Nothing gives you more of a thrill than finding that perfect purchase (or is that just me?). Especially those perfect purchases that no one else will have – like the ones you’ll find in the unique airport shops from Miami to Hong Kong!

By now it’s clear that the airport can be a huge place of stress, which is why a little retail therapy can go a long way. According to San Francisco therapist Peggy Wynne, soothing yourself through retail therapy is a very real thing. “In small manageable doses it can soothe the soul,” she says. “We all enjoy a little retail therapy now and then.”

So which airport shops will be soothing your soul?

5 must-visit airport shops from Miami to Hong Kong

5 must-visit airport shops from Miami to Hong Kong
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1. Miami International Airport: The Shoppes at Ocean Drive

This is a 10,000 square foot store-in-store concept that brings the ‘cutting edge’ style of Miami right inside the airport. All domestic and international passengers are welcome to shop at Ocean Drive – and there’s something for everyone to find too. From sunglasses and beach bags to candy and upscale men- and womenswear, you can’t go wrong with the shops at Ocean Drive.

Location: North Terminal After Checkpoint, Terminal D East, by Gate D17
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Contact: 305-961-1125

2. Copenhagen Airport 

Copenhagen Airport has over 120 different shops where you’ll find everything from international brands that we all know and love to unique Scandinavian brands. Danish fashion designer Malene Birger has her only airport shop (in the world!) at Copenhagen Airport and offers affordable luxury to modern women.

Location: Terminal 3
Hours: Sunday to Friday, 6a.m. to 10p.m. and Saturdays 6a.m. to 8p.m.
Contact: 45 32314768

3. Hong Kong International Airport

Shanghai Tang at Hong Kong Airport is a leading luxury lifestyle brand from China that offers ready-to-wear clothing for men, women, and children as well as homewares and accessories. Shanghai Tang brings together modern elements with Chinese influence to create a unique and sought-after brand. There are only 40 Shanghai Tang boutiques worldwide in only the most prestigious shopping districts!

Location: Terminal 1, Departures East Hall, Level 7
Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Location: Terminal 1, Departures West Hall, Level 6
Hours: Daily, 7:30a.m. to 10:30p.m.
Contact: 2261 0077

4. Schiphol Airport

The Schiphol Plaza on the public side of the airport has shops that we’re familiar with like Esprit, Victoria’s Secret and H&M but it’s also home to Dutch favorite Hema and a popular aviation-themed shop called Planes Plaza.

Location: Public side of the airport
Hours: Daily, 7a.m. – 10p.m.

5. Haneda International Airport

When visiting Japan you’ve got to get something so uniquely Japanese that you wouldn’t be able to get back home – like a t-shirt printed with cute Japanese characters or cherry blossoms! At Haneda Airport in the international terminal, you can get these funky t-shirts and more in the Edo-Market.

Location: International Terminal
Hours: Daily, 8a.m. – 10p.m.

Know of any other cool airport shops that are worth a visit?

Melina Morry

Melina has a knack for travel style, a love for leopards and is always keen to pack a suitcase and fly to a different part of the world.

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