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Luxury Goods Spark Sales Growth at Home Shopping Channels

Luxury Goods Spark Sales Growth at Home Shopping Channels

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — With winter around the corner, sales of high-priced winter attire on home shopping channels are soaring. According to industry sources, home shopping fashion broadcasts for this year’s fall and winter season are gaining popularity due to the appearance of products priced at more than 1 million won (US$858). A [...]

Luxury Fashion Powerhouses Rush into S. Korean Market

Luxury Fashion Powerhouses Rush into S. Korean Market

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — When it comes to purchasing luxury and premium products and services, South Koreans are almost on par with other major countries. Indeed, South Koreans’ love for luxury goods is astonishing, and that’s why high-end brands, which are known to stick to their heritage and tradition, have recently taken new [...]

Outdoor Fashion Companies Struggle in a Declining Market

Outdoor Fashion Companies Struggle in a Declining Market

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Outdoor gear companies, once the leaders of South Korean fashion industry, are slowly fading into obscurity. LF, the apparel affiliate of LG Group, plans to gradually shut down all Lafuma stores, a French outdoor brand, by next year. Millet Edelweiss Holdings Co., Millet’s Korean branch, was also found to [...]

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 [...]