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Model Laura Bailey unveils Heathrow's new look T5

Heathrow's Terminal 5 reopened today welcoming the world’s most desirable luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Rolex, Bottega Veneta and Fortnum & Mason.

After 18 months of development, style icon, and model, Laura Bailey, unveiled the new look for T5.

Following an investment of more than €51.7 million - Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Rolex, Fortnum & Mason and Bottega Veneta have now joined the retail line-up cementing the airport’s fashionable reputation amongst frequent flyers.

The terminal now has a collection of 22 fashion and luxury brands, each of which has been beautifully re-designed to echo the store’s flagship location.

The first Fortnum & Mason store and bar at an airport is an exciting world exclusive for Heathrow, meaning customers will be now be able to indulge in Fortnum’s famous selection of tea or a glass of champagne before browsing the latest in high fashion.

To celebrate the reveal, Laura Bailey spent the day at T5 spotting fashionable passengers from all over the globe as Heathrow’s official ‘Style Hunter’.

Laura Bailey says: “Starting my travels at Heathrow is always a pleasurable experience. The airport has an excellent selection of luxury brands and houses some of my favourite designers.

"Heathrow’s Terminal 5 is one of my favourite retail destinations in the world. With the likes of Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Bottega Veneta, Burberry and Dior, pre-flight retail therapy has never been more exciting.

“Heathrow’s Terminal 5 is a great venue to hunt down some of the world’s most stylish travellers. With so many fashion forward people travelling daily, it’s no surprise that the airport attracts the world’s biggest and best luxury brands.”

John Holland-Kaye, CEO of Heathrow, says: “Our ambition is to take Heathrow from being one of the best airports in Europe to one of the best in the world – we have always been famous for the quality of our retail experience. Today, we have taken it to a new level.”

Andrew Crawley, British Airways’ chief commercial officer, says the addition of these new stores at its flagship home, is "great news" for customers.

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