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Luxury brands launch high-end bicycles in South Korea

The frames, saddles, and chains are inscribed with Louis Vuitton monograms. The bicycle is priced at 34.45 million won (...

Airlines sell in-flight blankets and pyjamas for ‘first-class’ experience

Top flag carrier Korean Air Lines released a blanket for first-class seats last month priced at 48,000 won (US$41.50).

Fashion powerhouse Handsome launches high-end beauty brand Oera

High-end skin care brand oera will open its first store at the department store’s Apgujeong outlet in southern Seoul.

Convenience Stores Release Luxury Gifts for Chuseok Holiday

Stores expect that consumers will replace gifts with luxury goods as many are bound to spend the Korean Thanksgiving hol...

7-Eleven Korea tests next-gen digital technology in new DT Lab Store

This store also features an artificial intelligence (AI) system that detects inventory level in real time.

Famous Seoul retail strip Myeongdong’s vacancy rate exceeds 40 per cent

The surging vacancy rate in the prime shopping districts is attributed to an increasing number of store closings followi...
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Seoul orders Covid tests for 128,000 department-store employees

Department stores in Seoul have recently become hotbeds of infection, with a total of 160 cases being reported as of Wed...

Anime craze drawing huge footfall at South Korean malls

Animate was visited by some 140,000 people over the past two months, up threefold from the same period last year (45,000...

Retailers Speed Up Competition over Quicker Delivery Services

Limited to areas in proximity of a local GS Supermarket, products ordered from the ‘U-dong Mart’ category listed in the ...

K-pop powerhouse JYP opens Tokyo pop-up store

The venue set up in the Ginza neighbourhood of the Japanese capital opened Saturday and is set to run until August 31.