SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — As the monsoon season continues to rage on with showers almost every day, raincoats specially designed for pets are gaining popularity.
SSG.COM, online shopping unit of retail conglomerate Shinsegae, reported that petwear sales between January and July jumped by 58 percent compared to the previous year.
Sales of raincoats for pets, in particular, jumped by 212.5 percent compared to last year, during for the week between July 28 and Aug. 4 when torrential rain swept across the country.
Gmarket, other online grocery and shopping company, saw sales of raincoats for pets jump by 151 percent between July 28 and Aug. 3 compared to the same period last year.
These raincoats use special fabric with outstanding waterproof capabilities, and also feature transparent hats or hoods to help pets see through the rain.
“Umbrellas for pets are also gaining popularity as more customers are walking their pets in the rain,” said Gmarket.
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