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Eager fliers got their first glimpse of the new Travel + Leisure retail store in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal 2 today, snatching up Tumi suitcases and T+L Greatest Trips of 2009 books, perusing city maps, and grabbing North Face jackets to fight off the wet East Coast chill.

Travel + Leisure's first U.S. retail store—and only the third in the world—opened this week in JFK, in partnership with airport retail giant Hudson News.

Like our Halifax and Vancouver stores, the New York outpost sells editor-approved products that enhance the travel experience: suitcases tough enough to survive JFK’s, um, rigorous luggage handling (Samsonite Black Label; Tumi; Mandarina Duck); wireless noise-reducing headphones, in case there’s a baby on board (Skullcandy); Bucky neck pillows with shoulder straps, for that long trans-Atlantic flight (an Ellen DeGeneres’ personal fave); and much, much more.

So next time you’re flying Delta (or just have a long enough layover to explore Terminal 2), check us out!

Catesby Holmes is an assistant research editor at Travel + Leisure.