Our History
Our History
  • 1960

    Robert Miller and Charles Feeney establish the first DFS location in Hong Kong on November 7, 1960

  • 1961

    DFS secures its first airport duty free concession at Hong Kong International Airport

    1961
  • 1968

    DFS expands beyond airports and opens its first downtown duty free stores in Honolulu, Hawaii and Kowloon, Hong Kong

  • 1970-1979

    DFS rapidly expands its footprint with store openings from San Francisco International Airport to downtown Singapore

    1970-1979
  • 1980

    DFS wins the key concession at Singapore’s Changi Airport

  • 1982

    Robert Miller commissions world-renowned American artist Andy Warhol to develop the DFS logo

    1982
  • 1995

    DFS opens the first Galleria department store in Guam

  • 1996

    Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) acquires a majority stake in DFS

  • 2008

    DFS opens in Macau at the Four Seasons with a space spanning over 86,000 square feet

    2008
  • 2009

    DFS launches the prestigious Masters Collection program with the first-ever Masters of Time event in Macau

  • 2012

    DFS wins the Hong Kong International Airport retail concession in all three core categories, a return to its founding location DFS launches the first Masters of Wines and Spirits event in Singapore

    2012
  • 2013

    DFS undertakes a major branding initiative to set the stage for the next generation of expansion and launches T Galleria by DFS, the new generation of the DFS experience in select downtown locations

  • 2014

    DFS launches the LOYAL T program, offering customers an elevated level of personalized service and enhanced global shopping benefits

    2014
  • 2015

    DFS opens a transformational wines and spirits duplex store at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 3, the first of its kind and the largest wines, spirits and tobacco airport concession in the world, which includes a Raffles Long Bar, the only one outside the historic Singapore hotel DFS launches T Galleria Beauty by DFS, a standalone beauty concept store in Hong Kong and Macau

    2015
  • 2016

    DFS opens T Galleria by DFS, Angkor in Siem Reap, the largest duty free luxury department store in Cambodia DFS introduces its first-ever shoe hall at the expanded T Galleria by DFS, City of Dreams in Macau DFS opens its first-ever store in Europe, T Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice, Italy

    2016
  • 2017

    DFS opens its third wines and spirits store and the first to feature a “walk-through” retail concept at Singapore Changi Airport’s newly-opened Terminal 4

  • 2019

    DFS opens T Galleria Beauty by DFS, Hong Kong, MOKO, its fourth T Galleria and second Beauty store in Hong Kong as well as T Galleria Beauty by DFS, Macau, Wynn Palace, its seventh T Galleria and fourth Beauty store in Macau

    2019
  • 2021

    DFS partners with Shenzhen Duty Free Group to open a downtown duty free store in Haikou Mission Hills, Hainan DFS announces plans to open a T Galleria in Queen’s Wharf Brisbane in Australia in 2023 DFS announces plans to open a T Galleria and the first of its new "Resort Galleria" concept in Queenstown, New Zealand in 2022 DFS opens its second store in Europe, Samaritaine Paris Pont-Neuf by DFS, in the historic La Samaritaine building in Paris, France

    2021

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