.
This Thursday, June 30, Lotte’s flagship Sydney store is hosting its first-ever sale with 20% off storewide (and no exclusions). There’ll also be a range of experiences as part of the occasion — from wine and whisky tastings with Levantine Hill and Benriach to embossing on fragrances and giveaways throughout the day. Shoppers who subscribe to the email list will go into the running to win a $1200 door prize featuring beauty products from SK-II, Tom Ford, Le Labo, Pola and Vida Glow. The only catch? You’ll need an international flight ticket to purchase the international brands, but don’t need one to purchase products by Australian brands.
Come for the bargains but stay for the world-class retail experience. The three-story space, the work of leading Australian interior design company Bates Smart, features a concierge, a cellar door and state-of-the-art technology that ensures a seamless shopping experience — and one you won’t have to cut short to catch a flight.
The Lotte Shopping Day Out takes place from 10am to 9pm on Thursday, June 30. For more information, head to the website.