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South Korean Cosmetics Preferred by Chinese Women, Survey Finds

South Korean Cosmetics Preferred by Chinese Women, Survey Finds

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study on Chinese makeup trends conducted by Kantar TNS Korea revealed that the most popular cosmetic brands among Chinese women were from South Korean companies, topping their European competitors. The new study published yesterday asked around 4,000 Chinese women aged between 20 to 39, who are in the [...]

South Korea’s Cosmetics Exports to Europe Jump Tenfold in 7 Years

South Korea’s Cosmetics Exports to Europe Jump Tenfold in 7 Years

SEOUL, April 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Exports of South Korean beauty and cosmetics products to Europe have expanded by tenfold over the past seven years, largely driven by surging demand for locally made facial care and makeup items, a report showed Tuesday.  The outbound shipments of Korean beauty products to Europe reached 92.5 million euros [...]

Korean Fashion Showroom to Open in New York Next Year

Korean Fashion Showroom to Open in New York Next Year

SEOUL, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A permanent promotion venue for Korean fashion brands and designers will open in New York in February next year, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said Monday. The ministry has pushed for the project in response to industry requests for a regular space for promotion and marketing at [...]

In Tough Economic Times, Consumers Turn to Semi-Luxury Goods to Buy Happiness

In Tough Economic Times, Consumers Turn to Semi-Luxury Goods to Buy Happiness

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A growing trend among South Korean consumers of buying semi-luxury goods is sweeping the consumer market amid the country’s prolonged economic downturn. Despite the sluggish economy, Koreans – especially those in their 20s and 30s – are willing to spend 50,000 won ($45) for an afternoon tea at a five-star [...]

Korean Middle and High Schools Still Restrict Makeup

Korean Middle and High Schools Still Restrict Makeup

CHEONGJU, South Korea, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Although regional educational offices leave rules regarding use of makeup at the discretion of individual elementary, middle and high schools, students are still restricted in terms of their makeup choices at many Korean schools.  “Our school guidelines don’t specify the individual cosmetics products allowed or banned,” said [...]

Now You Can Get a Perfect Pelvis, Thanks to Plastic Surgery

Now You Can Get a Perfect Pelvis, Thanks to Plastic Surgery

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) – You might be able to change the look of your pelvis soon, thanks to South Korean surgeons who have come up with a pelvis cosmetic surgery procedure. Facelifts and breast implants are common plastic surgical procedures. Buttocks augmentation is no longer something out of the ordinary. However, how your pelvis [...]

Omnipresent Louis Vuitton Bags Failing to Make Impression

Omnipresent Louis Vuitton Bags Failing to Make Impression

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Louis Vuitton, along with Chanel and Hermès, is considered in South Korea as one of the big three high-end designer brands that are typically supposed to appeal to the top one-percent.  And while Chanel and Hermès continue to symbolize wealth and affluence, Louis Vuitton has recently been struggling to [...]

Limited Editions Thrive in Secondhand Markets

Limited Editions Thrive in Secondhand Markets

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Re-selling limited edition products is good business for opportunists.  The latest hype in Korea has been over the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Zebra,” co-designed by American rapper and producer Kanye West. This extremely limited edition pair of shoes sold for a retail price of 289,000 won ($255.75), but [...]

Exports of S. Korean Cosmetics Soar 10 Times in 7 Yrs

Exports of S. Korean Cosmetics Soar 10 Times in 7 Yrs

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Exports of South Korea-made cosmetics soared more than 10-fold over the past seven years, government data showed Wednesday, as the Korean Wave, or Hallyu, fueled robust demand from China and other Asian countries.  Outbound shipments of makeup products reached US$4.18 billion in 2016, compared to $451.15 million tallied in [...]

Court Rules in Favor of Korean Fashion Company in Hermès Copyright Dispute

Court Rules in Favor of Korean Fashion Company in Hermès Copyright Dispute

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A Seoul appeals court on Tuesday ruled in favor of South Korean fashion brand PLAYNOMORE in a copyright lawsuit filed by Hermès, upsetting a previous ruling in favor of the French luxury brand.  The dispute goes back to November 2015 when Hermès filed a lawsuit against the Korean company, [...]