5 Best Airports for Shopping

5 best airports for shopping, meetings
The experts weigh in on the 5 best airports for shopping.

Airports and shopping just naturally…go together. Here are the 5 best airports for shopping.

From DFW to Denver, these airports consistently are named the 5 best airports for shopping.

Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport is famed for its large solar power farm and for being environmentally conscious, and many of its shops reflect this. From many outdoors gear and clothing shops such as No Boundaries, to Swiss skincare companies such as Hormeta whose products are inspired by the natural environment, it’s clear that the products and brands represented at this airport are chosen to reflect the eco-friendly nature of the airport. Why not buy a gift for a loved one back home from Bearfruit, a local family company who specializes in jewelry, or perhaps some local goods from Greetings From Colorado or Way out West, or even some freshly cut flowers! Source: Alternative Airlines


Like everything else in Texas, DFW is big: It’s the largest domestic hub for American and the fourth-busiest airport in the States. For a taste of the local flavor, don’t miss Lone Star Attitude (cowboy hats, stylish boots and handcrafted belt buckles that capture the essence of Texas), the Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop, Stockyards Marketplace, Texas Territories; The Range (gifts, souvenirs and apparel for “the true Texan or the urban cowboy”) Source: The Points Guy

Miami International Airport

With more than 7 million square feet, covering more than 3,000 acres of land, MIA frequenters have plenty of retail square footage a Miami International Airport. The terminals feel more like shopping malls than airports, boasting luxury shops like Emporio Armani, convenient technology stores like Sound Balance and great gift-giving gems like L’Occitane. Source: CheapFlights

Phoenix Sky Harbor

Phoenix’s status as a shopping mecca translates into its airport, with options like Bunky Boutique, Indigenous, Johnston & Murphy, Cactus Candy, TripAdvisor and Earth Spirit. A concessions update has brought an additional 16 new shops to Terminal 4, including Lucky Break, Sonora Southwest Living and Brookstone. Source: USAToday

San Francisco International Airport

If you’re planning a flight to or from the Bay Area, take a browse through the San Francisco International Airport. In addition to familiar stores such as Burberry, Kiehl’s, Tom Ford, and Jo Malone, you can also look at jewelry crafted by local artisans at Boucle. Meanwhile, California Lifestyle and the SF MOMA museum store offer gourmet food, wine, and art from the area. Source: Insider

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Barbara Scofidio is editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In 25 years of covering the industry, her articles have spanned topics ranging from social media to strategic meetings management. She is currently the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee and was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of Site, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. A familiar face at industry events, Barbara often leads panel discussions or speaks on topics close to her heart, such as green meetings or how the industry can help combat human trafficking. She is also on the board of ECPAT USA, the human trafficking organization. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.