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Zara Showcases Augmented Reality Mobile App

Zara Showcases Augmented Reality Mobile App

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Global fashion brand Zara unveiled its augmented reality (AR) technology-based mobile application on Thursday to provide a better shopping experience for consumers amid a growing popularity of online malls. The app, Zara AR, shows models wearing selected clothing items when users hold their mobile phones towards a censor inside [...]

Busan City to Build Fashion Center to Help Foster Textile Industry: Official

Busan City to Build Fashion Center to Help Foster Textile Industry: Official

BUSAN, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Busan municipal government said Thursday it will build a fashion business center in the city’s central region to help foster the textile and fashion industry in South Korea’s second-biggest city. The six-story Busan Fashion Business Center will be built on 1,613 square meters of land in Beomil-dong with [...]

Lotte to Unify Its Fashion Businesses Under Apparel Arm

Lotte to Unify Its Fashion Businesses Under Apparel Arm

SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail giant Lotte said Wednesday it will unify the management of its scattered fashion businesses under the group’s apparel affiliate to improve its competitiveness in the local market. Lotte Shopping Co., the operator of the conglomerate’s department store chain, has decided to transfer its global fashion business [...]

AmorePacific Taps Australia with Popular Brand Laneige

AmorePacific Taps Australia with Popular Brand Laneige

SEOUL, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — AmorePacific Group, a major cosmetics maker here, said it entered the Australian market Wednesday with one of its most popular brands, as the company accelerates its overseas push in the face of a sharp decline in the number of Chinese tourists. Products of AmorePacific’s mid-end Laneige are now available [...]

K-Beauty Turns to Africa, Latin America, Russia

K-Beauty Turns to Africa, Latin America, Russia

SEOUL, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) — “K-beauty” products are gaining a foothold in new markets outside of China and Southeast Asia. While shipments to China comprises around 40 percent of all South Korean cosmetics exports, the geopolitical standoff over U.S. missile defense installations last year has spurred on companies to establish a presence in Africa, [...]

“Garlic Girls” Glasses Sold Out

“Garlic Girls” Glasses Sold Out

DAEGU, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Demand for the glasses worn by skip Kim Eun-jung and Kim Seon-young of the South Korean women’s curling team has soared as the popularity of the so-called “Garlic Girls” is reaching ever greater heights thanks to their unexpected success at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Both women wear glasses produced [...]

More Couples Seek Small, Practical Wedding Ceremonies

More Couples Seek Small, Practical Wedding Ceremonies

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The word “su-du-mae” — an acronym of studio, dress and makeup — is the “customary way” that couples getting ready to tie the knot prepare for their big day in South Korea, which is part of the colossus domestic wedding industry, often criticized for extravagant and pretentious ceremonies. An [...]