The world’s first second-hand concept store located at an airport is to open at Finland’s Helsinki Airport.

The concept store will offer high-quality second-hand clothing and accessories in addition to a café.

“We are constantly developing the airport’s [retail] selection, following trends and the wishes of passengers. We have now signed an agreement with the Finnish company Relove that will introduce a second-hand concept store to Helsinki Airport. It’s one of this year’s most anticipated new services,” said Nora Immonen, Finavia’s VP and director of the Commercial Services Business Unit at Helsinki Airport.

Relove will be located in the former departures hall of Helsinki Airport, which has become part of the gate area as a result of the development programme. In the autumn of 2023, the hall will receive a completely new look when the alteration work is completed and the new services are opened. Finnish architecture, wood-based design and unique brands will make the area an exciting meeting place at the heart of the gate area, operator Finavia said.

“We are delighted with this unique and historic collaboration with Finavia. It gives us an opportunity to promote the circular economy with a larger target group. At the airport, we will also reach international customers. We will bring an enjoyable oasis to Helsinki Airport, where second-hand shop and café services are intertwined in a fantastic way that has never been seen before in an airport environment,” said Relove’s entrepreneur couple Noora Hautakangas and Eero Ukkonen.

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