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Swimsuit Sales Surge as Gov’t Lifts 2-week Quarantine for Inbound Travelers


SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire)Swimsuit and beachwear sales are soaring as an increasing number of people are planning to travel overseas after the government lifted its two-week mandatory quarantine policy for all travelers entering the country.

Online shopping mall Auction reported a 337-percent increase in female water leggings sales between March 12 and April 4, compared to the same period last year.

Women’s swimsuit sales jumped by 188 percent, with bikini sales up by 248 percent and one-piece beachwear by 46 percent.

Male swimsuit sales have also gone up by 69 percent, with swim trunk sales up by 34 percent and swim briefs by 26 percent.


Children’s swimsuit sales were up 39 percent. Sales of children’s tubes and toy boats increased by 55 percent and 61 percent, respectively.

Sales of other swimming gear have also increased, including swimming goggles (45 percent), swimming bags (32 percent), flippers (19 percent) and life vests (11 percent).

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