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Root & Branch wins 2019 Readers' Choice award

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Airport shoppers love this RDU retailer

The best travel gifts and souvenirs encompass the spirit of the destinations where they were purchased. These 10 airport shops excel with their selection of regional and local merchandise.

  • Root & Branch
    Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU)

    This unique shopping experience at Raleigh–Durham International Airport features items from more than 20 local artisans and businesses, sold alongside products from local, regional and national brands.
    Photo courtesy of Raleigh Durham International Airport

  • Bunky Boutique
    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

    This local Phoenix boutique sells a range of sophisticated clothing, as well as accessories, home goods from Arizona artisans and products from well-known brands.
    Photo courtesy of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

  • Cork 'N Bottle
    Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG)

    The Kentucky bourbon experience comes to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International at Cork N’ Bottle, where tasting stations let travelers sample (and purchase) a range of local bourbons, spirits and wines.
    Photo courtesy of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

  • Uniquely Indy
    Indianapolis International Airport (IND)

    It should come as no surprise that this store specializes in all things Indianapolis, from gifts and souvenirs to apparel and artisan food items.
    Photo courtesy of Indianapolis International Airport

  • Tender Loving Empire
    Portland International Airport (PDX)

    Travelers looking for local goods as gifts or souvenirs will find an excellent selection of artisan items at Tender Loving Empire in Concourse D at PDX.
    Photo courtesy of Portland International Airport

  • San Franpsycho
    San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

    San Franpsycho, a community-based clothing brand and printing company, now sells their local wares post-security in Terminal 3 at SFO.
    Photo courtesy of San Francisco International Airport

  • Tennessee Whiskey House
    Nashville International Airport (BNA)

    Travelers can take home the taste of Tennessee by shopping at the Tennessee Whiskey House in Concourse B of Nashville International. This shop sells a range of bottled beverages, as well as branded apparel, candy and souvenirs.
    Photo courtesy of Nashville International Airport

  • Whiskey Flight
    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

    International travelers departing from DFW can take along a bottle or two of fine Texas whiskey (as well as whiskeys from around the world) from Whiskey Flight near gate D23.
    Photo courtesy of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

  • No Boundaries
    Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

    No Boundaries at the Salt Lake City airport specializes in outdoor gear and apparel to outfit any Utah adventure. Find it in Terminal 2 pre-security.
    Photo courtesy of Salt Lake City International Airport

  • Liquor Library
    McCarran International Airport (LAS)

    The Liquor Library in Las Vegas is the only non-duty-free baggage claim liquor store in the country. Travelers heading to Sin City can stock up from an impressive selection of libations while waiting for their bags.
    Photo courtesy of McCarran International Airport

The top 10 winners in the Best Airport Shop for Local Merchandise category are as follows:

  1. Root & Branch - Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU)
  2. Bunky Boutique - Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
  3. Cork 'N Bottle - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG)
  4. Uniquely Indy - Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
  5. Tender Loving Empire - Portland International Airport (PDX)
  6. San Franpsycho - San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  7. Tennessee Whiskey House - Nashville International Airport (BNA)
  8. Whiskey Flight - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  9. No Boundaries - Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  10. Liquor Library - McCarran International Airport (LAS)

Congratulations to all these winning airport shops!

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