Victoria’s Secret

No underwear at Schiphol’s Victoria’s Secret

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is now home to what may be Europe’s first branch of Victoria’s Secret but, save for the photos on the walls, don’t go there expecting to spot any of the brand’s sexy lingerie.

Even though much of the underwear they’re known for is quite tiny, this small VS shop is only stocking fragrances, make-up and assorted branded accessories.

Washington’s Reagan National Airport branch of Victoria’s Secret is long gone, but if you’re a fan of the brand, you’ll find outlets at these airports:

Mexico City Airport Terminal D
Brazil-Sao Paulo Airport Terminal A
Miami International Airport Terminal D
Carrasco Airport Terminal D
Schipol Airport Amsterdam Terminal 3
JFK Airport Terminal 4
Ezieza Airport Terminal D (Buenos Aires)
Bangkok International Airport
Sydney International Airport
Kuwait Airport

And you’ll find an art installation inspired by the Victoria’s Secret catalog at Port Columbus Gateway to The Arts, an exhibition space at Ohio’s Port Columbus International Airport.

Airport art inspired by Victoria’s Secret catalog

From now through September 7, 2011, Candy Store Grid, an installation of more than 100 12″ x 12″ brightly colored paintings by Bridgette Bogle are on display in the Port Columbus Gateway to The Arts, an exhibition space at Ohio’s Port Columbus International Airport.

According to Bogle, the water-soluble oil paintings are loosely inspired by the bright, bold designs found on Victoria’s Secret flannel pajamas.

“I received the holiday catalog in the mail and each page exploded with color and choice. The pages I fixated on were covered in a diversity of options for flannel pajamas – pink plaid, green stars, big dots, small dots, stripes and hearts. Every hue was represented in a bold cacophony of color and pattern. I was taken in by abundance and wanted to own every style; it was a case of sensory overload,” explained Bogle. “Painting these patterns was a way to purge myself of the desire to own everything, to consume beyond my means, to eat up the entire world. They allowed me to celebrate the boundless choices I saw without having to buy them.”

If you have an extra moment, take a look at Bogle’s blog, which includes a fun account the time spent installing the work at the airport:

“At least ten people asked some variation of which kids / schools made the artwork we were hanging. One woman was even disbelieving when I said it wasn’t kids’ work……”