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AmorePacific’s LANEIGE Debuts in Europe

AmorePacific’s LANEIGE Debuts in Europe

SEOUL, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — AmorePacific Group said Wednesday that its leading brand, LANEIGE, has entered the European market as South Korea’s leading cosmetics maker accelerates its overseas push. Products of AmorePacific’s mid-range LANEIGE are now available at over 800 stores of French cosmetics chain Sephora in 18 countries, including France, Russia, Spain, Italy, [...]

Fashion, Beauty Retailers Eye Hybrid Store

Fashion, Beauty Retailers Eye Hybrid Store

SEOUL, Mar. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of fashion and beauty retailers have opened new hybrid stores that house numerous brands in one place, industry sources said Monday. The move is apparently aimed at putting various brands in the same store to lure more customers in a highly competitive environment driven by increasingly price-conscious [...]

S. Korea’s Fashion Market Must Meet Personal Needs of Customers

S. Korea’s Fashion Market Must Meet Personal Needs of Customers

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The year 2019 will become a challenging year for the fashion industry as consumers increasingly search for products that can maximize convenience while meeting a variety of individual preferences. The Samsung Fashion Institute announced ‘Act For Better Life’ as a new key phrase for next year’s fashion market. From [...]

Shinsegae International Opens Select Shop for S. Korean Designer Brands

Shinsegae International Opens Select Shop for S. Korean Designer Brands

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retailer Shinsegae International Inc. is aiming to promote South Korean designer brands. The company announced on Wednesday that it had launched ‘Select Shop’, an online store that specializes in South Korean designer brands, on its S.I.Village online shopping portal. Select Shop accommodates a total of 30 South [...]

Experts and Proprietors Strongly Divided on “Fusion” Hanbok Controversy

Experts and Proprietors Strongly Divided on “Fusion” Hanbok Controversy

  SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – In recent years, sightings of young men and women dressed in “fusion” versions of the traditional hanbok have become more common, mostly in the Seoul metropolitan area. Some hanbok sparkle, while others even have ribbons tied to the back. The lengths and sizes of the outfits are all [...]

Middle-Aged Consumers Increase Spending on Health and Looks

Middle-Aged Consumers Increase Spending on Health and Looks

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — According to e-commerce giant Gmarket, a growing number of middle-aged South Koreans are spending more money on dieting, skin care and other products or services that help them to maintain a youthful appearance. Those in their 40s and 50s are investing more in themselves, as they have the economic [...]

AmorePacific Wins Trademark Infringement Lawsuit in China

AmorePacific Wins Trademark Infringement Lawsuit in China

SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s leading cosmetics firm AmorePacific Group won a trademark infringement lawsuit against a Chinese company regarding the group’s Sulwhasoo brand. AmorePacific revealed yesterday that it had filed a lawsuit against a Chinese company based in Shanghai, China and won the case at the appellate court recently. In a [...]