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Brookstone, Rip Curl, and Sunglass Hut now open at Philadelphia International Airport


PHL Food & Shops welcomes three retailers to airport, all operated by Hudson.

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) recently kicked off the new year by saying hello to three new retailers, each operated by Hudson: Brookstone, Rip Curl, and Sunglass Hut. The outlets are the latest additions to PHL Food & Shops’ notable lineup of more than 170 shops, eateries, and service providers throughout the airport.

Brookstone (Terminal F)

Best known for its broad inventory of electronics, a unique mix of form and function, Brookstone is PHL passengers’ new one-stop destination for all things convenient and clever.

Between its high-tech lineup of Bluetooth headphones from brands like Apple, Beats, Bose, and Sony, and its massive arsenal of portable massagers, gadgets, and other accessories, Brookstone’s micro-emporium has nearly every travel necessity imaginable, plus unexpected must-haves you never knew you needed.

Since 2019, Hudson has been the exclusive travel retailer for Brookstone and has worked to transform the brand into the ultimate electronics destination. Each store is staffed by Hudson team members who serve as knowledgeable brand ambassadors assisting passengers and providing hands-on product demonstrations.

Rip Curl (B/C Connector)

Rip Curl

Also joining the wave of incoming airside retailers is “The Ultimate Surfing Company,” Rip Curl. Built by surfers, for surfers, this leading surfing sportswear provider is making a splash at PHL.

From wetsuits to waterproof watches, Rip Curl carries a broad range of high-quality surfing gear in addition to its extensive collection of apparel perfect for every season. As they plan their travel, passengers can now get stoked to visit Rip Curl at PHL, which is officially open.

Sunglass Hut (Terminal F)

Sunglass Hut

Whether you’re headed someplace warm or just in the market for a new pair of shades, you’ll be sure to find a stylish solution at PHL’s new Sunglass Hut.

World-renowned, this retailer of sunglasses and sunglass accessories is bringing to PHL its impressively broad selection of trendy and designer frames and lenses. Travelers expecting to catch some sun are now able to start their trip by picking out the perfect pair of sunglasses at PHL.

“We’re both privileged and excited to introduce our passengers to three new outstanding options for high-quality retail,” said Mel Hannah, Vice President and General Manager of MarketPlace PHL. “We happily welcome Brookstone, Rip Curl and Sunglass Hut to PHL Food & Shops’ exceptional roster of airside retailers.”

Hudson, part of Avolta AG (SIX: AVOL), is a travel experience leader with nearly 1,000 stores in airports, commuter hubs, landmarks, and tourist destinations across North America.

“As the ‘Traveler’s Best Friend,’ Hudson offers a vast portfolio of retail concepts that travelers want so we can make the journey as exciting as the destination,” said Hudson Vice President of Business Development Bridget Biagas. “We are proud to be a part of the growing concessions program at Philadelphia International Airport and are grateful for our partnership with MarketPlace PHL, so we may continue to delight passengers through new retail shops and experiences.”

PHL’s new Rip Curl and Sunglass Hut are operated as a joint venture between Hudson and Erin Zwiercan, Operating Partner of Jack Duggan’s PHL Inc. The new Brookstone at PHL is operated as a joint venture between Hudson and Doris Robinson, President & CEO of Airport Services Group.

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