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S. Korean Beauty Retailers Vying to Secure Customers amid Sephora’s Debut

S. Korean Beauty Retailers Vying to Secure Customers amid Sephora’s Debut

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean big-name beauty retailers are set to vye for a lion’s share in the country’s already saturated market, as the global heavyweight, Sephora, is set to open its first outlet in the country next week, industry sources said Saturday. Sephora will be coming to Parnas Mall in the [...]

3 in 10 Foreign Patients Visit S. Korea for Plastic Surgery

3 in 10 Foreign Patients Visit S. Korea for Plastic Surgery

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A significant number of foreigners visited South Korea last year to undergo plastic surgery. The Korea Health Industry Development Institute reported that 464,452 foreigners came to South Korea in 2018 to receive medical treatment, up by 16.7 percent since the previous year. Most of the foreigners received treatment from [...]

BEANPOLE Eyes Global Expansion Through Brand Renewal

BEANPOLE Eyes Global Expansion Through Brand Renewal

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung C&T Corp., a construction and fashion unit of Samsung Group, said Tuesday that it aims to accelerate the global expansion of its fashion brand BEANPOLE through renewal efforts. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, BEANPOLE announced its renewal move to rebrand as a “heritage” brand that embraces South Korea’s unique [...]

Period Beauty and Vegan Beauty New Cosmetics Trends

Period Beauty and Vegan Beauty New Cosmetics Trends

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — In addition to functional and safe ingredients, new trends are emerging in the cosmetics market, which was dominated by a focus on high-end image and price competitiveness. According to the cosmetics industry, “period beauty” products, which take into account women’s menstrual cycles, have recently been released in succession, with [...]

S. Korea’s Trade Surplus in Beauty Products Hits New High in 2018

S. Korea’s Trade Surplus in Beauty Products Hits New High in 2018

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s trade surplus in beauty products hit an all-time high last year on the back of strong demand from China and other Asian countries, government data showed Tuesday. Outbound shipments of cosmetics stood at 6.89 trillion won last year, up 23.3 percent on-year, while imports grew 6.8 percent [...]

Short Padded Jackets Posed to Dominate Winter Fashion Trends

Short Padded Jackets Posed to Dominate Winter Fashion Trends

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Long padded jackets that come down to the calves, also known as bench jackets, have been among the most popular winter garments over the past few years. However, instead of long padded jackets, shorter padded jackets are poised to dominate the fashion industry this winter. Auction, an online shopping [...]

Fleece the Hottest Winter Apparel Trend Among Young Koreans

Fleece the Hottest Winter Apparel Trend Among Young Koreans

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Fleece jackets, once popular primarily among middle-aged men, are emerging as the hottest fashion items this winter. Clothing companies preparing winter goods have not hesitated to pick fleece as their main product for this year as consumers have tired of the bench coat craze. Fleece is a thermoelectric fabric [...]

Shinsegae’s BoonTheShop to Open at Harrods in London

Shinsegae’s BoonTheShop to Open at Harrods in London

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail conglomerate Shinsegae Group said Tuesday its luxury fashion brand, BoonTheShop, will open at an upscale British department store. BoonTheShop will get a space on the second floor of Harrods in London, marking the first time for a local fashion brand to do so, according to Shinsegae. [...]