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Chinese Shops in Vietnam Milk Surging Popularity of Korean Wave

Chinese Shops in Vietnam Milk Surging Popularity of Korean Wave

  Jun 30 (Korea Bizwire) – At first sight, one would think that they were in front of a “K-store” – a shop carrying Korean items. A quick peek inside, however, reveals the extent of the deception, the opportunistic façade unable to mask the reality of the wares being touted within – knockoffs of popular [...]

Social Media Influencers Next Big Thing for Retail Marketing

Social Media Influencers Next Big Thing for Retail Marketing

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Kim Min-kyung, a 23-year-old newlywed, says her life revolves around Instagram, from getting tips to buying beauty products. She is a huge fan of Im Ji-hyun, an online celebrity and beauty guru with over 7.9 million followers who avidly keep close tabs on her every move. Im is better [...]

Models Showcasing Runway Walks to Mark “Car-free Street Day”

Models Showcasing Runway Walks to Mark “Car-free Street Day”

SEOUL, Jun. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — In celebration of Seoul’s “car-free street day” which comes on every Sunday for this year (from April to October), the city government arranged for ‘street fashion show’ on a road at Sejong-daero in Seoul on June 17. The event, “Seoul 365-Car-free Street Fashion Show,” was designed to showcase the [...]

Off-the-shoulder Tops Are a Hit

Off-the-shoulder Tops Are a Hit

SEOUL, Jun. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — With summer around the corner, fashionistas are preparing to bare their shoulders as the “off-the-shoulder” look is set to become the hottest trend this season. Online shopping website Gmarket revealed yesterday that demand for off-the-shoulder clothing products for women increased sixfold last month compared to the same period last [...]

One-piece Swimwear and Bikinis to Dominate This Summer

One-piece Swimwear and Bikinis to Dominate This Summer

SEOUL, Jun. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Move over rash guard, one-piece swimsuits and surfing suits are here! A very common sight on beaches and at swimming pools in previous years, rash guards are now being snubbed after the resurgence of one-piece swimsuits and bikinis. Surfing suits also saw a rise in sales thanks to an [...]

Virtual Makeup at Your Fingertips

Virtual Makeup at Your Fingertips

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Department Store announced on May 13 that it will be releasing a new virtual makeup service on its official online store, thehyundai.com. The major department store chain partnered with Meitu, China’s top app developer, to accelerate its efforts to lead a retail tech trend in Korea by making [...]

L’Oreal Buys S. Korean Online Retailer Nanda

L’Oreal Buys S. Korean Online Retailer Nanda

SEOUL, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — French cosmetics giant L’Oreal said Thursday it will buy Nanda Co., one of South Korea’s leading online retailers, amid the global popularity of K-pop and Korean beauty items. L’Oreal said it will wholly purchase the makeup and fashion company, without disclosing the transaction price. It marks the French firm’s [...]

K-Cosmetics Make Inroads in the U.S.

K-Cosmetics Make Inroads in the U.S.

SEOUL, Apr. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean cosmetics producers are heading into the global market after success in China and Southeast Asia. Both manufacturers and distributors alike of Korean cosmetics are expanding their production facilities to more advanced markets such as the U.S. and Japan, while taking an aggressive stance via mergers or takeover of [...]

S. Korean Cosmetics Firms Boost Presence in Overseas Markets

S. Korean Cosmetics Firms Boost Presence in Overseas Markets

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean cosmetics makers said Thursday they are making inroads into new markets as part of their efforts to diversify sources of income after being hit hard by China over a missile row last year. LG Household & Healthcare, a major South Korean cosmetics and household goods maker, said [...]