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Streets of ‘K-beauty Mecca’ Myeongdong Remain Empty amid Prolonged Pandemic

Streets of ‘K-beauty Mecca’ Myeongdong Remain Empty amid Prolonged Pandemic

SEOUL, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) — It’s time to get ready for the summer holiday season, but shops in Myeongdong, a major shopping district in downtown Seoul, remain eerily quiet with “For Lease” signs attached to many storefronts along the main road. Long gone are the days when clerks at cosmetic shops promoted new products [...]

Virus Outbreak Has No Imminent Impact on Korean Retail Sector, Yet on Preemptive Alert

Virus Outbreak Has No Imminent Impact on Korean Retail Sector, Yet on Preemptive Alert

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — While most people were wearing facial masks in Myeongdong — one of Seoul’s most popular shopping districts — streets were far from deserted. The one-square-kilometer area was still vibrant, with shops ranging from K-beauty brands to duty-free shops that were crowded with foreign tourists and locals. So far, South [...]

Media Art Trees Spread Message of Peace and Harmony in Myeongdong

Media Art Trees Spread Message of Peace and Harmony in Myeongdong

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Jungle gym-shaped ‘Media Art Trees’ will be installed at different locations in Seoul’s popular Myeongdong shopping neighborhood, according to local authorities. The ‘Media Art Trees’, which will also serve as Christmas trees, will be displayed in three locations — in front of Myeongdong Cathedral, in front of Myeongdong Arts [...]

Asian Tourists Favor Myeongdong but Americans, Europeans Prioritize Palaces in Seoul: Study

Asian Tourists Favor Myeongdong but Americans, Europeans Prioritize Palaces in Seoul: Study

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign tourists have varying tastes when it comes to sightseeing spots in Seoul, depending on their nationality, a research paper showed Friday. Visitors from Asia prefer Myeongdong, one of the capital’s main shopping districts, while European and American tourists are most impressed by royal palaces, according to the paper [...]

Department Stores Poised to Attract Male Customers

Department Stores Poised to Attract Male Customers

SEOUL, April 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean department stores are ramping up efforts to attract male customers, whose growing numbers are changing the retail landscape. According to data from Shinsegae Department Store, male customers, which accounted for 28.1 percent in 2010, now represent just over 34 percent of the major department store’s customer base. Sales [...]

Myeongdong 8th Most Expensive Retail Zone in the World

Myeongdong 8th Most Expensive Retail Zone in the World

SEOUL, November 16 (Korea Bizwire) – A new report has revealed that Myeongdong is the 8th most expensive place for commercial rents in the world, following the likes of Fifth Avenue in New York and Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. Global property consulting firm Cushman & Wakefield named Myeongdong, one of the biggest shopping districts in [...]