Duty free city opens in Haikou with over 200 world-renowned brands and largest Apple store

The second phase of the Haikou Global Boutique Duty Free City project is located in the Aquarius building of the Ri yue shopping mall (Mova) in Haikou. It has a construction area of more than 30,000 square meters showcasing more than 200 world-renowned brands. Products cover almost all categories of the islands’ new tax-free policies.

Compared with the first phase of the duty-free city, the second phase will add three new categories; fine luggage, watches, and jewelry. Among them are, Emporio Armani, Michael Kors, Fossil and brands such as Seiko and Citizen from Japan. Boutique brands such as See by Chloe and Michael Kors have also been added.

High-end shoe brand Stuart Weitzman will also enter the islands duty free market for the first time. The new jewelry counters will introduce products from Pandora, APM Monaco, Chow Tai Fook Jewelry, Luk Fook Jewelry and more.

Fragrance brands and high-luxury skin care brands such as La Prairie and Estée Lauder, Lancôme, LA MER, SK-II, Clé de Peau Beauté (Key to Skin), Byredo and Byredo will all enter the second phase of the duty free city.

Other popular brands such as NARS, TOM FORD BEAUTY, GUCCI Makeup, Burberry Makeup, YSL, Giorgio Armani, Bobbi Makeup brands such as Brown (Barbie Bolang), Shu Uemura (Shu Uemura), MAC (Magic) can also be found on display.

Haikou’s largest Apple duty free store is set to be built on the second floor of the Aquarius building within the shopping plaza. The new store will have sufficient space to showcase new product releases and consumers will be able to enjoy tax exemptions on the latest devices.

The duty free city, official name GDF Plaza (Haikong Global Boutique Haikou Duty-Free City) opened in January 2021. The new island departure duty free center opened at the same time as Times DF (Haikou Mission Hills Centreville Duty-Free City) which at that time raised the total number of duty free stores in the province to nine.

The duty free city is set to expand in phases and will eventually span across two buildings covering 38,920 square meters of space.

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